The boat for getting out there and getting away from it all!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. Not just a boat for long trips – it’s equally capable of serving as a fast day cruiser. The Cetus features 4 hatches for versatile distribution of gear, but is equally at home on day trips; its stability and highly comfortable outfitting will allow paddlers of any ability to push their limits with confidence and enjoy the unique environments sea kayaking has to offer.
If you’ve ever wondered how your favourite sea kayaking photographer gets such crisp shots on the water, the answer is probably a Cetus; a shallow ‘V’ hull and large, rounded chines smoothly transitioning in to a slender bow and stern means the Cetus can cover distance comfortably, but will also swing round nimbly on edge, all while being remarkably stable. For a little more volume to carry extra kit or a taller or broader paddler, try the Cetus HV, or for shorter trips and smaller, lighter paddlers, consider the Cetus LV.
If you are a smaller or lighter paddler then you really require a sea kayak that has been designed with your stature in mind.With the Cetus LV we began hand-shaping a body that would ensure you have the same experience with full control of the boat out there on the water as everybody else.The Cetus LV is a sleek and elegant performer that really utilises the available space to balance the volume creating a highly manoeuvrable and versatile British sea kayak. The Cetus LV has superb stability in all conditions and the ability to inspire confidence is remarkable and truly unrivalled by any other sea kayak out there.
The Aries takes the ground-breaking Delphin design and refines it for production in advanced composite material systems by our highly skilled and experienced craftsmen, making it truly come alive in the surf, as well as on short to mid-length expeditions. A planing hull is highly manoeuvrable, reassuringly stable, and ideal for use in the surf, where the high volume bow with pronounced rocker in combination with a set-back cockpit position prevents the Aries from purling and allows you to ride the wave all the way in to shore. Available in two sizes, 155 and 150
With the Scorpio MKII HV in CoreLite X, those needing a larger boat won’t have to put up with something that’s also excessively heavy.The Scorpio also comes in an MV and LV platform for medium to smaller paddlers respectively. CoreLite X construction brings the Scorpio MKII’s performance even closer to that of its composite brother, the Cetus; you’ll notice the reduced weight and greater stiffness straight away, but you’ll really come to appreciate it when you’re committed to an expedition and every last bit of energy counts. A further increase in durability also means that individuals can explore rocky coastlines and shallow bays with absolute confidence, professional users will enjoy a reliable and responsive working platform with an impressive lifespan, and centres can give their clients something that’s exciting and encourages progression without excessive fleet replacement or maintenance costs.
The Scorpio shares the same progressive hull profile as the Cetus, transitioning seamlessly from a slender bow to a highly stable, slight ‘V’ body with rounded chines, giving a smooth ride and effortless control in all conditions; generous bow rocker means that the Scorpio MKII also runs with the waves like no other polyethylene sea kayak out there.Building on the legacy of the original Scorpio, the Scorpio MKII has retained the same essence that makes it the sea kayak trusted most by paddlers across the globe, with just minor tweaks to the hull profile for improved stability in waves and when kayak sailing, and a deck redesigned around the requirements of modern sea kayaking. The back deck volume has been reduced and the cockpit rim profile lowered to provide easy rolling and smooth re-entry, and the bow deck profile has been tweaked slightly to provide more comfortable connectivity around the knees and allow a sail to lay flat against the boat when not in use. Drainage has also been improved around the hatch covers, and the hatch rims themselves angled slightly to improve access, particularly when loading longer items such as tents. With a whole plethora of other additions such as recesses for secure split paddle storage, moulded-in inserts to take a kayak sail mast foot, and the option of a standard skeg or the revolutionary Skudder system, no other polyethylene sea kayak on the market is as fully featured and ready for adventure as this.
In CoreLite X, the P&H Delphin 150 offers truly exhilarating performance to small paddlers wanting to take on big water.
CoreLite X is the stiffest, lightest and most durable sandwich layer polyethylene construction on the market and noticeably enhances the Delphin’s progressive hull design, producing unprecedented dexterity for a plastic sea kayak and making you feel instantly more adept on the water.
In both appearance and performance, the P&H Delphin is entirely unique; over 45 years of Pyranha whitewater kayak innovation, infused with P&H’s design heritage that dates back to 1968 has produced a sea kayak that river paddlers looking to expand their horizons will feel instantly at home in, and that allows experienced seafarers to rediscover and build upon the same excitement felt when they first took to the waves.
The Delphin MKII 155 (pictured in lava above) advances the milestone modern sea kayak design of the Delphin to include a much-requested day hatch, providing a dedicated, quick-access hatch for safety gear, or allowing those embarking on longer expeditions to separate their kit appropriately. The skeg slider has also been re-located to the deck, out of the way of high-angle paddle strokes, and moulded-in fittings to take the P&H Sail Systems have been added, making it simple to take advantage of the benefits of kayak sailing for added safety, increased range and extra speed to catch more waves, and most importantly increasing the enjoyment of your time on the water!
The Delphin’s cockpit has been positioned further back than in traditional sea kayak design, giving a fine balance that, in combination with the progressive bow rocker, leaves the front of the boat just kissing the water, resulting in superb manoeuvrability and excellent positioning when riding even the steepest of waves. For the Delphin MKII 155, the area around the front of the cockpit has also been re-profiled for greater comfort and connectivity.
You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate what the Delphin has to offer though; a flat hull profile at the mid-section provides confidence inspiring primary stability, and the squared-off stern increases the boat’s effective waterline and engages when forward paddling, ensuring you have enough straight line speed to keep up on short to mid-length expeditions.
When catching surf, the hard chines towards the front of the Delphin’s hull engage quickly and make sure you’re in control and towards the smoother, front end of the wave, whilst the softer stern edges allow you to make easy course corrections and the high volume, dynamically shaped bow prevents purling by splitting and shedding water quickly, as well as helping punch through the surf on the way back out to continue the fun!
This is the boat that allows you to get the most out of your favourite ocean playground, whether that’s tidal races, falls, coastal surf, or just a bit of everything.