Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak's 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Dagger. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.


$995, rotomolded plastic
L: 8′; W: 24.5″; 34.5 lbs.; 51 gal.
Designed to reward dynamic paddling, the Axiom features lower volume in the rear of the kayak for outstanding surfing ability combined with increased bow volume for comfort and control. The Axiom 8.0 offers a roomier cockpit and more volume than the 6.9 for small to mid-sized paddlers.


$975, rotomolded plastic
L: 8’5″; W: 26.5″; 46 lbs.; 78 gal.
If records were made to be broken, then the Nomad was made to break them. The world’s ultimate creeker has been the kayak of choice for dominating outrageous rivers and descents. With great speed, rock-solid stability, easy rolling, and agile maneuverability, it handles big water or downriver bombing with ease.

AXIS 10.5

$795 – rotomolded plastic
L: 10’6″; W: 28.5″; 50 lbs.
The versatile new Axis is designed to transition seamlessly from flatwater to moving water, like lakes, rivers, or intercoastal waterways. Ideal for the seasoned paddler who does it all, or the beginner with a taste for adventure. Inspired design gives energetic performance without compromising stability, initial or on edge.


$1295, rotomolded plastic
L: 14′; W: 24″; 54 lbs.
Features the stability that’s suitable for new paddlers, but with performance edging and turning capabilities ready for advanced skill levels. With enough storage and speed for an extended weekend excursion, it’s time to grab your gear and get moving. Deeper and wider cockpit, with more foot room for larger paddlers.


$1150, rotomolded plastic
L: 11’9″; W: 24.25″; 50 lbs.; 95 gal.
The Green boat provides unparalleled speed, stability, and forgiveness making it the envy of the competition, and your paddling buddies alike. Whether it’s hitting the perfect boof, tacking the elusive multi-day whitewater expedition, or just cruising on your favorite river the Green boat will deliver a paddling experience like no other.