The Zet Director high volume creekboat / creek boat
about the most bombproof big creekboat in existence
The Zet Director is an extension of the Zet creekboat range but rather than simply create a Raptor XL it has been designed as a completely new boat. Having said that it does share many of the same features as the Raptor.
Displacement hull with just enough edge
The Zet Director creek boat has a displacement hull that is stable and easy to roll but has just enough edge to help you carve into tight eddies
Very fast hull with a nice amount of rocker
The high volume and length of the Director gives it a lot of straightline speed.
Variable hull thickness – Zelezny Technology - Zet Kayaks
Basically it is thicker in the hull and sides, to take impacts, and thinner on the front and rear decks. The result is you get the strongest kayak for the least weight. The Director is the lightest boat in it's class.
No holes drilled around the cockpit
The Zet Director has no holes drilled around the cockpit - so less water can creep in.
Front and rear buoyancy retention pillars
Front and rear buoyancy blocks are retained by a plastic pillar, so they cannot move out of position. The front also gives you somewhere to stick your drink.
Our seat is made from a solid moulded closed cell foam which has the following advantages: It does not have a spongy pad on top - so it's not like sitting in a puddle. It doesn't fall apart. And it keeps your bum warm when you are paddling.
Reduced DVT risk
The Director's foam seat does not restrict bloodflow to the legs. Paddlers who typically get these leg pains in other boats do not get them in Directors.
The Zet Director Creekboat in numbers
Length: 268cm (8ft 9.5ins)
Width: 68cm (26.5 ins)
Volume: 360litres (80 UK gallons)
Cockpit Size: 91x51cm
Paddler weight: 80-120Kg (12.5st - 18.5st)
Weight of boat: 20kg (44lbs) tbc
Strong points: 5
Standard Colours: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow
Special Colours: Sky Blue, Orange, Lime
The Bottom Line
The Zet Raptor has carved out a niche amongst good paddlers who want a boat that performs well and lasts well. The Director is a boat with similar performance characteristics for: born-big paddlers, paddlers who love pies too much and paddlers who want the perfect expedition boat.