Cruiser 14.8 Solo
Our hugely popular Cruiser 14.8 Pack Boat just found the perfect partner in this performance solo canoe! From the moment you settle into the thoughtfully designed adjustable carbon seat you will feel immediately at home. Whether you choose a bent shaft canoe paddle or a kayak paddle you can expect the speed and glide often reserved for longer boats, in this efficient smaller package. For those that like to travel light and fast the 14.8 offers plenty of room for gear opening up new options for spirited backcountry adventures. If you are a small to average sized paddler who enjoys paddling for fitness, or are simply looking for enhanced performance and speed, the Cruiser 14.8 Solo is just as fast as it is fun.
Ideal For; Smaller Paddlers, Overnight Tripping, Day Paddling, Casual Racing, Fitness Paddling
Standard Options: Carbon Kevlar Trim, Carbon Tech Package, Carbon Sliding Seat with Carbon Footbar
- Optimum Load Range: 140 - 280 lbs
- Industry Capacity: 400
- Hull Shape: Asymetrical
- Length: 14'8"
- Gunwale Width: 23.5"
- Maximum Width: 27.5"
- Waterline Width: 25"
- Centre Depth: 11"
- Bow Rocker: 2"
- Stern Rocker: 1"
Fast and furious
I went from a kayak to this boat and it has been amazing. So light weight but definitely stable in the water. Easy to paddle solo and lots of space for gear. Seat is comfortable and foot braces adjust quickly which is nice on longer paddles. I can carry it over one shoulder making portaging so easy.
Same great performance in a smaller package
My partner Veronica is petite. She hasn’t liked solo canoeing because she’s been blown around by even a light wind in every canoe I’ve put her in. She tried the 14.8 and suddenly, she had complete control. We were in open water with waves and wind, neither of which bothered her in the least. She was new to canoeing, but was easily able to steer the 14.8 and balance it. I weigh 220 lbs, yet the 14.8 will easily handle me without complaint, meaning it has lots of volume for your gear, too. I am always amazed at David Yost’s ability to make a shorter, more stable, seaworthy boat perform so well.