Developed to conquer high winds and confused seas, British style kayaks are a moderate form of performance touring kayak. Their cockpits are designed to be snug, they have slightly rounded bottoms, fairly pronounced rocker, and up swept bows. Well suited for highly windy conditions, British designs are good for lay backs and surfing. Some British style kayaks favor more experienced paddlers. British style kayaks have skegs, moderate sized cockpits, back bands, and thigh braces.

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British Touring Cockpits

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.

Composite Touring Cockpit

Rotomold Touring Cockpit

Back Band

British style kayaks feature a high-quality Immersion Research® Reggie back band. It promotes all day, comfortabe lower back support and is easily adjustable.

Rubber Hatch Covers

Most British style models feature the poplar Kajak Sport hard rubber hatch covers (including a dayhatch).

Retractable Skeg

All British style kayaks feature a high quality retractable skeg that increases tracking efficiency and helps the boat resist its natural tendency to weathercock (turn into the wind).

Foot Braces

All British style models feature a Sea-Lect Designs pivoting pedal style foot brace. Easily adjustable from the cockpit it's designed to maintenance free, self-cleaning and corrosion resistant.

Composite Seams

All of the British style composite models come with a stronger and lighter composite seam that allows you to choose a custom seam color to make you kayak uniquely yours.

Composite Thigh Braces

Our composite thigh braces are molded directly into the kayak for superior strength and weight savings. Foam pads ensure all day comfort.

Ritchie Compass

Customize your touring kayak with a specialized, deck mounted Ritchie Kayak Compass. +$150

Composite Colors

Rotomold Colors