Specifications of presently available Mariner Kayaks:

Mariner XL
Hull configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-bottom with flared sides (for a narrow waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Hard chine center and aft sections (carves turns and resists broaching)
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines (resists broaching)
  • Molded skeg runs from center of buoyancy aft (resists broaching)
  • Little rocker at stern, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Reserve buoyancy at bow and stern (for a drier ride)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 12--and a dry cockpit)
  • Rounded bow and stern profile (slides over kelp in either direction)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)

Mariner XL Specifics:

Length: 17’ 1"       (521cm)
Beam: 23.5"        (59.7 cm)
Cockpit size (inside): 32.5" x 15"  (82.6x38.1cm)
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 12"            (30.5cm)
Depth at rear of cockpit (inside): 10.25"     (26cm)
Center of Buoyancy: 55%
Volume (filled with water): 14.4 cu.ft. (108 gal.)(409 liters)
Volume (Nautilus program): Sea Kayaker uses Nautilus (all volume inside the shape) 15.2 cu.ft. (114 gal.)(431.5 l)

XL Hydrostatics with 150 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 15’ 11"
Waterline beam: 21.1"
Draft: 3.8"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.50
Midship Coefficient: 0.76
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00083
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 18.83
Lbs./inch immersion: 85.9

XL Hydrostatics with 250 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 16’ 1"
Waterline beam: 22.1"
Draft: 4.6"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.52
Midship Coefficient: 0.78
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00111
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 22.3
Lbs./inch immersion: 96.9

Coaster
Hull Configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-midsection with flared sides (for a narrower waterline and high secondary stability)
  • V’ed forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines (resists broaching)
  • Little rocker at stern, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Extreme flare and reserve buoyancy at bow (resists pearling in surf)
  • Hard chine center and aft sections (carves turns and holds an edge in breakers)
  • Strong V-keel in stern quarter (resists broaching)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 12--and a dry cockpit)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)

Coaster Specifics:

Length: 13' 5.25"
Beam: 23.125"
Cockpit size (inside): 31" x 15"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 11.25"
Depth at rear of cockpit (inside): 9.25"
Center of Buoyancy: 52%
Volume (filled with water): 12 cu.ft. (90 gal.)
Volume (Nautilus program): Sea Kayaker uses Nautilus (all  volume inside the shape) 12.5 cu.ft. (93 gal.)

Coaster Hydrostatics with 150 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 12' 7"
Waterline beam: 21.5"
Draft: 4.0"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.51
Midship Coefficient: 0.76
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00148
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 16.37
Lbs./inch immersion: 75.2

Coaster Hydrostatics with 250 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 12' 11"
Waterline beam: 22.6"
Draft: 5.3"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.54
Midship Coefficient: 0.785
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00209
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 19.62
Lbs./inch immersion: 84.8

Mariner II
Hull configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-midsection with flared sides (for a narrow waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Little rocker at stern, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Substantial reserve buoyancy at bow and stern for a drier ride
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines (resists broaching)
  • Strong V-keel in stern quarter (resists broaching)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 12--and a dry cockpit)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)

Mariner II Specifics:

Length: 17' 11"
Waterline length (170 lbs. added) 16' 1"
Beam: 21.5"
Waterline beam (170 lbs. added) 19.5"
Cockpit size (inside): 32.5" x 15"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 11.5"
Depth at rear of cockpit (inside): 10"
Volume (filled with water): 14.0 cu.ft. (105 gal.)

Express
Hull Configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center, the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-bottom with flared sides (for a narrow waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines (resists broaching)
  • Molded skeg runs from center of buoyancy aft (resists broaching)
  • Little stern rocker, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Tremendous reserve buoyancy at both bow and stern for a drier ride.
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (more foot room--EX size 14, LP size 12--and a dryer cockpit)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)

Express and Express EX Specifics:

Length overall: 16’
Length at waterline: 14’ 6"
Beam: 22.5"
Beam at waterline: 20.5"
Cockpit opening (inside): 32.5" x 15"
Depth at front of cockpit for EX: 13"
Depth at front of cockpit for LP: 12"
Depth at rear of cockpit for EX: 10.5"
Depth at rear of cockpit for LP: 9.5"
14.7 cu.ft. (110 gal.)
Volume (filled with water) LP: 13.6 cu.ft. (102 gal.)

Express Hydrostatics with 150 & 250 lbs. added:

(Although not measured by Sea Kayaker the hydrostatics of the Express  should be almost the same as those of the Elan which has almost the same underwater hull and was measured.)

Mariner MAX
Hull configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center, the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-midsection with flared sides (for a narrower waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Hard chine center and aft sections (carves turns and resists broaching)
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chine midsection
  • Molded skeg runs from center of buoyancy aft (resists broaching)
  • Little stern rocker, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Substantial reserve buoyancy at bow and stern (for a drier ride and less pearling in surf)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 12--and a dry cockpit)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)

Mariner MAX Specifics:

Length: 17’ 0"
Beam: 23.5"
Cockpit size (inside): 32.5" x 15"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 11.5"
vDepth at rear of cockpit (inside): 10"
Center of Buoyancy: 55%
Volume (filled with water): 14.3 cu.ft. (107 gal.)
Volume (Nautilus program): Sea Kayaker uses Nautilus (all volume inside the shape) 15.1 cu.ft. (113 gal.)

