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Montauk - 16'

Discover bays and coves you never knew existed. Paddle until your arms ache, the wind sifting through the trees, the ocean lapping at the rocks, mimicking your heart beat. The Montauk is a sleek, seaworthy and stable kayak for small to medium sized paddlers. The moderately chined hull makes for great tracking and a high level of ini-tial stability, while letting you lean the kayak when turning or carving down the face of a wave. The modified Greenland style bow and stern will make sure that you stay dry in the harshest conditions while minimizing the effects of a beam wind and sea.

Montauk - 16'

Discover bays and coves you never knew existed. Paddle until your arms ache, the wind sifting through the trees, the ocean lapping at the rocks, mimicking your heart beat. The Montauk is a sleek, seaworthy and stable kayak for small to medium sized paddlers. The moderately chined hull makes for great tracking and a high level of ini-tial stability, while letting you lean the kayak when turning or carving down the face of a wave. The modified Greenland style bow and stern will make sure that you stay dry in the harshest conditions while minimizing the effects of a beam wind and sea.

Overall

Length 16'
Gunwale width 22"
Midship 12.5"
Cockpit 16"x30"
Weight 53 LB
Poids pagayeur 120-190 LB
Volume 60 US GAL.
Bow 2585 PO3
Stern 3290 PO3
Compartiment de jour 1645 PO3

Customer Reviews

Montauk (August 4th, 2014)

Par otter

If you are in the 130 to 180 pound range its hard to beat the Montauk. It has so many great qualities that it is hard to know where to start but here are just a few:<br> 1. It tracks well and is fast for a 16' boat. <br>2. It handles great in rough water and you can carve turns nicely when edged..<br>3. It has lots of standard extras that are not just for looks (concave bulkhead empties nicely on rescues/ reflective decklines are great for night paddling/ handles are nice for toting/ rescue handles are safe for surf recovery or rescues/ Valley hatch covers float and seal great/ fair amount of storage w/ easy access).nn If you want one boat that does a lot well (oh, it rolls nicely too) then get this one. The quality last a lifetime if you care for your Impex because it is built with pride.


Montauk (August 4th, 2014)

Par otter

If you are in the 130 to 180 pound range its hard to beat the Montauk. It has so many great qualities that it is hard to know where to start but here are just a few:<br> 1. It tracks well and is fast for a 16' boat. <br>2. It handles great in rough water and you can carve turns nicely when edged..<br>3. It has lots of standard extras that are not just for looks (concave bulkhead empties nicely on rescues/ reflective decklines are great for night paddling/ handles are nice for toting/ rescue handles are safe for surf recovery or rescues/ Valley hatch covers float and seal great/ fair amount of storage w/ easy access).nn If you want one boat that does a lot well (oh, it rolls nicely too) then get this one. The quality last a lifetime if you care for your Impex because it is built with pride.

Montauk (December 8th, 2011)

Par MA

After 3 years I am still pleased with my Montauk. At first I thought it perhaps too stable, however I found in choppy and rough water it easy to move with the chop. I learned to roll in this kayak, others I have since rolled are not so easy. It was much easier to control in surf than other kayaks I had tried due to cockpit size. Its slim Swede bow may seem to have not enough volume, this feeling passes briefly as the flare in the front bow will smoothly get the bow to rise. I got a post purchase modification of moving the front bulkhead back, more storage and less water in the small volume cockpit. I don't want a sea kayak bigger than the Montauk, just one that can carry more. I can still do overnight trips and handling day to day is always easier with a smaller kayak.


Montauk (December 8th, 2011)

Par MA

After 3 years I am still pleased with my Montauk. At first I thought it perhaps too stable, however I found in choppy and rough water it easy to move with the chop. I learned to roll in this kayak, others I have since rolled are not so easy. It was much easier to control in surf than other kayaks I had tried due to cockpit size. Its slim Swede bow may seem to have not enough volume, this feeling passes briefly as the flare in the front bow will smoothly get the bow to rise. I got a post purchase modification of moving the front bulkhead back, more storage and less water in the small volume cockpit. I don't want a sea kayak bigger than the Montauk, just one that can carry more. I can still do overnight trips and handling day to day is always easier with a smaller kayak.

