Designer: Ingvar Ankervik/VKV
Product developer: Len Ystmark
Expedition XP 480 is the smallest boat in the Expedition series. It is compact, comfortable and elegant sea kayak for smallerand mid-size paddlers from 40 kg to 85 kg.
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.
|Length||480 cm (15´9´´)|
|Width||56 cm (22´´)|
|Depth||LV: 29 cm (11.4´´)
MV: 34 cm (13.4´´)
|Internal Cockpit||76×37 cm (29.9´´x14.6´´)|
|Volume||LV: 270 L (71.3 US gal)
MV: 290 L (76.5 US gal)
|Weight Diolen Fiberglass Core||26 kg (57 lbs)|
|Weight Hybrid Carbon Kevlar||25 kg (55 lbs)|
|Weight Carbon||24 kg (53 lbs)|
|Weight Carbon Kevlar||23 kg (51 lbs)|
|Stability in Waves||9|
|Paddler weight||40 – 85 kg (99 – 165 lbs)|
|Capacity||125 kg (276 lbs)|
|Storage Front||Round hatch 25 cm (10´´); Screw day hatch 15 cm (6´´)|
|Storage Rear||Oval hatch 32.5 cm (13´´); Round hatch 15 cm (6´´)|
|Features||Ergonomic seat | Adjustable thigh braces | Power Pedals PRO XI9 | Rod holder | Paddle holder | Rudder|