Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter lengths these kayaks are very responsive. Longer kayaks with this feature have amazing acceleration and track well. Because of the narrow bow they may punch through a steep wave, rather than ride over it.
A hard chine kayak has a well defined edge where the hull bottom meets the sides. This increases the initial stability greatly. Hard chines give defined edging angles and assist in holding an edge.
The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.
Modified Ocean Cockpit:
Category: Specialty Kayaks
- Designed for highly specific uses, these designs are less versatile but are ideal for paddlers with specialized needs.