As Ocean Kayak claim, "We didn't invent the original sit-on-top kayak. We just perfected it." Bringing true innovation to sit-on kayaks is something they have been at the forefront of for almost forty years.
Ocean Kayaks are aptly named, born on the edge of the Pacific in Malibu, they are built from the ground up to be enjoyable to use. The whole range from Ocean Kayaks are made for people who want to get out on the water. The attraction of these open, easy to use boats is obvious. Whether experienced or not, everyone can enjoy an Ocean Kayak.
With molded footwells and ergonomically designed seats, Ocean Kayaks are comfortable whatever your size and stable even in the swell. The key feature of Ocean sit on kayaks is the almost endless configurations of accessories and options, allowing you to choose exactly what you want for your boat without being stuck with something you will never use. Hatches, back rests, leg straps and rudders all available for Ocean Kayaks, not mention rod holders and fish finders which allow you to turn your boat into a anglers dream.
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Some models in the Ocean Kayaks range are designed to be stackable, allowing you to store multiple boats simply and efficiently. Every kayak from Ocean also features ergonomically moulded handles front and back allowing easy, comfortable handling. All of these boats are made medium density PE, making them rigid enough for good performance, with enough give to resist cracking. They are also resilient enough to resist scratching and scraping and the PE construction is easily repairable if it does get damage.
What's so special about Ocean Sit on Kayaks?
Ocean have developed a design philosophy for their kayaks to acheive user-friendly performance, such as good secondary stability without compromising on speed. The rotomoulded designs allow for compound curves along the kayak, giving rigid strength without the danger of cracking under impact. The fact that these excellent sitons are rotomoulded from PE also means that they are comparitively inexpensive.
This is something Ocean are aware of and cater to. Beginners to paddling often don't have the time to invest in learning eskimo rolls and all the other self-rescuing techniques of traditional kayaking. Sit-ons are the solution to those who want to get on and enjoy kayaking. Rather than roll, you simply flip the boat rightside-up and climb back on. Two seater sit on kayaks from Ocean mean that families can get into the sport together, in fact the larger two seaters are designed to take a third (albeit smaller) passenger in the middle. More hardened paddlers also rate sit-ons for when they are looking to have fun in calmer waters, either a summers day out on the sea or day excursions on the river.
The other group who go for sit on tops are anglers. Sea fishing from a kayak is a passtime which is rapidly gaining a dedicated following. For this, Ocean make a whole selection of fishing kayaks, designed and built to take all of the necessary gear and still have plenty of room for your catch. Also popular among SCUBA divers and anyone else who needs to mount and dismount the boat while it is in the water.