Masterfully combining length, volume, and stability, the Cruiser 14.8 is the most versatile Pack boat Swift has ever designed. If you spend your backcountry adventures traveling light and fast the Cruiser 14.8 provides the speed of a touring kayak with the volume of a solo canoe, allowing you to pack without worry and portage with ease. Offering mid-range volume coupled with exceptional speed, the Cruiser 14.8 bears a design signature unlike anything on the market. Tucked-in gunnels at the forefront of the paddling station provide water access like a C1 racing canoe for maximum efficiency, and a rounded hull with a modern raised bow creates stability comparable to a touring or recreational kayak. Snappy on the turn when leaned over in tight quarters, and more than capable if the waves come up, the Cruiser 14.8 is designed to handle whatever your adventures may entail.
Weight: 24 lbs
Gunwale Width: 23.5"
Maximum Width: 27.5"
Waterline Width: 25"
Centre Depth: 11"
Bow Rocker: 2"
Optimum Load Range: 140 - 280 lbs
Industry Capacity: 400 lbs
Black Carbon Kevlar Trim
Carbon Seat Base
Carbon Handles & Thwarts
This boat has a Champagne colored bottom because scratches on your boat always appear white. This keeps your boat looking newer, longer, and offers a little extra protection. A popular option for good reason!
Our most popular canoe laminate with our highest strength to weight ratio.
Swift Kevlar Fusion pack boats are built with urethane acrylate resin that does not incorporate an exterior gel coat. This infusion process produces the highest strength to weight ratio and inter-laminate shear strength of any composite hull in the industry. The hull is comprised of an exterior layer of Polyester, as well as S-glass and Kevlar cloth layers sandwiching a durable foam core and rib system. The laminate is fused together with a high impact, flexible urethane acrylate resin system injected during high-pressure infusion, producing optimal dispersion and laminate consistency.
The Kevlar Fusion laminate is available with multiple vibrant exterior color cloth finishes.
At Rutabaga Paddlesports we have been selling kayaks and canoes online for over a decade. We are also a top SUP dealer. Rutabaga Paddlesports supplies paddlers with clothing and accessories that fit their budget, style, and meet their demands. We strive to offer a broad range of American made and sustainable paddle gear to our customers.