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At Piragis Northwoods Company, home of the Boundary Waters Catalog, we believe that personal service is the best service when it comes to buying kayaks. We've been selling, renting, and paddling our kayaks for well over a decade and have the most knowledgeable, friendly staff you'll find anywhere! Please feel free to call or e-mail us with questions, and ask for our kayak specialist, Steve Schon.

 

Kestrel 120, Compsite Hybrid: 38 lbs, $1999

 


The composite hybrid Kestrel 120 is the epitome of recreatational kayak designs. The best paddling rec boat ever made, it's incredibly maneuverable and rock solid stable. And at a jaw dropping weight of only 32 pounds, anybody can throw it around with ease.

Comfortable enough to use for exercise while providing a reliable platform from which to fish, take photos, observe wildlife or simply enjoy a relaxing jaunt. Short trips are enhanced by its generous cockpit for ease of entry and exit. Gear has a place in the Kestrel's surprisingly large rear hatch.

Our Kestrels come fully outfitted with reflective perimeter lines, restrained toggles, recessed paddle parks, rear hatch and bulkhead, and complete fore and aft deck rigging with paddle float rescue capability.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Kestrel 120 Roto, Rotomolded Polyethylene: 49 lbs, $799
 

 
Like its namesake, a small falcon who flies with uncanny efficiency, this attractive addition to the Current Designs product line has purpose. The Kestrel is comfortable enough to use for exercise while providing a reliable platform from which to fish, take photos, observe wildlife or simply enjoy a relaxing jaunt.

Short trips are enhanced by its generous cockpit for ease of entry and exit. The paddler is provided with ultimate comfort and stability, while the wide cushioned seat and adjustable back rest offer hours of relaxing kayaking. Gear has a place in the Kestrel's surprisingly large rear hatch.

This is a straight-tracking, easy to turn kayak that elevates the term "recreational" to a new level. In cabin country or urban centers the Kestrel has a distinct place.

Our Kestrels come fully outfitted with reflective perimeter lines, restrained toggles, left and right fishing rod holder platforms and recessed paddle parks, rear hatch and bulkhead, and complete fore and aft deck rigging with paddle float rescue capability.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


 

Kestrel 140 Compsite Hybrid: 43 lbs, $2099.00
Optional Current Designs rudder $ 200.00 +3 lb.

 

 
A longer version of the Kestrel 120, this model has all the outstanding attributes of its shorter cousin with minor variations.

The Kestrel 140 trades a little bit of maneuvering for even more efficiency, better tracking, more stability and increased gear storage capacity.

The Kestrel 140 is outfitted with the same generous cockpit, comfortable thigh braces and a padded high-back seat as the 120 model. An added feature is the Kestrel's bow hatch and bulkhead. The recessed round hatch has a rigid cover for a smooth deckline to reduce spray. Rudder is optional.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


 

Kestrel 140 Roto Rotomolded Polyethylene: 55 lbs, $999.00
Optional Current Designs rudder $ 200.00 +3 lb.

 

 
Our ultra tough rotomolded modle of the Kestrel 140 is a solid boat at a budget conscious price. Great to keep at the cabin for the family, the Kestrel 140 is perfect for the all around outdoorsmen as well.

Compared to the Kestrel 120, the Kestrel 140 trades a little bit of maneuvering for even more efficiency, better tracking, and more stability. It also has enough storage to hold all the gear and tackle a float fisherman may need. Flattened side decks allow for easy rod holder mounting and because it's made of polyethylene, it'll stand up to the shallow rocky river strectches without worry. Rudder is optional.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Kestrel 140 OC Rotomolded Polyethylene: 55 lbs, $999.00
Optional Current Designs rudder $ 200.00 +3 lb.

 

 
New for 2010, the Kestrel 140 OC is an open cockpit kayak for paddlers looking for more room then our Kestrel 120 OC.

The open cockpit design is more secure than any sit-on-top and more roomy than standard sit in kayaks. This kayak is large enough to fit almost anybody, is super stable, and features our standard dimension adjustable seat back seating. No doubt the Kestrel 140 OC can be shared with all of you family and friends for hours of paddling fun for everyone.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Vision 120 Compsite Hybrid: 38 lbs, $1999.00

 

 
The Vision 120 is the smallest member of our Vision family.

