Kirton meridian

Key spec
Design: Flattened cross section.
Boat length: 16ft 9.5”, 512cm
Date: 1978
Class: Single sea kayak
Stability: 8


This design was the result of extensive testing of touring racing designs, the final result included an adjustable skeg to allow the boat to be steered in variable sea conditions. This modification was initially rejected by the canoeing establishment but all sea kayaks were fitting them within one year of the Crystal Palace Exhibition.


Kirton design by David Green