Our Star Kayaks S14 has just arrived. This is a completely new concept in touring kayaks. Is has an efficient hull that is tuned for maximum cruising speed. And at 22kg it is light enough to lift onto your car, but the weight does not come at the cost of strength. The hull and deck remain rigid when weighted.
The most radical departure is cockpit. It is part sea kayak and part surf ski. You seat and cockpit area are a recessed part of the deck, just like a surf ski. But, a fairing is attached, which allows you to fit a spraydeck. You get the benefit of a kayak that drains easily and is easy to re-enter, with the ability to wear a spraydeck.
Check it out in store and take it for a paddle if you want to see how it goes.