Necky introduced its first kayaks in the mid 1970's, spurred to improve upon traditional British kayak designs.The aim was to create a stable,roomy,comfortable vessel the average paddler could take out on the ocean.They did so by adapting a high-volume whitewater design ,adding more length,width and a larger cockpit
It was the first of many competitive fiberglass kayaks they would make in the 1970's. By the 1980's they added composite touring kayaks and also introduced the first polymer model. Less expensive than fiberglass designs it also had the advantage of being virtually indestructible.
The 1990's saw a Necky-led revolution in whitewater kayaking, launched by the introduction of a flat planing hull with very hard chines, which allowed for maximum responsiveness in extreme environments .
Today the innovations are still coming. Seats that provide maximum control without sacrificing comfort. Advanced materials that are significantly stiffer, stronger and lighter than anything else on the market. Necky continued to advance the art of kayaking until just this year, in which the beloved kayak line was discontinued.