THE BELUGA

The Beluga is a composite tandem that ensures ease and confidence from the first strokes of your paddle. This kayak combines stability and performance while capable of reaching high cruising speeds with minimal effort. A moderate rocker coupled with a larger rudder make the Beluga easy to turn. Large cockpits offer ample room for the legs and feet.  The cockpits are spaced sufficiently apart, allowing the paddlers to paddle at their own speed without the risk of accidental collision between paddles. This makes the Beluga ideally suited for a pair of paddlers with mixed abilities, families with young children or a long expedition needing high volume of storage and displacement.

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
Advanced sea expedition
Rough water
Day touring
Multi-day touring
Small to large sized paddlers
Available in :
Length21’ (6.4 m)
Width28 1/2" (72.4 cm)
Cockpit17 x 32” (43 x 81 cm)
Kayak Weight (rudder) FG / KV / CA *82 / 76 / 70 lb (37.3/34.5/31.8 kg)
Min/Max weight of paddler90 to 240 lb (41 to 109 kg)
Recommended load limit500 lb (227 kg)
Total Volume198 gal us (750 l)
Type of ChineSoft
OptionsChild Seat
Stearing systemRUDDER
Béluga skirt sizeLarge or X-Large