Necky Chatham 16

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Necky Chatham 16 Ocean Sea Touring Kayak w/ Skeg - An ideal explorer built to minimize windage, the Chatham 16 offers great maneuverability and superb rough water performance. The full-chined hull provides incredible stability for its width and quick response to edging and lean turns. Designed to inspire confidence, it allows you to push your limits and expand your comfort zone. A retractable skeg featuring kink-free NeckyWire, allows you to adjust the trim of your kayak in windy conditions, reducing fatigue and making a significant difference in your boat's ability to track. The outfitting is relaxed and roomy. Made of water-resistant durable molded foam, the seat is designed specifically to reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve. By actually improving blood, you'll be able to paddle longer distances without your feet and legs falling asleep. Adjustable backband, thigh braces and foot pedals allow you to further customize the fit. Three bulkheads and water-resistant Valley hatches complete the package. Optimized for long-distance exploration and multi-day trips, the Chatham truly excels at coastal exploration.

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When the wind picks up or you're on a long reach between islands, you'll appreciate the retractable skeg and full-chined hull of the Necky Chatham 16 Kayak. You can drop the skeg just a few inches for light trim, or all the way in rough seas to balance out the boat and improve tracking. This improved efficiency can make all the difference between arriving at your destination before dark with energy left to set up camp ... or not.


The flowing lines of Necky's Chatham series are inspired by classic British designs. The Chatham 16 is built to minimize windage, have great maneuverability and superb rough water performance. The hull has a very full chine, which provides great stability for a boat of this beam and quick response to edging and lean turns. Volume in the bow is carried well forward, ensuring good resurfacing characteristics when riding through wind waves or punching surf. A drop skeg, three bulkheads and water resistant VCP hatches complete the package. This boat truly excels at coastal exploration through surf zones, rock gardens and convoluted rip tides.

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