THE ESPERANTO

The Esperanto is one of the fastest plastic tandems on the market. It is easy to paddle, comfortable, stable and can reach impressive cruising speeds. A moderate rocker and a large rudder contribute to efficient turns. The practical center compartment can be used for extra storage or outed with our optional child seat/bulkhead. The cockpits are spaced sufficiently apart allowing the paddlers to paddle at their own speed without risk of accidental collision between paddles. This makes the Esperanto 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
Rough water
Day touring
Multi-day touring
Advanced sea expedition
Small to large sized paddlers
Available in:
Length19’5” (5.9 m)
Width28 ½’’ (72.4 cm)
Cockpit17 x 32” (43 x 81 cm)
Kayak Weight104.9 lbs (47.6 kg)
Min/Max weight of paddler90 to 240 lb (41 to 109 kg)
Recommended load limit480 lb (218 kg)
Total Volume195 gal us (738 l)
Type of ChineSoft
OptionsChild Seat
Stearing systemRUDDER
Béluga skirt sizeLarge or X-Large