I was wondering if the presence of the following boats indicate a new trend; 18 ft, plumb bow, rudder, relatively stable, and designed for efficient travel in open water::
Epic 18 & 18Sport
Tiderace Pace 18
KayakPro Marlin & Nemo
Point 65N XP18 & Freya
I am quite happy with my Q700 but am also interested in the others on the list. Am I missing any?
I am a big fan of rudders for open water, but the Pace and Zegul appear to have both rudder and skeg, which seems a bit wacky to me. Also, the plumb bow on my Q700 appears to provide a very nice ride through chop and moderate waves, and I have begun to question the utility of an extended bow.