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Optimal paddler weight

60-90 kg


Light/medium V, Strong shines, Light rocker

Paddling Characteristics

Lightly playful, fast and good secondary stability

Lay-up options

CL – Carbon light, TR – Traditional, XR – Extra rigid

Color options

Red-Winered, White-Blue, White-Orange, White-Red, Yellow-Green


535 cm


51,5 cm

Weight (Traditional)

24 kg

Weight (eXtra Rigid)

23 kg

Weight (Carbon Light)

20,5 kg

Seat depth

19 cm

Cockpit depth front (inner)

29 cm

Total volume

320 l

Cockpit volume

140 l

Number of hatches


Hatch forward

44×26 cm, 80 l

Hatch aft

44×26 cm, 60 l

Day hatch aft

20 cm, 40 l

Great contact, high manoeuvrability

A mid-sized kayak for paddlers appreciating great contact, high manoeuvrability, stern tracking and a wind-cheating silhouette but who find Dex too small and Distance too big. Differ offers more packing space and carries more weight than Dex but with a slightly more v-shaped and narrow hull, making it more like Distance with regards to speed and tracking. Still happy to catch a wave.

Differ is 535cm long and 51,5cm wide. It has the same highly appreciated deck layout as its two sister boats, Dex and Distance. It has three watertight compartments and is equipped with the Kajak-Sport skeg system.

Available in three lay-up options

Traditional lay up (TR) Polyester/Diolen and fiber glass,

Extra Rigid (XR) Vinylester/carbon/Kevlar/glass fiber and diolen

Carbon light (CL) hull of carbon fiber sandwich with diolen resin with a deck constructed in fiberglass and vinylester.

Traditional lay-up is like the classic Skim yet with more reinforcement and therefore more rigid. Extra rigid is as expected even more rigid and nearly bomb proof. 
Carbon light has the same rigidness as the XR, but is by far the most lightweight lay up of the three.

The Differ is prepared for use with a rudder, yet the rudder is an option.

Handmade in Finland

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