Re-designed in recent years, Current Designs has updated this old favorite with a modernized deck profile, keyhole cockpit, and recessed deck fittings. Now featuring increased foot room, the Whistler is a great option for paddlers wanting to move up from a recreational kayak, or start out with a seaworthy transitional design. Stable and very user friendly, the upswept bow makes the Whistler highly maneuverable while keeping you dry when waves kick up. A great kayak for activity oriented paddlers like photographers or fishermen. Rudder is optional.
- Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables our shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.
- Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.
- Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.
- Keyhole Cockpit: A keyhole cockpit blends the openness of a recreational cockpit and the integrated thigh braces of a touring cockpit. The result is an easy to enter and exit cockpit that offers performance, fit, and solid connectivity to the kayak.
- Category: Transitional Kayaks
- Calm/Intermediate Water
- Medium Size-Easy Handling
- Step Up Design
- Encourage Skill Development
- Paddler Size: S-L
- Maximum Load: 400 lbs.
- Polyethylene - 57 lbs.
- Overall Length: 14' 6" (441.96cm) | Width: 24.00" (60.96cm) | Depth: 14.75" (37.465cm)
- Cockpit Size: Length: 37.25" (94.615cm) | Width: 16.50" (41.91cm)
- Bow Hatch: Length: 9.50" (24.13cm) | Width: 9.50" (24.13cm) | Volume: 16.00Gal. (60.48L)
- Stern Hatch: Length: 16.50" (41.91cm) | Width: 11.00" (27.94cm) | Volume: 22.00Gal. (83.16L)