What you can expect from the Q500X

We are an upper Midwest company and around here normal sized people are in the 200 lb. range - this is a performance kayak for larger kayakers. Paddles very efficiently even when loaded up to 325 - 350 lbs. The Q500X blends speed and stability with style and comfort.

The Q500X is truly the one kayak you should choose when you are carrying your complete life-support system with you in changing environmental conditions.

Designer's Comments

"I designed the Q500X for paddling long distances with large loads. Paddlers who travel long distances place a high priority on comfort and a forgiving boat that does not have them constantly battling to keep the boat on course and upright. The Q500X has a gentle forgiving nature that allows you to focus and seeing the scenery, the wildlife and on enjoying the peace on the water. Although designed for novice to intermediate paddlers, the Q500X has earned a lot of respect from skilled paddlers who appreciate its speed and seaworthiness." - John Winters

Dimensions & Design

Length: 16' 10"
Width: 23"
Depth: 14.5"
 Length: 30"
 Width: 16"
Bow Hatch:
 Length: 16.5"
 Width: 9"
Stern Hatch:
 Length: 19.5"
 Width: 12"
Form: Swede
Hull: Shallow arch with a vee
Chine: Soft

Q500X Hydrostatic Data
Customize With Color: Any of our fifteen colors can be used for a custom deck, hull, cockpit coaming or seam stripe color by special order at no additional charge. Get creative and make your kayak uniquely yours!

Prices and Weights


Fiberglass $3,199 USD 52 lbs.
Kevlar® $3,599 USD 48 lbs.
Kevlar®/Carbon $3,899 USD 46 lbs.
Carbon $4,099 USD 43 lbs.
SmartTrack® Rudder System - $300 USD
Hatch Mount Ritchie Compass - $150 USD

Where To Try and Buy