Solace XL Series

The Solace 16 XL handles like a sports car, but carries a load like a pick-up truck! The Solace 16 XL "Extra" is beautiful, rugged, fast, and as ready as you are for fun and adventure. Beginner paddlers love the sense of security, stability, maneuverability and speed, while intermediate and expert paddlers reel in the exhilaration of the performance of the sleekly sculpted hull. The low deck at the rear of the cockpit allows rolling the kayak with ease. Paddlers 5’ 3” to 6’ 3” from 105 lbs to 225 lbs can easily maneuver their favorite river, lake or ocean with confidence in this boat. Settling into the roomy cockpit is like coming home. With the Solace 16 XL, you’ll be ready for any adventure that you can plan. For greater safety & convenience, there are double bulkheads behind the cockpit, allowing for the installation of an optional day hatch. If the day hatch is not needed, the second bulkhead can simply be left out when completing the final bulkhead installation. Note: The round black day hatch cover, being an option is an extra cost, so when placing an order for this kit please ask for hatch kit number 6BLK-S/S. Dimensions: 16' long; 23.75” beam Weight: ~40 lbs Standard Cockpit: 31"x17-5/8" Large Cockpit: 34-1/4"x18-1/2" Build time: 90 hours At a carrying capacity of over 400 lbs, the Solace 18XL Expedition is the kayak for anyone wanting to carry large loads. This boat was designed for larger paddlers. If you are 6’ 3” or over, this boat was made with you in mind! And if you have size 14-17 feet, this is the only boat for you! The roomy cockpit design allows paddlers to change positions on those long trips. The beautiful, fast paddling hull has a long waterline of 208” and an overall length of 219”. The beautifully shaped, upswept bow parts the waves, while the v-shaped deck funnels water off quickly, keeping the paddler dry and comfortable. This kayak can be comfortably rolled due to the height of the deck at the rear of the cockpit. For greater safety & convenience, there are double bulkheads behind the cockpit, allowing for the installation of an optional day hatch. If the day hatch is not needed, the second bulkhead can simply be left out when completing the final bulkhead installation. Dimensions: 18’ 3” long; 24.25” beam Weight: ~50 lbs Standard Cockpit: 31"x17-5/8" Large Cockpit: 34-1/4"x18-1/2" Build time: ~ 95 hours