The Whisky16 is an agile playboat and touring kayak.
The Whisky16 is designed for rough water, surf and current, and for tight control close to the impact zone in coastal waters. (Justin, in Sweden)
On gentle water, here is an easily controlled and stable craft to inspire confidence. It is an ideal kayak in which to develop skills.
(David Foster, in Seattle)
With plenty of carrying capacity for journeying for a
few days, the Whisky16 comes into its own for exploring narrow passages
and negotiating awkward corners where its nimble turning is a delight.
(Justin in Sweden)
The Whisky16 has two large oval hatches, fore and aft, and a day-hatch behind the cockpit for access to items while on the water. In addition, the "Whisky-hatch", a small round hatch on the front deck close to the cockpit, opens to an under-deck compartment useful for small items.
The padded key-hole cockpit and dynamic seating position provides close contact for rough-water playing.
(Richard Ohman of Point65 in fine form!)
The compass recess on the fore-deck accommodates an
optional Silva 70P compass. The Whisky16 comes standard with a
retractable skeg, but is available with added rudder if you prefer.
Find out from Nigel why the Whisky16 is shaped the way it is. You-Tube video.
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