British Touring / Cypress

This magnificent handling sea kayak is true to its British-design roots with modest rocker for maneuverability and superior performance in open sea conditions. Displaying unexpected acceleration, speed, and tracking, it acknowledges a paddlers skills and rewards development. The Cypress will excite paddlers looking for a non-entry level day-tripper and amaze demanding sea kayakers embarking on trips to remote destinations. Skeg, back band, and day hatch come standard.

Maximum Load: 350 lbs.
Fiberglass - 48 lbs. / MSRP $3,499 USD
Kevlar® - 44 lbs. / MSRP $3,899 USD


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Overall Length: 16' 9" (510.54cm)
Width: 22.00" (55.88cm)
Depth: 12.75" (32.385cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 29.00" (73.66cm)
 Width: 16.00" (40.64cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Width: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Volume: 18.00Gal. (68.04L)

Day Hatch:
 Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
Stern Hatch:
 Length: 17.50" (44.45cm)
 Width: 10.00" (25.4cm)
 Volume: 22.00Gal. (83.16L)

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 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: British Touring
  • All Water
  • Day Hatches-Back Bands
  • Skegs

Paddler Size: M-L
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.

Cypress - Fiberglass 48 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
  • Retractable Skeg
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Back Band
  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Expedition Layup - $200

Cypress - Kevlar® 44 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
  • Retractable Skeg
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Back Band
  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Expedition Layup - $200