Specifications for Nomad GTS


Current Designs

Nomad GTS


18ft. 10in.




If you want a lot of speed and a lot of room for gear while touring, then the Nomad GTS will suit your needs. It is an awesome kayak. 

The Nomad GTS is a very fast and versatile touring kayak. A shallow "V" hull provides confident stability to a hull that is only 211/4" wide. The long slender waterline adds to the efficiency of the hull and gives you an extremely fast open water touring boat. It slices through waves with ease, maneuvers beautifully and allows the paddler to handle adverse conditions with confidence. A unique rudder uphaul/downhaul system makes rudder use a simple matter, giving you greater control and responsiveness. 

With its carrying capacity and seaworthy design the Nomad GTS can handle expeditions, extended tours, or day trips, with equal ease.




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.