The Malin Gometra sea kayak - a great expedition sea touring kayak with a huge carrying capacity, which responds equally as well when used as a day kayak . Being shorter than its bigger brother, the Ulva it is much more manoeuvrable. The large hinged hatches make it so easy to pack and unpack the kayak. This kayak is very easy to roll whilst still being extremely stable. You can't help but be impressed by the beautiful lines of the Gometra. Have a paddle in it. You will not be disappointed.
Although Malin sea kayaks have been building sea kayaks for over 35 years they are not mass produced. Each is individually built by Mike Donald and his perfection and attention to detail show. The construction was faultless and the demo Gometra looked particularly well in its white hull with glossy maroon deck. The deck is actually made in three parts and the sections are near invisibly joined at the edges of the main forward and rear hatch covers. The purpose of this is to allow access to the bow and stern during manufacture to ensure that the inside seam is wetted out and fully inserted right into the bow and stern. Only then is the central part of the deck assembled into place. Inside seam problems at the bow and stern have been problematic in a significant number of European and Far East mass produced kayaks.
Weight (standard construction, adjustable footrests, electric pump and battery, no keel strip, no compass): 24.5kg, length: 518cm, width: 56 cm, cockpit length: 81cm, breadth: 41.5cm, internal height at front of cockpit: 33cm, rear of seat base to front of cockpit: 61cm (as supplied but seat can adjust backwards).