Shown in Carbon Fusion – Firestorm over Clear Carbon with High Back Seat


Kiwassa 12.6

Everything you would expect from Swift lightweight kayaks, the Kiwassa 12.6 is a crossover shape between our Recreational kayaks and our Sport Touring kayaks. The Kiwassa’s boast a mid-sized cockpit, generous rocker and smooth chines. The Kiwassa is a kayak that tracks and cruises, yet maneuvers easily when leaned. Ideal for women or smaller framed paddlers, the Kiwassa 12.6 is forgiving by nature, but nimble and spritely when asked to be.

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

Features: Contour Rubber Handles, Stainless Steel Security Bar, Bow and Stern Bulkheads, Bow and Stern Composite Hatches, High Back Seat with Lumbar Support, Perimeter Deck Lines, Comfort Side Pads, Adjustable Foot Braces

Shown in Carbon Fusion – Firestorm over Clear Carbon with High Back Seat

  • Optimum Load Range: 90 - 220 lbs
  • Industry Capacity: 400 lbs
Specifications Options Reviews


  • Length: 12'6"
  • Maximum Width: 24.5"
  • Waterline Length: 12'
  • Centre Depth: 13.5"
  • Cockpit Size: 33" x 16"
  • Bow Hatch: 9.5" x 12.5"
  • Stern Hatch: 13.5" x 12"

Laminates & Weights

  • Kevlar Fusion34 lbs
  • Carbon Fusion32 lbs
  • Kevlar Fusion36 lbs
  • Carbon Fusion34 lbs
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Great Kayak

September 9, 2022

I’ve had the Kiwassa 12.6 for nearly 10 years now. I have the kevlar fusion. I chose it because it is light and easy to load on my car. It’s easy to carry, making steep shorelines or steps down from a cottage no issue. I use it mainly on lakes with shore launches that the kevlar has withstood. It’s much quicker and easier to maneuver in the water than my previous plastic kayak. At the time this kayak was in investment and I can say it has never been a purchase I have regretted. I use it at least once a week in the summer. I get many compliments on it and people wanting to take it for spin. If you are looking to level up from a entry level plastic kayak or looking for a first kayak to last you some time this may be the boat you are looking for.

Jennifer Telford

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