Light Wt SOT ?

Looking to upgrade from my 12.5 ft sot yak, to a lighter, stiffer model. The hurricane phoenix 14 is high on my radar at 53 lbs. Anyone with other suggestions? I heard wilderness systems had a newer lighter composite yak coming but haven’t seen it? Paddel and fish salt water backcountry 90% of the time.

Thanks for your imput

light SOT
Recreational or Fishing SOT Does not exist… perhaps there is a new Wilderness comingout but I’ve not seen one and it looks like I need to switch plans to a Canoe as there are lots of light options from 30 pounds and up.

I have an older Ok ScupperPro that weighs 55 pounds and due to recent health issues must go lighter for load/unload & launch issues.

The phoenix is an option I’ve looked at and woudl suffice but saving only a few pounds is not what I’m looking for.

You can find plenty of 14’ SOT’s that weigh from 60 to 100 pounds though.

Light Wt SOT
also anticipating a significant increase in boat speed. Polythelene hulls have a lot of flex resulting in drag = slow overall speed. No canoe for me…

and RTM both offer light weight SOT’s.The RTM dealers can be few and far between depending on your location.A few others like BIC and Perception Triumph 13 are well worth a look to.

Eddyline Caribbean
Rotomold boats are heavy. You might look into something made from either a more modern material like the Eddyline Caribean- 14 ( or a composite. Yes rotomold boats do oil can a bit and as a result some of the speed is lost by hull deformation, but it is not a huge effect. The “short and fat” nature of most SOT boats is a bigger deal. The Eddyline boat (which I have never paddled so I am only going by specs) is 14’ long a still chunky 29" wide and a weight of 50 lbs. Still not great but better than any roto boat I have seen.


Thanks djo
Reading my mind ! Specs and reviews are right on target. local shop is posting available, so on my list to demo. I really appreciate the suggestion. I knew this animal existed.

delta catfish
The Delta Catfish is the fastest kayak I have personaly paddled. Being a catamaran it rests on its two pontoons barely creating any drag. It is ridiculously stable and light as hell as its made from acrylic. I don’t know where you are located but I have a new one Im selling



under 50lbs

coyote 14 14’ x 25" 43lbs

based on ok Scupper classic but lighter.

btw $1600

light sot
current designs

kestral 14

14’ x 26"

39lbs composite

hows this for a fishing yak

kazkazi marlin.

you google it. it’ll be worth the time

Lifetime Products
A company here in Utah makes a huge variety of items from playground sets and folding tables to basketball sets - and kayaks. Here’s one of their fishing models:


Stealth kayaks, good deal
Saw this recently on CL… pretty sure I know the seller, these are new and being sold at cost.

do you know the prices on these and if they ship?

You missed it
I already answered your question but you missed it.

but if I was interested I’d sure give them a call