Katana 9.7 Crossover Kayak

Katana 9.7 Crossover Kayak

SKU: 9030364206


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DAGGER Katana 9.7 Crossover Kayak

Endless adventure. Limitless possibilities. The definitive multi-water kayak.

A crossover kayak that truly excels in any water. The Katana will take on rapids and glide through calm water‚ with plenty of room in the stern for gear and robust outfitting for everyday use. Reinforced hatches and a removable bow bulkhead offer unparalleled gear storage, while the drop skeg adds speed and stability. The 9.7 is perfect for smaller paddlers, or paddlers who do not need the added storage capacity of the larger model. Updated models now include our all-new Contour Ergo Engage Thigh Brace System, a modern update to Dagger’s best-in-class Contour Ergo outfitting system, providing a more immersive paddling experience. Use the “Less” aggressive inner thigh hook for a relaxed fit or install the included “More” aggressive inner thigh hook for precise control and superior connectivity. Rotate the angle of your inner thigh hook and adjust the supportive outer hook to create individual fit and ultimate engagement with your Dagger kayak.

New Contour Ergo Engage Thigh Brace System

Dagger is thrilled to announce the launch of our all-new Contour Ergo Engage Thigh Brace System. Contour Ergo Engage is a modern update to Dagger’s best-in-class Contour Ergo outfitting system. Durable injection molded thigh braces create a more secure interface for performance paddling. All thigh brace adjustments are now managed through a single 4mm hex tool, which is included with the purchase of your Dagger kayak. The Engage thigh brace is wrapped in ultra comfortable padding in all the right places and includes shims for a superior and customized experience. Engage in a more immersive paddle experience with the new Dagger Contour Engage Thigh Braces!

Roto-molded seating with leg lifter

Our roto-molded seat system is not only incredibly safe, but also supremely comfortable. It comes equipped with intuitive controls for easy fore and aft adjustment and a groundbreaking ratcheting leg lifter that offers 3" of elevation. This feature allows paddlers to adopt an optimal position within the kayak, promoting efficient control and energy transfer. The adjustable hip pads can also be quickly released and tailored to each user's needs for maximum comfort and control. Meanwhile, the highly adjustable backband offers crucial support and comfort, serving as a pivotal point of contact for control. All of these features are wrapped in plush cockpit padding, and we even provide a seat booster for ultimate customization.

Contour Ergo Outfitting system

At Dagger, we take pride in our innovative designs, particularly when they contribute to safer and more reliable kayaking experiences. Our world-class Contour Ergo Outfitting system achieves just that by offering unparalleled adjustability, patented technology, and cutting-edge safety innovations for whitewater kayaking. Since a kayak and paddle function as a single unit, the internal design is as crucial to performance as the hull design. We take great care to integrate advanced comfort and technical features seamlessly, and you'll appreciate the difference the moment you try Dagger's Contour Ergo Outfitting.

Adjustable slim profile roto-molded foot plate

Dagger adapted the whitewater bulkhead style foot brace concept for the Katana but tuned it down a few degrees. You still get the adjustability and engagement but we made it super easy to remove and with its slim profile you can now store more gear in the nose of the kayak.

TruTrak adjustable skeg system

The adjustable TruTrak skeg system allows you to adjust the Katana's tracking capabilities on the go, allowing you to customize your paddling experience in different environmental conditions.

  • Length: 115 in - 292.1 cm
  • Height: 13.5 in - 34.29 cm
  • Width: 25.75 in - 65.41 cm
  • Weight: 50 lb - 22.68 kg
  • Max Weight Capacity: 210 lb - 95.25 kg
  • Activity Type: White Water
  • Passengers: Single
  • Cockpit Type: Sit-Inside
  • Warranty: 3 Years Limited Warranty* (Warranty policy)
  • Colors may vary slightly from those shown as each kayak that we produce is unique. Variations in color are not covered by warranty.

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Safety is priority number one with Dagger, which is why we coined the phrase “Team Tested, Paddler Proven.” Our products go through rigorous testing by our professionals in various environments, so you know that you can trust our product.


Comfort and a customized fit are critical to the Dagger persona, and you will experience unique refinement the moment you sit in Dagger's Contour Ergo Outfitting.


The Katana was designed to inspire confidence in the paddler with a balanced rocker profile for speed on the flat and maneuverability in whitewater. The hull is designed for initial stability, while the bevelled and flared side walls create secondary stability. The rounded stern deck shape, taken from the Mamba design, sheds water easily, making it forgiving in moving water. The Katana also offers a more spacious cockpit than traditional whitewater designs for a less confining feeling.


Our kayaks are made from High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) plastic for a longer-lasting, stiffer, and impact-resistant kayak.

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