A Polyethylene Sea Kayak That Takes Day & Weekend Trips Seriously.
The Virgo is a compact but uncompromising sea kayak for weekend warriors, at a length which provides ample hull speed for short to medium journeys whilst keeping the boat weight to a minimum, making it easier to handle all the way from lifting it off the car, through a trip full of unique experiences, to lifting it back onto the car at the end of a great adventure.
The compact design and a defined carving rail combine to give responsive manoeuvrability for exploring varied coastline environments, and high stability ensures you can venture into the unknown with confidence too.
Packing in all the essential features you'd expect of any other sea kayak in the P&H range, including a low-profile back deck for easy rolling and re-entry, and the option of a Bow Mini Hatch just in front of the paddler, round out the Virgo's design to make it something that'll be a pleasure both to own and paddle.
- A V-hull cuts cleanly through the water and tracks beautifully but softens towards the centre of the boat for comfortable stability and easy release.
- Moderate rocker allows the Virgo to pick up and carry speed efficiently when flat but swing around effortlessly on edge.
- Hard chines engage for carving performance when edging into the turn.
- A moderately steep bow ensures a high proportion of the length acts as effective waterline for hull speed.
- Flared bow edges give a dry ride through choppy water and lift the boat over waves on the paddle out from the shore.
- Carefully planned bow deck geometry provides stiffness and strength for deep water rescues.
- A low, ergonomically shaped rear deck allows easy rolling and re-entry, with a paddle shaft recess for bracing during entry.
- Bulkheaded bow and stern main hatches with market-leading KajakSport hatch covers for secure storage and a reliable seal.
- Functional details such as split paddle recesses, a drop-forged, anodised aluminium security point, a paddle park, and a full complement of deck lines and bungees.
- P&H's famously comfortable, highly-adjustable and reliable Connect outfitting.
- Length - 429cm
- Width - 56cm
- Volume - 276l
- Spray deck size - Large
- CoreLite X - 23kg
- MZ3 - 24kg
- Max Paddler Weight - 80kg
Features & Options
- Hatches - Bow, Stern, Mini (option)
- Control - Skeg, Skudder (option)
- Custom Colour Deck Lines & Elastics - Black, White, Yellow, Orange, Red, Bright Blue, Navy, Grey
- Other - Silva 70p Compass
By Philip Clegg
Approaching two decades of working in the sea kayaking industry, Phil can be found on a daily basis coaching and paddling on the coastline of Anglesey. That’s when he’s not travelling the world expeditioning, coaching and testing kit.