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Epic V8 Tourer From $4,650


Introducing the All New V8 Tourer

Inspired by the continued worldwide popularity of the Epic V8 Surfski, we have combined the highperformance
pedigree of surfski design with elements of traditional kayak touring to create an
exciting new hybrid model. For paddlers pushing the boundaries of fitness, touring, recreation,
adventure racing and downwind surfing, the V8 Tourer can do it all! With bow and stern cargo
hatches, bulkheads, and both over-stern and under-hull rudders included, you can navigate
waterways and distances where conventional surfskis cannot.

The volume and depth are slightly greater than the V8 Surfski to handle gear stowage. The V8
Tourer bow shape borrows its profile from the Gen 4 V10 and Gen 3 V12, a very streamlined nose
that is less affected by crosswinds and helps the bow rise after punching into a wave. The stern
has been optimized for tracking when the over-stern rudder is utilized. Seat width and shape is
similar to the much beloved V8 Surfski, while the “hump” in the cockpit has been lowered slightly
to accommodate paddlers with shorter leg lengths. The V8 Tourer comes standard with over-stern
and under-stern rudder options – excellent added value, with minimal modifications needed to
change rudders – and utilizes a full Epic footboard with steering pedals.

The open cockpit design of the V8 Tourer offers many advantages over a traditional closed-deck
kayak. Safety, simplicity, comfort and ergonomics – all combine to boost your technique so you
can enjoy your time on the water with ease and reach your destination with less effort. The V8
Tourer represents an exciting new development in Epic’s touring range. Take your paddling to the
next level!

The V8 Tourer comes standard with the following: front and rear carbon fiber hatch covers,
bulkheads fore and aft, stern kickup rudder and uphaul line, optional under hull rudder, adjustable
Epic foot brace, bow and stern handles, center carry handles, rear deck bungees, water bottle
holder and Epic’s patented bailer.

Length: 5.48 m
Width: 52.8 cm
Depth: 35 cm
Capacity: 145 kg
Paddler Fit: 5’0” to 6’7” (1.52m to 2.0m)
Storage: Front hatch: 85l and rear hatch: 77l


17.4 kg $4,650

  • Infusion grade foam core

  • Composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar

  • Vacuum infused, heat-cured epoxy

  • Black bow & stern

15.7 kg $5,850

  • Nomex honeycomb core

  • Woven carbon and Kevlar fabric

  • Vacuum bagged, heat-cured epoxy

  • Red bow & stern

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