Reviewed in the February 2003 issue.
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.
The Squamish was designed for small
to medium-sized paddlers who are after
a smaller sea kayak with manageable performance.
This boat was designed for day
tripping or weekending, although it can
go on longer trips with careful packing.
Our goal was to create a sporty and fun
touring kayak that beginners or experts
will enjoy paddling.
Additional design goals were to give the Squamish good handling, beautiful lines,
a playful personality and a classy feel.
We chose polyethylene as the material
for this boat but have kept the weight
around 50 pounds. The Squamish is also
very affordable and extremely durable.
The Squamish tracks beautifully in calm
water but comes alive in the rough stuff.
The paddler has a great deal of control
from the cockpit of the Squamish. Our
seat, thigh braces and backrest are designed
so that the paddler can control the boat easily in all conditions and even do
advanced maneuvers. Rolling is a breeze
with the very low stern deck design.
We are delighted with the finished
product and feel that a small to mediumsized
paddler who is looking for something
special should consider paddling
-Brian Henry, Current Designs
Length overall 15’61/4”:
Volume 10.39 cu. ft.:
Cockpit size 15 1/4” x 29 3/4”:
Cockpit coaming height:
Height of seat 11/4”:
Weight 511/2 lbs.:
Center of buoyancy* 49%: