Impex Currituck 17 Kayak Review
Canadian made Impex Kayaks Currituck 17 is an exceptionally well designed performance-touring boat (sea kayak) ideally geared towards medium to large-sized paddlers with the optimum paddler weight range of 135 lbs – 190 lbs. Additionally, by incorporating a narrow 21.5″ beam, the Currituck kayak provides a custom fit for skills development and controlled fit to improve user-friendliness.
New for 2017, Impex has improved their layups in order to shed a few pounds on the weight of the Currituck 17. Less layers of material are used on the deck in high strength areas such as where the bulkheads are located. By doing so, Impex has been able to make the Currituck even lighter without hindering the strength and integrity of the kayak! Recessed screws have also been incorporated in the installation of the foot pegs for a cleaner finish.
Impex Kayaks Currituck 17 has a long waterline and narrow beam to offer paddlers ridge composite boat with true tracking and excellent efficiency. We mean this yak screams fast! The high-end performance of the Currituck kayak caters to a intermediate kayakers, while its long term skills development and initial stability will inspire new paddlers. Impex’s renowned shallow vee hull provides the ‘good initial stability’, while the soft chined sides make for solid secondary stability and predicable edging. The hull design retains enough rocker in for a greater responsiveness when carving turns.
Impex Kayaks Currituck 17 also sports more than enough gear capacity for weekend adventures, extended expeditions, and to satisfy those gear junkies who ‘just gotta bring everything’ A Full sized VCP style bow and stern hatch gobble up enough gear for extended trips, while the addition of a rear day hatch provides handy access to those often used items. Robust sea kayak quality deck rigging, rescue lines, a drop down adjustable skeg, and both in-water rescue and easy carry handles completes the outfitting.
“If you’re looking for a versatile, do-everything-well boat, then the Impex Kayaks Currituck 17 is for you. Fast, efficient, great for virtually every water conditions, and perfect day trips and adventures alike. No wonder the Currituck is one of our most popular boats EVER!”
- Sealectdesigns VCP Style Bow & Stern Hatches
- Sealectdesigns VCP Style 8″ Rear Day Hatch
- Bow, Stern & Day Hatch Translucent Bulkheads
- Drop Down Adjustable Skeg w’ Tether
- Recessed Nexus 70P Compass Mount (compass not included)
- Padded Quick Dry Seat Pan
- Padded Integrated Thighbraces
- Easy Adjust Footbrace System
- ‘On Demand’ Adjustable Backband
- Expedition Quality Deck Rigging
- Bow & Stern In-Water Rescue Handles
- Bow and Stern Easy Carry Handles
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