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Kayaks Today

a man in a white hooded sweatshirt paddles in a skin boat kayak
Flickr user Ville Miettinen

Kayaks continue to be used as a means of transportation in the Arctic and an updated plastic version is now a widely recognized boat type across the globe. These plastic hulled boats come in a vast array of shapes suited for the sea, rivers, and lakes. Regardless of the building material, the kayak’s sleek and covered design continues to be superior among small boats.