Appomattox River Company proudly carries Necky kayaks.
Spurred by a desire to improve on traditional British kayak designs, Necky introduced their first kayak in the mid-1970's. The aim was to create a stable, roomy, comfortable vessel that the average paddler could take out on the ocean. They did so by adapting a high-volume whitewater design, adding more length and width and a larger cockpit. This was the first of many competitive fiberglass kayaks Necky would make.
By the 1980's Necky added composite touring kayaks and also introduced the first polymer model. Less expensive than the fiberglass design, it also had the advantage of being virtually indestructible.
The 1990's saw a Necky-led revolution in whitewater kayaking. This was launched by the introduction of a flat planing hull combined with very hard chines, which allowed for maximum responsiveness in extreme environments.
Today, the innovations continue -- seats that provide maximum control without sacrificing comfort and advanced materials that are significantly stronger, stiffer and lighter than anything else on the market, for example. Necky continues to advance the art of kayaking.