A long-range kayak for those who aren’t discouraged by a little blizzard. The boat’s length and profile give it a sufficient loading capacity in combination with seaworthiness and reliable tracking in hard wind and rough seas. Always with a great paddling experience and good speed. The hull’s shape gives this long kayak exceptional maneuverability. And the keyhole ensures essential contact between paddler and boat and makes exits and entries in winter outfit easy. The kayak has three watertight compartments and is standard equipped with Kajak-Sport skeg system.

Available in 3 lay ups:

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.

TR is like the classic Skim yet with more reinforcement and therefore more rigid

XR is as expected even more rigid and nearly bomb proof

CL has the same rigidness as the XR but is by far the most lightweight lay up of the three.

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



Model: Skim Distance
Length: 585 cm
Width: 52 cm
Waterline: 533 cm(100kg displacement)
Hullshape: Shallow V, distinctive chines
Weight:TR 25 kilos, XR 24kilos or CL 21.5 kilos Incl. hatches
Cockpit: (inner) 41.5×80 cm
Cockpit depth front (inner): 29 cm
Seat depth: 19 cm
Volume in liters:
Forward: 100 liters
Cockpit: 150 liters
Day hatch: 40 liters
Aft: 70 liters
Total: 360 liters
Optimal paddler weight: 70-100 kilos
Material: TR: glass fiber/diolen/polyester, XR: glass fiber/diolen/carbon/Kevlar/polyester, CL: hull: carbon fiber sandwich/ vinylester, deck: carbon fiber sandwich/vinylester
Hatches: 44×26 cm
Dayhatch: 20 cm
Manufactured in: Finland