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LL Bean Manatee II

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LL Bean Manatee II Description

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LL Bean Manatee II Reviews

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The 2007 model is being...

The 2007 model is being reviewed here (the 2014 model is quite different). I would guess the 2007 new today would sell around $600 while the 2014 lists at about $1000.

The 2007 is a rather basic 14-foot tandem: no sealed bulkhead (just some open storage underneath), fixed seat location w/ minimal padding or adjustments, fully open cockpit, and a rather basic hull shape. With its 32" width, underside channels, and keel-style rear end, of course it is stable and tracks well. Its speed/glide is likely fairly average, maybe roughly what you would have for a non-aluminum canoe of 14-foot length; it would not keep pace with a similar-length kayak that has a sleeker hull design and 28" (or narrower) beam. However, it is a decent boat for everyday recreational use with two people (seats not adjustable for solo paddling anyway).

LL Bean Manatee II