Skim Beaufort LV
Available Beaufort LV models
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The sea kayak for light people
Skim Beaufort LV
The Beaufort and Beaufort LV are expedition kayaks. The Beaufort stands for the perfect balance between clean handling, speed and straight-line stability. The high maneuverability and stability provide security in difficult conditions. It achieves high cruising speeds and is therefore ideally suited for multi-week expeditions where the circumstances are unpredictable.
Paddler weight: 50-89 kg
Tours, multi-day tours, sea kayak, expedition
Traditional Layup (TR): 24.5 kg
Rockhopper Layup (RH): 23.5 kg
Carbon Light Layup (CL): 22.0 kg
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
Seat hatch: 79 x 41 cm
Length: 503 cm
Width: 51.2 cm
Volume: 331 l
Volume front hatch: 141 l
Volume rear hatch: 79, 5 l
Day hatch volume, front: 5.2 l
Day hatch volume, rear: 41.3 l
The advantages of the Beaufort LV
Features at a glance
With Skim, the design is always also a function. The kayaks are full of details that offer their owner an incomparable paddling experience.
Good to control
All models of the Beaufort can be steered well over the edge. The trail lengthened by the tail does not affect agile behavior.
Even in difficult conditions, the Beaufort remains easy to control. It's less geared towards surf surfing like the Braveheart, but never gets bulky due to its compactness.
Rigid deck construction
The recessed deck strip creates a stiffer deck, lower center of gravity and allows water to drain off the hatch covers.
The atypically shaped stern lengthens the waterline and improves tracking. This is how agility and speed are combined.
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 fix the paddle securely in the middle of the kayak at the
support. This helps with solo respawning.
Not “LV” in baggage
The Beaufort also offers storage space in the low-volume version for multi-day tours.
The opening of the rear luggage hatch is oval on the Beaufort, making it possible to stow larger items.
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 LV special
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Large cockpit hatch and comfortable seat
The Beaufort's cockpit measures 79 cm x 41 cm. The deck is lower than the standard volume and therefore offers ideal boat contact for lighter paddlers.
The Beaufort LV is easy to load with the oval rear hatch and circular front hatch. The storage space is plentiful, making it an expedition-ready sea kayak.
day storage compartment
The Beaufort LV has an additional partitioned day storage compartment.
The Beaufort has less rocker than the Braveheart. It is therefore the faster of the two.
The rescue clamps behind the cockpit can be used to fix the paddle there. Supplemented by a paddle float, it makes re-entry easier.
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 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: