Here’s something new and fun that you might want to take on your next cruise or just keep in the trunk of your car: The Super Kayak, an inflatable catamaran kayak that weighs just 30 pounds and takes only four minutes to set up or disassemble (see the video below).
The brain child of Kirk Kirchev, a London product designer, the Super Kayak is now on Kickstarter, with a planned retail price of about $2,100 before long. It is 12 feet long, 3 feet wide and can carry a maximum load of 220 pounds.
The modular craft has two inflatable hulls, both with double skins and coated in thermoplastic polyurethane. They are joined by an anodized aluminum alloy frame with an adjustable backrest, adjustable footrest and a netted platform for carrying some gear. You mount the catamaran through the middle.
Kirchev says the Super Kayak has three advantages over most kayaks now on the market. It’s stable, it’s fast, and it’s portable. With the twin hulls, you should not have to worry about tipping over, a potential problem with traditional kayaks. And the catamaran design helps the craft glide over the water, requiring less effort on the paddler’s part and theoretically adding to the range.
The entire Super Kayak package comes with a four-piece paddle, an electric pump good for 15 hull inflations per a single USB charge, and a backpack that holds everything. Read more at http://super-kayak.com and see the video below: