Necky Looksha 17 Advanced Composite Kayak Now Available in Carbon Fiber

Sunday, 09 November 2008
Necky Kayaks LogoFerndale, Wash. (July 7, 2008) Necky® Kayaks, a recognized leader in the development of performance kayaks, is pleased to announce that the popular Looksha 17TM Advanced Composite (AC) kayak is now available in a carbon layup.  A premium touring kayak in every sense of the word, the Necky® Looksha 17TMcarbon is crafted from proprietary materials and is built for distance, performance and speed.

Using a unique combination of carbon fiber laminates Necky® builds each Looksha 17TM carbon model to exacting standards that translate into a durable, lightweight kayak that literally cuts through the water. Offering great edge control, mid-to-high primary stability and excellent secondary stability, the 17-foot, six-inch Looksha 17TM carbon accommodates larger paddlers extremely well and delivers a comfortable, ergonomic, performance-oriented fit for all sizes.

Necky Looksha 17 Carbon"The Looksha 17TM carbon blends space age materials with the experience of Necky®'s skilled designers to create an incredibly lightweight kayak that can withstand a pounding," states Sara Knies, Director of Marketing for Johnson Outdoors Paddlesports.  "True to Necky's roots the Looksha 17TM carbon was built for extended touring and expedition style paddling.  It's a dynamic kayak that will carry a load without compromising performance."

The Looksha 17TM boasts a roomy cockpit, composite thigh braces for a customized fit, a comfortable Extrasport® seat pad and supportive back band.  Rudder equipped, the Looksha 17TM Carbon tracks well and handles reassuringly in strong currents, wind chop and convoluted waters.  Other key attributes include plenty of storage capacity, sealed bulkheads and hatches featuring the popular, easy to open Cross LockTM hatch system and reflective deck rigging for added safety.

Necky® Looksha 17TM carbon kayaks will be available in September through authorized Necky® dealers throughout the United States and Canada.  For more information on the Looksha 17TM carbon 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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