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Skip Fishing

SKIP

The Skip Fishing model is based on the standard Skip, with all its inherent features.

For the family that want to play together and involve the whole family, it can be fitted out as a fishing boat which allows the younger family members to participate in the fishing activities in a fun way. It’s an entry-level fishing kayak.

Category: Sit On Top / Recreational

Application:

General play and fun in rivers, low level white water (Grade 1 and 2), and great for surfing in the ocean.

Key features:

  • Rod holders
  • Gear bag
  • Camo colours
  • Clean, flowing deck design
  • Low deck profile that makes it easy for children to paddle – don’t hit their knuckles on the side of the boat when they paddle
  • Two tracking keels on the hull
  • Luggage storage area with 6” hatch
  • Unique UF Design™ handles make the boat easy  and comfortable to lift, from any angle
  • Stable and easy to use for all ages
  • Great manoeuvrability and tracking for it size
  • Bungee deck rigging to strap loose items under
  • D-rings for backrests, strong and flush mounted with nothing to catch on

 

     Why choose the Skip?

  • Parents love the Skip – it’s tons of fun for the kids and they stay close to the shore while enjoying themselves.
  • Because of its manoeuvrability and tracking, the Skip is not compromised in any way. This enables you to get the boat to do what you want from the effort you’re putting in. It tracks quite well, but will turn quickly if required due to its great manoeuvrability. It is solely a play boat, and kids can stand up on it, tip it over and use it as a floating diving board. It becomes a challenge to see how far you can paddle it while standing up.
  • If you’re an adult and love to surf, it’s a fantastic surf boat – we use it ourselves and it’s our first choice of boat when we’re at the ocean as you can catch every wave – much to the envy of the surfers!

 

The Skip story:

We wanted a kayak that was easy to transport around, offered uncompromised stability and capability for that weight and class of boat. It had to be stackable and easy to carry.

It’s a boat for all ages and parents can relax, knowing that it’s not a boat for long distances, and that kids will stay close while using it. It’s a play boat in every sense of the word.

We expect it’s a boat that will get handed down and stay in the family for years and years.

 

What’s in a name?

A skippy is what Australians call a kangaroo and they always look like they’re bouncing around having a lot of fun. That’s what this boat’s for. If we do a smaller version, then we’ll call it the ‘Joey’.

 

Specifications:

Length: 260cm

Width: 68cm

Paddler weight: Up to 6okg in flat water. Up to 90kg in the surf

Weight: 17kg

Deck height: 24cm

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