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MANITOU 13 (I) www.neckykayaks.com $849.99


Blending speed, handling and stability, the Maintou 13 gives the feel and glide of a touring kayak with the stability and comfort of a recreational kayak. It features a large cockpit for easy entrance and exit and it is compact and lightweight for easy carrying and car-topping. Key features include the easily adjustable Active Comfort System seat, a Quick Seal stern hatch with bulkhead, foam thigh pads, adjustable foot pedals and reflective safety perimeter line.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 12’10.5” | Width: 24.75” | Cockpit Dimensions: 34.5” x 16.25” | Capacity: 275–325 lbs | Weight: 45 lbs


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LOOKSHA 12 (J) www.neckykayaks.com $1,049.99


The Looksha 12 is compact, yet it features everything you need for a longer paddling adventure. The large roomy cockpit combined with the Active Comfort Seat system offer an extremely comfortable ride. The compact size and excellent maneuverability make the Looksha 12 a fun choice for coastal exploration and inland touring. Other features include adjustable thigh braces, bow and stern hatches with the Cross Lock buckle system, dual bulkheads and adjustable footbraces.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 12’1” | Width: 25.5” | Cockpit Dimensions: 36” x 16.75” | Capacity: 250–300 lbs | Weight: 50 lbs


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EDGE 14.5 (K) www.riotkayaks.com $999–$1,999


With its slender bow and slim deck profile, the rudder-equipped Edge 14.5 is where elegance and efficiency cross paths. It has just the right amount of chine and keel to make it track well, yet has a swift and versatile character. And to top it all off, it has most of the features serious sea kayaks call their own, minus the snobbishness. Available in Polyethylene and Thermoformed.


Length: 14’6’’ / 442 cm | Width: 22.5’’ / 57 cm | Cockpit Dimensions: 36.5’’ x 19.5’’ / 93 x 50 cm | Capacity: 325 lbs / 147 kg | Polyethylene: 63.5 lbs, $999 | Thermoformed: 50.8 lbs, $1,999


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EDGE 13 (L) www.riotkayaks.com $849–$1,399


With an eye-pleasing low deck profile so you don’t feel lost inside and a package of features that would make any sea kayak blush with envy, the Edge 13 brings together harmony of shape and relevancy of features. Its hull offers a nice blend of primary and secondary stability so you’ll be comfortable immediately in a boat that will grow with you. Available in Polyethylene and Thermoformed.


Length: 13’ | Width: 25” | Cockpit Dimensions: 36.5” x 19.5”| Capacity: 300 lbs | Polyethylene: 56.9 lbs, $849 | Thermoformed: 45.5 lbs, $1,399


VENTURE KAYAKS


FLEX (M) www.venturekayaks.com $749 with Skeg


The Venture Flex is a stable, maneuverable kayak that is at home exploring shallow rivers or paddling to your favorite fishing hole. The Flex features Venture’s Flip-Top backrest and is available with a retractable skeg for maximum versatility. Lightweight and compact, the Flex is fun for the whole family.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 10’8” | Width: 25” | Cockpit Dimensions: 35” x 20” | Capacity: 99–265 lbs | Weight: 45 lbs


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EASKY 13 (N) www.venturekayaks.com $1,199–$1,399


The Venture Easky 13 combines the features of a touring kayak with the stability of a recreational hull. The Easky 13 comes standard with two watertight hatches and bulkheads, the Venture Flip-Top backrest and a removable deck storage pod. Optional outfitting includes rod holders and a retractable skeg or rudder.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 13’7” | Width: 26.5” | Cockpit Dimensions: 35” x 20.5” | Capacity: 121–286 lbs | Weight: 46 lbs | With Skeg: $1,199 | With Rudder: $1,399


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EASKY 15 (O) www.venturekayaks.com $1,349–$1,549


The Venture Easky 15 is the performance choice among small touring kayaks—stable enough for a beginner but easier to edge than most kayaks in its category. The Easky is fast and straight-tracking, and features Venture’s adjustable thigh braces, Flip-top backrest and removable deck pod. Available with a skeg or rudder.


Material: Polyethylene | Easky 15 LV Length: 15’2”; Width: 22.25”; Cockpit Dimensions: 34.5” x 19.5”; Capacity: 99–286 lbs; Weight: 46 lbs | Easky 15 Length: 15’6”; Width: 24”; Cockpit Dimensions: 35” x 20.5”; Capacity: 121–297 lbs; Weight: 50 lbs | With Skeg: $1,349 | With Rudder: $1,549


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ISLAY (P) www.venturekayaks.com $1,199–$1,399


The Islay is the next wave of small touring kayaks. It features a long waterline for speed and tracking, and an asymmetric hull that is nimble on edge. Solid stability gives beginning paddlers plenty of confidence and a roomy cockpit makes for comfortable all-day seating.


Material: Polyethylene | Length: 14’ | Width: 23.75” | With Skeg: $1,199 | With Rudder: $1,399


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