A manoeuvrable and direction stable kayak for the medium sized paddler. Designed for rough water and ease of handling in conditions. Its easy handling makes it the 1st choice for many coaches. The Romany Classic is easily controlled in wind with a minimum of weather cocking even in strong winds.
The kayak is fitted with the High performance glass seat, unless otherwise requested. The kayak has a low rear deck for easy rolling, a keyhole cockpit that gives excellent grip, control and allows quick exit if need be. The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied by lifting only the bow, no x-rescue is necessary.
Optimum Load Range:
Standard Diolen 55 lbs
50 / 50 48 lbs
Dave Hulburt (Head Kayak Instructor at BayCreek)
When someone says to me... "what's the easiest sea kayak to paddle?" All I have to say is ROMANY. The Romany is a great teaching boat, because it's easy to maneuver with a sweep of the paddle and a flick of the hip. As an instructor the Romany is my go to boat if I have a student and am not sure of their skill level. I can put a novice in this kayak and they will be comfortable enough to focus on their paddling strokes, and I can put an expert in this kayak and they can make it dance on the water.