The Esperanto is one of the fastest plastic tandems on the market. It is easy to paddle, comfortable, stable and can reach impressive cruising speeds. A moderate rocker and a large rudder contribute to efficient turns. The practical center compartment can be used for extra storage or outed with our optional child seat/bulkhead. The cockpits are spaced sufficiently apart allowing the paddlers to paddle at their own speed without risk of accidental collision between paddles. This makes the Esperanto ideally suited for a pair of paddlers with mixed abilities, families with young children or a long expedition needing high volume of storage and displacement.
This tandem classic is both bombproof and forgiving for novice kayakers, while remaining fast and fun for experienced paddlers. Tons of room both on deck and below means completely kitted out weekend and longer expeditions are easily achievable. While being a bit on the heavy side means it can be a handful to load onto a vehicle, it definitely aids in its stability. Very pleased overall with this boat.
My wife and i rented one of these kayaks for a paddling trip around the Copper Harbor, MI area. What a great kayak! Even though my wife was not very experienced, she still found the craft very stable and maneuverable. You can tell it is a high quality kayak. We will definitely be purchasing one of these in the near future!