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Delta 17.5T with Rudder

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The all-new Delta Traverse 17.5T is a highly versatile and lightweight tandem ideally suited to paddlers of every skill level. It is exceptionally well rounded in its capabilities and will handle a wide range of conditio…

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Delta 17.5T with Rudder Description

The all-new Delta Traverse 17.5T is a highly versatile and lightweight tandem ideally suited to paddlers of every skill level. It is exceptionally well rounded in its capabilities and will handle a wide range of conditions for short or longer range exploration. It has lots of capacity for all your gear with 3 sealed compartments, including a convenient centre day-pod. Outfitted for safety, comfort and performance, this sleek new tandem features Delta’s Contour 2 seat system, Press Lock Hatches, self-retracting comfort handles, extensive deck rigging, adjustable foot braces for and aft, and Delta’s no hassle rudder system.


Storage: The Traverse 17.5T is designed with adventure in mind. With its three sealed storage compartments, no need to resort to freeze-dried food packs and energy bars for meals. Hatches are large and hatch openings are wide enough to save you from cramming your gear. Its key feature is our elevated middle hatch with aft bulkhead, designed to maximize the storage capacity between the legs of the rear paddler without impeding comfort even for those with larger feet. Enjoy a weekend or multi-day adventure without compromising the gear and goods.

Dual Density Grab Handles: Location on the bow and stern these handles are ergonomic & easy on the hands.

Front Storage Hatch: Large, accessible storage hatches make loading and unloading gear a breeze.

Deck Bungee Lines: Bungee cords are thoughtfully placed for accessibility and keep your hatch covers that much more secured. 

Multi-Position Seat System: Provides excellent back support with quick adjustment and optimal comfort in a user-friendly design

Curved Rigid Bulkheads: Curved to add strength and torsional rigidity. Seals bow, middle and stern storage compartments.

Middle Storage Hatch: Ergonomically pod style middle hatch maximizes the storage capacity of the 17.5T.

Rear Hatch: Large, accessible hatches make loading and unloading your gear easy.

Delta Rudder System: Proprietary, lightweight aluminum rudder helps keep you on-course in all conditions. *Actioned by the rear paddler.

Rudder Uphaul/Downhaul: Delta’s easy to use rudder deployment system allows for a one hand deployment or retrieval of the rudder blade. All cables and lines are tubed and neatly secured under the deck and out of the way


  • Length: 17'6" | 5.33 m
  • Width: 27.25" | 69.2 cm
  • Depth: 13.5" | 34.29 cm
  • Weight: 70 lbs | 30.8 kg
  • Cockpit Opening: 17" x 32" | 43.2 cm x 82.3 cm
  • Bow Cockpit Volume: 45gal | 185 L
  • Stern Cockpit Volume: 52gal | 198 L
  • Day Hatch 3.2gal | 12 L
  • Bow Dry Storage: 15gal  | 56 L
  • Stern Dry Storage: 32gal | 121 L
  • Max Capacity: 560 lbs | 254 kg



Proudly crafted in Canada, this kayak utilizes computer-assisted designs and a patented acrylic Solar*Kote Thermoform capstock, resulting in a stunning glossy finish. This construction method makes the boat exceptionally durable and UV protected.

Warranty Information
All Delta Kayak Warranties are processed through the retailer where the kayak was purchased. The Delta Kayaks Warranty covers defective materials or workmanship for a period of three years when used as intended under normal conditions. The original warranty initiated by the original owner cannot be transferred to another person. The Delta Kayaks Warranty does not apply to rental fleets, outfitters, tour operators or other operations of this kind. Tour operators may refer to the Operator Warranty for information concerning their fleets. In addition, Delta Kayaks does not cover kayaks that are altered or modified in any way from the original state of manufacture when purchased. Every claim must be accompanied by the original bill of sale. All warranty claims will be subject to an investigation by Delta Kayaks and they may repair or replace the defective product at their discretion, determining whether the problem is a result of defective materials or workmanship or the result of misuse or accident above and beyond the scope of the warranty. Photos accompanying the damaged part of the kayak may be requested to ensure an accurate evaluation during the investigation.

1 Review

  • Delta 17.5 Traverse Tandem Kayak

    Posted by Kevin Ko on 2019 Mar 18th

    We got our Delta Traverse 17.5T tandem kayak a couple of weeks ago from Western Canoe and Kayak in B.C. The WCK staff was very helpful answering my many questions. We ordered it in blue which looks spectacular! The fit and finish is top notch. Getting into the rear cockpit, I noticed the middle hatch takes a bit of getting used to as it impedes slightly into the foot well. You can't just slide your feet straight in, they need to go under or around the storage hatch. Once I did it a couple of times, getting in wasn't difficult at all. The front cockpit is a perfect fit for my wife. Both she and I are fairly small, and I would strongly suggest that larger paddlers test the fit of this kayak before buying, because I would categorize this boat as a good fit for small-medium paddlers. I really like that the peddle tracks are mounted to welded-on studs and there are no hole drilled through the hull. One less place for leaks. We took it on its maiden voyage at Estacada Lake in Clackamas County, OR. It was a clear, mostly windless day and the water was smooth. I was impressed with its stability, we could enter and exit easily from the dock, and on the water it was confidence inspiring and quite maneuverable. The middle storage compartment was very handy for a camera, snacks and other small items, and it kept the cockpits spaced far enough apart that we didn’t clash paddles at all, even when we were completely out of sync. The thoughtful design of the deck kept paddle-to-deck contact to a minimum even for inexperienced paddlers like us. The thigh-braces are a nice touch and add to the coziness of the cockpits, and the seats were very comfortable for our 2 hours on the water. The foot controls for the rudder worked perfectly, but I had a bit of trouble finding center, which caused us to serpentine a little. At 65 lbs., it was light enough for me to lift it out of the water on to the dock by myself. I should reiterate that the smallish cockpits of the 17.5T fit us well, but larger/longer paddlers should test before buying. In comparison, the cockpit of the Eddyline Whisper CL seemed huge. The Delta 17.5T seems very well put together and the attention to the small details made it our choice vs. the competition. We hope to spend many hours on the water with her.

Delta 17.5T with Rudder


Delta 17.5T with Rudder