Epic V8

With a hull design featuring specs of 18’ x 21.25”, the V8 is unique in its class. Fast, yet extremely stable, this is a surfski that most kayakers should be able to hop right onto and paddle off. The deck features all the surfski simplicity of the V10 and V12, the main components being a fully adjustable footbrace and rear deck bungees. The V8 also incorporates some new features that add to its user friendly appeal: molded in bow & stern carry handles, and a water bottle holder in the cockpit. Venturi drain, breather tube and Epic surfski rudder configurations are standard. Our goal with the V8 is to provide a boat that bridges the gap between sea kayaks and surfskis. By blending speed, high stability and a performance oriented deck & outfitting, the V8 offers new levels of accessibility and opportunity. Fitness paddlers and racers who want extra emphasis on stability, touring kayakers looking to make the transition to high performance surfskis, or cruisers looking for a simple, efficient boat for a day on the water. The V8 will take you there.


Length: 18’0″ (5.48 m)
Width: 21.25″ (54 cm)
Depth: 13″ (33 cm)
Capacity: 99 – 320 lbs (45 – 145 kg)

Construction Options

Epic V8 Club
38.5 lbs (17.5 kg) $2,395.00
Fiberglass on a core mat
Vacuum bagged with polyester resin
Blue bow & stern

Epic V8 Performance
35 lbs (16 kg) $2,895.00
Infusion grade foam core
Composite hybrid of fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Kevlar
Vacuum infused, heat-cured epoxy
Black bow & stern (ICF sprint kayaks do not have black bow and stern)

Epic V8 Ultra
27.5 lbs (12.5 kg) $3,795.00
Nomex honeycomb core
Woven carbon and Kevlar fabric
Vacuum bagged, heat-cured epoxy
Red bow & stern

Epic V8 GT
20.7 lbs (9.4 kg) $5,195.00
Nomex honeycomb core
Prepreg carbon fiber
High temperature cure
White deck/hull with decals
Lumo Orange bow & stern
Due to the lightweight nature of the GT pre-preg layup, some minor cosmetic blemishes in the finish are possible.
Additional lead time should be expected on GTs, as they are custom boats.