Excelling in rough seas, surf and wind, the elegant Delta 16 offers a balanced combination of maneuverability with excellent tracking to stay the course in challenging conditions. It easily keeps a quick responsive pace and has enough storage capacity for multi-day exploration. It features a low profile front day hatch, new Press-Lock Hatch System, proprietary bow and stern Paddle-Park, and Delta’s multi-position Contour II Seat System. Rounding off its features is an option of a skeg or rudder for enhanced tracking or directional aid in rougher conditions.
Skeg System: All kayak models in the Delta Performance Touring category come with the option of our Spring Loaded Skeg System. This skeg system is simple to deploy and features a kink-free operation. The skeg line is housed in a tube and tucked away under-deck so it reduces the chance of snagging when loading and unloading gear. As a note, a skeg can be deployed at different increments so the paddler can determine the amount of aid in tracking needed. A skeg does not move side to side so it will not aid in steering the boat. If you would like a steering aid, you can request a rudder as an option.
Dual Density Grab Handles: Location on the bow and stern these handles are ergonomic & easy on the hands.
Paddle Park: Convenient system allows paddler to secure paddle blade while rehydrating, taking a picture or having lunch.
Stern Spare Paddle Park: Raised bungee lines make it easy to secure and access spare paddle.
Press-Lock Hatch System: Innovative, colour matched, hard-shell covers provide a secure seal with easy on and off convenience.
Day Pod: Accessible, low profile and out of the way, it’s perfectly placed to store essentials you may need to easily access during your paddle. Note: Electronics should be stored in a waterproof case or bag.
Contour II Seat System: Provides excellent back support at multi-positions with quick adjustment and optimal comfort in a user-friendly design.
Bulkheads: Curved to add strength and rigidity, with a built-in accordion hinge to allow for give when under stress.
Paddle Float Rescue System: Raised lines and scalloped deck make paddle float re-entry a breeze
Recessed Bungle Lines: Bungee cords are recessed for a clean, no-snag deck making re-entry a breeze.
Rear Hatch: Large, accessible hatches make loading and unloading your gear easy.