It's a great learning boat for women, teens, or other smaller paddlers. Its short 12' length allows for superior handling while still displaying surprisingly good tracking for a boat of its short stature.

Lower decks and the confidence inspiring 24" width allows the paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace. And at only 28 lbs the Vision 120 is truly the best combination of light weight, toughness, and value you'll find.

All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room. Two fiberglass bulkheads create plenty of storage and add floatation, an important safety feature you don't find in many 12' kayaks.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Vision 130 Compsite Hybrid: 40 lbs, $2099.00

 

 
If you're looking for a small-medium sized transitional kayak, the composite Vision 130 is the kayak for you.

A bit more nimble than the 14' and 15' models, it has a unique handling and confindence inspiring feel.

All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room. They also feature lower faceted decks that have minimal wind exposure making for an enjoyable in-control paddling experience. These features coupled with the confidence inspiring 24” beam and two composite bulkheads allow the Vision 130 paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Vision 135 Roto Rotomolded Polyethylene: 50 lbs, $1199.00
Optional Current Designs rudder $ 200.00 +4 lb

 

 
The Vision 135 offers the same great qualities, details, and outfitting of all our Vision models, in a short and manageable rotomolded kayak. The keyhole cockpit is generously sized for easy entry, while still delivering a true kayaking experience.

Featuring beginner friendly stability, the Vision 135 weighs less and cruises along nicely compared to many rotomolded recreational kayaks. A great little boat with a reasonable price tag. A Current Designs foiled blade rudder is optional.
Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.




Vision 140 Compsite Hybrid: 43 lbs, $2199.00
Optional Current Designs rudder $ 200.00 +4 lb

 

 
A similar design as our 130, the Vision 140 offers the same great performance with more room to spare. This 14’ boat is perfect for everyday use. Add on the optional rudder for even better tracking and steering capabilities.

All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room and large storage capacity. They also feature lower faceted decks that have minimal wind exposure making for an enjoyable in-control paddling experience. These features coupled with the confidence inspiring 24” beam allow the Vision 140 paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace.

The Vision 140 is constructed from a vacuum bagged composite of aramid and fiberglass, which allows for an unsurpassed combination of light weight, stiffness, toughness and value.
Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.




Vision 150 Compsite Hybrid: 48 lbs, $2599.00

 

 
Full sized and fully functional as a recreational touring kayak, the Vision 150 delivers an excellent mix of efficiency and maneuverability. With a standard rudder and longer 15’ length, the Vision 150 displays the highest level of tracking amongst the solo Vision line. The Vision 150 is a perfect step up boat for beginners allowing for further technique and skill development.

All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room and large storage capacity. They also feature lower faceted decks that have minimal wind exposure making for an enjoyable in-control paddling experience. These features coupled with the confidence inspiring 24” beam allow the Vision 150 paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace.

The Vision 150 is constructed from a vacuum bagged composite of aramid and fiberglass, which allows for an unsurpassed combination of light weight, stiffness, toughness and value.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Vision 150 Roto Rotomolded Polyethylene: 60 lbs, $1499.00

 

 
Full sized and fully functional as a recreational touring kayak, the Vision 150 delivers an excellent mix of efficiency and maneuverability. With a standard rudder and longer 15’ length, the Vision 150 displays the highest level of tracking amongst the solo Vision line. The Vision 150 is a perfect step up boat for beginners allowing for further technique and skill development.

All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room and large storage capacity. They also feature lower faceted decks that have minimal wind exposure making for an enjoyable in-control paddling experience. These features coupled with the confidence inspiring 24” beam allow the Vision 150 paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace.

The Vision 150 Roto is a nice option for those looking for a bigger transitional kayak, with the advantages of rotomolded construction.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.




Double Vision Compsite Hybrid: 69 lbs, $2999.00

 

 
The Double Vision shares all the design, function and performance of the solo Visions in a kayak for two. Offering high levels of stability and tracking, this 16’ 8” boat will provide hours of paddling enjoyment for the whole family.

