The 'Cetus' is a fast cruiser designed as a load carrier. It has become the natural choice for paddlers looking for a stable expedition platform or a fast, easy to paddle boat for long distance paddles. However it's not just a boat for long trips though, it's equally as capable being used as a fast day cruiser. The Cetus sees a resurrection of a concept we were playing around with ten years ago: the fourth hatch in easy reach in front of your cockpit. It's proving more and more popular with paddlers who want somewhere quick and easy to reach to stow a camera or day gear when things are getting a bit rougher.
Optimum Load Range:
145 - 310 lbs.
Internal Cockpit Length:
Internal Cockpit Width:
Diolen 53.4 lbs. 61.2 lbs. 62.1 lbs.
Kevlar/Carbon 51.9 lbs. 54.7 lbs. 57 lbs.
Kevlar/CarbonL/W 49.6 lbs. 51.3 lbs. 54.6 lbs.
Dave Hulburt (Head Kayak Instructor at BayCreek)
WOW, can you say revolutionize the common Sea Kayak! This extreme swede form expedition kayak is unlike anything else out there! Because of it's beam located just stern of the cockpit this boat is extremely sensitive to edging and leans, which means this almost 18' boat feels like a much shorter boat when it comes to turning. It's loaded with features like a 4th front deck hatch and the extremely easy working rope slider skeg. If you're looking for a nimble long boat the Cetus is the ticket.
One thing to be aware of is the looseness of the stern. This boat is very playful and will take some getting used to if you're not accustomed to paddling a swede form kayak with a bit of stern rocker