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Arctic Tern




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The new Arctic Tern is based on the Aleutian kayak, or Baidarka.  It has a multi-chine hull and a low, smoothly cambered deck.  Notable features are the "bi-fid" bow and fin-like stern.  These provide excellent performance in heavy seas.  This kayak tracks well and is very stable.

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Click here for a VRML (virtual reality) look at the Arctic Tern hull shape.   (Note:  The front part of the bi-fid bow and the narrow tail do not show on this hull model)

If you get a text file instead of the VRML image, check here for more information.

Key Features

Hull constructed of 4mm BS 1088 Okoume marine plywood, impregnated with marine grade epoxy and sheathed with 6 oz. fiberglass cloth on the exterior.  The interior is reinforced with 9 oz. fiberglass tape.
Deck constructed of cambered 3mm BS1088 Okoume marine plywood, impregnated with marine grade epoxy and sheathed with 4 oz. fiberglass cloth on the interior for added strength and stiffness.
Hulls painted with marine grade polyurethane enamel in your choice of color (varnished hull optional at no additional cost).  Decks finished with marine varnish to accent the warm glow of the natural wood.
Fully rigged deck including shock-cord, full deck perimeter line, and custom carrying toggles.
All deck hardware is recessed to minimize spray from waves.
Fore and aft structural bulkheads.  Front and rear  flush hatches give water-tight access to roomy cargo space.
Yakima adjustable footbraces, standard.
Length is 17' 1" with a maximum beam of 22".  At 250# displacement, the waterline length is 16' 5" and the waterline beam 19".


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Description Price
Arctic Tern 17 $2,800


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Last modified: December 31, 1999