Necky Introduces New Eliza Rudder Composite

Necky® Kayaks Introduces New Eliza™ Rudder Composite

Old Town, Maine (June 27, 2011)  |  Download in PDF format  

Necky Kayaks, a name synonymous with performance kayaks, is pleased to announce that its popular women’s specific Eliza kayak is now available in a composite lay-up with rudder. Ideal for day tripping, the fifteen-foot long Eliza Rudder literally cuts through the water and is perfect for female paddlers of all skill levels.

The Eliza blends premium materials with the experience of Necky’s skilled designers to create an incredibly lightweight kayak that is built for distance, performance and speed. Offering great edge control, mid-to-high primary stability and excellent secondary stability, the Eliza Rudder is a stable, comfortable and durable high-end kayak.

“Our Eliza series is extremely popular and over the years we have received many requests for a ruddered composite Eliza,” said Sara Knies, Necky Kayaks Marketing Director. “This year we are pleased to deliver and we’re confident that our consumers will find the new Eliza Rudder worth the wait.”

The Eliza Rudder features a compact cockpit that makes paddlers feel secure and firmly in control. Other key attributes include bow and stern hatches with the Cross Lock™ buckle system, bulkheads, composite thigh braces, Necky touring seat with backband and a perimeter safety line.

The addition of a rudder system with adjustable foot pedals helps the new Eliza composite track well and handle assuredly in strong currents, wind chop and convoluted waters. Polymer and skeg composite models also available.

Key specs:
Length: 15’3”
Width: 21”
Weight: FG: 45 lbs, Carbon: 41 lbs
MSRP: FG: $2,549.99, Carbon: $4,299.99

The Eliza Rudder composite will be available beginning in August 2011 through authorized Necky dealers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on Necky’s family of kayaks please visit us at, or

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