Spend a few minutes pumping up the sit-in style AdvancedFrame Inflatable Kayak from Advanced Elements and you'll be ready for a day of touring. With aluminum ribs adding rigidity to the bow and stern, this inflatable slices through water and rivals the tracking of hard-shell kayaks.
Measuring 10 feet 5 inches long with a 32-inch beam, the AdvancedFrame is constructed of sturdy, puncture-resistant PVC tarpaulin material with seven separate air chambers for safety. It can support up to 300 pounds. The aluminum ribs in the bow and stern improve tracking in open waters, with the stern serving as a skeg.
The AdvancedFrame comes with a high-backed, adjustable padded seat, bungee deck lacing, a D ring tie-down, and molded rubber handles. In rough water or weather, you can inflate the coaming around the cockpit and install an optional, separately sold spray skirt. Advanced Elements' Spring Valves make it easy to attach the pump hose, and neoprene paddle guards protect the deck from wear. Pump and paddle are sold separately.
You can't fit a hard-shell kayak in most car trunks or closets, but the AdvancedFrame packs down to 30 x 17 x 10" and weighs 36 pounds – a portable and packable watercraft you can take just about anywhere.