Lightning 12 Take Apart


The Lightning 12 is a light-touring and recreational kayak for paddlers that do not desire a long touring or high performance kayak. The Lightning Series is focused on stability of the kayak, as well as ease of storage and light carry weight and accommodating new paddlers as well as experienced paddlers. This offers versatility and flexibility  and can be built as a full hull or a three piece take apart model.

The hull is a three panel symmetrical construction with the paddler cockpit behind the centre of the bisection of the hull. This ultimately means that the volume of the cockpit is very large and spacious for many different paddlers for leisure and touring. This shape also means that the kayak sits horizontal in the water, displacing an even volume of water on both sides making it very stable at slow speeds. This stability means that this kayak is suitable for photography and video on the water, as well as fishing and hunting applications.

The Lightning 12 TA (Take Apart) cockpit accommodates paddlers up to 6'2" in height, due to the location of its double bulkhead sections.

The Lightning 12 TA has a carry capacity of 300 pounds.

The Lightning 12 TA has a water line of 139", which offers great tracking and does not require a rudder for straight line or manoeuvres.

  • Dimensions: 12'long 27" beam
  • Cockpit: 31"x 17-5/8"
  • Large Cockpit: 34-1/4"x18-1/2"
  • Deck Height: 13"
  • Weight: 32 lbs and 36 lbs as a Take-Apart
  • Capacity: 250 lbs
  • Max Paddler Height: 6'2"
  • Max Shoe Size: Mens 12
  • Build Time: 95-110 hrs
  • Front section is 40.25" long,
  • Centre section is 56.25",
  • Rear section is 47.5".
  • For Hatch Volume: 60L
  • Cockpit Volume: 198.5L
  • Aft Hatch: 77L
  • No tools are required to join the three sections.
  • CNC cut BS1088 4mm Okoume Marine plywood
  • Temporary bulkheads/forms
  • Takeapart fastening kit
  • Carry Handles
  • Entropy CLR Epoxy Resin
  • Entropy Pump set
  • 6oz Fiberglass
  • 4oz Fiberglass
  • 6oz Fibreglass Tape
  • Graphite Powder
  • Wood Flour
  • Stitching Wire
  • Mixing Cups
  • Tongue depressors
  • Fillet Sticks
  • Acid Brushes
  • Flagship Marine Varnish
  • Squeegees
  • Foam Rollers
  • 3" Roller handle
  • Nitrile gloves
  • 170+ page Instruction Manual

Box 1: 18x15x1

Box 2: 98x12x4

Shipping costs are calculated at checkout.

Kits generally ship within 2-7 days