A work of art, made for life.
We think kayaks are a work of art – that’s why we often have one up on our wall. Whether you are an art collector, serious sea kayaker, or someone interested in getting into the sport, Current Designs will have a boat that fits your needs. Offering over 30 models and just about every method of construction out there, Current Designs is known for their superior craftsmanship. You can tell they are designed by kayakers – from the small details such as paddle holders and recessed deck fittings, to features such as hard hatch covers on the bow for extra water protection. Each kayak that leaves the factory has been put through strict quality control and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty, so whether it’s on your wall or under your derriere, you know you’ve made a good investment.
Current Designs Vision 150 (Poly, Rudder)
The Vision 150 roto is a great option for those looking for a bigger transitional kayak, with the advantages of rotomolded construction. Heavy duty and able to take a beating, this boat will hold its own in high winds or waves.
The Vision 150 roto is sized large enough to fit any of your family and friends comfortably when they come over to play in your new kayak. All members of the Vision family have a generously sized keyhole cockpit that allows for easy entry and exit, as well as ample foot room and large storage capacity. They also feature lower faceted decks that have minimal wind exposure making for an enjoyable in-control paddling experience. These features coupled with the confidence inspiring 24” beam allow the Vision 150 paddler to experience a true kayak fit and feel while developing a myriad of skills at their own pace.
This kayak features the Revolution Seating System (rotating axis controlled by a lever-lock system to adjust the angle of seat bottom) and the Dimension Adjustable Seat Back (a fully articulating and height/angle adjustable back rest). The Vision 150 is designed with thigh braces, a bow hatch/bulkhead, a stern hatch/bulkhead and a rudder to increase directional control.
15' / 4.57 m
24" / 61 cm
12" / 30.5 cm
17.2" x 35.2" / 43.7 x 89.4 cm
10" / 25.4 cm
14 Gal / 52.9 L
11" x 16.5" / 27.9 x 41.9 cm
24 Gal / 90.7 L
60 lbs / 27.3 kg
375 lbs / 170.5 kg
The Vision 150 is a transitional kayak, meaning it is stable enough for beginners and encourages development. These kayaks bridge the gap between recreational and touring kayaks -- the perfect step for paddlers looking to transition from a recreational kayak or seasoned paddlers looking for a day tripping kayak.
Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter lengths these kayaks are very responsive. Longer kayaks with this feature have amazing acceleration and track well. Because of the narrow bow they may punch through a steep wave, rather than ride over it.
Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.
Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.
Keyhole Cockpit: A keyhole cockpit blends the openness of a recreational cockpit and the integrated thigh braces of a touring cockpit. The result is an easy to enter and exit cockpit that offers performance, fit, and solid connectivity to the kayak.
Current Designs Solara
Need one boat for the whole family? Kids and full sized adults can paddle this kayak - it's stable, easy to get into, and small enough that a child can paddle it. It's great for having at the lake or taking out on the pond for a little paddle, and it's so durable you can drag it over the rocks without hurting it. It's widest behind the cockpit (Swede form) which means it has a narrow bow to punch through waves and the boat handles very responsively.
The seat is adjustable and the cockpit very large and easy to get into. There are bungees on either side of the cockpit to stow your paddle so your hands are free (to take photos, fish, have some snacks...).
Length: 12' (365.8 cm)
Width: 28.00" (71.12cm)
Depth: 13" (33 cm)
Weight: 59lbs (26.8 kg)
Construction: rotomolded polyethylene
Cockpit size: 45.50" (115.57cm) x 20.00" (50.8cm)
Bow hatch: 10.00" (25.4cm) x 10.00" (25.4cm), volume: 13.00Gal. (49.14L)
Stern hatch: 16.5" (41.9 cm) x 11" (27.9 cm), volume 18gal. (68 L)
Current Designs Squamish (Poly, Skeg)
The Squamish is a smaller touring kayak that fits small to medium sized paddlers. Great for day paddling and short trips, it is a user friendly, forgiving kayak that performs well. A British style boat, it is widest ahead of the cockpit (fish form) making the bow very buoyant, so it performs really well in surf and waves.
The skeg helps with tracking and the shallow V hull with soft chines allows for a responsive feel and smooth edging without sacrificing stability. With a touring sized cockpit - smaller to reduce imploding of the skirt from waves and with integrated thigh braces for control - and adjustable seat, the Squamish is a comfortable, fun kayak for all water conditions.
Length: 15' 8" (477.5cm)
Width: 23" (58.4cm)
Depth: 12.5" (31.8cm)
Weight: 54lbs (24.5kg)
Construction: rotomolded polyethylene
Cockpit size: 29" (73.7cm) x 16" (40.6cm)
Bow hatch: 16.5" (41.9cm) x 11" (27.9cm), volume: 12 Gal. (45.4L)
Stern hatch: 16.5" (41.9 cm) x 11" (27.9 cm), volume 18 Gal. (68L)
Current Designs Squall GT (Poly, Rudder)
A North American design touring kayak that fits small to moderate sized paddlers and is suitable for most water conditions. The cockpit has built in thigh braces for control and is sized a bit smaller to resist imploding of the sprayskirt in rough water. The design is symmetrical with a stable, shallow arch hull and soft chines for smooth edging. Two good sized hatches, lots of deck rigging and a rudder make this kayak a great choice for overnight tours.
Length: 16' (4.9 m)
Width: 24" (61 cm)
Depth: 13.5" (34.3 cm)
Weight: 63 lbs (28.6 kg)
Construction: rotomolded polyethylene
Cockpit size: 30" (76 cm) x 16.5" (41.9 cm)
Bow hatch: 9.5" (24 cm) x 9.5" (24 cm), volume: 14 gal (53 L)
Stern hatch: 18" (46 cm) x 12.5" (32 cm), volume 29 gal (110 L)
Current Designs Vision 130 (Aramid)
Bridging the gap between recreational and touring kayaks, this thirteen foot Vision is the perfect boat for small to medium sized paddlers who want a craft that is forgiving but will not limit their skill development. You will not grow out of it. Made of a hybrid fibreglass and aramid (generic Kevlar fabric) laminate, this Vision is very light (who doesn't love that?) and stiff. The stiffer the boat the more responsive it is, and you can really feel the difference.
With two bulkheads for safety, two hatches, an adjustable seat and generously sized cockpit with integrated thigh braces, this kayak has the features you need for satisfying day paddles and short trips. The decks have a lower profile so you don't catch the wind as much, and the shallow V hull and soft chines allow for good tracking and smooth edging without sacrificing stability. You will have the comfort and easy handling of a recreational boat with the tracking, responsiveness and edging capabilities of a touring boat all in one.
Length: 13' 0" (396.2cm)
Width: 24.00" (61cm)
Depth: 12.00" (30.5cm)
Weight: 40lbs (18.1 kg)
Construction: fibreglass and polyaramid laminate
Cockpit size: 35.30" (89.7cm) x 17.20" (43.7cm)
Bow hatch: 10.00" (25.4cm) x 10.00" (25.4cm), volume: 12.50Gal. (47.3L)
Stern hatch: 16.5" (41.9 cm) x 11" (27.9 cm), volume: 23.00Gal. (86.9L)