Lettmann kayaks useful information

Lettmann kayaks useful information

What Material is best for me?

HD-PE - Lettmann rotational molded kayaks are made out of high-density polyethylene (HD-PE). Due to its exceptional high density and high strength, the use of super-linear HD-PE is ideal because it is highly impact resistant, combined with high rigidity. The thickness distribution is adapted individually for respective purpose of the boat and accordingly thickened at the higher wear areas. This gives Lettmann higher dimensional stability and a longer service life for the particularly stressed areas and low maintenance. HD-PE kayaks are perfect for Club, hire and whitewater kayaks where you are going to hit a rock or two. 

DCS - Diolen Composite System (DCS) construction is a very robust material combination and very popular for all round use in sea kayaking and competition kayaks. Lettmann uses Diolen, Glassfiber and Sandwich materials in combination with a high-quality polyester resin. This material is a firm favourite with a lot of sea kayakers for good reason, it offers great value for money, long service life and high breaking strength and easy to repair if you have a whoopsy. 

LCS - Light Composite System (LCS) is a sophisticated lightweight construction technology that offers good durability. Depending on the model Lettmann select the best combination of Carbon, Aramid Fibres and sandwich materials, teamed with a high-quality vinyl ester resin. The advantages of LCS Boats are they are lighter to carry and to move through the water. The Lower weight allows faster acceleration of the kayak. These benefits are clearly felt by competitive athletes and sea kayakers who are after more efficiency on longer trips/ expeditions. 

VCS - Vacuum Composite System (VCS) is the high-performance technology for ultralight and stable kayaks. In Lettmanns VCS construction method all fibre materials, such as carbon, aramid, diolen and sandwich materials are placed dry into the mold. By switching the vacuum the remaining air is sucked out of the materials and out of the mold. The negative pressure infiltrates the fibres and sandwich materials with high strength epoxy resin, these kayaks are then cured in the oven which increases the heat resistance of the epoxy resin, which is why Lettmann's VCS construction differs from the conventional wet vacuum construction. The advantages of this construction compared to a wet construction is the even distribution of the resin in all layers and a 30 - 40% higher strength with a weight saving between 5 to 10%.  This VCS technology is the secret of the Hull's extreme strength and lightness. These offer the best performance so ideal to the Performance racers and touring paddlers who are pleased to have an extremely light and impact resistant boat. These are only available in full colour except for competition models. See RAL colour chart below. (Price on request)

Lettmann Composite Colours

You can choose your deck, hull and trim colours from the following

 RAL-1015Light Ivory
 RAL-1023Traffic Yellow
 RAL-1028Melon Yellow
 LR 11040Yellow Orange
 RAL-2002Blood Orange
 RAL-2004Pure Orange
 RAL-3005Burgandy
 RAL-3020Traffic Red
 RAL-4004Bordeux Violet
 LR-14524Viola
 LR-28008Baby Blue
 RAL-5003Saphire Blue
 RAL-5011Steel Blue
 RAL-5015Sky Blue
 RAL-5017Traffic Blue
 RAL-5020Ocean bla
 LR-11929Turquoise
 RAL-5021Blue Water
 RAL-5022Night Blue
 RAL-5023RemoteBlue
 RAL-5024Pastel Blue
 LR-18827Olive
 RAL-6009Fir Green
 LR-14503Lime
 LR-14525Apple Green
 RAL-6018Yellow Green
 RAL-6026Opal green
 LR 14828Dark
 RAL-7035Light Grey
 RAL-7042Traffic Grey
 RAL-9005Black
 RAL-9010White

Note: Please be aware that screen colours above may differ from the real colours.

Lettmann Plastic Kayak Colours
 RAL-1023Yellow
 RAL-2004Orange
 RAL-3020Red
 RAL-5017Blue
  Sky Blue
  Raspberry Flake/ Glitter
 RAL-6009Fern Green
 RAL-6018Lime Green
 RAL-7042Traffic
 RAL-9005Black
 RAL-9010White


Note: Please be aware that screen colours above may differ from the real colours.