With an outline mirroring the silhouette of traditional sea kayaks, the Ellesmere combines the advantages of the reverse hard chine with a semi-arched hull. Designed for the experienced paddler, standard equipment includes a skeg, sturdy anodized aluminum footrests, a backband seat, thigh braces, recessed fittings and a deck line. The kayak also features a practical paddle rest in front of the cockpit. A day hatch is available as an option. The Ellesmere is offered with a small (Ellesmere OC) or standard-sized cockpit.

Ellesmere, a 212,688 km² island in Nunavut, is covered with snow and ice and dotted with glaciers and fjords. It is home to a variety of wildlife species including the wolf, caribou, hare, fox, seal, walrus, whale, polar bear and birds such as the snow goose, oldsquaw, eider duck, gyrfalcon and snowy owl.


17' (5.18 m)
16 x 30" (41 x 76 cm)
22" (55.9 cm)
92 gal us (350 l)
Bow Depth:
13" (33 cm)
Stern depth:
8" (20.3 cm)
Weight (fiberglass/Kevlar/carbon):
52/47/43 lbs. (23.5/21.4/19.5 kg)
Recommended weight of paddler:
120 - 225 lbs. (54 - 102 kg)
Recommended load limit:
275 lbs. (125 kg)
Bow compartment:
9 ½" dia.: 18 gal us (24 cm: 70 l)
Stern compartment:
16½ x 11¾": 29 gal us (42 x 30 cm :110 l)