Montauk (August 2nd, 2008)

Par kozmikarl

Most reviews here compare Impex (favorably) to less sophisticated boats so I'm going to reveal a big secret: there's not much difference between Impex and several similar marques. That isn't lukewarm praise. It's a terrific line with all the right features, intelligent design and seemingly excellent workmanship. Like Valley, like Necky, like (older) NDK, like CD, like P&H, like Boreal... The beautiful thing, though, is that Impex is made in Canada, distributed from NC. They make small hulls for slim paddlers, as do the Brits, but without the jaw-dropping exchange rate. Many North American boats are reasonable and available but built for bloated North Americans. They run from too big to ridiculously too big. There are exceptions that I would have jumped on if they had come up first, but it was a Montauk on craigslist, rather than an Avocet, Romany, Ellesmere, Chatham or Capella, so that's what came home. nn Those are all topline boats. This is a topline boat. She won't win any races (at my mass that would take a pencil) but she's equivalent to the others with some extremely nice touches (carry handles! adorable! a locking loop! finally! bowed bulkheads! genius!), yet because of her modest price she's usually compared to boats nowhere close to her quality or performance. So let me just say this: She goes where you head her. (Equivalent to the others doesn't mean like the others. Montauk has quite a taut keel. Impex seems to think, and I agree, that with a waterline <4.5 m rocker isn't such an advantage.) She edges reasonably well, catches waves with aplomb, responds appropriately to the skeg but rarely needs it because the decks are low. She does everything well and has no discernible flaws. Best of all, she fits. I can get the Montauk down in the water where she belongs, even unladen, which is rare, and Montauk is not their least displacement. I'd also like to mention that while Impex offers a healthy range of sizes and styles, they do not offer a range of quality. They do not make plastic surrogates, they do not make cut-corner look-alikes. They make nothing but top-drawer, precisely designed, carefully engineered composite boats. If they make the shape you're looking for, I don't think you can do better. nn They also offer wild color combinations. When you see mango yellow decks, burnt orange coaming and rails and a green hull, you can be pretty sure you're looking at an Impex.


Montauk (August 2nd, 2008)

Par kozmikarl

Most reviews here compare Impex (favorably) to less sophisticated boats so I'm going to reveal a big secret: there's not much difference between Impex and several similar marques. That isn't lukewarm praise. It's a terrific line with all the right features, intelligent design and seemingly excellent workmanship. Like Valley, like Necky, like (older) NDK, like CD, like P&H, like Boreal... The beautiful thing, though, is that Impex is made in Canada, distributed from NC. They make small hulls for slim paddlers, as do the Brits, but without the jaw-dropping exchange rate. Many North American boats are reasonable and available but built for bloated North Americans. They run from too big to ridiculously too big. There are exceptions that I would have jumped on if they had come up first, but it was a Montauk on craigslist, rather than an Avocet, Romany, Ellesmere, Chatham or Capella, so that's what came home. nn Those are all topline boats. This is a topline boat. She won't win any races (at my mass that would take a pencil) but she's equivalent to the others with some extremely nice touches (carry handles! adorable! a locking loop! finally! bowed bulkheads! genius!), yet because of her modest price she's usually compared to boats nowhere close to her quality or performance. So let me just say this: She goes where you head her. (Equivalent to the others doesn't mean like the others. Montauk has quite a taut keel. Impex seems to think, and I agree, that with a waterline <4.5 m rocker isn't such an advantage.) She edges reasonably well, catches waves with aplomb, responds appropriately to the skeg but rarely needs it because the decks are low. She does everything well and has no discernible flaws. Best of all, she fits. I can get the Montauk down in the water where she belongs, even unladen, which is rare, and Montauk is not their least displacement. I'd also like to mention that while Impex offers a healthy range of sizes and styles, they do not offer a range of quality. They do not make plastic surrogates, they do not make cut-corner look-alikes. They make nothing but top-drawer, precisely designed, carefully engineered composite boats. If they make the shape you're looking for, I don't think you can do better. nn They also offer wild color combinations. When you see mango yellow decks, burnt orange coaming and rails and a green hull, you can be pretty sure you're looking at an Impex.