Specifications for Kestrel 140 OC


Current Designs

Kestrel 140 OC


13ft. 6in.




This one has been tried out a few times and shows some minor scratches. This great kayak is a breeze to get in and out of and if you are a bit fearful of getting stuck in a kayak should it tip over, the large cockpit will ease your fears. Pretty easy to have your dog ride along too. The large open cockpit is one of the best for fishing, photography equipment and any activity where you need easy and quick access to some gear. This kayak is quite efficient and very maneuverable for a 14 footer. With the optional rudder it will easily track straight and still allow easy turns for only $149 extra. This is a highly versatile kayak because of its ability to go fast and maneuver easily and has amazing stability; this makes it very good for moderate rivers and open water. The simplicity and low price make this kayak a tremendous value.





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.