- Best for: expeditions, rolling, hunting
- Sizing: up to 1.83m/6’0″ tall. Medium build
- Max shoe size: UK10/EU45
If you are seeking a sense of heritage and tradition in a sea kayak, the Greenlander is a great choice and could be described as the most authentic British sea kayak design ever. Who would have thought Nigel Dennis would find the Greenlanders buying his sea kayaks? Yet although hard to believe, it is true that hunters in Greenland have been choosing to buy these glassfibre sea kayaks from Wales in preference to their own traditional “skin-on-frame” qajaqs. Surely this is the ultimate complement and a little like selling ice to them!
In true traditional style, the hull has sharp edges (chines) to the hull which rewards skilled and precise paddlers, offering well-defined stability and very good rough water control. The “Greenland-style” cockpit has been carefully designed to make it easier to enter and exit. Fast and low-profile, you’ll feel at one with the ocean wherever it takes you.
Here’s how Sea Kayaking UK describe the Greenlander
This expedition kayak is low volume and fast, ideal for the medium sized paddler. Designed for comfort and speed with a sleek appearance. The Greenlander is designed along traditional Inuit lines with a traditional up turn of the stern. A hard chined kayak with a round cockpit sloping down to the rear deck. The hull has a single chine while the front deck has three chines running into one. In 2000 the kayak was used on an expedition to Greenland. The local hunters have since purchased our kayaks for hunting purposes.
- Length: 547 cm
- Width: 53.5 cm
- Depth: 32.5 cm
- overall volume: 290 litres
- front hatch volume: 64 litres
- cockpit volume: 143 litres
- day hatch volume: 33 litres
- rear hatch volume: 50 litres