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Perception Essence 17

€1,290.00Price

There's no room for boundaries when you're pushing the limits!

 

The thrill and experience of sea kayaking isn't just for experts... however if your expedition requires a map, then you're going to need the added speed, comfort and storage found in the Essence range.

  • Product Info

    There's no room for boundaries when you're pushing the limits!

    The thrill and experience of sea kayaking isn't just for experts...  however if your expedition requires a map, then you're going to need the added speed, comfort and storage found in the Essence range.      

    A modern hull design incorporates a strong V-shaped bow and stern  with defined chines to provide true directional stability and splendid  edge control. Predictable handling, manoeuvrability and impressive  forward speed gives paddlers all the performance needed for that great  expedition. Good initial and secondary stability will allow you to take  your sea touring experiences to new levels, whether you are an expert or developing your paddling skills.

    No matter how far you're paddling or how extreme the conditions, a  performance fit is essential in optimising paddler control. Our Zone EXP seating system found in the Essence series brings you expedition grade  outfitting without compromising on comfort. Patented adjustable leg  lifter support, padded thigh braces and a low profile backband are  ergonomically designed for all day comfort. A day hatch gives access to a separate bulkhead compartment so you can keep track of those bits you  need in easy reach, while the large bow and stern stowage compartments  offer the space required for multi-day trips. For those who want to  leave the safety of the shore, a recess on the bow will allow you to  mount a compass to keep you on the right course. Deploy and fine tune  the TruTrak skeg with our premium, wire driven system to lock in the  tracking and maintain a heading in winds and currents. If you prefer  using your feet to assist your direction, then our optional Tip-Toes  controlled rudder can be fitted for adjusting your course without  breaking stroke.

    The Essence 17 has a touch more length and volume than the Essence 16. This  gives more space and forgiveness for average to large paddlers and carries  heavier loads without compromising on its handling abilities.      

    The Essence series is everything you need for that week-long, once in a lifetime trek or a more exciting day on the water that you only get  with a design that's truly an extension of your body.

     *Specifications and features are subject to change. Colours may vary slightly from those shown. Colour combinations will vary from those shown and are unique for each boat we produce. Variations in colour are not covered by warranty.

    Features

    • Bow and Stern Deck Rigging
    • Adjustable Pedal Footrests
    • Compass Recess
    • Retractable Carry Handles
    • Zone EXP Seating System with Leg Lifters
    • Superlinear Polyethylene Shell
    • Multi-Position Retractable Skeg
    • Adjustable Padded Thigh Braces
    • 25cm Dual Density Bow Hatch / 20cm Midship Day Hatch / Oval Dual Density Stern Hatch
    • Bow, Midship and Stern Bulkheads

    Specifications

    Length: 518 cm / 17'0"
    Width: 58 cm / 23"
    Max Capacity: 160 kg / 353 lbs
    Deck Height: 37 cm / 15"
    Weight: 28 kg / 62 lbs
    Cockpit Length: 89 cm / 35"
    Cockpit Width: 49 cm / 19"
  • General Info

    All our kayaks and products carry a two year guarantee on any factory defects. 

    We encourage all potential kayak buyers to come and view the products and discuss the many options available.  We have been kayaking for over 35 years and can definitely help in any queries you may have.  Don't get confused with hull shapes, rocker, primary stability or secondary stability we will explain it all!

    We are open by appointment daily, and on Saturdays. Please call +356 79322092 for further details.