Grebbestad Rebels

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 in the Barn. These kayaks share a common vision: refined and thoughtful designs expressed in well-considered materials that encourage any paddler to enjoy their time on the water. Available in two layups, stock or any RAL custom color. We are anticipating a fresh resupply of our stock by the third week in May

Ilaga is the original Rebel Kayak. The clean sweep of its sheer line and the low volume contribute to making the Ilaga one of the most recognizable kayaks in the world, perhaps the best expression of a traditional design archetype dressed in contemporary materials.

This is a kayak that is simply effortless to roll, scull for support, or brace. The Ilaga integrates current kayaking ideas such as accessible bulkheads for storing necessities, adjustable foot braces, and an adjustable skeg. The slightly swede form hull and attention to fair lines result in very clean and fast ride under way. It is also remarkably responsive to edged turns. 

The Rebel comes with custom cockpit outfitting, seat, backrest and 'Masik'. A hardpan seat is available by custom order.

Ilaga
Cheri Perry paddling a Rebel Naja

Cheri in her Naja

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.

TOC is a topdeck with an ocean coaming joined to the T hull. Folks that would feel squeezed in the Ilaga will appreciate the added volume and space, while still being able to paddle a kayak with traditional roots. Again, the day hatch helps manage lunch, snacks, water, etc., and the aft oval hatch simplifies fitting tent poles easily. It comes with the custom minicell outfitting as the Ilaga and the Naja. It can also be ordered with a stock hardpan seat.

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T. in progress...

Husky

Husky, in progress...

Gnarly Dog

Gnarly Dog, in progress...

Rebel Specifications

Length: 545 cm / 17' 8"

Width: 50 cm / 19.5"

Weight: 17.5 kg / 35.4 lbs, depending on layup.

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

Height rim (at Centerline):

25 cm / 9 5/8" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.

17 cm / 6 3/4" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

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

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

Length: 508 cm /16'8"

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

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):

25 cm / 9 5/8" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.

17 cm / 6.5" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

Hatches: All KajakSport, 10" Round Front, 6" Day, 17" Oval rear.

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):

27 cm / 10.5" from top of rim to centerline keel, foredeck.

18 cm / 7" from deck to centerline keel, back deck.

Skeg: Standard KajakSport.

Hatches: All KajakSport, 10" Round Front, 6" Day, 17" Oval Rear.

Seat: Stock Hardpan composite seat

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