When it comes to having fun on the water, this sit-on-top kayak from Johnson Outdoors UK has to be the best value for money at the Show. The Yak Sport is just Â£249 and can be used by children and adults alike. Whether you want to ride the ocean surf or paddle on flat water itâ€™s safe, stable and incredibly versatile.
Ocean Kayak is the worldâ€™s number one when it comes to sit-on-tops so, naturally, this is a boat built to last. The Yak Sport is manufactured from rotomoulded monolink polyethylene – that means itâ€™s incredibly durable. Itâ€™s not just forgiving when it comes to bumps and scratches either. As a multipurpose recreational kayak it has been designed to be manoeuvrable and easy to turn. Even if itâ€™s the first time youâ€™ve paddled a kayak youâ€™ll quickly get the feel of this boat.
With a length of 8â€™ (2.4m), a beam of 30â€ (76.2cm) and weighing (44lbs) 20kgs itâ€™s easy to carry and transport around; several can be strapped to a standard roof rack. The maximum capacity of the boat is 135kg (298lbs) so itâ€™s pretty well a case of one size fits all. â€œOne of the reasons this model has been so popular since its introduction is that it is so easy and compact to store,â€ commented Derroll Pedder of Nucleus Watersports. â€œAnd itâ€™s at an excellent entry level price to get you on the water.â€
Features include self draining scuppers, moulded-in foot wells and moulded-in handles. Thereâ€™s a moulded-in backrest, or you can use the integral anchor points to fit the backrest of your choice. For those who fancy fishing thereâ€™s a rod holder and there are even grooves to stow paddles in the length of the boat keeping everything easy to manage. Apart from a quick rinse off after use, the Yak Sport is maintenance free.
Materials used by Ocean Kayak are repairable and recyclable and this fun boat is available in a range of bright colours.
The Yak Sport
Brilliant fun at an unbeatable price