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A recreational kayak is a type of kayak that is designed for the casual paddler interested in recreational activities on a lake or flatwater stream. Browse and compare below to find the best one for you!

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Thermoform Plastic

Delta 12AR

  • 12' Length
  • 26.5" Width
  • 42 Weight (lbs)
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MSRP $1,295
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Thermoform Plastic

Intrigue MKII

  • 15' Length
  • 28" Width
  • 64.8 Weight (lbs)
MSRP $2,499.99
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Buying a Recreational Kayak

In the early stages, a basic beginner kayak, is what we call a recreational kayak. A recreational kayak is a boat that has a large cockpit, which is the opening that you sit in. It is super easy to get in and out of and works well for all sizes of kids and adults alike. These boats are very stable and durable, making them a little heavier than some other kayak materials. It is made out of a plastic, known as polyethylene plastic, and to keep its structural integrity, because of the material, it has to be made very thick in order to stay strong, and that adds to the weight. So in your basic beginner model kayaks, it will have a tendency to be a little bit heavier but much more stable because of their widths and of their length.

Be sure to read recreational kayak reviews before making your decision!

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