MAX Hydrostatics with 150 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 14’ 6.5"
Waterline beam: 21.0"
Draft: 3.7"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.50
Midship Coefficient: 0.79
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00101
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 18.83
Lbs./inch immersion: 83.2

MAX Hydrostatics with 250 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 15’-0"
Waterline beam: 22.1"
Draft: 4.9"
Midship Coefficient: 0.80
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.52
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00138
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 21.68
Lbs./inch immersion: 93.7

Elan
Hull Configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-bottom with flared sides (for a narrow waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines (resists broaching)
  • Molded skeg runs from center of buoyancy aft (resists broaching)
  • Little rocker at stern, substantial at bow (for tracking and maneuverability)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Lots of reserve buoyancy at both bow and stern for a drier ride
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody for more foot room (to men's size 9) and a drier cockpit
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)

Elan Specifics:

Length overall: 16’ 1.25"
Beam: 21.5"
Cockpit opening (inside): 32.25" x 15.25"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 10.75"
Depth at rear of cockpit(inside) : 8.125"
Center of Buoyancy: 53%
Volume (filled with water): 12 cu.ft. (90 gal.)
Volume (Nautilus program): Sea Kayaker uses Nautilus (all volume inside the shape) 12.4 cu. ft.  (92.6 gal.)

Elan Hydrostatics with 150 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 13' 10.3"
Waterline beam: 19.8"
Draft: 3.7"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.55
Midship Coefficient: 0.79
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00116
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 17.66
Lbs./inch immersion: 80.3

Elan Hydrostatics with 250 lbs. added:

Waterline length: 14' 5.5"
Waterline beam: 20.6"
Draft: 4.9"
Prismatic Coefficient: 0.56
Midship Coefficient: 0.81
Volumetric Coefficient: 0.00154
Wetted Surface in sq. ft: 20.94
Lbs./inch immersion: 88.7

 

Specifications of Mariner Kayaks no longer in regular production:

Mariner (original)
Hull configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-midsection with flared sides (for a narrower waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Little stern rocker, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Substantial reserve buoyancy at bow and stern for a drier ride
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into harder chines (resists broaching)
  • Very strong V-keel in stern quarter (resists broaching)
  • Lower rear deck (easy rolling and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 14--and a dryer cockpit)
  • Raked bow and stern (slides over kelp in either direction)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (doesn’t weathercock)

Original Mariner Specifics:

Length overall: 18’ 5"
Length at waterline: 16’ 1"
Beam: 20.5"
Beam at waterline: 19"
Cockpit opening  (inside): 35" x 15.75"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 13"
Depth at rear of cockpit(inside) : 10"

Escape
Hull configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Shallow V-midsection with flared sides (for a narrower waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Tremendous reserve buoyancy at bow (flared like a ship) for a drier ride
  • Flare "pinched in" in front of cockpit (paddles like a much narrower kayak)
  • Rake in bow and stern profiles (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Very hard chines (resists broaching and planes easily when surfing)
  • Molded skeg runs from center of buoyancy aft (resists broaching)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 14--and a dryer cockpit)
  • Raked bow and stern (slides over kelp in either direction)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (very little weatherhelm)

Escape Specifics:

Length overall: 16’ 6"
Length at waterline: 15’ 2"
Beam: 24.5"
Beam at waterline: 22"
Cockpit opening (inside): 35" x 15.75"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 13"
Depth at rear of cockpit (inside): 10.5"
Volume (filled with water): 16.6 cu.ft. (124 gal.)

Sprite
Hull Configuration and Features:

  • Swedeform--widest aft of center the opposite of Fish-form (for less wave-making resistance due to the finer angle of entry)
  • Overall shape is reminiscent of an Aleutian native kayak
  • Shallow arch-bottom with flared sides (for a narrow waterline and high secondary stability)
  • Rounded V forebody (soft ride) develops into hard chines
  • Little rocker at stern, substantial at bow (for tracking and manuverability)
  • Reserve buoyancy at bow and stern for a drier ride.
  • Rake in bow  profile (easily slides over seaweed, obstructions, and steep beaches)
  • Lower rear deck (easier Eskimo rolls and reduced windage aft cuts weatherhelm)
  • Higher forebody (for more foot room--to size 12--and a dryer cockpit)
  • Built in knee braces (for security and control)
  • Balanced wind/water couple at cruising speed (little weatherhelm)

Sprite Specifics:

Length overall: 16’ 6"
Length at waterline: 15’ 6"
Beam: 22.5"
Beam at waterline: 20.5"
Cockpit opening (inside): 30.5" x 15"
Depth at front of cockpit (inside): 11.75"
Depth at rear of cockpit (inside): 10.25"

1999 Mariner Kayaks