Danish Style / Karla LV

The Karla is the third collaboration between Danish designer Jesper Kromann-Andersen and Current Designs. This installment brings even more nimbleness and wave riding capability to the paddler. Compared to the Sisu, the Karla is slightly shorter and narrower with additional volume in the bow as added measure against pearling. The Karla is a user friendly kayak to being your exploration of the surf zone and facilitate your adventures. Expert paddlers will equally appreciate this dynamic design.

Maximum Load: 375 lbs.
Fiberglass - 52 lbs. / MSRP $3,599 USD
Aramid - 48 lbs. / MSRP $3,999 USD

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Overall Length: 15' 3" (464.82cm)
Width: 21.50" (54.61cm)
Depth: 11.50" (29.21cm)

Cockpit Size:
 Length: 32.40" (82.296cm)
 Width: 16.20" (41.148cm)

Bow Hatch:
 Length: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Width: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Volume: 17.75Gal. (67.095L)

Day Hatch:
 Length: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Width: 8.00" (20.32cm)
 Volume: 11.00Gal. (41.58L)

Stern Hatch:
 Length: 17.00" (43.18cm)
 Width: 9.50" (24.13cm)
 Volume: 20.00Gal. (75.6L)

Symmetrical Form: Symmetrical form is just as it sounds. The shape is identical fore and aft from the center point of the kayak.
Hard Chine: A hard chine kayak has a well defined edge where the hull bottom meets the sides. This increases the initial stability greatly. Hard chines give defined edging angles and assist in holding an edge.

Shallow V: The ā€œVā€ shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.

Keyhole Cockpit: A keyhole cockpit blends the openness of a recreational cockpit and the integrated thigh braces of a touring cockpit. The result is an easy to enter and exit cockpit that offers performance, fit, and solid connectivity to the kayak.

Category: Danish Style
  • All Water
  • Day Hatches-Back Bands
  • Skegs

Paddler Size: M-XL
Karla LV Colors
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.

Karla LV - Fiberglass 52 lbs. - $3,599

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 Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Heavy Water Lay-Up - $200

Karla LV - Aramid 48 lbs. - $3,999

You'll notice the lightness of our Aramid 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. Aramid is an optional layup for our Performance Touring models.

Standard Options

  • Composite Colors

Premium Options

  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150