Dancer 3

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  • Description

All the design concepts of the new Dancer have the same end user goal as the original Dancer - make it easier to use than the contemporary designs available, coming to the same goal of paddling enjoyment from completely opposite directions. We've called it the Dancer 3, because it's the third generation of the boat, is 3m (300cm) long and is 300ltrs. That's a lot of 3's!

Now, almost 40 years after the original Dancer concept was born, Bill has been going over with Corran what he was trying to accomplish with the design. Obviously times and designs have changed, and you would never just replicate the design. That would be pointless. But what we can do, and have been doing, is trying to be true to the designs INTENT.

And what was that intent? All kayaks (or all mass selling kayaks) at the time were 4m long (13'2"). It was this golden rule that a kayak was 4m, and that was the end of the discussion. But kayaking was hard to learn. They were hard to turn, they dove into waves, instead of riding over them, were hard to maneuver in general, and in fact took great skill to do the simplest things. Bill's goal was to make everything easier. One of those was to go shorter of course, but that was just one aspect. More rocker, more maneuverable, more predictable, more manageable. Easier!


Main technical Specifications

Kayak Name

Dancer 3


9'10"| 300cm


25.5”| 65cm

Height (front)

12.7” | 32cm

Height (Back)

11.3” | 29cm

Nose Rocker

10.8” | 28cm

Tail Rocker

8.2” | 20.5cm

Rocker type


Cockpit Length (Outside)

34.3”| 87cm

Cockpit Width (Outside)

20”| 51cm

Plastic Type

Hilex 14 HDPE

Plastic Type (Blue)


Boat Weight (Standard)

48lbs | 22kg

Boat Weight (Yellow/Pink)

37lbs | 16.5kg (Don't take this creeking!)

General use Paddler Weight

140lbs-230lbs | 64kg-105kg

Begginer Paddler Weight

120lbs – 210lbs | 54kg-95kg

Standard Outfitting

Skeletor Extreme 2

Bulkhead system


Slalom Foot Pedals

Yellow and Pink boats

Grab Loop



79 Gal | 300ltr