Skim Beaufort LV

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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.

Suitable for

Paddler weight: 50-89 kg
Separable: yes
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
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: 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.

Negative tail

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.

Big hatch

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.

Generous hatches

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.

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 stern

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: