THE BAFFIN SERIES

Composite model shown

The Baffin is built for the rigors of rough seas. Its unique hull design provides paddlers with a lively yet stable boat compared to other Greenland style kayaks. The three models in the series are well suited for a wide range of paddlers who demand immediate control and predictability.

The generous sized opening of the hatch allows paddlers to load up adequate amounts of gear for up to two weeks, while the day hatch keeps your essentials handy while on the water. The Baffin comes with a full complement of deck rigging and a comfortably outed cockpit.

This versatile series makes choosing a kayak a breeze. There are three different sizes, each available in rotomolded plastic, thermoformed ABS or composite construction. See the table below for technical specifications and paddler weight range for each model.

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.

Intermediate

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
Advanced sea expedition
Rough Water
Day touring
Multi-day touring
P1/C1/T1 Fits small sized paddlers
P2/C2/T2 Fits mid sized paddlers
P3/C3/T3 Fits large sized paddlers

Available in:

ModèleP1P2P3
Longueur16'5''17'17'5''
Largeur21.5''22.25''23.75''
Dimensions du Cockpit16''x 31''16''x 31''16.5''x 31''
Poids62.8 lbs
(28.5 kg)
65.5 lbs
(29.7 kg)
69.9 lbs
(31.7 kg)
Min/Max poids du pagayeur .90 to 190 lbs140 to 225 lbs200 to 300 lbs
Volume Total91 gal103 gal109 gal
Taille du Jupon Béluga LargeLarge X-Large
ModelT1T2T3
Lenght16'6''17'17'8''
Beam21.5''22.25''23.75''
Cockpit
Dimensions
16''x 31''16''x 31''16.5''x 31''
Weight55 lbs
(24.9 kg)
58.4 lbs
(26.5 kg)
59 lbs
(26.8 kg)
Min/Max
Weight of
Paddler
90 to 190 lbs140 to 225 lbs200 to 300 lbs
Total Volume91 gal103 gal109 gal
Béluga Skirt sizeLargeLarge X-Large
ModelC1C2C3
Lenght16'6''17'17'8''
Beam21.5''22.25''23.75''
Cockpit
Dimensions
16''x 31''16''x 31''16.5''x 31''
Weight
(FG/KV/CA)
53/48/44 lbs54/49/45 lbs56/51/47 lbs
Min/Max
Weight of
Paddler
90 to 190 lbs140 to 225 lbs200 to 300 lbs
Total Volume91 gal103 gal109 gal
Béluga Skirt sizeLargeLarge X-Large