Necky Kayaks Unveils Two New Looksha Models

Thursday, 02 October 2008
Necky Looksha 12Ferndale, Wash. - Necky® Kayaks, a leader in the design and development of performance kayaks, is pleased to introduce two new additions to their popular LookshaTM kayak collection, the Looksha 12TM and the Looksha 12 SiTM.  Designed primarily for day touring and recreational paddling, the Looksha 12TM models are easy to paddle, stable, maneuverable and fun.

Johnson Outdoors LogoThe Looksha 12TM is a high volume kayak designed to carry a load, while the Looksha 12 SiTM is a lower volume boat engineered with smaller paddlers in mind. At 12-feet in length, the new LookshaTM models are sleek, sporty, high-performance kayaks that offer great edge control with a smooth transition between primary and secondary stability.  

"The LookshaTM series is one of Necky®'s most popular collections so in order to meet demand we're bringing two new entry-level kayaks to the family," said Sara Knies, Marketing Director for Johnson Outdoors Paddlesports.  "Both the Looksha 12TM and the Looksha 12SiTM offer recreational kayakers a boat that will not only help hone their paddling skills, but also support and grow with them as their abilities develop."

The Looksha 12TM and Looksha 12 SiTM feature a host of performance characteristics including adjustable foot pegs, padded thigh braces, a comfortable Extrasport seat and reflective deck rigging for added safety.  Bow and stern hatches featuring the easy-opening Cross Lock System offer ample storage, while both Looksha 12 models include the option of adding a rudder.  Additionally, the Looksha 12SiTM will be available in a number of women's specific colors.

Necky® Looksha 12TM kayaks will be available in July through authorized Necky® dealers throughout the United States and Canada.  For more information on the Looksha 12TM or any of Necky®'s family of kayaks please visit

Necky® kayaks is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands.  The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment.  Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Ocean KayakTM, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, LendalTM paddles, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents.  Visit Johnson Outdoors online at
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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