Stellar Kayaks & Surf Skis is a Global Company, striving to bring the advantages of advanced composites to paddle sports, producing some of the lightest and stiffest boats available today. Our design team hails from North America and Germany with input from paddlers World Wide. Combined, we have over 60 years of composite boat building experience and backgrounds in naval architecture, composite engineering and design and computer modeling and design. Through exhaustive research, design and innovation, our unique designs do not compromise stability, efficiency, comfort or aesthetics. Our team continues to spend a good portion of each year in China, developing new innovations and improvements as well as controlling QC issues that may arise. This research and development cycle, with continuous feedback from Stellar Kayaks’ worldwide sales force to the R&D team, is one of the foundations of our company’s growth.
Check out the Stellar’s that we stock below:
Unlike other boats of this length, the S14 has the speed of a much longer boat, but beginners can feel comfortable paddling it. A large hatch in the stern allows for ample storage for day and overnight trips, while the retractable skeg in the stern helps with tracking. Its short length and light weight make it ideal for those who want a high performance boat, but are short on storage space or frequently car-top their boat. This is offered with skeg or rudder.
The Stellar 16 (S16) Touring Kayak was designed for speed and stability for long distance tours. We added a moderate concavity along the keel of the bow and stern to help with tracking in rough conditions. For windy days and following seas, a drop-down rudder off the stern will help keep your course. Higher decks allow for a dryer paddle in rough conditions and a large stern and medium bow compartment provide ample storage for your longer tours.
Similar to the S16, the Stellar 18 (S18) Touring Kayak was designed for speed and stability on long distance tours. With additional length and reduced beam, this boat glides through the water. Moderate concavity along the keel of the bow and stern helps with tracking in rough conditions. For windy days and following seas, a drop-down rudder off the stern will help keep your course. Higher decks allow for a dryer paddle in rough conditions and a large stern and medium bow compartment provide ample storage for your longer tours.
The Stellar 18 Race (S18R) is the next generation of performance sea kayak and was born from a simple desire to go fast. With a fair hull, a longer waterline and narrower beam than the S18, the S18R is a racing machine. A reduced catch and the lightweight, yet stiff laminates boost your performance even further. As with the rest of the kayaks at Stellar, they are an uncommon blend of stability and speed, which are the hallmark of our brand. With the deck rigging and 2 water tight storage compartments, this boat is also a very capable kayak for touring as well as racing.
The Stellar Tandem 17 is ideal for family outings in lakes and rivers. The wide beam provides a stable platform for paddling and the generous cockpit openings make it easy to enter and exit the boat. Dry storage in bow and stern hatches provide ample room for your gear, whether a light snack or gear for a multiple day adventure.
Released in 2010, Stellar Elite Small (SES) has revolutionized the Surf Ski industry. Finally a boat specifically designed for lighter weight paddlers, where the length, beam, depth and wetted surface fit the paddler. The SES has been optimized in every way to suit the smaller paddler, as compared to the competition. Other companies simply use their existing hull designed for large paddlers. They reduce the height and make a smaller cockpit to fit a smaller paddler, but you are still paddling a hull which is designed for a large paddler.
Released in 2010, Stellar Racer (SR) is designed to be stable and fast, with a length of 19′ 2″ and beam of 19″. This boat will be the choice for those looking to transition from a touring kayak or those who lack confidence in rough weather.
The Stellar 18’ Surf Ski (S18S) is an entry level surf ski with great top end speed from the S18R hull design, along with the stability that you have come to associate with a Stellar. With 2 dry storage compartments, the S18S is not only a Surf Ski, but also a capable touring kayak. As a standard feature, the S18S is outfitted to accept a kick-up rudder for those who paddle in shallow areas. The S18S also meets the specifications for the USCA Fast Sea Kayak division if you wish to race.