Serious expedtion kayak with a playful character
Melker Ulvön is produced in two sizes Low Volume LV for paddlers between 50-85 kg and High Volume HV for persons between 75-110 kg. Melker Ulvön HV is longer, wider and has more luggage space hence the extra 2 kilo weight. The kayaks are equipped with rudder and skeg and you can get them in orange, turquice and white. Please contact us for more information, purchase or rental.
Melker Ulvön LV
Lenght: 500 cm
Melker Ulvön HV
Lenght: 530 cm
Nominated to design awards for a perfect mix of design and sustainability
Melker Ulvön takes the concept of sustainability, design, innovation, functionality, security and value for money to a new level with this playful expedition kayak.
From a design perspective, the kayak is highly inspired by surfski characteristics and surfboard design. Melker Ulvön benefits from teh FSC Bamboo Composite in combination with a honeycomb structure. This makes the kayak lighter, stiffer, more durable and less harmful to the environment – as bamboo is a fast growing grass completely renewable.
Made for comfortable expeditions and playful waves
The extended waterline gives Melker Ulvön an excellent glide and the highest speed with very little effort. With the large volume in bow, the kayak offers an exceptional performance catching bigger wavves and swells.
The kayak’s playfullness shows itself in the strongly turned freeboards and refined curves, which gives the kayak a great end stability and maneuverability, offering responsive and comfortable carving turns. The maneuverability can be even further enhanced with a responsive and retractable rudder (option) making it possible to master the most challenging conditions.
The fitted cockpit is optimized for powerful strokes and is further customized for excellent comfort and great convenience during entry and exit, even for larger paddlers. The adjustable ergonomic and padded seat in combination with optimal legroom and padded thigh braces, gives you great control in thoughest conditions and exceptional comfort during the day’s ride.
Two big oval hatches in the aft and bow makes it easy to pack all the needed gear and offer great space for longer expedtions. The big 20 cm hatch is placed directly behind the cockpit, where the paddler can easily acess the packed lunch, a camera or an extra jacket. The smart recessed area on ht eforedeck, just in front of the cockpit, holds the water bottle or the bilgepump in place.
The kayak is designed by award winning design engineer Magnus de Brito, working closely with Melker Kayak design team. With Melker Ulvön we take yet another step towards fulfilling Melker Kayaks’ vision of producing kayaks with zero environmental impact.