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P&H Sea Kayaks

Cetus MV

Cetus MV
Cetus MV
Superb stability in all conditions.
P&H Sea Kayaks-Cetus MV
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Fast paced and responsive and really easy to carve and turn, the P&H Cetus 178 is the middle ground for those who want a bit of extra volume but are too light for the original P&H Cetus. Perfect for new comers and experts to launch their adventures, the Cetus 178 MV has superb stability in all conditions and the ability to inspire confidence is remarkable and truly unrivaled by any other sea kayak out there.

P&H's handcrafted quality is on show here in its finest form. The Cetus MV has all the load carrying capabilities of the original Cetus with its two main hatches plus spacious day hatch and deck pod there is plenty of room for all your kit for an overnight stay or longer.

Glass fibre - Diolen
Our most widely requested option balances weight, stiffness and durability. It offers superb impact resistance and can be easily repaired if damaged. The deck is also glass fibre with added reinforcement around the cockpit (for deep water rescues) and footrest mountings. It offers superb resistance to impact, abrasion, puncture and tearing. Our toughest, stiffest and most durable construction suitable for the most challenging expeditions or hardest working coaches.


  • Length and 'shallow V-hull'
    A fast and efficient kayak that will get you where you want to go in no time at all.
  • The Swede form design
    Widest section is behind the seat creating a very stable and confidence inspiring platform.

More Info

  • Length: 17 ft 9 in
  • Weight: 61.2 lbs
  • Width: 21.5 in
  • Internal Cockpit Dimensions: 31.5" x 16.25"
  • Front Hatch: 16.2 gal
  • Day Hatch: 7.9 gal
  • Rear Hatch: 18.8 gal
  • Mini Hatch: 1.3 gal
  • Weight Range: 120-254 lbs
  • Material: Fiberglass


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Great multi purpose Sea Kayak rating
The P&H Cetus is a great touring (distance) boat and with three sizes (LV-low volume(small size), MV-medium volume and HV-High volume(larger size))there is a size to fit most folks. Great for doing longer trips in with its 17ft length and with rocker at both ends to the kayak it allows it to glide over 2-3ft waves with ease. Great for all those Wisconsin locations that require water access to view cliffs and other beautiful sites from the water, like Door County, Apostle Island N.P., Wisconsin Dells and Bayfield. A strong fiberglass layup in the hull allows you to enjoy this boat for a long time. The hip pads and thigh braces are an important part of fitting yourself to the boat and it comes with both. Some people who are doing longer trips and need more capacity for gear, they go up one size in volume, but then the downside is it floats higher in the water and handles differently when not laden with gear.

Reviewed by:Tadhg Barrettfrom Madison, Wisconsin. on 10/20/2018