suggestions for a touring kayak

Hi, I have just sold my Nordkapp RM Enthusiast - too much capacity for the day trips that I tend to do. any suggestions for a touring kayak?

I weigh 150lbs and have intermediate skills and paddle coastal waters.

I was thinking Aquanaut LV, Avocet, Capella 160, P+H scorpio LV, SKUK Romany, but other ideas gratefully received.

Thanks for your time.

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Tempest 165

Zephyr 155



If you liked the feel of your Nordkapp
maybe you should consider a Nordkapp LV? Fun quick capable boat.

RM Necky Chatham 17


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Composite or RM?

The composite version of the Necky Eliza is a nice small person's boat.

The composite Avocet is pretty big in terms of cockpit fit -- the RM Avocet and the composite Aquanaut LV are snugger.

Day Boat
Living in the U.K. I would join a club and paddle kayaks from other members then decide. You have many excellent choices. Valley,NDK etc. A Romany, Avocet, or Anas Acuta would be my first test paddles.


thanks for ideas - appreciated

I’m 150 lbs. and love my Aquanaut LV

I’m 163 lbs and love my Valley Aquanuat LV

The new…
…P&H Scorpio looks like a beauty. It comes in both high and low volume versions. Is 16’ 10" and is basically the poly version of the Cetus. It’s a bit sleeker/faster than the 160.

You mentioned the 160. I have the 160 and like it a lot. If I was buying now I’d check out the Scorpio.

Island Kayaks Qaarsut
if you are lucky - you will be able to find one. Low volume, responsive and great fun.