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Sea Kayaks

Plastic and Composite Sea Kayaks UK

Sea kayaks are longer more specialised touring kayaks, designed for longer distances in more challenging conditions. These are the fastest kayaks we supply and have a fast top-end cruising speed, but conversely aren't as manoeuvrable as shorter touring kayaks. All the sea kayaks we supply have drop-down skegs, some have rudders (or the ability to retrofit one) to assist with tracking and turning. They also have multiple bulkheads and watertight hatch covers that allow these kayaks to be loaded up with equipment for expeditions, overnight camping trips or generous packed lunches!

The hull shape of all these kayaks are designed to cut through ocean swell and in the right hands are capable of making long crossings and paddling in adverse weather conditions. This increase in performance does make them less stable than day touring kayaks and more suited to experienced paddlers. However, for those that prefer paddling in fair weather and sheltered waters (including lakes and sea lochs) sea kayaks make great touring kayaks, with lots of room for camping kit.

Sea kayaks can be divided into two material types; rotomoulded plastic or composite construction. Plastic kayaks are generally harder wearing, more robust and require less maintenance during their lifetimes. Composite kayaks are lighter and stiffer which provides higher performance on the water. However composite kayaks need to be looked after and may require gelcoat repairs if they become deeply scratched, chipped or damaged through impact.

Plastic Sea Kayaks

Riot Brittany 16.5 sea kayak

Riot Brittany 16.5 with Skeg and Rudder

Well priced, fully equipped sea kayak, designed specifically for use on UK waters. A great all-round sea kayak for intermediate to advanced paddlers.

View Perception Essence 17 and 16 details

Perception Essence 16 & 17

Single layer plastic sea kayaks, available in two sizes to accommodate different sized paddlers. A great fast touring kayak or for extended coastal paddles. Including enough room for overnight expeditions.

Northshire Atlantic Sea Kayaks

Valley Sirona RM

Rotomoulded version of the hugely versatile composite Sirona. Ideal for paddlers of all experience levels, and has quickly become popular as a modern all-round sea kayak design.

Northshire Atlantic Sea Kayaks

North Shore Atlantic RM

Popular all-round performance sea kayak manufactured using a triple layer plastic. With a proven hull design, the Atlantic is classic and has a large following amongst the UK sea kayak scene.

Plastic sea kayaks capable of expedition sea kayaking trips

Valley Etain RM

Designed to cover longer distances, the Etain is Valley’s expedition boat. Perfect for long days out, and multiday expeditions.

Valley Gemini SP RM

Valley Gemini SP RM

Shorter than most sea kayaks and with a strong rocker profile- the Gemini is now available in triple layer plastic. Perfect for playing the sea, where manoeuvrability and responsiveness are characteristics desired more than straight line speed or distance covering.

North Shore Aspect sea kayaks

North Shore Aspect RM & Aspect LV RM

A High Performance sea kayak in a shorter more manageable package, Available in two sizes.

Wavesport Horizon

Wave Sport Horizon

The Horizon is a stable, tandem closed cockpit touring kayak. With extremely comfortable seat positions and twin hatches this is a great boat for two paddlers for long days or loaded up for multi-day expeditions, inland or along the coast.


Composite Sea Kayaks

Norse Kayaks Bylgja

Norse Kayaks Bylgja

Lightweight, affordable composite sea kayak from Norwegian company Norse. Designed for larger paddlers wanting a playful sea kayak, with a nice balance between day touring and multi-day expedition capabilities.

Norse Kayaks Idun

Norse Kayaks Idun

A small, lightweight composite sea kayak. Featuring Aramid reinforced chines for carving turns and playing in rough water. Great value for money and perfect for smaller paddlers, wanting all the features and performance of a full-size expedition sea kayak.

Valley Etain - available in a range of sizes and construction types

Valley Etain

Well proven composite sea kayak, designed for expeditions and weekend trips. With a fast top-end speed, the Etain is perfect for covering the miles, and been used on some amazing expeditions all over the world. Available in three sizes, and with many custom  options available.

norse Kayaks Thor

Norse Thor

Stable tandem sea kayak with superb build quality and large carrying capacity, perfect for tandem day trips or longer expedition paddling. The fitted rudder mean this 21 foot tandem is easy to handle, combine with great primary stability the Thor is an easy going highly versatile kayak.

All-Round sea kayak by Northshore

Northshore Atlantic Evolution

The classic all-rounder in sea kayak design with a recent refresh, with enough rocker for playing without compromising forward speed too much. Popular as a general purpose sea kayak for exploring and touring the UK’s coastline.

All-Round sea kayak by Northshore

Valley Sirona

A nimble and manoeuvrable modern sea kayak suitable for day and weekend trips. Stable and user friendly, the composite Sirona is proving itself with paddlers of all ability levels.


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