Skim Beaufort

The versatile explorer

Skim Beaufort

The versatile explorer
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The kayak for expeditions where everything is possible

Skim Beaufort Sea Kayak

The Skim Beaufort is a kayak for the most difficult conditions. It combines a playful character with numerous features that make it a kayak suitable for expeditions.

Even fully loaded, the Beaufort remains an easy-to-control boat with maximum stability and high speed. This combination of playful handling and suitability for expeditions seemed impossible for a long time.

The Beaufort comes standard with the new Kayak-Sport Paddle Outrigger System, setting new standards in terms of safety.

Suitable for

Paddler weight: 70-105 kg
Separable: yes
Tours, multi-day tours, sea kayak, expedition


Traditional Layup (TR): 25.5 kg
Rockhopper Layup (RH): 24.0 kg
Carbon Light Layup (CL): 22.5 kg
Construction: laminated


Traditional Layup (TR): from € 3,890.00
Rockhopper Layup (RH): from € 4,535.00
Carbon Light Layup (CL): from € 5.385.00 €
Laminated keel strip ex works: 175 €
Three-piece kayak: 1695 €
Individual colour: 295 €
Attachment locking bar: 40 €
Attachment towline clamp: 40 €


Seat hatch: 79 x 41 cm
Length: 513 cm
Width: 53.1 cm
Volume: 358.2 l
Volume front hatch: 88 l
Volume rear hatch: 71 l
Volume front day hatch: 5 l
Volume rear day hatch: 47 l

The advantages of the Beaufort

Features at a glance

Challenge Series

Beaufort and Braveheart combine many features such as the rigid deck construction and robustness. The Beaufort differs particularly in its hull and waterline.

Negative tail

The atypically shaped stern lengthens the waterline and improves tracking. This is how agility and speed are combined.

Rigid deck construction

The recessed deck strip creates a stiffer deck,
lower center of gravity, and allows water to drain off the hatch covers.

Well integrated seating position

Easily accessible from the seat: skeg, two day hatches and the two luggage nets.

Paddle float clamps

Behind the deck is the device to securely fix the paddle at the support in the middle of the kayak. This helps with solo respawning.

Fast draining cockpit

A feature of all Skim models: The sloping bulkhead behind the seat allows the kayak to be emptied quickly and reliably.

These points make the Beaufort special

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Large cockpit hatch and comfortable seat

The Beaufort's cockpit measures 79 cm x 41 cm. If you want it more spacious, you can also choose the XL variant of the Beaufort. The hull is identical there. However, the cockpit is larger.

Generous hatches

The Beaufort is easy to load through the oval hatches. The storage space is plentiful, making it an expedition-ready sea kayak.

day storage compartment

The Beaufort has an additional day storage compartment.

keel jump

The Beaufort has less rocker than the Braveheart. It is therefore the faster of the two.

Rescue Clamps

The rescue clamps behind the cockpit can be used to fix the paddle there. Supplemented by a paddle float, it makes re-entry easier.

Beaufort Heck

The Beaufort differs from all other sea kayaks at first glance due to the unusual shape of its stern. This optimizes the waterline in relation to the overall length of the kayak.

Eike Koehler on the Skim Beaufort

Eike Köhler has been using Skim kayaks for many years for her expeditions and tours. He paddles the Beaufort and the Braveheart both in the low volume version. Here is the Beaufort LV report from his perspective: