Model overview

Challenge Series: Beaufort & Braveheart

The kayaks in the SKIM Challenge series are designed for the toughest conditions. The Beaufort combines speed with good manoeuvrability, while the Braveheart offers enormous stability in rough conditions. With both models you can test and push the limits of your skills.

The Beaufort and Beaufort LV are expedition kayaks. The Beaufort stands for the perfect balance between clean handling, speed and straight running. The high manoeuvrability and stability offer safety in difficult conditions. At the same time, it achieves high cruising speeds and is thus excellently suited for expeditions lasting several weeks where the circumstances are unpredictable.

The Braveheart and Braveheart LV are the sea kayaks of choice for very rough conditions and surfing in the surf. Their flat bottom provides a high degree of stability. The Braveheart responds very quickly and is precisely controllable in the wave. Both Beaufort and Braveheart models are equipped with skeg.



Beaufort / Beaufort LV

The SKIM Beaufort is the ultimate sea kayak. With its suitability for long distances, it combines a playful character: a beautiful boat for day trips as well as for expeditions lasting several weeks. Fully loaded, the Beaufort is a stable, easily manoeuvrable kayak.

Due to the concise stern, it has a clearly extended waterline, which allows it to reach high cruising speeds for its length. With this boat shape, the developers at SKIM have succeeded in finding the perfect balance between safe handling and speed - a combination that was considered impossible for a long time.

The SKIM Beaufort is equipped with the new paddle outrigger system from Kajak-Sport, which sets a new standard for safety components. The system is located directly behind the cockpit and allows the paddle to be latched for stable paddle support.

The Beaufort, like all SKIM kayaks, is built with the best materials and components on the market. It can be configured with the TR-Layup, Rockhopper-Layup or Carbon-Light-Layup on request. Click here for more information on the layups: Info on the layups


The most important data in comparison:

Beaufort

Length: 513 cm
Width:
53,1 cm

Weight Traditional Layup: 24,5 kg
Weight Carbon Light Layup:
21 kg

Volume: 358 l
Front hatch:
88 l
Rear hatch:
71 l
Day hatch front:
5 l
Day hatch back:
47 l

Ideal paddler's weight: 70 - 105 kg

Beaufort LV

Lenght: 503 cm
Width:
51,2 cm

Weight Traditional Layup: 24 kg
Weight Carbon Light Layup:
21 kg

Volume: 331 l
Front hatch:
79 l
Rear hatch:
64 l
Day hatch front:
5 l
Day hatch back:
41 l

Ideal paddler's weight: 50 - 90 kg


Braveheart / Braveheart LV

The SKIM Braveheart sea kayak is a manoeuvrable kayak with high stability. It is ideal for rough conditions and offers safety and very good manoeuvrability. The Braveheart also allows longer trips thanks to its storage space. Ideal for expeditions where conditions can be challenging and for surfing.


The most important data in comparison:

Braveheart

Length: 503 cm
Width:
53,1 cm

Weight Traditional Layup:
24,5 kg
Weight Carbon Light Layup:
20,5 kg

Volume: 324 l
Front hatch:
88 l
Rear hatch:
54 l
Day hatch front:
5 l
Day hatch rear:
30 l

Ideal paddler's weight: 70 - 105 kg

Braveheart LV

Length: 502 cm
Width:
52,5 cm

Weight Traditional Layup: 24,5 kg
Weight Carbon Light Layup:
20,5 kg

Volume: 315 l
Front hatch:
89 l
Rear hatch:
53 l
Day hatch front:
5 l
Day hatch back:
28 l

Ideal paddler's weight: 55 -85 kg



Allround Series: Artisan 5G - Viking Legenda

The Skim Allround Series are a series of Kayaks for Paddlers at all ages and levels. They are easy to paddle and great for day trips, long expeditions and everything in between. All Kayaks in the All-round Series are based on original Finnish designs that have been on the market for many years and have evolved through the feed back of our customers into the great kayaks that they are today.


Artisan 5G

The Artisan 5G has a long and successful history in Finnish kayak building and has become a Finnish legend. The Artisan 5G is a true Scandinavian design with a fast and light hull and deck construction. The hull has a gently sloping V that makes for easy paddling and predictable behaviour in rough seas. The Artisan 5G is easy to load, which is a big advantage compared to most other kayaks. The Artisan 5G is a great kayak for expeditions of a week or longer.


Viking Legenda

The Viking Legenda is a well-equipped, lightweight and manoeuvrable British-style sea kayak with Scandinavian features. These features are a gently sloping V-hull, easy paddling, increased stability, greater volume for expedition use and excellent production quality.



The most important data in comparison:

Artisan 5G

Length: 555 cm
Width: 55 cm

Weight Traditional Layup: 25 kg
Weight Carbon Light Layup: 22,5 kg

Volume: 379 l
Front hatch: 104 l
Rear hatch: 75 l
Day hatch front: 5 l
Day hatch rear: 44 l

Ideal paddler's weight:  70 - 105 kg

Viking Legenda

Length: 498 cm
Width: 55 cm

Weight Traditional Layup: 23,5 kg
Weight Carbon Light Layup:20 kg

Volume: 315 l
Front hatch: 75 l
Rear hatch: 90 l
Day hatch front: 5 l

Ideal paddler's weight: 55 - 90 kg