Friday, 13 April 2012

Sit-On-Top Kayaks

Feathercraft has designed three unique sit-on-top kayaks for warm weather paddling. We have coined this line of boats our Airline Sit-on-Tops.

Our sit-on-top boats are built for speed, open storage and partner kayaking. They use an aluminum frame that is similar to the frames in our standard folding kayaks. Between the frames of the boats, are four large sponson chambers that give the kayaks buoyancy. These chambers are sealed with a welded urethane skin; they provide the body of the kayak.

Sitting 'on-top' means your center of gravity is higher. This creates a unique paddling experience. It might feel tippier at first, but you will soon notice that the raised position allows for amazing views of coral and other sea life below. The raised position also allows you to enter and exit the kayak with greater ease. You can tether the boat, jump off and swim with the turtles and then climb back on.

The Airline sit-on-tops, like our standard kayaks, all collapse. The components fit easily into a Cordura carry bag for smooth transport.

Each sit-on-top also comes with a double-action hand-pump for easy inflation.

Airline Sit-on-Tops
  • Java: The Java is a wide and stable sit-on-top. It has a drop-skeg and can be converted to a recreational double with an easy add-on second seat. For longer paddles, there is storage space for dry bags in both the stern and bow of the boat.
  • Gemini: Our double is a longer, wider, roomier version of the Java. A drop-skeg and rudder are standard features.
  • Jet Stream: For those who want to go fast! A skinnier version of both the Java and the Gemini, the Jet Stream is the fastest folding kayak on the market.

Feathercraft. Made in Canada. Paddled Worldwide.

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