Designer: Ingvar Ankervik/VKV
Product developer: Len Ystmark
Material: Three layer polyethylene
Expedition HV is roomy, comfortable and elegant sea kayak. With its length of 518 cm it is the second longest kayak from its family and is most suitable for paddlers from 80 kg to 105 kg.
This kayak is manufactured in a hightech material of three layer HDPE polyethylene. This type of plastic provides an unique combination of rigidity, weight and durability.
This kayak is made of high-tech three layer HDPE polyethylene. This type of plastic combines stiffness, weight and durability in the unique way.
SeaBird Designs Expedition combines speed, stability, volume, weight and design very well! Few kayaks can match its all-around capabilities. One of the first things you will notice on this kayak is its elegant lines. Expedition´s designs are made from modern Swedish form – the widest point of the kayak is in the back of the cockpit. This design makes paddling forward more comfortable and efficient because you can put the paddle more close to your body.
Expedition kayak has a long waterline therefore it is fast and stable. If you are paddling with wind and waves you feel surprised how easily you can handle the conditions with this kayak. Expedition has four dry hatches, two bigger and two smaller. In big dry compartments you can fit in gear for a daily picnic or even for a week´s expedition. Smaller day hatches are used for storing more necessary gear on water (for example: food, drinks, extra jacket, gloves, etc.).
Smallest day hatch is made from soft and durable neoprene and it is meant for storing your mobile phone, GPS, sunglasses, etc.
In the back and front of the kayak deck there are rubber lines, which are meant for holding gear: drinking water, spare paddle, sleeping mat, etc.
Expedition has ergonomic handles in the bow and stern to transport the kayak on land.
Sitting in the kayak is very comfortable, wide cockpit for easy access, padded seat and adjustable thigh braces. The kayak also includes a new backrest regulation system which allows you to adjust positioning while sitting securely
in the vessel. Thigh braces can also be regulated by ten centimeters both ways.
Expedition family kayaks are among the best sea kayaks on the market, providing a unique feeling of stability and safety.
SeaBird Designs Expedition models are designed by Ingvar Ankervik. He is the fourth generation boat builder and designer in his family, and they are one of the oldest kayak builders in the world. As early as the 19th century the family had already reached the absolute elite in Swedish shipbuilding, and Ingvar Ankervik is one of the best kayak designers in the world.
|518 cm (17´)
|59 cm (32.2´´)
|38 cm (15´´)
|85×41 cm (33.7´´x16.1´´)
|345 L (91.1 US gal)
|27 kg (60 lbs)
|Stability in Waves
|80 – 105 kg (176 – 231 lbs)
|.150 kg (331 lbs)
|Round hatch 25 cm (10´´); Screw day hatch 15 cm (6´´)
|Oval hatch 32.5 cm (13´´); Round hatch 15 cm (6´´)
|Adjustable thigh braces | Power Pedals PRO XI9 | Ergonomic seat | Rudder
|Yellow, red, lime green