Vector 13™ Polymer

Looking for a sit-on-top that is great for day touring but could be ideal for an overnight too? The Vector 13 is the rare sit-on-top that paddles like a sit-inside touring craft, giving you the best of both water worlds. Indeed, it's a perfect blend of styles, with sit-on-top stability and sit-in performance.
Gear of the Year 2011 (National Geographic Adventure)Vector 13 chosen as Gear of the Year for 2011 by National Geographic Adventure. Read More


  • Necky touring seat with backband

    Necky Touring Seat

    Made of durable molded foam, this seat is designed specifically to reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve. By actually improving flow around the gluteus maximus, it helps prevent your feet and legs from falling asleep when you're paddling longer distances. For added comfort, the seat does not retain water. It also features an integral tether that attaches to the seat of the boat, keeping it in place when car-topping. The supportive back band provides ample lumbar support, movement and comfort for most body types. Many of our touring kayaks feature this seat.

     Touring Seat in Vector


  • Quick Seal Bow Hatch with Cross Lock™ buckle system

    Quick Seal Hatch with
    Cross Lock™ Buckle System 

    The Quick Seal hatch features a unique gasket that seals perfectly to provide dry storage. The easy to open Cross Lock Buckle System makes getting into the hatch a breeze. The "X" pattern is achieved with four straps and one quick release buckle. The low anchor points of the straps allow for excellent pressure that is evenly distributed around the hatch cover. Simple, secure and easy to use.

    Quick Seal Hatch

  • 6" day hatch on ruddered models only (in tank well)
  • Innovative nylon tank well cover with multiple adjustment points
  • Convenient mesh storage pouch
  • Bottle holder
  • 4 medium scupper valves included (patent pending)

    Scupper Valve

    Patent pending valve designed to help keep water from entering your kayak via the scupper holes AND to drain any water that may come over the side while you are paddling.

    Scupper Valve 

  • Support Track foot brace system

    Support Track Foot Brace System

    A comfortable foot brace system with contoured rubber and extra padding (great for bare feet) to provide a secure grip and added control. With an intuitive easy-to-reach adjustment system and position indicators it is easy to get the foot braces set to the same comfortable length on both sides.

    Support Track Foot Brace System Image


  • Optional rudder system with foot pedals

    Optional Necky Rudder

    The aluminum alloy used in our standard rudder can take lots of abuse, bending, and rebending before it breaks. With some care this aluminum rudder should last a lifetime. When deployed you use the foot pedals to guide the kayak to the right or the left. A rudder is used for keeping your boat on track, especially when the weather conditions change. It can help make your journey safer and more enjoyable. 

     Rudder System on Vector



  • MATERIAL: Polyethylene
  • LENGTH: 13' / 4 m
  • WIDTH: 29" / 73.7 cm
  • WEIGHT: 59 lbs / 26.8 kg
  • SEAT WIDTH: 18.5" / 47 cm
  • BOW HATCH: 14" x 7.5" / 35.6 x 19.1 cm
  • TANK WELL: 24" x 16" / 61 x 40.6 cm
  • STORAGE CAPACITY: 121.8 L / 7433 cu in (includes bow and stern hatch plus tankwell)
  • MAX CAPACITY: 300-350 lbs / 136.1-158.8 kg

Check out these Vector 13 kayak reviews featured in our Necky Blog. Click on images to view.

  Vector 13- Performance, Stability and Style    Welcome Back to the World of Sit-on-tops 
Blog Post:  Vector 13 -
Performance, Stability & Style
Blog Post:  Welcome back
to the world of sit-on-tops



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