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


MSRP $1449, roto-molded polyethylene
L: 15′ 3.5″; W: 22″, 49 lbs.
Designed to fit and perform for paddlers up to 150 lbs., the Eliza is ergonomically designed around a woman’s hip and leg physiology. Its balance of glide, maneuverability and reduced drag from frictional resistance and wind makes it quintessentially the best kayak for women to paddle efficiently. Also available in composite.


MSRP $999, roto-molded polyethylene
L: 12′ 1″; W: 25.5″, 50 lbs.
Lookshas are outstanding sea touring kayaks with excellent tracking, performance, glide, and overall handling characteristics. Enjoy multi-day trips in our 14′ and 17′ and pack your entire camp site to go or paddle overnight with the 12′ or 12Si. Enjoy all day comfort with our new ACS (Active Comfort System) seat.


MSRP $3299, fiberglass composite
L: 17′; W: 22″, 52 lbs.
An outstanding sea touring, expedition kayak with exceptional tracking, performance, glide, and storage capacity, this kayak will take you there. Combined bow and stern storage capacity of more than 200 liters and SmartTrack(tm) rudder foot controls makes this kayak immensely efficient even when fully loaded. Also available in carbon composite.


MSRP $899, roto-molded polyethylene
L: 12’10.5″; W: 24.75″, 45 lbs.
If there was one type of kayak that could meld sea touring hull design with stability and comfort of a recreational kayak, the Manitous are it. Their quiet glide, balance and maneuverability, even in windy conditions, are unmatched. Check out our Manitou Sport, 14′, Manitou II, and Manitou Composite series.


MSRP $599, roto-molded polyethylene
L: 10′ 6″; W: 28.5″; 43 lbs.
Bringing Necky’s performance heritage to the recreational class, the new Rip is a lively, playful, beginner to intermediate kayak designed to help grow paddling skills without sacrificing fun on the water. The Quick-Seal stern hatch offers ample, dry storage and includes a bulkhead for added safety.