Taran 18 - premier layup

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  • Regular price $6,100.00


We will have a demo of the Taran 18 in the premier layup in April, 2019.  

You can special order your Taran 18 kayak with custom graphic placement for same price as purchasing a similar build in-stock Taran 18 kayak.  

Representing the future of sea kayaks, the TARAN is a revolutionary design with a world-class resume.

The Taran brings a radical new look to the world of sea kayaking; it is fast and sleek and has friendly handling characteristics that will appeal to fitness and distance paddlers alike.

Designed for the intermediate to advanced paddler, the Taran steps away from the traditional British sea kayak model to yield a high performance craft with surprising levels of maneuverability and stability. The Taran can maintain 5.0 kts, yet it is a user friendly, practical, day-to-day kayak. The handling is good enough to tuck in close to rocks and cliffs, stable enough for photos, and confident enough for open water crossings. The Taran is fast but has an easy and predictable handling in even the most demanding conditions. While the form is streamlined and sleek, it actually represents the largest volume of the Rockpool fleet (383 liters). This unexpected feature affords easy and ample storage for weeklong camping trips or multi-week expeditions.

Premier Layup:

Weight: 44lb

Vacuum bag construction
Epoxy resin
Carbon/Kevlar fabric
Spheretex flush-laid reinforcing keel and ribs

The Premier layup provides the greatest amount of weight reduction.  This construction provides an ease of handling on and off the water.

Let's go for a test paddle! 
To schedule a test paddle contact matt@pnwkayaks.com.  We have a standard layup Taran 18 available for test paddles currently.