Traditional sea kayaks are elegant and sleek but their cockpits exclude a lot of people who paddle where it’s hot, and almost anybody who has stiff knees or who doesn’t want to be confined in an enclosed cockpit.
The Sea Island's roomy cockpit will fit almost anyone under 275 pounds. Any water that comes in will drain right back out through the bottom of the boat. Nothing confines the paddler. You don’t need to worry about your shoe size, and the “height at knees” measurement is infinite. The boat is easy to get into, and for fishermen, stability is sufficient to drop the paddle and reel in a big striper. In the hot months, you sit in the open air so your legs won’t broil. In cooler weather, the Sea Island’s dry ride will extend your season.
Thanks to the sponson keel, tracking is very strong and many paddlers will use the Sea Island Sport in the surf. The stability and self-draining cockpit makes beach launches and landings safer and easier than in a traditional kayak.
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