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.
USA MSRP $4,399 USD / Canada $5,599 CAD
Aramid - 48 lbs.
USA MSRP $4,899 USD / Canada $6,249 CAD

Made in the USA
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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)

Dimensions
Symmetrical Form: Symmetrical form is just as it sounds. The shape is identical fore and aft from the center point of the kayak.
Hull Form
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.

Hull Shape
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.

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

Paddler Size: S-M + Gear
Paddler Size
Solstice GTS Colors
Customize With Color: Any of our 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. - $4,399

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.

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Standard Options

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

Premium Options

  • SmartTrack Rudder System Upgrade - $200
  • Dimension Adjustable Seat Back Upgrade - $100
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $250
  • Heavy Water Lay-Up - $350

Solstice GTS - Aramid 48 lbs. - $4,899

You'll notice the lightness of our Aramid 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. Aramid is an optional layup for our Performance Touring models.

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Standard Options

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

Premium Options

  • SmartTrack Rudder System Upgrade - $200
  • Dimension Adjustable Seat Back Upgrade - $100
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $250
  • Heavy Water Lay-Up - $350