wHERE TO START?
Find that Perfect Fit
In Paddle sports, most manufacturers produce products designed to be one size fits all and that size usually seems to be men's medium. If you're a "woman's small" or "men's extra large", you are out of luck because the boat you are purchasing will never perform optimally on the water for you. When a boat is designed to fit its user the difference is dramatic. Here at Hornbeck Boats, we offer multiple sizes and profiles along with our adjustable backrest, foot brace system, and seat to create a boat just right for you.
Our staff are trained, experienced, and patient to guide you through this process. We have a pond on-site to demo boats and related equipment, to insure that perfect fit.
The perfect fit program came out of the experience Peter had
while shopping for another of his hobbies.
“I came up with the perfect fit program after I purchased a bicycle at a high end bike shop.
I was impressed with the wide range of bikes available in my size and the effort taken by the staff to insure I got a bike that actually fit me. I've ridden bikes most of my life and the bike I bought that day was the first bike that actually fit me. The difference was dramatic. I was convinced the bike shop model would work in paddle sports." says Peter
Our models are designed following two basic categories:
The Classic and the New Tricks
The Classic is the time-tested original, with a versatile hull suited for a wide variety of uses and conditions. New Tricks models have a more streamlined hull for speed and
longer-distance travel. Along with these categories, we also offer a performance line specifically designed for racing, the Fast Trick.
Classic model designs have beams of 28" to 30". Their lines are curvaceous, with hollow cheeks in the bow and stern and a rounded belly in the middle. The net result is a very user-friendly, stable boat that is well-suited for all your paddling needs. This is the everyman's boat. Perfect for just a day on the water, pond hopping, photography, fishing, and carrying gear for an overnight, even in windy, wavy conditions. The hull exterior is built standard of Kevlar giving it a yellow
color. Other options available.
"I am in it for speed, i like tight turns and a dynamic feel"