British Touring / Sirocco

The Sirocco is the rotomolded version of our popular Gulfstream. This kayak appeals to a broad market of paddlers who crave performance yet want a boat that is user friendly. Designed by Derek Hutchinson, the Sirocco boasts the same tight turning, quick paddling qualities of the composite version in a lower cost rotomolded construction. The Sirroco is an example of innovation at its best. Skeg, back band, and day hatch come standard.

Maximum Load: 375 lbs.
Polyethylene - 60 lbs. / MSRP $1,599 USD


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Overall Length: 16' 10" (513.08cm)
Width: 23.00" (58.42cm)
Depth: 13.25" (33.655cm)

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: 16.00Gal. (60.48L)

Day Hatch:
 Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Volume: 10.00Gal. (37.8L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 16.50" (41.91cm)
 Width: 11.00" (27.94cm)
 Volume: 19.00Gal. (71.82L)

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 ā€œVā€ 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 29ā€ to 35ā€ long, depending on the model.

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

Paddler Size: M-L
Transitional and Performance Touring Colors - Rotomold
Actual colors may vary due to display differences.

Sirocco - Rotomold 60 lbs. - $1,599

Rotational molding uses high temperature to melt polyethylene powder in a closed rotating metal mold to produce a complete kayak hull and deck in a fraction of the time required for other construction methods. Our rotomolded polyethylene models offer paddlers the ability to enjoy many of the unique benefits of our designs at a economical price.

Standard Options

  • Retractable Skeg
  • Back Band
  • Sea-lect Designs Foot Brace
  • Touring Roto Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150