The Rapid-S is born from the desire to go fast down class 1 and 2 rapids in the Mountains of New Zealand. The hull shape is derived from the popular SES with the flexible, yet stiff multi-sport construction to bounce off the river bottom. The bow deck has a streamlined high volume shape to shed water when punching through rapids to keep you moving on the backside. Over stern rudders kick-up out of the way when they run aground, a must for shallow waters! The Rapid-S is a beast on the flat water too, moving very fast on the slack water or lakes.
Materials The difference is in the details. At Stellar, we realize that all materials are not made the same and premium materials help make a superior boat. From Dupont Kevlar, Toray Carbon, Lantor Core and 3M finishing materials, we realize that these materials may cost more, but provide you with a superior boat in mechanical strength, aesthetic finish, optimal weight and consistent performance. We process those superior materials, by using epoxy resin, heat curing, vacuum and infusion to create the some of the best boats on the market.
Being an ISO 9001 Certified Company, Stellar Kayaks has the quality assurance in place in every step of the process, from material purchasing through the final stages of production. This level of scrutiny keeps the production quality and consistency at a high level that you demand and expect.
Weight: 34.5 lbs / 15.6kg
Description: Single skin laminate hull made of Carbon & Kevlar® fabric, with clear gelcoat finish, and the deck is the Single a skin laminate hull made of Carbon & Kevlar® fabric. The hull is designed to be flexible and durable, but creates a stiff boat that can take some abuse in the class I and II rapids and shallows, but is also at home in the ocean or the flats. The Rapid-S comes standard with an over-stern rudder.