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MALIBU TWO XL www.oceankayak.com • $889.99


The stability and versatility of the world’s most popular all-around family fun boat in a longer craft perfect for larger paddlers. It can be paddled solo or tandem with space for two adults plus a


small child or pet. Features include two Comfort Tech seat backs, patented overlapping foot wells, side-mounted carrying handles and paddle keepers. Also available in an angler edition.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 13’4” | Width: 34” | Weight: 61 lbs | Capacity: 450–500 lbs


PERCEPTION


PRODIGY 14.5 TANDEM (A) www.perceptionkayaks.com • $999


HOBIE KAYAKS


HOBIE MIRAGE i12S www.hobiekayaks.com • $1,849


The great thing about long, rigid kayaks is their speed and performance. The Hobie Mirage i12S is equally impressive with its inflatable design, wide hull form and its MirageDrive, which delivers all- day comfort, speed and performance. An enclosed forward hatch and a large, above-deck storage area equipped with Bungee tie-downs, give you the capacity for any tour, from a sunset cruise to a multi-day adventure. Also available in nine-foot single and fourteen-foot tandem models.


Material: PVC 1000 Denier | Length: 12’ | Width: 36” | Weight: 53 lbs | Capacity: 500 lbs


HARMONY HARMONY 295


INFLATABLE www.harmonygear.com • $659.99


The Odyssey 295 is fast and easy to paddle, featuring a large cockpit and spray visors to keep you dry. It’s fun, easy to transport and suitable for use in flatwater up to class II moving water. Ideal for river and lake paddling, easy moving water and general recreational use.


Material: 840 Denier Nylon and Tri-Laminated 500 Denier | Length: 9’8” | Width: 3’ | Weight: 40 lbs | Capacity: 375 lbs


A great tandem is more than a solo kayak with an extra seat. It’s a unique experience in performance, design, and comfort with families and partners in mind. Redesigned from top to bottom, it’s inspired by the popular recreational Prodigy hull, but with a rocker profile focused on speed, tracking, and minimized noise when paddling through flatwater and light currents. 2011 UK C&K Highly Commended recreational kayak!


Length: 14’6” | Width: 31.25” | Cockpit Dimensions: 90” x 22.75” | Weight: 73lbs | Capacity: 550 lbs


PAKBOATS


PUFFIN SARANAC (B) www.pakboats.com • $1,075


The Saranac is extremely versatile. Use it open for fishing and casual family use, or with the optional double deck for additional protection. With its optional solo deck the Saranac has capacity for an extended camping trip. All of this in a package that makes for very easy travel.


Material: Skin on Frame, folding | Length: 15’ | Width: 29” | Weight: 28 lbs | Capacity: 400 lbs


CLEARWATER DESIGN


NUNAVUT (C) www.clearwaterdesignboats.com $1,199


The Nunavut provides stable, comfortable paddling for two. It is a great choice for parent and child. This large, open design offers easy entry and exit, and carries a big load. Standard features include two sets of adjustable footstops, two seats with pump-up lumbar supports, thigh pads, one bulkhead, one storage compartment, deck rigging and carry handles.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 16’ | Width: 28” | Cockpit Dimensions: 79” x 18” | Weight: 69 lbs | Capacity: 500 lbs


STELLAR KAYAKS ST17 RECREATIONAL


TANDEM KAYAK (D) www.stellarkayaksusa.com $2,770–$5,995


The Stellar Tandem 17-foot (ST17) is ideal for family outings on lakes and rivers. The wide beam provides a stable platform for paddling and the generous cockpit openings make it easy to enter and exit the boat. Dry storage in bow and stern hatches provides ample room for your gear, whether a light snack or gear for a multiple day adventure.


Length: 17’5” | Width: 28” | Cockpit Dimensions: 37” x 18” | Capacity: 500 lbs | Sport: Fiberglass, 65 lbs, $2,770 | Advantage: Fiberglass-Core, 54 lbs, $3,295 | Excel: Kevlar: 44 lbs, $4,375 | Ultra: Carbon, 39.5 lbs, $5,995


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