I must admit that I have largely ignored the Wavesport Diesel over the years. It hasn’t really been a boat that has made it onto my radar. Over the last few months this has changed as I have seen more and more Diesels on the water and have had an opportunity to try one out.

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The Diesel from Wavesport has been around for some time but it has had a major design change over the years. The Diesel 65, 75 and 85 are generation I and the 70, 80 and 90 are generation II. Gen I models are still available but are marketed as the D65 and D75.

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The newer generation II Diesel has more of a peaked deck to aid in resurfacing. The hull profile has a more progressive/continuous rocker and the side walls have been flared making its design not dissimilar to the newer crop of creek boats on the market today.

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The images in this post show both gen I and II Diesels.

Wavesports Diesel is designed as a River runner that can also be put into action as a creeker if required. Wavesport bill it as the “4×4 of kayaks”.

From Wavesport:

Runs rapids like a fast creekboat with a hull that will also spin on green waves. It is, indeed, all that and more. Peaked deck for resurfacing – check. A honed combination of planing hull and continuous rocker for ultimate agility – check. Outfitting that will let Sasquatch fit in a kayak – big, hairy – check. Meet the SUV of river running.

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Over the last few months I have had the opportunity to paddle a Diesel on various types of water and I really like it. It’s a really nice all round river runner and it can surf and spin pretty well to. The boat I tried has the older style black outfitting but newer models can be found with the newer Core outfitting found in the Recon.

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