This is the ultimate expedition platform for those who want increased durability over that of a composite sea kayak, making a P&H Scorpio MKII the ideal choice whether you’re an individual with a penchant for rocky launches and carefree beach landings, a professional user who’s out in demanding conditions day in and day out, or a center whose boats are used and abused by hundreds of clients every year.
A sandwich layer polyethylene construction gives the Scorpio MKII’s hull a supreme stiffness-to-weight ratio beyond anything offered by a single-layer polyethylene sea kayak, allowing it to efficiently cut through the waves, whilst also featuring inherent buoyancy and a weight that is easily manageable both on and off the water.
The Scorpio shares the same progressive hull profile as its composite counterpart, the Cetus, transitioning seamlessly from a slender bow to a highly stable, slight ‘V’ body with rounded chines, giving a smooth ride and effortless control in all conditions; generous bow rocker means that the Scorpio MKII also runs with the waves like no other polyethylene sea kayak out there.
Building on the legacy of the original Scorpio, the Scorpio MKII has retained the same essence that makes it the sea kayak trusted most by paddlers across the globe, with just minor tweaks to the hull profile for improved stability in waves and when kayak sailing, and a deck redesigned around the requirements of modern sea kayaking.
The back deck volume has been reduced and the cockpit rim profile lowered to provide easy rolling and smooth re-entry, and the bow deck profile has been tweaked slightly to provide more comfortable connectivity around the knees and allow a sail to lay flat against the boat when not in use. Drainage has also been improved around the hatch covers, and the hatch rims themselves angled slightly to improve access, particularly when loading longer items such as tents.
With a whole plethora of other additions such as recesses for secure split paddle storage, the revolutionary Skudder system as standard and molded-in inserts to take a kayak sail mast foot, no other polyethylene sea kayak on the market is as fully featured and ready for adventure as this.