Betsie Bay Kayak

Betsie Bay Kayak
P.O. Box 1706
Frankfort, MI  49635
Phone: 231-352-7774
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Kayak

Length

Wdith

Optimim
Paddler

Weight

Comments

Recluse

19
feet

20.5"

Medium to
Heavy
(170
pounds
plus)

30-34
lbs

 

Excellent hull speed
Narrow beam
Low deck profile
Easy to brace and roll
Also good for lighter paddlers when carrying moderate gearloads or paddling in mild conditions

Manitou

18
feet

22.0"

Heavy
(180
pounds
plus)

30-34
lbs

 

Also good for medium paddlers needing extra gearload capacity
Slightly deeper than the other BBK models
Higher volume
Roomier cockpit is a better fit for the larger paddler
Slightly wider beam more initial stability

Aral

18
feet

20.5"

150 to 180
pounds

30-34
lbs

 

Excellent tracking and turning in the most challenging conditions

Valkyrie

17
feet

21.0"

120 to 145
pounds

29-33
lbs

 

Very controllable in challenging conditions
Low deck profile
Easy to brace and roll
Also good for smaller paddlers for touring with moderate gearloads

Idun

16
feet

20.0"

90 to 140
pounds

27-30
lbs

 

Also good for slightly larger paddlers (over 140) as a day boat



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