When designing the Stellar 14' (S14) Touring Kayak, we wanted to have a boat that was efficient through the water, yet stable. Unlike any other boat of this length, the S14 has the speed of a much longer boat, but beginners can feel comfortable paddling it. Two water tight hatches allow for ample storage for day and overnight trips, while the retractable skeg in the stern helps with tracking. The S14 comes standard with fittings to upgrade to a rudder steered boat as well. Its short length and light weight make it ideal for those who want a high performance boat, but are short on storage space or frequently car-top their boat.
Materials The difference is in the details. At Stellar, we realize that all materials are not made the same and premium materials help make a superior boat. From Dupont Kevlar, Toray Carbon, Lantor Core and 3M finishing materials, we realize that these materials may cost more, but provide you with a superior boat in mechanical strength, aesthetic finish, optimal weight and consistent performance. We process those superior materials, by using epoxy resin, heat curing, vacuum and infusion to create the some of the best boats on the market.
Being an ISO 9001 Certified Company, Stellar Kayaks has the quality assurance in place in every step of the process, from material purchasing through the final stages of production. This level of scrutiny keeps the production quality and consistency at a high level that you demand and expect.
Weight: 33.7 lbs / 14.4kg
Description: Extremely stiff and light - The ultimate paddling machine that is also easy to move off of the water. Clear finished, heat cured epoxy woven Toray 3k Carbon Fiber laminate with Nomex® Honeycomb Core.
Weight: 34.2 lbs / 15.5kg
Description: Very stiff and light, yet more affordable than the Ultra. Kevlar® adds impact strength to the laminate - Gelcoat finished heat cured epoxy Kevlar® and Fiberglass laminate with Nomex® Honeycomb Core. Great for racing, or those looking for a light boat, but not ideal for shallow water paddling.
Weight: 36.4 lbs / 16.5kg
Description: Single skin laminate hull made of Carbon & Kevlar® fabric, with clear gelcoat finish, and the deck is the standard Advantage construction. The hull is designed to be flexible and durable, but creates a stiff boat that can take some abuse in the class I and II rapids and shallows, but is also at home in the ocean or the flats. The Surf Ski Multi-Sport construction comes standard with an over-stern rudder and fittings for an under-stern rudder, as well as a flush mounted Andersen mini-bailer.
Weight: 36.4 lbs / 16.5kg
Description: Great combination of weight, stiffness, durability and cost. Gelcoat finished heat cured infused epoxy Fiberglass and Soric® core laminate is very tough and resists against punctures. A great race boat on a tight budget. The Advantage hits the mark for price to weight ratio for most kayak paddlers.
Weight: 41.9 lbs / 19kg
Description: Very affordable and durable. A great entry boat for those new to the sport or for club usage. Gelcoat finished heat cured polyester Fiberglass and core-mat laminate.