Thermoform Kayaks are made from a complicated and relatively new process, which uses plastic sheets of compatible hybrid plastic materials to form a kayak 'over a mold', rather than 'inside a mold' like roto-molded polyethylene or composite kayaks. The outer surface of thermoform kayaks is much harder than polyethylene so it provides far greater abrasion resistance. And they don't lose their shape or gouge like softer, heavier poly boats. Thermoforming produces a glossy, aesthetically pleasing product, which is similar in appearance to fibreglass. It weighs about the same but costs about $500 dollars less than equivalent fibreglass kayaks. While not quite as stiff as composites, thermoform delivers comparable on-water performance to composites and is vastly superior to roto-molded polyethylene.
While fibreglass & Kevlar composite kayaks will remain the "Holy Grail" for those willing to pay, thermoform kayaks offer paddlers an exciting new Mid-Range Price alternative. Simply put, quality thermoform kayaks look great, are extremely durable and are affordably priced! As manufacturing processes continue to be refined expect thermoform kayak sales to continue to grow within the North American marketplace.
Best of all, Canadian made Delta Kayaks are widely regarded as a World leader in thermoform kayak construction, and Frontenac Outfitters is Delta Kayaks Largest Dealer.
How tough are Thermoform Kayaks? Check this out: impact resistant Thermoform Technology.
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