Aries & Dephinius
For 2010 P&H Kayaks has a variety of new kayaks on the way including a new kids WW kayak, some new river runners and of course a few new sea kayaks. The new sea kayaks include the highly anticipated Aries 150 & 155, & the Corelite version called the Delphinus. They will also be introducing a couple new LV versions of the Cetus as well.
The Aries & the Corelite Dephinius play off the agile Cetus / Scorpio designs. They are re-sculpted to get the most out a high energy environment which means they are aimed to shine in crazy water and tide race play. P&H tells us both models offer quick acceleration for catching waves and surging through gaps, ample rocker for fast response, and a pronounced mid section to allow the kayaks to side-surf and spin on edge. Personally I have a love of sea kayaks designed for high energy environments because they handle well on a day paddle and only improve when things get dicey. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the Aries & Delphinius over the next year.
The two lower volume Cetus renditions have a lot of check boxes still marked “TBA” but what I can tell you is that there is a 176 (17’ 5”), and a 178 (17’ 8”) version. The decreased volume should make this already superb handling kayak a great fit for smaller and younger paddlers.
So there’s something to look forward too! Now, lest you think I’m shilling for P&H, I certainly invite any kayak manufacturers to zip out info on their 2010 models to share with us. One thing you have to give the guys at P&H is they are hot on the trigger to market their kayaks.. and I’m sure it’s paying off.