The Custom Series is currently in development and will include Kayaks, and may include specialty canoes, special versions of existing Nighthawk Canoes, and possibly some rowboats and other small boats.
Prototypes will be for sale as they become available.
Corvus -series touring kayaks. Sizes: 17’4″, 16’6″ and 15’8″ Sleek-paddling kayaks, with strong tracking, and comfortable stability. Excellent for long-distance cruising, or day-tripping. Three build-options (see below)
Lynx -series transitional kayaks. Sizes: 14’6″, and 13′. Outstanding all-around kayaks. For paddlers who want efficient cruise, but a larger / more comfortable cockpit, easier entry, and more compact size. Stable, docile handling, while preserving good touring and cruise performance. Three build options.
Shown above, Composite build style, 17′ kayak
Build/ Material Options:
Composite: A combination of carbon fiber, kevlar and fiberglass, available for all custom series boats. Impressively lightweight, with a rigid hull for predictable handling, and gorgeous composite finish. Available on all custom series boats. Kayaks are built in your choice of color with a carbon fiber hull (black, or hybrid- blue, red, or yellow) and a brightly colored top deck (many colors available).
Lightweight Polycarbonate: An entirely new build process I have developed for Nighthawk Canoes’ kayaks. Available on kayaks only, it makes for an unbelievably lightweight boat, with excellent handling characteristics, and resistant to weather extremes. Weights below 35 lbs are typical. Competitively priced between Composite-type kayaks, and lower-end roto-molded kayaks.
“Glass Bottom”: An entirely unique paddling experience! This is a modification of the Lightweight Polycarbonate build, with a clear cockpit to see into the water. Paddles like a real kayak (unlike novelty clear-boats sold online), and respectable weight (45-50 lbs).
Prototypes shown below: Lightweight Polycarbonate style Corvus 17 (blue), and Glass Bottom style Lynx 14 (red)
Other models: Lighter weight canoes, a custom-design ordering process, and even a lightweight rowing boat are all in the works.