THE WORLD’S SMALLEST OUTRIGGER CANOE

The Feline is the world’s smallest outrigger canoe. Its smaller dimensions (5.12m long and 40cm wide) mean that it is not only easy to store but also a model that demonstrates formidable efficiency in downwind conditions. It never crashes head first into waves and handles incredibly well. Beginners will be particularly fond of its ease of use when taking off initially, while experienced rowers will be amazed by the amount of time it can surf along waves, as well as its ease in moving from one to the next. The Feline is also extremely capable of upwind conditions, where its small dimensions come into their own. Its spaciousness (319 liters) makes it accessible to those of a larger build. The Feline is truly the product of all of our experience to date.

Olivia Piana about the Feline: “ I was immediately taken aback by the handling and the versatility of the Feline. On flat water, you can really feel the responsiveness of a smaller vessel. Upwind cruising is superb. It doesn’t fully cross the undertow, instead preferring to skim over it with its nose, and this brings huge gains in terms of gliding capabilities. It has the same effect as a board with a rocker (which gives it a more curved shape and makes it more suitable for ocean conditions) when it is in fact simply shorter in length. Its nimble handling means that coming in at an angle is made easy, even if this was not your original intention. This is great is short periods of undertow. In downwind conditions, the Feline takes off a little bit slower than a traditional outrigger canoe, but its handling means you can easily prop yourself up when gliding over all kinds of bumps. The ability to change course when gliding over bumps in the water surface is a huge advantage, particularly when it comes to maintaining one’s stride for longer periods and segueing into new waves.”

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