Fast, sleek, stable and seaworthy – the Compass 140 does it all. While not a full touring kayak, this craft gives you options. With enough storage capacity for an overnight trip, yet light enough to easily carry, this is a versatile recreational kayak. The Compass 140 will turn on a dime, handle rough water and more importantly, put a smile on your face. The ergonomic cockpit with our industry leading 5-Way Adjustable Seat will fit a wide range of paddlers. The new day hatch is within easy reach, along with the optional rudder.
Sharing many features with our touring kayaks, the Compass 140 also comes with safe hatches for storage, a full complement of safety lines and bungee cords on deck. Inspired by the latest in advanced hull design, Boreal Design has crafted a fast, stable kayak that tracks effortlessly and ensures a “dry ride”.
Rough Water Ready – Beginner Friendly!
Primary stability is a reflection of how stable the kayak feels while sitting still on a calm body of water. A high primary stability is perfect for beginners, photographers and fisherman alike.
Secondary stability is the stability felt while edging the boat (leaning the kayak on one side using your hips). A kayak with a poor secondary will require a stronger bracing technique to edge with confidence.
Handling vs Tracking
There is no right or wrong answer here. A kayak that tracks more (more grey) will be easy to keep on a straight course. A loose kayak (more blue) will be easy to turn on a dime and change direction quickly.
This is the general speed of the kayak, combining acceleration, cruising speed, top speed and how easy it is to keep.
This represents the total inside storage volume the kayak offers. Rudder equipped kayaks tend to have more storage compared to skegs that take up some space in the rear hatch. A high rating for storage is perfect for a touring paddler.
Mid to large sized paddlers
||Weight (plastic) ABS
||Recommended weight of paddler
|14’ (4.3 m)
||24’’ (61 cm)
||16 ½’’ x 30½” (42 x 78 cm)
||50.9 lbs (23.1 kg)
||90 to 300 lb (41 to 136 kg)
|Recommended load limit
||Type of Chine
||Béluga skirt size
|350 lb (158 kg)
||42.3 gal us (160 L)
||Shallow V Soft