Specifications for Kestrel 120 x Rotomolded


Current Designs

Kestrel 120 x Rotomolded


12ft. 6in.




I have a few of these that are getting to be old stock and would like to move them. As compared to the new Solara 120, the Kestrel 120X has slightly less initial stability bur attains speed easily. This is a great kayak for larger people or those that just like a large cockpit and high volume, stable kayak. It is a smaller rotomolded kayak for larger people, up to 300 pounds, that was conceived with comfort and stability in mind. A large cockpit for easy in and out. The wide, foam padded seat that rotates to you desired position and extra width for greater stability delivers comfort where you want it. This one also remembers that it is intended to be paddled so it does maneuver very well and once up and going it tracks well. The tough plastic can take abuse so feel free to paddle around rocks and in some mild current without worry.




Kayaks are available in several kinds of materials and with different construction methods:

Composite kayaks are made from fiberglass, kevlar and graphite in different combinations. Fiberglass, is very durable and makes a strong and economical kayak.Kevlar is lighter and very tough so less needs to be used to make a strong and very durable kayak. Graphite is even lighter than kevlar and is used in strategic locations on some models.

Plastic, Super Compound Linear Polyethylene, (SCL) is extremely tough and durable. It is used in the rotomolded models. Cuts or breaks are so rare I have never seen one, even on white water boats. UV inhibitors are blended in to protect from the sun. This is the most economical durable material Current Designs kayaks are built with. The down side is a little bit of flex and a bit more extra weight.

Thermoformed Composite System (TCS). These are made from an Acrylic and ABS plastic laminate. This plastic is stiffer and lighter than SCL polyethylene. It has the look and light weight of a fiberglass kayak, but costs less. For a more in depth description of these materials the Current Designs web site, or a catalog will help. Also feel free to contact us.