The new Storm 17 is a kayak that can do many things really well. For those mid-sized to larger paddlers who are looking for a light-weight, durable, and comfortable boat that’s versatile, the Storm 17 ticks all the boxes. Whether you’re heading out on a long trip or a short skip across the bay, this kayak is stable, easily packable and very seaworthy. Built with our Thermocomposite ABS/Acrylic construction, this will be your favourite kayak for many years to come.
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.
Advanced sea expedition
Mid to large sized paddlers
||Kayak Weight FG / KV / CA*
||Recommended weight of paddler
|16′-12″ (518 cm)
||16.7″ x 32.1” (81.5cm x 42.5cm)
||55 lbs. (24.94 kgs.)
||160 to 325 lbs. (72.6 to 146.4 kgs.)
|Recommended load limit
||Type of Chine
||Béluga skirt size
|348 lbs. (158 kgs.)
||112 gal. US (424 l.)
||Rudder or Skeg