The Lightning 17 is a full sized sea/touring kayak. Paddlers have been known to have packed a month’s worth of gear in her hatches! This is a good boat for accommodating a larger person, but even smaller paddlers 5’4” and 120 lbs can handle her.
This kayak has a stable 3 panel multi-chine hull that tracks beautifully. Though in most cases rudders are not necessary for this boat, if at some point you decide to install one, we also supply rudder kits.
The Lightning 17 is sleek, rugged, beautiful and fast, an excellent day paddler, but it does well on for longer excursions as well.
Inexperienced paddlers enjoy the Lightning 17, and if you are an experienced paddler, you can make her dance.
Dimensions: 17’ long; 24” beam
Weight: 45 lbs
Standard Cockpit: 31"x17-5/8"
Large Cockpit: 34-1/4"x18-1/2"
Build time: ~90 hours