Details2015 will be the 40th launch anniversary of undoubtedly the most influential sea kayak ever produced, the Nordkapp! Designed specifically for a 500 mile sea kayak expedition up the Norwegian coast, to the northern most point of Scandinavia, the Nordkapp marked the beginning of sea kayaks being designed specifically for extended recreational sea kayak trips.
With the 40th Anniversary approaching Valley decided to recreate a modern incarnation of this classic kayak. From the outset Valley decided that the "New" Nordkapp should not be based on the current version but the very first incarnation. The Hull has hardly been touched, with the deck only changed to incorporate a modern cockpit and hatches.
With the 40th anniversary "Forti" edition the boat has lost none of the soul, keeps the classic looking lines and offers a sporty but considered ride. In essence the Forti is the kayak that would be produced today from the original brief and blue prints, after all the sea hasn't changed. Still a "True Classic" with an upto date twist.
Is it better than the original? No, putsimply, it's just as good as ever!
Length: 17' 10" Width: 21" Depth: 12.5" Weight: 55 lbs.* Recommended Paddler Weight 143-220 lbs.
** Weights stated are approximations for the standard Diolen construction, excluding hatch covers