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Current Designs Solstice GT

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The Solstice family of kayaks has long been the pride of the Current Designs Performance Touring Kayak fleet. Read more 


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Solstice GT


We Pay Sales Tax on All of Our Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards, 10% Off Accessories for Life, and Free Local Delivery within 30 Miles of Our Port Gamble, Washington Store


The Solstice GT is the flag ship of the Current Designs touring kayak fleet and the most popular composite kayak ever made. This updated classic delivers a predictable feel while slicing through the water. Like all Solstice's, the GT has outstanding acceleration, glide, and tracking and can cover some serious distance in a hurry. The ample volume storage hatches have enough room for excursions on the biggest waters of the world. 

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.

Design Features:

Fish Form: Widest ahead of the cockpit, Fish form kayaks have a more blunt entry but will have a more slender exit through the water. The bows typically have more flare and are usually more buoyant than others. This enables shorter boats to be excellent surf zone kayaks. Longer kayaks benefit from this feature in large seas.

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.

Soft Chine: A smooth transition from the bottom of the hull to the sides. Soft chines give smooth edging at unlimited angles. The majority of kayaks that we build have a soft chine.

Shallow Arch (Flat"ish" Bottom): These kayaks have good initial stability and are highly maneuverable.

Specifications
Fits Medium to Large Paddlers
Length 17' 7"
Width 24.5"
Depth 14"
Cockpit 33" x 16.5"
Weight Fiberglass 54 lbs.
Kevlar 49 lbs.
Capacity 475 lbs.
Construction Composite
Tracking System Rudder
Best Use Touring, Expedition


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
  • SmartTrack Rudder System Upgrade (Less Drag) - $100
  • Dimension Adjustable Seat Back Upgrade - $60
  • Ritchie Compass Installed - $150
  • Keel Strip (More Rugged) - $250

*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.