Kayak stability redefined – again.
Back in 2009, the W500 redefined kayak stability, and set the bar so high that no other fishing kayak since then has challenged it.
Now, the new W700 redefines kayak stability again, and sets the bar even higher – in the world of boats:
Big fishing kayaks and small boats can be similar in length, but the main difference between kayaks and small boats is their width. Kayaks are narrow, much narrower then boats, and this feature allows their passengers to paddle them. But being considerably wider, a typical fishing boat enables its passengers to stand either along its center line, or on the sides of its deck, a thing that’s impossible to do in kayaks, since they are not stable enough, or at least weren’t stable enough until we created the W700…
The above movie shows that the 31″ wide W700 is stable enough to allow a 6′ 205 lbs guy to stand in one of its hulls, namely on one of its sides, off its center line. In other words, it’s the only “kayak” that features sides in the same sense that boats do, namely areas in the boat where the passenger/s can stand, and not merely directions towards which the passenger sitting along the center line can lean, to some extent.
In the world of fishing kayaks, 31″ is not even that wide, since many top-tier fishing kayaks are wider, and some even much wider than this. In fact, some of those heavy and cumbersome yaks dubbed ‘barges’ are almost 40″ wide, and a few are even wider than this, so wide that paddling them to a noticeable distance is quasi impossible.
The Wavewalk 700’s unique stability level makes it the absolute-stability kayak – the world’s only kayak-sized boat.