LABRADOR

The Labrador is a family member of the reverse hard chine, a line of performance-oriented kayaks for which Boréal Design is known for. It’s designed for paddlers looking to combine speed and exceptional tracking ability, with sufficient storage for excursions lasting several days. The Labrador’s long waterline and hull shape are optimized to reduce the impact from waves and water friction. The Labrador comes standard with our rudder or skeg system, compass provision and day hatch.

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Primary Stability

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.

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Secondary Stability

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.

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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.

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Speed

This is the general speed of the kayak, combining acceleration, cruising speed, top speed and how easy it is to keep.

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Storage

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.

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Flat water

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Rough Water

expeditions

Day touring

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Multi-day touring

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Advanced sea expedition

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Mid to large sized paddlers

Length Width Cockpit Weight (Skeg) FG / KV / CA * Weight (Rudder) FG / KV / CA * Min/max weight of paddler
18’4” (5.59 m) 21” (53.3 cm) 16 x 30” (41 x 76 cm) 54 / 49 / 45 lb (24.5/22.3/20.5 kg) 56 / 50 / 46 lb (25.5/22.7/20.9kg) 120 to 225 lb (54 to 102 kg)
Recommended load limit Total Volume Type of Chine Steering System Béluga skirt size
300 lb (136 kg) 109 gal us (450 l) Reverse hard chine Rudder / Skeg Large

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