Kayak Review Vaag 174 by Boreal Design
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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 Boréal Design Vaag is the larger of the two boats in what could be called our "Storm Boat"
series of kayaks. Built for an ideal paddler weight of less than 190 pounds, the Vaag has a shallow
deck with upswept bow and stern and increased rocker to deal with most sea states. The
Vaag is a robustly built boat with a flair for attention—the signature slash on the hull is not
just a distinctive mark, it also increases visibility. The Vaag is intended to be used for surfing,
playful rock-garden outings with the odd sea cave exploration trip. Paddlers with intermediate
to advanced skills will take advantage of the Vaag’s performance abilities to navigate
turbulent waters or make their way through tight channels. It’s a boat built for rough water.Enjoy!
-The Boréal Design Team
Length overall 17' 2 1/4"
Beam 21 5⁄8"
Volume 11.65 cu. ft.
Cockpit size 15 7⁄8"x 31 1/2"
Cockpit coaming height
Forward 11 1/2"
Aft 8 1/2"
Height of seat 1 ¹⁄8"
Weight 54 3/4 lbs.