A real milestone in modern sea kayak design, the P&H Delphin 155 allows a wide range of paddlers to truly play the sea.
In both appearance and performance, the P&H Delphin is entirely unique; over 45 years of Pyranha whitewater kayak innovation, infused with P&H’s design heritage that dates back to 1968 has produced a sea kayak that river paddlers looking to expand their horizons will feel instantly at home in, and that allows experienced seafarers to rediscover and build upon the same excitement felt when they first took to the waves.
The Delphin’s cockpit has been positioned further back than in traditional sea kayak design, giving a fine balance that, in combination with the progressive bow rocker, leaves the front of the boat just kissing the water, resulting in superb manoeuvrability and excellent positioning when riding even the steepest of waves.
You don’t have to be an expert to appreciate what the Delphin has to offer though; a flat hull profile at the mid-section provides confidence inspiring primary stability, and the squared-off stern increases the boat’s effective waterline and engages when forward paddling, ensuring you have enough straight line speed to keep up on short to mid-length expeditions.
When catching surf, the hard chines towards the front of the Delphin’s hull engage quickly and make sure you’re in control and towards the smoother, front end of the wave, whilst the softer stern edges allow you to make easy course corrections and the high volume, dynamically shaped bow prevents purling by splitting and shedding water quickly, as well as helping punch through the surf on the way back out to continue the fun!
The Delphin comes as standard in CoreLite, a sandwich layer polyethylene construction with an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio, giving an efficient hull that allows you to catch more waves and enjoy every ride. This is the boat that allows you to get the most out of your favourite ocean playground, whether that’s tidal races, falls, coastal surf, or just a bit of everything.
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- Perfect for ocean play and short to mid-length expeditions.
- CoreLite construction with inherent buoyancy and an excellent stiffness-to-weight ratio.
- Swede-form design with widest point behind seat for maximum stability with minimal hindrance to paddle strokes.
- Carefully balanced stern weighting for ultimate positioning on waves.
- High volume, dynamically shaped bow punches through waves and resurfaces quickly.
- Generous bow rocker prevents purling and keeps your head dry.
- Hard bow chines pick up quickly for control on a wave.
- Flat mid-section hull is super stable and gives unrivalled manoeuvrability.
- Soft stern edges keep the boat loose and forgiving during turns.
- Squared-off stern increases waterline for flat water speed and aids tracking.
- Low back deck and cockpit rim allow easy rolling and re-entry.
- Bungee-retained, ergonomic toggle handles for comfortable carrying and safe rescues.
- Market-leading KajakSport hatch covers throughout.
- Lightweight and highly durable bow and stern foam bulkheads.
- Form-fitting, 5-point adjustment; seat trim, foot pegs, hip pads, thigh grips and backrest.
- Large rear and fore hatch, plus pod for great gear capacity and load versatility.
- Features skeg and bow recess to take a compass as standard.
- High strength, full deck lines and bungees for ample storage and rescue options.
|Length:485cm||Width:57cm||Internal Cockpit Length:81cm||Internal Cockpit Width:42cm|
|VOLUMES & HATCHES|
|Total Volume:267l||Front Hatch:65l||Day Hatch:||Rear Hatch:49l Mini Hatch:4l|
|Corelite Weight: 28kg|
|Length||485cm / 15' 9"|
|Width||57cm / 22 .5"|
|Internal Cockpit Length||81cm / 32"|
|Internal Cockpit Width||42cm / 16 .5"|
|VOLUMES & HATCHES|
|Total Volume||267l / 70.6 US gal|
|Front Hatch||65l / 17.2 US gal|
|Rear Hatch||49l / 13 US gal|
|Mini Hatch||4l / 1.1 US gal|
|CoreLite||28kg / 61.7lb|
|Load Weight Range||65 - 125kg / 143 - 275lb|