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Rebel Kayaks are extraordinary kayak, designed by our Swedish friend and colleague, Johan Wirsen. Kayak Ways is fortunate to be able to import these beauties for American customers. These kayaks share many attributes with both the custom bespoke Skin on Frame Qajaq that we build, and the dynamic water Tiderace Kayaks that we already offer. All of these watercraft share a common vision: to offer choice and quality to paddlers near and far, through refined and thoughtful designs expressed in well-considered materials that encourage any paddler to enjoy and grow in their time on the water.

NAJA was conceived to offer a greenlandic fit to folks that generally slosh around in kayak designed for larger frames. For now several years of teaching rolling and skills classes, we have always we thought that there was an opportunity to offer a traditionally inspired kayak that expands the range of appropriate fit for folks that have long been overlooked by designers of most kayak. As long as you are on the smaller/lighter side, or looking for an exquisite hard-shell rolling demon, this may indeed be just the kayak for you!

You can of course see Naja's resemblance to its larger friend, the Ilaga, yes? But it is shorter, narrower, lower at the coaming... It is snappy and vibrant in the water and may just be the best composite rolling kayak... ever? Pretty exciting, we think! Of course, the Naja is designed to compliment and deepen the range of hard chine offerings that Rebel has already been building.

Cheri Perry paddling a Rebel Naja

Cheri paddling a Rebel Naja.

 

 


ILAGA is 17-10” long and has a 19.75 beam with a relatively roomy ocean cockpit. It is fast, and has very clean lines. It also will help you connect the missing dots in your roll.

It is a spartan, clean ride with two flexible 10” round Kajaksport hatches stock. Smarttrack foot braces and skeg system. Strong and light. Under 40 lbs, WITH hatches. Superb day, or minimalist weekend kayak, on the sea or lakes.

We have 8 Ilaga arriving soon in Maine that you may want to run your eye over, or better yet try. Expected late May this year.


REBEL T is 17-’10” as well with a 21.25” beam. It has a generous keyhole cockpit, and has a 10” Round forward, and a large oval hatch and 6” round day hatch aft, all again flexible Kajaksport covers. Smarttrack foot braces and skeg system. 2 Ts available in late May.

TOC - the T hull with an ocean cockpit. Very nice option indeed. A generous coaming area. A more natural, greenlandic fit. Again, in stock in late May. Pictures soon!

We have a few delightful Husky in stock, as well as a Gnarly Dog! Be in touch!


 

Rebel Specifications

Length: 508 cm / 6'8"

Width: 47 cm / 18.5"

Weight: 13 - 15 kg / 29 - 32 lbs, depending on layup.

Cockpit rim: 44 x 37 cm / 17" x 14.5"

Height rim (at Centerline):

  • 22 cm / 8 5/8" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.
  • 14 cm / 5.5" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

Hatches: Front + Rear 24 cm / 10" round KajakSport.

Custom Minicell: Seat Pan, Back Rest and foam Masik.

Length: 545 cm / 17' 8"

Width: 50 cm / 19.5"

Weight: 17.5 kg / 15.4 lbs, depending on layup.

Cockpit rim: 57 x 40 cm / 22.5" x 15 3/4"

Height rim (at Centerline):

17 cm / 6 3/4" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.

25 cm / 9 5/8" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

Hatches: Front + Rear 24 cm / 10" round KajakSport.

Custom Minicell: Seat Pan, Back Rest and foam Masik.

Length: 545 cm / 17' 8"

Width: 54 cm / 21 1/4"

Weight: 19.5 kg / 43 lbs, depending on layup.

Cockpit rim: 83 x 45 cm / 32.5" x 17 3/4"

Height rim (at Centerline):

18 cm / 7" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.

27 cm / 10.5" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

Hatches: Front + Rear 24 cm / 10" round KajakSport + Day Hatch.

Custom Minicell: Seat Pan, Back Rest and foam Masik.

REBEL TOC Specifications

Length: 545 cm / 17' 8"

Width: 54 cm / 21 1/4"

Weight: 19.5 kg / 43 lbs, depending on layup.

Cockpit rim: 57 x 40 cm / 22.5" x 15 3/4"

Height rim (at Centerline):

17 cm / 6.5" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.

25 cm / 9 5/8" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

Hatches: Front + Rear 24 cm / 10" round KajakSport + Day Hatch.

Custom Minicell: Seat Pan, Back Rest and foam Masik.