N. American Touring / Nomad GTS

If you want efficiency and speed in an expedition touring kayak the Nomad is for you. The long slender waterline of the Nomad makes an extremely efficient hull and gives you a super fast open water boat. Very versatile, it slices through waves with ease, maneuvers beautifully, and allows the paddler to handle adverse conditions with confidence. This seaworthy design can handle expeditions, extended tours, or day trips in all conditions. Available in an optional High Volume (HV) model which adds 3/4" in depth allowing for a roomier cockpit.

Maximum Load: 425 lbs.
Fiberglass - 54 lbs. / MSRP $3,499 USD
Kevlar® - 50 lbs. / MSRP $3,899 USD


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Overall Length: 18' 10" (574.04cm)
Width: 21.25" (53.975cm)
Depth: 13.75" (34.925cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 29.50" (74.93cm)
 Width: 15.50" (39.37cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 14.00" (35.56cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Volume: 26.00Gal. (98.28L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 16.00" (40.64cm)
 Width: 8.75" (22.225cm)
 Volume: 32.00Gal. (120.96L)

Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables our shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.

Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.

Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.

Category: N. American Touring
  • All Water
  • High Capacity
  • Seat Backs
  • Rudders

Paddler Size: M-XL + Gear
Customize With Color: Any of our fifteen colors can be used for a custom deck, hull, cockpit coaming or seam stripe color by special order at no additional charge. Get creative and make your kayak uniquely yours!
Actual colors may vary due to display differences.

Nomad GTS - Fiberglass 54 lbs. - $3,499

Our vacuum-bagged fiberglass laminate is a notch above most other fiberglass products on the market. Vacuum-bagging allows us to select and place reinforcing materials to provide the optimal strength and stiffness properties without adding unnecessary weight. The result is a superbly crafted composite kayak that's impeccably finished inside and out.

Standard Options

  • Composite Seam
  • Current Designs Rudder
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • Expedition Layup - $200
  • SmartTrack Rudder System Upgrade - $100
  • Dimension Adjustable Seat Back Upgrade - $60
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Keel Strip - $250

Nomad GTS - Kevlar® 50 lbs. - $3,899

We use genuine Dupont Kevlar® in our kayaks. You'll notice the lightness of our Kevlar® kayaks the first time you pick one up. You'll also appreciate its easy lift on and off the car and its intimate responsiveness on the water. Kevlar® is an optional layup for our Performance Touring models.

Standard Options

  • Composite Seam
  • Current Designs Rudder
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • SmartTrack Rudder System Upgrade - $100
  • Dimension Adjustable Seat Back Upgrade - $60
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Expedition Layup - $200
  • Keel Strip - $250