N. American Touring / Solstice GTS

The Solstice GTS is for the paddler who wants a North American style kayak in a highly efficient package. This sleek hull design cuts through the water like a warm knife through butter. Plenty of foot room and the easy entry keyhole cockpit allows small to average sized paddlers to slip in comfortably while still staying true to it's sporty fit. The Solstice GTS has excellent acceleration, is highly efficient, and can hold plenty of gear in it's ample storage hatches. Great for water big and small, and trips long and short anywhere on the planet.

Maximum Load: 400 lbs.
Fiberglass - 52 lbs. / MSRP $3,499 USD
Kevlar® - 48 lbs. / MSRP $3,899 USD


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Overall Length: 17' 7" (535.94cm)
Width: 22.00" (55.88cm)
Depth: 13.25" (33.655cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 31.00" (78.74cm)
 Width: 16.50" (41.91cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 15.50" (39.37cm)
 Width: 7.50" (19.05cm)
 Volume: 17.00Gal. (64.26L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 16.50" (41.91cm)
 Width: 8.50" (21.59cm)
 Volume: 23.00Gal. (86.94L)

Symmetrical Form: Symmetrical form is just as it sounds. The shape is identical fore and aft from the center point of the kayak.
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 Arch: These have good initial stability and are highly maneuverable.

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: S-M + 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.

Solstice GTS - Fiberglass 52 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 - $55
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150

Solstice GTS - Kevlar® 48 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 - $55
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Expedition Layup - $200