Go Easier, Go Further, Do More
The ScupPro is a proven design, it has the same basic length width and qualities of the first Polyethylene sit on top kayak the Scupper which has been called the best all around kayak ever.
PADDLES EASIER GOES FURTHER
The ScupPro Paddles easier and goes much further because of the improved efficient and stable hull design with ergonomic seating which gives beginner and expert paddlers more power and endurance. It is more comfortable to be in for longer periods of time. Smaller 8 to 10 foot kayaks go about 2 to 4 miles in an outing. Fishing kayaks go 5 to 7 miles and the ScupPro goes 10 to 14 miles with the same effort expended. It also will take you through monster surf and open water conditions that the others won’t.
The ScupPro does more and is very versatile. The fishing outfit adds stability with a “Pod” in the rear well area. Over 7’ fishing poles can be stored in the roomy front hatch. The kayak is narrow enough to straddle like a horse. It paddles out to where the big fish are. The sail rig is great for long distance cruising. There is more accessible storage than most Sea Kayaks including a huge rear hatch on the rear well are. This boat is also a great dive boat and will carry more weight and volume than the Scupper
MORE ADVANCED RUDDER SYSTEM
At 14 feet long it goes fast like an 18 foot kayak but doesn’t really need a rudder which the 18’ kayaks must have. It can be easily outfitted with a rudder system that sucks up into the hull when not in use.
Available in Ultra Light Weight Composite at about 30 pounds or light weight Polyethylene at about 58 pounds.
(Most fishing kayaks are 80 to 140 pounds)
If you want to Go easier, Go further, and Do more ScupPro is the kayak is for you.
Why Do the ScupPro Kayak
I designed the Scupper which was the first roto-molded sit on top kayak with scuppers. It was 14 feet long x about 24 inches wide. Before that there were several generations of fiberglass models that were all about the same dimensions. They all had a hatch in front and either a tank well in the back or a hatch like the front one. This size is great because it is fast enough to paddle to Alaska yet easy to handle in rough conditions without a rudder. It was the first kayak that was made for going through the surf even with full skin diving gear. This kayak was recognized as the first fishing kayak and was popular as a dive kayak. Most of all it was one of the first kayaks that was water friendly enough for most anyone to get in and paddle away with confidence starting the recreational class of kayaking.
Bringing Back the Scupper:
The last edition of this Scupper line was the Scupper Pro which was slightly longer at 15 feet 9 inches long. It was many peoples favorite in California, Hawaii, and other parts of the world. A few years back Ocean Kayak decided to discontinue the smaller Scupper Classic as well as the Scupper Pro. More than one dealer and many individuals wanted me to make this great model. About a year ago I formed a partnership with Swell Watercraft and I redesigned this model after having over 20 years to think about it. In the summer of 2017 the partnership came apart Swell Watercraft is altering my original design so now I am updating the Swell Scupper design with a new team to make and sell them. I am calling my new kayak the ScupPro kayak.
How to Improve the Scupper:
The trend for sit on top kayaks has been to make them more affordable without making the design much better. Most of them have the heels higher than the seat requiring a backrest and a slow kayak. I want to make the Scupper kayak a true performance kayak. This means it does more and can go further.
A Better Fishing Kayak:
Recently an article was written asking why fishing kayaks are for fat guys. Most fishing kayaks are overweight as well at 80 to 100 pounds. The ScupPro bucks the trend and goes much faster and goes further. If fishermen want more stability they can use the optional “pod” that goes in the rear tank well that makes the kayak stable enough to stand on. Having the kayak being thinner it is easier to have the kayak between your legs to get to the front hatch.
A Day or Longer Range Cruiser:
CRUISING SPEED It is one thing to reach a high speed however it is another to have a kayak that paddles easier at causing speeds. Top speed is really not very important because no one can maintain this speed. A fast cruising speed that can be maintained is much more important. For the ScupPro maintaining a 4.5 to 5 mph speed is much more useful. Also the ScupPro will move well with a big paddler and big load.
The ScupPro is designed to accept a sail that allows for faster speeds than paddling.
ScupPro Kayak Specifications:
Length: 14 ft.
Width: 26 in.
Height: 13 in.
Weight (Composite): Approx 30 to 37 lb.
Weight (Polyethylene): Approx 58 lb.
Max. Capacity: 350 lb.
Ideal Weight Range: 200 - 300 lb.
Crew Size: 1
Cruise/Max Speed: 4 - 5 mph cruise, 7 mph max
Range: 15 Miles (easy day)
Water Types: Lakes, Ocean, Surf, Big water
Colors: Yellow, Green, Red, Blue
Hull Material: Composite or Polyethylene
-Built in Rudder
-Fishing/Cruising rear pod
-Large rear hatch cover