Solace 18XL

Cockpit Size
Cockpit Configuration
At a carrying capacity of over 400 lbs, the Solace 18XL Expedition is the kayak for anyone wanting to carry large loads.

This boat was designed for larger paddlers. If you are 6’ 3” or over, this boat was made with you in mind! And if you have size 14-17 feet, this is the only boat for you! The roomy cockpit design allows paddlers to change positions on those long trips.  

The beautiful, fast paddling hull has a long waterline of 208” and an overall length of 219”.  The beautifully shaped, upswept bow parts the waves, while the v-shaped deck funnels water off quickly, keeping the paddler dry and comfortable. This kayak can be comfortably rolled due to the height of the deck at the rear of the cockpit.

For greater safety & convenience, there are double bulkheads behind the cockpit, allowing for the installation of an optional day hatch.  If the day hatch is not needed, the second bulkhead can simply be left out when completing the final bulkhead installation. Sealed bow and stern bulkheads are standard to the construction of our kits, so ballast and buoyancy are the focus of the touring category.

Dimensions: 18' 3" long 24-1/4" beam

Cockpit: 17 5/8"x31"

Large Cockpit: 34-1/4"x18-1/2

Deck Height: 13"

Weight: 50 lbs

Capacity: 400 lbs

Build Time: 95-110 hrs


Front Hatch: 128 L

Cockpit: 209L

Stern Hatch: 155L

  • CNC cut BS1088 4mm Okoume Marine plywood
  • Temporary bulkheads/forms
  • 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