Excerpted from an article by Neil Schulman, published in Adventure Kayak Magazine.
The year was 1993... and one of the most enduring kayaks ever made paddled onto the sea.
The Romany was produced by Nigel Dennis Kayaks - now Sea Kayaking UK - in Anglesey, Wales. It was designed to be easy to handle in rough conditions, neutral in wind, fun in the surf, have enough speed and gear storage for several days, and be strong enough to withstand a good whack on the rocks. The Romany introduced keyhole cockpits, day hatches, and skegs to North American seas.