|The NC15 is a versatile and maneuverable. Designed for
ease of handling on the water and convenience of transport. It's impressive
initial and secondary stability is surpassed only by it's classic good looks.
-- NC 15 Design Statement
he NC 15 is a user-friendly kayak that can handle a wide variety of conditions and user demands. Especially in the LT layup, it's extremely lightweight, making quick on the water and easy to get to and from the water. Its a great family boat that can be paddled by children and full-sized adults alike. Smaller paddlers who feel lost in bigger boats, will be especially endeared to the NC 15.
Like its big sister the NC 17, the NC 15 resembles the best British boats in its ability to handle rough water, yet it provides superior stability, construction, and comfort, and comes at a lower price. The deep fine ends of this kayak promote excellent tracking. The fineness of bow and stern also allows the boat to slice through waves, remaining steady rather than bucking up over them. The hyperbolic flange incorporated into the design helps keep the bow from plunging. Even in big waves, the flange together with the moderately crowned deck (sheds water readily), produces a dry ride. The flange also assists the boat in surfing in following waves and the deep stern (acts like a skeg) helps to reduce broaching.
Accelerating to cruising speed in just a few strokes, The NC 15 and requires little effort to keep at that speed. Its modified shallow-arch hull has flared sides, providing outstanding secondary stability and moderate initial stability. The NC 15 tracks straight when you want it it, yet is easy to turn due to its shorter waterline. Edging the boat so that the flange protrudes beneath the water allows the paddler to spin the boat in a tight space.
The ergonomically molded fiberglass seat is very comfortable -- and is designed to allow for a layback roll as well as to maximize paddle stroke efficiency. The twist-operated hard plastic hatch covers are watertight, durable, and easy to open. The deck rigging is thoughtfully laid out and the carrying toggles make for easy transport.
The NC 15 is now available in two deck configurations -- the Excursion (1 hatch, suited for day trips) and the Escape (2 hatches, suited for day & overight trips).
Standard Features Include: "Performance flange" with marine grade rub strip, Yakima foot braces, high back contoured seat, carrying handles, safety bulkheads, deck safety lines and shock cords.
Standard Hull and Deck Colors: White, Medium Gray, Medium Blue, Rich Yellow, Orange, Deep Red, Magenta, Boysenberry, Lime Green, Hot Teal, Dark Green. Click here for color samples .
Available Installed Options: Steerable Feathercraft rudder system $295 .
Two Color Fade (deck only) $195.
NC Kayaks are built to your specifications in just 2 - 3 weeks. Your kayak is then padded by a thick collar of foam, placed in a specially designed heavy carton, and shipped by common carrier. Shipping to the freight terminal nearest your home normally takes just 4 to 8 days.
Prices subject to change. Please contact us before ordering: