N. American Touring / Nomad GTS

If you want efficiency and speed in an expedition touring kayak the Nomad is for you. The long slender waterline of the Nomad makes an extremely efficient hull and gives you a super fast open water boat. Very versatile, it slices through waves with ease, maneuvers beautifully, and allows the paddler to handle adverse conditions with confidence. This seaworthy design can handle expeditions, extended tours, or day trips in all conditions. Available in an optional High Volume (HV) model which adds 3/4" in depth allowing for a roomier cockpit.

Maximum Load: 425 lbs.

Made in the USA
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Overall Length: 18' 10" (574.04cm)
Width: 21.25" (53.975cm)
Depth: 13.75" (34.925cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 29.50" (74.93cm)
 Width: 15.50" (39.37cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 14.00" (35.56cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Volume: 26.00Gal. (98.28L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 16.00" (40.64cm)
 Width: 8.75" (22.225cm)
 Volume: 32.00Gal. (120.96L)

Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables our shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.
Hull Form
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.

Hull Shape
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: N. American Touring
  • All Water
  • High Capacity
  • Seat Backs
  • Rudders

Paddler Size: M-XL + Gear
Paddler Size
Nomad GTS Colors