An incredibly quick and yet amazingly stable platform for anyone under 175 lbs. The Cosma is geared toward slender paddlers and features an innovative multi-chine hull design. The Cosma is a stable, quick and responsive kayak which is tailor-made for long expeditions where rough water conditions are expected. The Cosma’s fine entry, moderate rocker, 23″ beam and shallow “V” multi-chine hull makes this craft stable and seaworthy for any paddler regardless of skill level.
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.
Small to mid sized paddlers
||Recommended weight of paddler
|16’2’’ (4.9 m)
||23’’ (58.4 cm)
||16’’ x 31” (40 x 79 cm)
||56 lbs (25.4 kg)
||90 to 225 lb (41 to 102 kg)
|Recommended load limit
||Type of Chine
||Béluga skirt size
|325 lb (147 kg)
||40 gal us (151 l)