2017 Oru Kayak Lineup vs 2016 Lineup

The new features for 2017 include new zipper for the  Bay ST and ratchet assembly systems for the Beach LT that make assembly easier and faster than ever. New hull and bulkhead shapes make the boats more stable and spacious, while a new seat design lets kayaker adjust their position while on the water.

Oru Kayaks are both ingenious and simple: they’re made from a single, seamless sheet of double-layered, recyclable plastic. A patented pattern of folds transforms the flat sheets into a sleek, sturdy watercraft. Packed up, Oru Kayaks are the size of a large artist portfolio. In the water, they’re both fast and rugged, with terrific handling. Best of all, going from box to boat takes just a few minutes.

The Beach

Beach LT
This is Oru Kayak’s lightest and most accessible boat. Built as a platform for enjoyment, the Beach is the perfect kayak for anyone looking to get on the water with friends and family, and to go fishing.
 
New Beach LT features include:
- An improved ratchet bulkhead design, making the kayak more rigid and nimble.
- New seat backs that are easier to adjust and adjustable on the go.
- New buckles and snaps, which help streamline assembly.
- A larger cockpit for additional comfort and carrying capabilities.
Specifications
Length: 12’
Width: 28”
Weight: 25 lbs.
Box dimensions: 33 x 12 x 29
Assembly time: 3 minutes
MSRP: $1299
 

The Bay

Bay ST
This Sport Touring boat is nimble, playful, and snappy to paddle. It can edge, track, and accelerate at a professional level, allowing paddlers to take it almost anywhere.
 
New Bay ST features include:
- An innovative new zipper system for easier assembly and stronger, more watertight seams.
- Full deck lines, which are used to attach gear to the deck of a kayak, or as an aid for a swimmer to hold onto a floating kayak.
- Greater rigidity for even better tracking.
- A new hull shape that gives the kayak additional stability and legroom.
- A lower back deck, making it easier to roll and re-enter the kayak.
- New seat backs that are easier to adjust and adjustable on the go.
Specifications
Length: 12’
Width: 25”
Weight: 26 lbs.
Box dimensions: 33 x 16 x 28
Assembly time: 5 minutes
MSRP: $1599

The Coast

Coast XT
Oru Expedition Touring boat is kitted out with everything adventurers need for extended tripping or serious cross-training.
 
New Coast XT features include: 
- New seat backs that are easier to adjust and adjustable on the go.
- Increased durability thanks to a number of small tweaks.
Specifications
Length: 16’
Width: 25”
Weight: 34 lbs.
Box dimensions: 32 x 13 x 29
Assembly time: 10 minutes
MSRP $2499