Shown in Carbon Fusion – Granite over Mango with Carbon Kevlar Trim and High Back Seat


Cruiser 12.8

The Cruiser 12’8” brings Swift further into the new era of lightweight Pack Boat design. This David Yost masterwork combines classic recreational kayak features with racing inspired sleekness, culminating in a sleek addition to our Pack boat lineup that is specifically designed for modern high efficiency paddlers. With gunnel curvature around the cockpit allowing unrestricted paddling motion for optimized efficiency, and substantial interior volume for and aft to facilitate gear for trips, the Cruiser 12’8” is a unique blend of high efficiency, performance paddling and recreational tripping capability. Remarkably quick for its size the Cruiser 12’8” will pack your wilderness adventures full of efficiency and fun.

Ideal For; Smaller Paddlers, Day Tripping, Overnight Trips, Easy Portaging, Effortless Car Topping

Standard Options: Carbon Kevlar Trim, Carbon Seat Base, Cherry Handles & Thwarts and Carbon Decks, High Back Seat with Lumbar Support, Adjustable Kayak Foot Braces


Shown in Carbon Fusion – Granite over Mango with Carbon Kevlar Trim and High Back Seat

  • Optimum Load Range: 100 - 220 lbs
  • Industry Capacity: 350lbs
Specifications Options Reviews


  • Length: 12'8"
  • Gunwale Width: 23.5"
  • Maximum Width: 27.5"
  • Waterline Width: 25"
  • Centre Depth: 11"
  • Bow Rocker: 2"
  • Stern Rocker: 1"

Laminates & Weights

Carbon Kevlar Trim
  • Kevlar Fusion24 lbs
  • Expedition Kevlar28 lbs
  • Carbon Fusion22 lbs
  • Expedition Carbon26 lbs.
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