West R 18


Model:  Length:  Hull Weight: Beam:  Max Payload:  Cockpit Size:  Paddler Weight:  Knee Height:  Max. Men's Shoe Size (US):
West River 18 18' 0"
5.49 m 
20.5 kg 56 cm 125 kg 78.5 x 43 cm 65 - 100 kg 30.5 cm 12

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Build this boat if:

  • You want a very fast kayak with a comfortable cockpit
  • Excellent handling in all conditions is paramount
  • You prefer a multi-chined hull without handling compromises

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Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA).

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155