This listing is for a Chili colored Pakayak Bluefin 142 in like-new condition.
The Pakayak Bluefin 142 is a sectional or modular kayak, that sets itself apart from others like it by its unique and space-saving “nesting” feature. When disassembled, the various sections of the kayak fit inside one another, allowing a 14’2″ kayak to pack down into a 3’6″ rolling bag that easily fits in your trunk or backseat and your closet. It is made of rotomolded plastic and the sections join together with a water-tight seal thanks to a tongue-and-grove junction with a silicon foam gasket and specialized band-spring clamps. The engineering and construction of the Pakayak is truly impressive, and this boat can take any conditions, obstacles, or abuse you can throw at it with ease.
Pakayak Bluefin 142 – the good and the bad
Straightforward and intuitive assembly and disassembly. There’s really no way to mess it up or break anything. It may be a bit anxiety inducing the first few times, but putting this thing together and taking it apart is about as easy as scientifically possible.
Incredibly impressive performance and feel on the water. This boat is nearly indistinguishable in its paddling characteristics from similarly sized touring kayaks.
Extremely well engineered and constructed. With replaceable clamps and gaskets, this boat is easily serviceable and usable for a lifetime. The Rotomolded plastic sections are extremely well made and super durable.
Looks and feels like a traditional touring kayak. Have no fear of gatekeepers and boat snobs staring at you like you don’t belong on the water with the big boys… this boat is legit and there is no denying that.
Very nimble and maneuverable. Easily “edges” for additional control and agility.
Really good looking.
Weights about as much as a traditional rotomolded plastic kayak. At 60 pounds, this kayak… although ultra-portable… is NOT ultra-light. Getting it in and out of your trunk or down the beach can be a bit energy intensive. A bit of creativity and resourcefulness will help you safely and easily get this kayak where it needs to go on dry land.
A bit pricey, though worth it. With its current retail price at $1,995, the Bluefin 142 at full price will cost you over $2100 all said and done. That said, comparable touring kayaks without the added portability can cost you nearly as much.