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Bill Swift explains the features of Swift Canoe and Kayak’s new recreational kayak. Screen Shot: Courtesy traversing.com
Bill Swift explains the features of Swift Canoe and Kayak’s new recreational kayak. traversing.com

Lighter and brighter kayaks come in four new model sizes.

Swift Canoe and Kayak recently unveiled four news kayaks at the 2017 Toronto Boat Show. These are not new additions to the kayak lineup at Swift but are serious upgrades in the color and weight department. Personally I am excited about the new paradigm shift that Swift and others are pushing with design and color schemes.

Swift is moving to become the only composite kayak manufacturer that produces the top deck and cockpit rim as a single-unit, which saves weight and adds strength and rigidity for entry and exit of the cockpit. The traditional process for making composite kayaks uses an internal layering fasten system and an H-Channel finish to join the deck and hull together. Swift has moved to an overlapping seam design that they claim eliminates three- to four-pounds of weight. Their engineers have also been able to infuse the skeg-box directly into the mold of the composite hull to add weight savings and strength to their Kevlar fusion kayaks.

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Adirondack 12 LT

Bill Swift stands in front of the updated Adirondack 12 LT recreational kayak.

Weight: 24 pounds

Material: Kevlar Fusion

Cloth-Pattern Finish Color: Purple Rain, Vine’s Finish, Henna Finish

Updated Features: Integrated Carbon Cockpit Rims, Over-lapping seams to reduce weight and increase structural stability and rigidity

Seating System: Easy-to-use back strap, adjustable lumbar support padding, fold-down storage

Adirondack 12

Bill Swift stands in front of the updated Adirondack 12  recreational kayak.

Weight: Less than 30 pounds

Material: Kevlar Fusion

Color: Mango

Updated Features: Retooled hatches, Integrated Carbon Cockpit Rims, Over-lapping seams to reduce weight and increase structural stability and rigidity

Seating System: Easy-to-use back strap, adjustable lumbar support padding, fold-down storage

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Adirondack 13.6

Bill Swift stands in front of the updated Adirondack 13.6  recreational kayak.

Material: Kevlar Fusion

Color: Boreal Color Fade-To-Champagne

Updated Features: built for larger paddlers, Integrated Carbon Cockpit Rims, Over-lapping seams to reduce weight and increase structural stability and rigidity

Seating System: Easy-to-use back strap, adjustable lumbar support padding, fold-down storage

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LV Kiwassa 12.6

Bill Swift stands in front of the updated LV Kiwassa 12.6  recreational kayak.

Weight 28 pounds

Material: Kevlar Fusion

Color: Henna Design

Updated Features: built for larger paddlers, Integrated Carbon Cockpit Rims, Over-lapping seams to reduce weight and increase structural stability and rigidity

Seating System: Easy-to-use back strap, adjustable lumbar support padding, fold-down storage

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