The largest of the Cruiser series, the 16.8 prioritizes speed and efficiency for unparalleled performance. The Cruiser 16.8 offers enough interior volume for longer trips with significant gear but handles exceptionally well when unloaded as well. Interweaving C1 racing features like tucked-in gunwales at the paddling station and the sharp entry and exit lines of a K1 kayak, the Cruiser 16.8 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 Cruiser 16.8 is made for the adventurer.
Length: 16' 8”
Weight: 32 lbs
Optimum Load Range: 160 - 340 lbs.
Industry Capacity: 475 lbs
Gunwale Width: 23.5"
Maximum Width: 29.5"
Waterline Width: 28"
Centre Depth: 12"
Bow Rocker: 1"
Stern Rocker: .5"
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.