Resolute Kayak





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Product Description

The Resolute is a shorter, large capacity sea kayak for heavier and wider paddlers. A Bear Mountain Boats design, this kayak is a stable load carrier that will inspire confidence and continued enjoyment for novice paddlers.

With an ample beam, the boat has a large capacity and is stable, but still pleasing to the eye. This also makes room for the wider, more comfortable cockpit.

The shallow vee of the hull maintains a moderate displacement while permitting the extra width needed for stability. The Resolute has less rocker at the stern than longer kayaks, to provide additional tracking for efficient cruising.

Ted Moores of Bear Mountain Boats is the author of Kayakcraft, the standard reference book for wood-strip kayak building. The book is recommended to accompany the kit or plans. It is packed with tips and techniques and has inspired countless first-time kayak builders around the world.

5.03 m (16′ 6″)
Maximum beam
650 mm (25½″)
Beam waterline
610 mm (24″)
Beam gunwale
650 mm (25½″)
Bow height
343 mm (13½″)
Centre depth
178 mm (7″)
118 kg (260 lb)
Up to 155 kg (340 lb)
89 mm (3½″)
Wetted surface
2.06 m² (22.2 sq ft)
Weight to immerse
102 lb/in
Prismatic coefficient
20.5-22.5 kg (45-50 lb)
Cockpit opening
775 × 457 mm (30½″ × 18″)


We manufacture our kits to the highest standard using European-grown Paulownia for the planking strips. Uniquely, the strips in our Bear Mountain Boats kits have not only a bead-and-cove profile but also a pre-cut finger joint at each end, making the neat joining of strips even easier for builders at home.

The kit includes:

Please note that the kit does not include the box beam strongback for mounting the building forms on. You can either use a straight length of suitable timber or order the box-beam strongback we supply.

Hatches are not included as standard. There are many ways of making and fastening kayak hatches and we can supply the parts.

What else do I need?


This strongback is made up of CNC-cut MDF panels that fit together to form a strong and stiff box beam measuring 200 mm × 200 mm and long enough to build the boat.

Plans and Instructions (not required by kit purchasers)

The plans contain sufficient information to make it possible to build the boat from scratch rather than a kit. The plans are printed in colour and include scale plans and full size drawings for all the forms.