Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 with Rudder

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A great choice for larger paddlers, this stable touring kayak has ample cockpit space while providing great performance, a pedal-controlled rudder system and plenty of space to stow your gear.


The efficiency, speed and storage capacity of a sea kayak with the stability of a recreational touring kayak. This boat is designed to accommodate experienced paddlers on weekend-long tours, yet is also easy enough for beginners to handle. The Phase 3 Air Pro seat features contoured perforated foam to increase ventilation and comfort. All adjustment straps are easy to use and are located forward of the paddler no more reaching behind to awkwardly pull on straps. Gear bag attached to seat holds snacks, water bottle or anything you want to keep close at hand. Bungee cords let you fold seatback down flat if you transport your boat bow-down on top of your car. New Course Control rudder system is easier to use and more durable. It will help you track straight in wind and current. Made of Gen2 polyethylene, a high-density, lightweight and superstiff plastic that allows thin yet durable walls and a smooth finish with rich, long-lasting color. SlideLock foot-brace adjustment features an ergonomic wand handle within arm's reach that lets you reset the foot pegs while in the boat. Footpads are shaped to alleviate foot fatigue. Bulkheads provide plenty of dry storage for gear and are equipped with new hatches that have a tighter seal and are easier to get on and off. Deck rigging has reflective perimeter cord for extra visibility. USA. Dimensions Overall 14'6" x 24.5"; Cockpit 36" x 20". Capacity 325 lb. Stern storage 4,316 cu. in. Bow storage 4,706 cu. in. Day hatch 2,290 cu. in. Weight 59 lb.

- L.L.Bean

Quick on the water and roomy in the cockpit, the Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak with Rudder is the ideal balance of comfort and efficiency, and it now comes with a drop-down rudder to keep you on the straight and narrow. Inherent Wilderness Systems stability is evident as the multi-chined hull keeps this boat on an even keel in the event that the wind stirs up swells or you're trying to turn on an edge. A touring hull design means the Tsunami slices through water with the speed and stealth of the latest military boondoggle. At least in this case nobody will be on the hook for a billion dollars per vehicle. The moderate V on the bottom offers outstanding initial tracking ability, and multiple chines create sidewall rigidity. Not only does this extend the life of your boat, but multi-chines enhance primary and secondary stability, tipping is tricky while tracking gets glorious. The BTS rudder takes this already-awesome tracking boat and converts it into a screaming arrow of directed speed, regardless of water conditions. In concert, the hull design and rudder let long-time paddlers and novices alike enjoy a stable touring platform. The Phase 3 AirPro Tour seat adjusts for a custom fit and can be tweaked mid-paddle to relieve fatigue following a full day of paddling. Finish off the perfect fit by adjusting the Keeper footbraces to find the perfect paw-resting position for maximally powerful paddling. Three hatches offer storage galore for an extended tour, and the domed rubber covers offer some protection when the wind brings spray across the boat. On-deck rigging in front and in back puts the bare necessities at your fingertips.

- Backcountry.com

With room for larger paddlers, The Wilderness Systems Tsunami 145 Kayak w/Rudder provides ample storage space for long day and overnight trips, without comprising the stability and performance you have come to expect from this classic boat.