The entire review is available as a PDF and includes sea-trial reports, stability graphs, cross-section drawing, speed/resistance figures and the response from the designer.
CoastSpirit is the first polyethylene kayak in Tahe Marine range. The deck is equipped
with one round and one oval hatch in order to easily pack your gear. The kayak has a
slightly swede-form hull with hard chine and a flat V-shaped bottom, which definitely
makes it not only the fastest polyethylene kayak in the Tahe Marine range, but even one
of the fastest polyethylene kayaks on the market. The kayak is good for general touring
and day tripping, but also due to the good maneuverability of the hull, it can take rougher
conditions on open sea. This kayak comes with either retractable skeg or the original
SmartTrack rudder system. The Spirit series is the perfect choice for those who appreciate
a quality product that comes at an affordable price.
Marek Pohla, Tahe Marine team
Length overall 16 4 7⁄8
Beam 21 5⁄16
Volume 11.6 cu. ft.
Cockpit size 16 3⁄8 x 30 1⁄2
Cockpit coaming height
Aft 8 3⁄8
Height of seat 7⁄8
Weight 64 1⁄2 lbs.