STELLAR S18 Expedition

The tourer for adventurers

STELLAR S18 Expedition

long-distance tourer

STELLAR S18 Expedition

long-distance tourer
Start Kayak Stellar kayaks S18 Expedition

The fast touring kayak from Stellar with lots of storage space

STELLAR S18 Expedition G2

The S18 Expedition is for medium to large sized paddlers looking for a fast boat with large volume for payload. It is characterized by high stability and directional stability.

The kayak also has a day hatch, a small hatch directly behind the seat and a keel strip. It is equipped as standard with the multisport layup with Smart Track rear rudder.

The touring kayaks for enduring adventurers: The S18 and S16 as well as the S15LV are made for long tours due to their length. The S18 Exp. is even faster than the S16 due to its additional length. The slightly concave bow and stern increases tracking stability.

Suitable for

Paddler weight: 70-120 kg
Load: 175 kg
Lightweight: yes
Tours, multi-day tours, expeditions, ambitious


Weight: 18.5 kg
Construction: laminated
Layup variants: multisport


Length: 550 cm
Width: 55.7 cm
Seat hatch: 84 x 44 cm
Front hatch volume: 87 l
Rear hatch volume: 130 l
Front day hatch: available
Rear day hatch: available


Multisport layup: from € 3,790.00
Laminated keel strip ex works: € 120
Divisibility surcharge € 995
Pockets for elements: € 445

S18 Exp G2 / S18R

Length 550 cm (Exp) / 548 cm (R)
Width 55.7 cm (Exp) / 51.2 cm (R)
Luggage capacity: same
Weight: 18.5 kg (Exp) / 16.8kg (R)
Keel strips: standard on the S18 Exp
SmartTrack: included with both

Individual parts division

Rear: 215 cm / 7 kg
Cockpit: 157 cm / 8.5 kg
Bow: 178 cm / 5 kg
Total: 20.5 kg

The advantages of the Stellar S18 Expedition G2

Convincing equipment for adventure

In the series of fast touring kayaks from Stellar, the models S18 Expedition and S18R (Racer) are the fastest due to their length of five and a half meters. In contrast to the S18R, the S18 Exp has a slightly larger width to offer more stability and a factory-installed keel strip.

Excellent manoeuvrability

With the right technique, the long kayak is excellent and stable to steer over the edge.

Two day storage compartments

There are two small storage compartments and the luggage nets that are directly accessible from the cockpit.

View into the cockpit:

Side footrests, adjustable from the seat, drinking bottle holder on the seat, lower hull made of carbon-kevlar (multisport layup).

Kevlar keel strips

The hull is additionally protected by the Kevlar keel strip, which is installed as standard on the S18 Exp.

Speed ​​& Stability

The long tourer offers easily controllable and stable handling even in difficult conditions. Photo: H-P Bauch at the Hiddensee Marathon, © Kerstin Kollwey

Smart Track Tail Rudder

The SmartTrack control system is also standard on the S18 Expedition (and on the S18R).

Video of the Stellar S18 Expedition G2

Ben Lawry from Stellar visits Lite Venture: He presents the features in detail and demonstrates the extremely balanced handling of this long touring kayak, even on the water.

What customers say about the S18 Exp

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Detlef Fischer

"The stability is absolutely brilliant."

I bought my S18 Expedition in Krakow 6 months ago and since then I've travelled around 800 km with it, both in salt and fresh water. From Germany to Croatia to Istria on the Mediterranean, we've experienced a lot together. Despite some high...

Lutz Bergner

"Riding characteristics that I have never found with any other manufacturer"

Stellar has a heart for big and
heavy paddlers. My search for a suitable boat was long and varied. After 2 years of riding a Stellar S14 G2 with great enthusiasm, it has now become an S18
Exp G1 - which suits my height of over 195 cm

These points make the S18 Expedition special

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Smart Track Tail Rudder

Included with every S18 Expedition

Large cockpit hatch and comfortable seat

With its oval hatch measuring 81 cm x 4 cm, the cockpit allows for easy entry and exit

Generous hatches

Generous and easily lockable hatches for a lot of payload.

Two day storage compartments

Within range from the seat.

Kevlar keel strips

Standard for the S18 Expedition: The hull is additionally protected by the continuous, robust Kevlar keel strip.

Multisport Layup

The most robust Stellar layup is the standard for the S18 Expedition: the hull is made of the carbon-kevlar layup.

Long waterline

Typical for Stellar also uses the S18Exp. almost the entire length on the water, which at 550 cm gives enormous track and speed.