Pre-order Regular price $7,575.00
Layup

The long-awaited Petrel is finally a reality. After four years of development of the process and materials, the wait is finally over. 


The longer and slimmer version of its sister the Petrel Play, The Petrel has all of the same performance attributes as the Play, in more traditional Sea Kayak dimensions. While the specs are listed below, it is what most have come to expect from a touring kayak, what the numbers don’t say is how it performs. 


Designed as a responsive, lightweight boat suitable for day trips in rough water it is equally at home poking into sheltered estuaries or exploring the shore of isolated coves. This design will carry the mid-sized paddler through rough conditions yet it is small enough to be easily handled by petite kayakers. With a form inspired by the Inuit inventors of kayaking, the Petrel will appeal to devoted Greenland-style paddlers without being intimidating to novice sea kayakers.

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The "transitioning" chine varies from a quite rounded, soft chine forward to a hard chine aft of the cockpit. The forward section provides smooth performance and lift into waves which reduces the tendency to broach while surfing. The hard chine aft provides the shape that facilitates carving and leaned turns.


The deck shape takes its cue from Greenlandic Inuit skin-on-frame designs with a sharp chine-like feature line on either side. This provides height where you need it for knee room while keeping the deck low overall. The side of the deck slopes in quickly so it is out of the way for close-to-the-hull strokes.


The process of developing the overall design in composite form was no small undertaking. Every component was placed in order to keep the “swing weight” low by keeping the mass central to the paddler and cockpit. Hatch placement, compass recess, and cored composite sections were all placed with swing weight in mind. What does this do on the water? Keeping the mass closer to the paddler reduces the effort required to perform maneuvers. This is a design that rewards finesse from the experienced paddler and encourages the beginner and intermediate paddler to elevate their skillset.


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Available Options 

  • Keelstrip $335
Layup: Fiberglass Infusion

Weight: 44 pounds

We use a combination of different weight E-Glass cloths and orient them in a way that maximizes durability. After applying a Gelcoat finish, we carefully select a variety of cloths and fibre orientations to create a super tough layup that is unmatched by other kayak manufacturers. To balance toughness with lightweight, we add a layer of Innegra and infuse it with Epoxy Resin. At only 40 pounds, this layup is stronger than what most paddlers will ever need.

Layup: Basalt/Innegra
Weight: 38 pounds

This layup is designed for active water paddlers, instructors and guides who paddle in extreme conditions and put their equipment to the test. The layup is made of an inner and outer layer of Basalt/Innegra fabric, which sandwiches a Biaxial Fiberglass. The unique look of the Basalt/Innegra is distinctive, but the real value is in its durability. We have tested this layup in real-world "destructive" on-water testing and it has proven to be extremely tough. In fact, we have not yet been able to find its limits and it can be stacked up against any expedition-style layup. Like all of our layups, it is infused with Epoxy Resin to take advantage of the amazing properties of Basalt and Innegra.

Layup: Hybrid Basalt/Innegra Hull with Carbon Fiber Deck
Weight: 36 pounds

If you're looking for a lightweight and incredibly strong boat, consider a hull made of Basalt/Innegra and a deck made of Carbon fibre. This combination allows you to benefit from the strength of the Basalt/Innegra in the hull and the stiffness and light weight of Carbon fibre in the deck. If you want to showcase the beauty of the Carbon fibre, you can choose to have a clear coating applied to the deck. This option will make your boat stand out from the competition.


Layup: Carbon Lite
Weight: 32 pounds

Looking for an ultralight and durable kayak? Look no further! Our latest model features a cutting-edge layup that combines the lightweight of Carbon Fiber with the toughness of Innegra. This means you get a boat that is both incredibly lightweight and highly durable. Unlike other carbon boats, this one is built to last and can withstand even the toughest conditions. We've tested this combination extensively and the results are simply amazing. So why settle for a heavy, clunky kayak when you can have one that is both lightweight and durable? Choose our Carbon Fiber-Innegra layup and experience the ultimate paddling experience!

 
Specifications:

  • Length: 17 Feet ​
  • Beam: 20 Inches​
  • Waterline length: 15 feet
  • Hull Form: Swede
  • Cockpit: 30 x 16 inches
  • Depth at knee: 12 1/2 Inches
  • Designed by Nick Schade

Included in Options Above 

  • Deck Rigging (choice of colour) 
  • Kayak colour scheme 
  • Clear Coat Option on Carbon Fiber
  • Custom foam seat included thigh braces
Custom Options/Add ons
  • Keelstrip - 2 lbs
  • Whiskey Hatch - 4 lbs
  • Rough Water Rigging Package - .2 lbs
  • Underdeck Pump Holder - .25 lbs

*All weights are observed, as “ready to paddle”. Includes hatches, rigging, seat, and foot braces. 

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