I’ve had my Dagger Alchemy 14S for about a month now and have used it quite a bit now, so this isn’t quite a first impression, but pretty close. I’ll do a proper review later, but gotta say this is a pretty awesome boat!
The Alchemy handles rough and flat water really well, edges easily, and rolls like a champ. The hull shape includes a decent bit of rocker and is streamlined enough that it makes it really easy to maneuver.
There are two versions of the Alchemy, a 14.0L and 14.0S. The 14S is about an inch narrower and weighs about 3 pounds less. I’ve not had a chance to sit in a 14L, but the 14S is plenty roomy for me.
I have had a chance to play with the Alchemy at Falls Dam several times, playing in waves and going down some light rapids, as well as take it on one 8 Mile flat water run. It is super fun and I am really digging this boat! I can’t wait till I get a chance to take it out to the ocean and do some Sea Kayaking.