British Touring / Gulfstream

An iconic design in the world of sea kayaking, the Gulfstream was created by world famous designer Derek Hutchinson. It's highly maneuverable and appeals to those who want to make their kayak dance with a tilt of the boat and a stroke of the paddle. A retractable skeg enhances tracking on longer trips and in adverse conditions. The Gulfstream's forward and stern hatches give ample storage space and a watertight seal.

Maximum Load: 400 lbs.
Fiberglass - 51 lbs. / MSRP $3,499 USD
Kevlar® - 47 lbs. / MSRP $3,899 USD


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Overall Length: 16' 10" (513.08cm)
Width: 23.75" (60.325cm)
Depth: 13.75" (34.925cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 30.00" (76.2cm)
 Width: 16.50" (41.91cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Width: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Volume: 19.00Gal. (71.82L)

Day Hatch:
 Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Volume: 12.00Gal. (45.36L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 16.50" (41.91cm)
 Width: 11.00" (27.94cm)
 Volume: 24.00Gal. (90.72L)

Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter lengths these kayaks are very responsive. Longer kayaks with this feature have amazing acceleration and track well. Because of the narrow bow they may punch through a steep wave, rather than ride over it.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.

Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.

Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.

Category: British Touring
  • All Water
  • Day Hatches-Back Bands
  • Skegs

Paddler Size: M-XL
Customize With Color: Any of our fifteen colors can be used for a custom deck, hull, cockpit coaming or seam stripe color by special order at no additional charge. Get creative and make your kayak uniquely yours!
Actual colors may vary due to display differences.

Gulfstream - Fiberglass 51 lbs. - $3,499

Our vacuum-bagged fiberglass laminate is a notch above most other fiberglass products on the market. Vacuum-bagging allows us to select and place reinforcing materials to provide the optimal strength and stiffness properties without adding unnecessary weight. The result is a superbly crafted composite kayak that's impeccably finished inside and out.

Standard Options

  • Composite Seam
  • Retractable Skeg
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Back Band
  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Expedition Layup - $200

Gulfstream - Kevlar® 47 lbs. - $3,899

We use genuine Dupont Kevlar® in our kayaks. You'll notice the lightness of our Kevlar® kayaks the first time you pick one up. You'll also appreciate its easy lift on and off the car and its intimate responsiveness on the water. Kevlar® is an optional layup for our Performance Touring models.

Standard Options

  • Composite Seam
  • Retractable Skeg
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Back Band
  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Expedition Layup - $200