The Double Vision offers two generously sized keyhole cockpits that allow for easy and stable entry and exit, as well as extended foot room and increased storage capacity. As with the solo models, the Double Vision is constructed from a vacuum bagged composite of aramid and fiberglass, which allows for an unsurpassed combination of light weight, stiffness, toughness and value.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.





Crosswind Rotomolded Polyethylene: 96 lbs, $2099.00
Width: 30", Cockpit: 34" x 18 1/2"

 

A versatile, stable tandem plastic kayak that is comfortable to use for both large and small paddlers. Specially designed seats and built in thigh braces help you feel connected to this affordable touring boat for two.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Gulfstream Fiberglass: 51 lbs, $3199.00, Kevlar: 47 lbs, $3399.00

 

 

An iconic design in the world of sea kayaking, the Gulfstream was created by world famous designer Derek Hutchinson. It's highly maneuverable and appeals to those who want to make their kayak dance with a tilt of the boat and a stroke of the paddle. A retractable skeg enhances tracking on longer trips and in adverse conditions.

The Gulfstream's forward and stern hatches give ample storage space and a watertight seal. The forward hatch is 9 1/2" diameter, and the oval stern hatch is 11" x 16 1/2". The day hatch is 8" diameter and is within arm's reach of the paddler. A third bulkhead behind the day hatch makes this compartment self contained.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.




Storm GT Rotomolded Polyethylene: 63 lbs, $1549.00

 

 
Designed and built to handle tremendous abuse, the Storm will offer years of maintenance free paddling at an affordable price. The Storm is beautifully appointed with features far superior to other rotomolded kayaks on the market. Redesigned in 2004, the Storm has been fine tuned from stem to stern, including features such as new hatch systems and rudder controls.

When paddling the Storm you will immediately feel comfortable with its stability. The Storm has been used on many extensive trips with great success.

The rugged polyethylene construction gives it a unique combination of strength, stiffness, and impact resistance. The Storm's recessed deck fittings accommodate a very clean deck rigging system with full perimeter deck lines. Rugged, stable and a great performer -- the Storm raises the bar for rotomolded kayaks.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.




Squall GTS Rotomolded Polyethylene: 55 lbs, $1549.00

 

 
The Squall is scaled down for the smaller paddler or for someone wanting a slimmer, tighter fitting craft with all of the features and details of the Storm.

The Squall carries enough gear for long trips and still performs well as a day tripper.

At 22" wide and 16'6" long, this quick little polyethylene kayak is zippy and fun. The Shallow "V" hull gives a lively feel, yet a strong sense of security when leaned over on its side. The 29 1/2" long cockpit allows good contact with the boat and superb control. This fine sistership to the Storm is appropriately named Squall (a small storm). If you want a performance touring kayak with extreme durability the Squall is for you.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.



Acadia Scout 10.0 Rotomolded Polyethylene: 28 lbs, $399

 

 
Childhood memories that last a lifetime don't happen in front of the TV. That's why the Acadia Scout is designed just for kids in every way. The lowered deck is the perfect height for visibility while the hull isn't too wide to paddle easily around lakes and ponds. Add in the speedy design and simple, tough outfitting and this trip's one for the photo album. Soft Touch Handles, Adjustable Back Band, Slidelock Foot Braces.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


Impulse 10.0 Rotomolded Polyethylene: 44 lbs, $399

 

 
Fun is affordable! And so is versatility. Rigged for the sportsman or for a day on the lake, the Impulse makes for a great family-friendly kayak at an amazing value.

Whether fishing, bird-watching, or just plain cruising, you will find this kayak comfortable, light-weight, and stable. Durable molded features including handles, cup holders, storage tray, and bungee attachment points make this one maintenance-free, easy-going kayak.

Email our kayak specialist, Steve Schon with questions or to purchase this kayak. Or call 1-800-223-6565.


PUNGO 140 Rotomolded Polyethylene: 53 lbs, $969

 

 
When the adventure calls for more, this kayak answers. Get the added speed and storage of a touring kayak, but with a spacious cockpit. Ideal for larger paddlers. Features: Stern Bulkhead, Deck Rigging, Stern Hatch, Phase 3 Seating System, Comfort Carry Handles, SlideLock Foot Brace System, 8-inch Orbix Bow Hatch, Kayak Konsole, Thigh and Knee Paddling.

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