Zegul Greenland GT Kayak 17/10 Review
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to grab one of these exquisitely designed European Craft from Canada’s Tahe & Zegul Kayaks Experts!
Breathtakingly beautiful, the Zegul Greenland GT kayak is one of the most well recognized kayaks on the planet! Johan Wirsen, one of Europe’s most prolific designers, thoroughly crafted Zegul’s Greenland series to be true to heritage with classic lines closely replicating Inuit / Aleut peoples’ original ‘Skin-on-frame’ designs.
At first glance the Zegul Greenland GT kayak looks almost identical to its famous two smaller siblings the Greenland O.C. and Greenland T, however upon closer inspection you will notice a number of significant differences:
The Zegul Greenland GT Kayak model also includes a much larger, deeper keyhole style cockpit so us larger skilled paddlers can rejoice… or should we say exhale! The large keyhole style cockpit better enables larger paddlers easy entry & exit, while still providing a snug ‘one-with-boat’ fit. Multi-adjustable thighbraces were added for the 2015 season to offer better bracing within the cockpit.
New for 2017, the Zegul Greenland GT has been upgraded with a multi-adjustable back rest to further improve the paddler’s fit. The back rest is manually adjusted using a nut & bolt system that offers virtually unlimited customization. It takes some time to hone in your perfect fit and the back rest cannot be adjusted on the water. However, once you’ve got it placed exactly where it’s needed, you’ll appreciate the comfort that’s provided!
These features offer skilled paddlers more refined boat control. Extremely low deck heights both forward and aft enable effortless layback & forward rolls. If you have ever considered trying Greenland style paddling or want to see what all the excitement is about, the Zegul Greenland GT kayak offers the ultimate choice. Paddlers can combine easy Greenland style rolls and paddling techniques with the very latest advancements in lightweight composite materials and manufacturing processes.
Thoroughly crafted to be true to its heritage, the ‘GT’s classic lines closely replicate Inuit / Aleut peoples’ original ‘Skin-on-frame’ Greenland designs. Quiet, unobtrusive, efficient and incredibly agile, Zegul’s Greenland kayaks ultra-low sheer line is virtually unaffected by adverse weather conditions. And the feeling of being so close to the water is inspiring. The Zegul Greenland GT kayak has a long, narrow, sleek form that slices through the water and combines hard-chined sides with a shallow Vee hull for razor sharp tracking. The hull’s moderate rocker and hard chine provide a stable platform for nimble maneuvers and responsive edging. All these performance benefits are increasingly enticing mainstream kayakers who simply desire an ultra-efficient, incredibly well built kayak ~ that just happens to look fabulous!
“One of the most well recognized and diverse kayaks on earth, the Zegul Greenland GT Kayak might just also be the sexiest kayak on the planet… what do you think?”
Want to see what all the excitement is about? Frontenac Outfitters is North America’s Largest Zegul Kayaks dealer, so why not visit the Pro’s to test-paddle Zegul’s Greenland Kayak Series and grab one while you still can!
Ever considered using a Greenland Paddle or Aleutian Paddle to experience the tradition of Greenland kayaking? We are proud to have a relationship with Jill Ellis, owner and maker of Adanac Paddles, who handcrafts beautiful Greenland style paddles – better yet, she even puts on workshops that allows you to make your own! Jill is exceptionally talented and will build a paddle specific to you and your needs. To view her products or to inquire about making your own paddle or having one custom made, Click Here to visit Adanac Paddles website!
Hatches: The Zegul Greenland GT has 3 Kajak Sport VCP Style rubber hatch covers that are easy to use & are extremely watertight. Bow: round 10” / 24 cm, Stern: oval 17”x 10.25” / 44 x 26 cm, Day: round 6” / 15 cm and 3 composite bulkheads with fibreglass seams. Outfitting: Cockpit includes a multi-adjustable back band, padded seat pan, and integrated composite / padded thigh braces.
Other Features Include:
- Aramide/Kevlar seam
- Retractable skeg system
- Exquisitely finished deck w’ recessed deck fittings
- Reflective perimeter safety lines
- Spare paddle deck beads
Material Lay-up Stocked
3D C-Core Layup Construction- Weight 41 lbs:
Kayaks built with this method are finished with a clear carbon hull with a stainless steel interweave. Carbon fabric is utilized to provide an even tougher & stiffer kayaks. This production method combines vacuum technology with the highest quality epoxy resin and several types of carbon fiber, carbon/aramide, and glass multiaxial fabrics. These kayaks are the highest quality carbon core built kayaks in the industry! All Zegul 3D C-Core kayaks are built using full HD LRA core layup in the hulls. Decks are built using sandwich construction and are reinforced with carbon/aramide technology and fused with a Kevlar Seam.
Note: Zegul Kayaks ‘Greenland’ Series colour combinations are vibrant & complex. Accordingly, we suggest you call us for a description.
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