Boréal Design is the leader in inland waterways and ocean travel when itcomes to kayaks. Our kayaks are seen worldwide with a broad spectrumof distributors listing usamongst their key retail brands. We produce a widevariety of designs with skeg and rudder and we are the only ocean kayakbrand that manufactures all three constructions:

Rotomolded HDPE, Thermoformed ABS, and Composite FG Hybrid.


Our Rotomolded construction is the heaviest and toughest for when there’s apossibilityof hitting a rock or solid surface and you want maximum durability.The ThermoformedABS looks like fiberglass and glides like glass in the water,but is plastic and only costs abit more than our Rotomolded units. And yes, itis quite a bit lighter. Our FiberglassHybrids are a mix of fiberglass and anothercomponent to ensure our composites are stiff, light, and durable.

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Benefits and Features

All Boréal Design Kayaks are built to withstand the rigors of the ocean, lakesand smallrivers, and most models come standard with either a rudder orskeg. Each model is also manufactured with a wide variety of other featureswhich may include:

  • Self Rescue straps
  • High V is Deck safety line
  • Bungee
  • Locking bar
  • Bulkheads
  • Paddle park
  • Handles
  • Drains
  • Flex 4 fully adjustable seat system

Our 5-year Limited warranty on every kayak ensure s you have peaceof mind with a purchase of a kayak made by BoréalDesign


For more than 25 years, Boréal Design has been pushing the limits of modern sea kayak design. It is their signature bow, long keel line, amazing speed and surprising stability that makes every Boréal Design boat a cut above the rest. If you are new to sea kayaking or a veteran guide, BD’s line-up has the perfect kayak for your next adventure.


When choosing the right kayak for you, always remember to think of your needs before “the cool looking one”. What’s your skill level? What type of body of water do you plan to paddle on? Do you like an extended touring expedition or are you a weekend warrior? All of these questions are important to answer when you are narrowing down your next kayak.


High Density Polythene

Commonly referred to as rotomolded or poly boats, kayaks made out of HDPE are tough as nails. They can take abuse for years and are affordable. Perfect for beginners, rental fleets and paddlers that are attracted to rocks!

Thermoformed ABS

Thermoformed ABS is a new construction method that is rapidly growing in popularity. As strong as a HDPE boat, it has the same weight as a composite and a great glide on the water. No wonder we refer to it as the best of both worlds.

Infused Composite Construction

An infusion composite layup is the pinnacle of kayak construction methods. This process regulates how resin flows in the material to achieve a better strength-to-weight ratio than vacuum bagging. Available in fiberglass, Kevlar or carbon.