As the mid-sized pack boat in the Cruiser series, the 15.8 prioritizes speed and efficiency for unparalleled performance. The Cruiser 15.8 offers enough interior volume for longer trips with plenty of gear, but handles exceptionally well when unloaded as well. Interweaving the series signature C1 racing features like tucked-in gunwales at the paddling station and the sharp entry and exit lines of a K1 kayak, the Cruiser 15.8 is a true hybrid. Even with its desire for speed, the medium width offers excellent stability and provides comfort in larger water. Whether you’re an expedition tripper or a recreational enthusiast looking to maximize your potential, the lightweight performance of the Cruiser 15.8 begs for adventure.
Ideal For; Multi Day Tripping, Day Tripping, Fitness Paddling, 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
- Optimum Load Range: 150 - 320 lbs
- Industry Capacity: 450 lbs
- Length: 15'8"
- Gunwale Width: 24.5"
- Maximum Width: 28.5"
- Waterline Width: 26"
- Centre Depth: 11.5"
- Bow Rocker: 2"
- Stern Rocker: 1"
I have always wanted a good canoe and it was important for me to encourage a Canadian canoe maker. So when I discovered Swift Canoe via their YouTube channel, I had a hard time deciding which boat would be the best fit for me. So I decided to pay them a visit in June 2023 at their Algonquin store, where I got to meet David and was taken care of by Carmen who was so patient and helpful throughout the whole process. She made me try different boats and after a couple of hours, I decided to go for the Cruiser 15.8 that I came back to pick up at the end of July.
I’ve had this boat for almost a month now and I have been paddling it practically everyday (I live in an area surrounded by lakes). All I can say is wow! What a great boat to paddle! It’s fun, it’s fast and it tracks beautifully. On top of that, the fact that it’s so light and easy to carry makes all the difference in the world for me. It might not be the easiest boat to turn around but what it lacks in agility, it makes it up in speed and stability. The seat is so comfortable that you just forget about it. And the adjustable kayak foot braces are really helpful in windy conditions. So a big thank you to Swift Canoe for this beautiful pack boat and to Carmen for making this whole experience so enjoyable.