Loon

Overview

Loon   13’6”   Solo / Symmetrical

 

Touring/Wilderness Tripping/Fishing Kayak

 

The Loon is the answer to the question “Does anyone make a lightweight fishing kayak?” At 13’ 6”, 30” wide and only ? lbs. the loon is the perfect size and weight for multiple uses. From an easy paddle down a meandering stream, to an all day fishing experience on your favorite pond, river or lake. The Loon uses the same hull as the newest addition to our solo canoe line, the “Illusion”. With its sharp turning ability and significant stability, the Loon can be taken just about anywhere. Whether through a swamp to your favorite fishing hole or across a rocky portage trail to a secluded lake in the Canadian wilderness, the Loon will get you there. 

 

The cockpit size is fully customizable, either as a regular sea kayak or a larger, more open cockpit for easier cargo packing and more room for the paddler. The deck height can also be customized to fit larger paddlers and more gear or lowered for lighter paddlers and a more streamlined craft. The rudder option greatly enhances the tracking and turning ability of this boat making it a good choice in rougher conditions.

Technical Specs

Length

Weight

Max. Width

Max. Deck Width

Height

4" Waterline

13'6"

28 lbs.

30"

28"

13"/15.5"/10"

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Features

Paddle As a Kayak or Decked Canoe
Paddle As a Kayak or Decked Canoe
Recreational Touring
Recreational Touring
Kayak Fishing
Kayak Fishing
Wilderness Tripping
Wilderness Tripping
Great for bays and lakes that may get choppy
Great for bays and lakes that may get choppy

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Layup and Package Options

Layup Options

Kevlar Layups
 
  • Layups
  • Standard Package
  • Kevlar
    More Info

    Fiberglass skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $3700
  • Kevlar
    More Info

    Fiberglass skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $3700
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
Carbon Layups
 
  • Layups
  • Standard Package
  • Carbon / Kevlar
    More Info

    5.7 oz. Carbon skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core. Light weight, stiff and good for lakes and milder rivers. For rocky rivers and whitewater, add an extra layer of Kevlar in bottom.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $3900
  • Carbon / Duel Kevlar
    More Info

    5.7 oz. Carbon skin backed up with 2 layers of 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4050
  • Carbon / Light Kevlar
    More Info

    5.7 oz. Carbon skin backed up with 2.2 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 2.2 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4000
  • Carbon / Kevlar
    More Info

    5.7 oz. Carbon skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core. Light weight, stiff and good for lakes and milder rivers. For rocky rivers and whitewater, add an extra layer of Kevlar in bottom.

    • Standard Package - $3900
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
  • Carbon / Duel Kevlar
    More Info

    5.7 oz. Carbon skin backed up with 2 layers of 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4050
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
  • Carbon / Light Kevlar
    More Info

    5.7 oz. Carbon skin backed up with 2.2 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 2.2 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4000
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
TeXtreme Layups
 
  • Layups
  • Standard Package
  • TeXtreme / Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4175
  • TeXtreme / Duel Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 2 layers of 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4325
  • TeXtreme / Light Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 2.2 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 2.2 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4275
  • TeXtreme / Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4175
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
  • TeXtreme / Duel Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 2 layers of 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4325
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
  • TeXtreme / Light Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 2.2 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 2.2 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4275
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
Uni-Biaxial Carbon Layups
 
  • Layups
  • Standard Package
  • Uni-Biaxial Carbon / Kevlar
    More Info

    Uni-Biaxial Carbon skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4000
  • TeXtreme / Duel Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 2 layers of 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4150
  • TeXtreme / Light Kevlar
    More Info

    TeXtreme skin backed up with 2.2 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 2.2 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    This Package Includes:
    • Kayak Seat
    • Custom Cockpit
    • Adjustable Footbrace
    Deck Options
    • TeXtreme Deck
      $150
    • Painted Deck
      $150
  • $4100
  • Uni-Biaxial Carbon / Kevlar
    More Info

    Uni-Biaxial Carbon skin backed up with 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4000
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
  • Uni-Biaxial Carbon / Duel Kevlar
    More Info

    Uni-Biaxial Carbon skin backed up with 2 layers of 5 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 5 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4150
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150
  • Uni-Biaxial Carbon / Light Kevlar
    More Info

    Uni-Biaxial Carbon skin backed up with 2.2 oz. Kevlar and foam core then another layer of 2.2 oz. Kevlar over the core.

    • Standard Package - $4100
      This Package Includes:
      • Kayak Seat
      • Custom Cockpit
      • Adjustable Footbrace
      Deck Options
      • TeXtreme Deck
        $150
      • Painted Deck
        $150

*Weights are approximate and can vary

Seat and Outfitting Options

Options

Seat Options
Kayak Seat
This is the standard seat for out kayaks.
Standard Bucket Seat
This seat comes standard in all of our canoes with sliding seats.
11" long by 13" wide
High Back Bucket Seat
This is the standard bucket seat tilted forward.
11" long by 13" wide
Triebold Seat
Designed by Andy Triebold
12.5" long by 13.5" wide
Big Seat
Great for larger paddlers
12" long by 16" wide
Height Adjustable Seat $275
Easliy change the height of the seat.
Can be made with the Bucket Seat, Triebold Seat, and Big Seat.
Options
Outfitting Options
Rudder $375
Works with both adjustable and sliding footbrace.
Accessory Options

Testimonials

"The illusion is my new favorite boat. After a 30 year love affair with my sawyer starlight, I think it is my "other people boat" now.  sorry Ralph. The illusion is odviously light, and has equally great primary and secondary stability.  it is fast, but takes a minute to figure out how to make it go straight. I had to modify the j-stroke to more resemble the c-stroke and found if you maintain a slight lean to the side you are paddling on it will track nicely.  it will also go straight using hit and switch when up to speed. It goes without saying that it turns on a dime. This is exactly what i was looking for as all of my other boats tended to be go straight boats.

 

The crew at Savage River built up the boat to my exact specifications with the tribold seat and foot brace.  I come from a racing and tripping background and wanted a boat that turned more but have no interest in kneeling.  The boat was picked up at the factory and I immediatly road tripped up to the rifle river in northern Michigan to put it to the test.  We got luck with some high water and it was on.

 

Solid class II with lots of surf spots and places to pull eddies. The illusion does dynamic ferries, front surfs like a dream, and I was blown away when I got multiple side surfs in holes that would have blown out the starlight downstream, or sent me into the drink

 

The staff at savage river were friendly, and patient with me, and Ben spent a lot of time with me in the design process.  They returned calls, emails, and such in a timely manner. I believe the illusion is marketed as a freestyle boat so I will be learning more moves in the future.  Some good friends and I plan to paddle the entire huron river in Michigan over 5 days in July and will have gear for 1 in the boat.  Will be interested to see how it preforms in that situation.  Savage River boats are pricey but as soon as you paddle one you'll know you made the right decision on flopping down that kind of money.  They are clearly at the top of their game at designing boats.  I've had one of their solo race boat for many years and am very pleased with it as well.  The michigan canoe symposium is where I discovered that savage river makes something other than race boats so I had to try one.  If you do as well you won't be disappointed."

 

- Michael