The Anuri 16 (pronounced anneree) is a return to our roots. We have integrated the current technology of the modern stitch and glue kayak with the original designs of the founder of Waters Dancing Jim Moore.
The Anuri 16 is a beautiful hard-chine boat with some striking improvements over other hard-chine kayaks. The hull is a hard-chine with a modified v-shaped bottom. We have inserted a small flat panel (keel) onto the bottom centerline of the hull. This feature offers better maneuverability and greater stability than the traditional hard-chine kayak. It also reduces the width of the bottom panels, thus decreasing the flex and increasing the hull strength. Another unique feature of this hull is a fish form chine line to help give her better tracking than other hard-chine kayaks. The sheer is swede form so you can more easily take a vertical power (paddle) stroke. The bow and stern are stressed to give you better strength and a very clean shape. This means that the Anuri’s entry and exit is smooth like that of a finely tuned multi-chine hull.
The cockpit of this boat has plenty of room and the large hatches hold loads of gear. Note that the rear of the cockpit is low for those paddlers who enjoy practicing their rolls. Yet the deck rises quickly to give you more leg and foot room. If you’re wearing wet boots you can comfortably fit up to size 14 feet under the deck. You can turn her flat or if you wish you can lean her and carve crisp turns.
The Anuri 16 tracks perfectly, paddles great and easily performs nimble turns. She’s as fast as the wind so we named her Anuri, the Inuit word for wind. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced paddler you will feel at home in the cockpit of this beautiful craft.