THE COMPASS

Fast, sleek, stable and seaworthy – the Compass SR-140 does it all. While not a full touring kayak, this craft gives you options. With enough storage capacity for an overnight trip, yet light enough to easily carry, this is a versatile recreational kayak. The Compass SR-140 will turn on a dime, handle rough water and more importantly, put a smile on your face. The ergonomic cockpit with our industry leading 5-Way Adjustable Seat will fit a wide range of paddlers. The new day hatch is within easy reach, along with the optional rudder.

Sharing many features with our touring kayaks, the Compass SR-140 also comes with safe hatches for storage, a full complement of safety lines and bungee cords on deck. Inspired by the latest in advanced hull design, Seaward has crafted a fast, stable kayak that tracks effortlessly and ensures a “dry ride”.

Rough Water Ready – Beginner Friendly!

Primary Stability

Primary stability is a reflection of how stable the kayak feels while sitting still on a calm body of water. A high primary stability is perfect for beginners, photographers and fisherman alike.

Secondary Stability

Secondary stability is the stability felt while edging the boat (leaning the kayak on one side using your hips). A kayak with a poor secondary will require a stronger bracing technique to edge with confidence.

Handling vs Tracking

There is no right or wrong answer here. A kayak that tracks more (more grey) will be easy to keep on a straight course. A loose kayak (more blue) will be easy to turn on a dime and change direction quickly.

Speed

This is the general speed of the kayak, combining acceleration, cruising speed, top speed and how easy it is to keep.

Storage

This represents the total inside storage volume the kayak offers. Rudder equipped kayaks tend to have more storage compared to skegs that take up some space in the rear hatch. A high rating for storage is perfect for a touring paddler.

Paddler level
Beginner

The most important thing to consider while choosing the right kayak is the paddler themselves. One key factor is the skill level of the paddler. The skill level represents what is needed to use the kayak to its full potential. Starting out with an expert boat will not make you a better kayaker and can even hinder your progression.

Flat water
Rough water
Day touring

Paddler size : Mid to large

Mid to large sized paddlers
Length14’ (4.3 m)
Width24’’ (61 cm)
Cockpit16 ½’’ x 30½” (42 x 78 cm)
Weight (plastic) ABS50.9 lbs (23.1 kg)
Recommended weight of paddler90 to 300 lb (41 to 136 kg)
Load limit350 lb (158 kg)
Total Volume42.3 gal us (160 L)
Type of ChineShallow V Soft
Béluga skirt sizeX-Large