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Current Designs Sisu

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The Current Designs Sisu excels in rock gardens, tide races, wave faces and tours with ease. Read more 

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Slightly wider and shorter than its predecessor the Prana, the Sisu is more nimble and maneuverable as well. This exciting sea kayak is also extremely user friendly for aspiring paddlers to rapidly develop skills and elevate performance. The standard Sisu boats a roomy cockpit that accommodates a wide range of statures.The Sisu's unique chine configuration make it very stable on edge, allowing the paddler a tremendous amount of control and confidence in all types of conditions. The Sisu rips in current and on the face of waves due to a convex bow which works to keep the bow from getting buried.

Current Design's vacuum-bagged fiberglass laminate is a notch above most other fiberglass products on the market. Vacuum-bagging allows Current Designs to select and place reinforcing materials to provide the optimal strength and stiffness properties without adding unnecessary weight. The result is a superbly crafted composite kayak that's impeccably finished inside and out.

*Available in Fiberglass and Kevlar composite constructions with exceptional outfitting throughout. Also available in a LV (low volume) configuration with a reduced depth of 3/4". 

Length 16' 488 cm
Width 22.3" 57 cm
Depth 12.75" 32 cm
Weight 52 lbs 22 kg
Material Fiberglass Composite
Cockpit 32" x 16.5" 81 cm x 42 cm
Bow Hatch 17 gal 64 L
Stern Hatch 20 gal 76 L
Capacity 400 lbs 181 kg
Best Use Dynamic Touring

Design Features:

Swede Form: Widest behind the cockpit, Swede form has a cleaner, longer, and more slender entry, giving efficient touring speeds and maneuverability. In shorter lengths these kayaks are very responsive. Longer kayaks with this feature have amazing acceleration and track well. Because of the narrow bow they may punch through a steep wave, rather than ride over it.

Touring Cockpit: Touring cockpits are somewhat small to help resist imploding of the spray skirt if hit by a large wave in rough water. They include built-in thigh braces on the cockpit rim to maximize control when edging and rolling. They range from 29” to 35” long, depending on the model.

Hard Chine: A hard chine kayak has a well defined edge where the hull bottom meets the sides. This increases the initial stability greatly. Hard chines give defined edging angles and assist in holding an edge.

Shallow V: The “V” shape improves tracking, has a lively feel and delivers very comfortable stability.

Paddler Size: Medium to Extra Large Stature Paddlers and their gear.

Custom Color Options: (4 - 6 weeks)

Current Design divides the Kayak into four parts as it relates to custom color options: Deck, Hull, Seam and Cockpit Coaming. 

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You have the option of 15 different colors for each section, so you can create a kayak that is truly one of a kind. Current Designs has a color tool available on their website on the pages for the specific kayak. Once there click the tab labeled "colors and options", that will allow you to preview the different options before making a decision.

 Custom Color Example: Deck - Caribbean   Hull - White   Seam - Lime   Coaming - Lime

Premium Build Options:

  • Expedition Layup (More Rugged) - $200
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Kevlar Lay Up - $400

*If you are interested in adding any of the premium or custom color options above please give us a call, 360-297-4659, we are happy to help you get squared away!

      Local Delivery

      Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards are only available for in-store pickup or local delivery within the Puget Sound area of Western Washington. Delivery is available for free on boat and board purchases of at least $1000 and within 30 miles of our Port Gamble, Washington store. A ferry surcharge may apply for deliveries to Seattle and the east side of Puget Sound. We do not have the ability to ship Kayaks or SUP's, other than inflatables, outside of Western Washington at this time.

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      Free Kayak Demos Everyday

      When selecting a new Kayak we understand that the process can be a bit overwhelming. There are just so many choices out there, how are you supposed to choose the piece of equipment that is right for you and your needs? Olympic Outdoor Center is open year round in Port Gamble, WA to provide our customers with not only a year round source for top quality paddling gear, but to also act as a resource to help perspective buyers make informed and educated decisions.

      Choosing the right piece of equipment will help you to further enjoy your time on the water. You will be able to stay out longer, be more comfortable and stay safe. A large and integral part of that decision hinges on your ability to try before you buy. That is why we offer Free Kayak demos year round. Browse our current Kayak inventory here.

      Current Designs Limited Lifetime Warranty

      All Current Designs Kayaks are handcrafted from the finest materials and proven technologies available. Every kayak we manufacture undergoes strict quality control before leaving our factories. We take pride in every kayak we manufacture knowing it will deliver a lifetime of enjoyment. Kayaks are warranted to the original owner against manufacturers’ defects in materials and workmanship for life. If you ever experience a product failure due to a manufacturing or materials defect, we will repair or replace it without charge at our option. Damages due to negligence, improper use or accident, where the manufacturer is not at fault, will be repaired at a reasonable charge. Shipping costs will be assessed to the product owner at the discretion of the manufacturer. A copy of the original purchase receipt is required for all warranty claims.