The hull shape transitions from a full-figured vee at the bow entry point into a rounded forward section and a flattened-U beneath the cockpit. It is then rounded again under the aft hatch before blending into short keel section and pronounced stern.
The bow and stern sections of the hull have been designed to work together to lessen over-pitching as the nose rides over large waves. Enhanced volume distribution creates a balanced boat that results in an unusually smooth and dry ride. While the rounded hull sections provide a cushioning effect in waves, the flattened-U centre section facilitates a lean that is easy and progressive. The result is predictable and confident edging that allows the bow and stern to “break-away”. Responsiveness is quick with an impressive turn rate; as soon as the edge is removed, the boat tracks straight again with minimal overturning. The shaping of the bow and stern sections allows for small heading changes and corrections with minimal edge. The hull is shaped to aid the paddler and minimize broaching in following seas.
The G.T. deck is shaped to shed water quickly and has a conventional hatch layout with a round front hatch and rear oval. There is a day hatch behind the cockpit and a smaller ‘pocket’ day hatch just ahead of the paddler. Standard items include internally tethered Kajaksport hatches, flat-tab, flush mounted deck fittings, adjustable footplate and saddle system, and a skeg under tension.