Over recent years the Avocet has become quite the celebrity, with star performances, in the tidal-race scenes of Justine's "This is The Sea" series of inspirational films. Ironically the same characteristics that shine though in these films make the Avocet ideally suited to less experienced paddlers and for use in less demanding conditions.
The sixteen-foot hull is one of the fastest in its class but as the saying goes, "speed is nothing without control". In the Avocet's case, control coming via a design that responds predictably to edging and gives a stability profile that allows even newer paddlers to exploit this.
Although not conceived as a long-range expedition kayak, the Avocet is not limited to mere day-boat duties, it being more than capable of multi-day adventures, the hull speed again being of benefit, allowing an Avocet paddler to keep pace in any group, good seat ergonomics provide all day comfort and the predictable handling easily absorbs variations in load.
The Avocet is truly a kayak to enjoy at any level of ability and one that your skills will never outgrow. The Avocet is probably the best handling sixteen-foot sea kayak currently on the market, so bring on the weekend!
Length: 16'Width: 22"Depth: 13" Weight: 54 lbs. Load Suitability: 85-175lbs
* Weights stated are approximations for standard Diolen construction, excluding hatch covers.