4" weedless under-stern rudder.  8" and 9" also available.

4″ weedless under-stern rudder. 8″ and 9″ also available.

Comfortable bucket, leash attachment, and bailer plug.

Comfortable bucket, leash attachment, and bailer plug.

Bullet bailer speeds water removal from cockpit.  Pluggable from the inside.

Bullet bailer speeds water removal from cockpit. Pluggable from the inside.

Stiff, 3-point footplate assembly is quickly adjustable.

Stiff, 3-point footplate assembly is quickly adjustable.

High performance but relatively stable SEI surfski.  Light at 26 lbs in the Excel Layup.

High performance but relatively stable SEI surfski. Light at 26 lbs in the Excel Layup.

We just got in some great Stellar demo products this week: A bright yellow S18S Advantage-Layup surfski, a white SEI Excel-Layup surfski, a couple of carbon wing paddles in small wing and mid wing sizes, and a hybrid (carbon shaft, fiberglass blades) touring paddle. Also a sampling of paddling clothing from Stellar.

For those of us paddling in the Midwest, Stellar boats offer some notable advantages over many competitors: rounded bows glide over leaves, weeds, and other debris, rather than catching it on the bow and slowing you down; 3-point footplates are stiff (no creaking, groaning or rubbing the finish on your boat), but quick to adjust; pluggable bailers keep the cockpit dry; extra foot space means you can wear your neoprene boots in the winter comfortably; and built-in leash attachment points make staying with the boat/paddle easier. Boat hulls have some of the best speed/stability ratios in the industry, and are amazingly stiff for their weight. The S18S offers handles in the cockpit for easy 1-person carry, as well as hatches and a water bottle slot. Come take a test paddle!

Optional over-stern rudder prevents damage from shallows and submerged obstacles.

Optional over-stern rudder prevents damage from shallows and submerged obstacles.

Cockpit side handles make single-person carry much easier.

Cockpit side handles make single-person carry much easier.

Great paddling ergonomics on this boat!

Great paddling ergonomics on this boat!

Hull of S18S; fast, but stable!

Hull of S18S; fast, but stable!

New yellow S18S surfski!  Beautiful boat with lots of great features!

New yellow S18S surfski! Beautiful boat with lots of great features!

About River Bear Racing

Surf ski and kayak racing form a huge part of my life; as soon as the water is open in the Midwest, I'm on it 'till it freezes over again! Follow the aquatic adventure with the latest boats and equipment from Stellar Kayaks and Mocke Paddling Products. See you on the water! Steve ;)

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  1. Doug K says:

    Hi Steve:
    I love my Stellar S18S surf ski and am thinking about the S18R sea kayak. Will you be carrying any S18Rs in stock or are they special order? You are my closest Stellar dealer to Cincinnati, so I am happy to see you selling Stellar boats.
    Doug K

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    • Hey Doug: Glad you’re enjoying your S18S; they’re definitely cool boats! I remember that you paddled your boat mighty well at the “Ride the Wave Regatta” last year! Right now, since I’m just getting started on a rather small scale, I will pretty much have to order any boats you want. As the business grows I’ll start carrying some boats in stock. But I think I can make it worth your while to order exactly what you want and have it shipped directly to you. Call me at 260-452-6447.
      Thanks!
      Steve

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