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WEST MARINE Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks

These kayaks have a combination of features that deliver best-in-class performance, comfort and value. Tri-Hull with Fish-Form profile combines both stability and speed in a design that is easy to paddle for anyone in the family, yet still offers outstanding functionality for fishing or as a solo trekker. Roomy cockpit can easily accommodate two adults plus a child or dog. Includes 8" hull access deck plate storage amidships, ample molded-in cup holders, trays for all your gear, and full shock cord deck rigging at both bow and stern. Molded-in carrying handles provide easy portage.

  • Application: Recreation/Fishing
  • 13'6"L x 34"W
  • Hull Material: Polyethylene
  • Hull Construction: Roto-molded
  • Hull Shape: Tri-Hull/Fish-Form
  • Two molded-in seats
  • Weight: 74lb.
  • Maximum Weight/Persons: 550lb./2
  • Warranty: Three-year limited

 

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Kayak, Orange/Yellow 14192504 25825
In stock online.

$529.99

Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue 14296065 93528304
In stock online.

$529.99

Product Description

These kayaks have a combination of features that deliver best-in-class performance, comfort and value. Tri-Hull with Fish-Form profile combines both stability and speed in a design that is easy to paddle for anyone in the family, yet still offers outstanding functionality for fishing or as a solo trekker. Roomy cockpit can easily accommodate two adults plus a child or dog. Includes 8" hull access deck plate storage amidships, ample molded-in cup holders, trays for all your gear, and full shock cord deck rigging at both bow and stern. Molded-in carrying handles provide easy portage.

  • Application: Recreation/Fishing
  • 13'6"L x 34"W
  • Hull Material: Polyethylene
  • Hull Construction: Roto-molded
  • Hull Shape: Tri-Hull/Fish-Form
  • Two molded-in seats
  • Weight: 74lb.
  • Maximum Weight/Persons: 550lb./2
  • Warranty: Three-year limited

 

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West MarineAbaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks
 
4.4

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (20)
  • Easy in/out (19)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Easy to paddle (15)
  • Good maneuverability (12)

Cons

  • Heavy (12)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (17)
  • Flat waters (17)
  • Ocean swells (8)
  • Kayak camping (7)
  • Rivers (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12), Advanced (6), Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome fishing platform

I have owned about five kayaks and fished in salt and fresh water from every one of them including a 17 foot sea kayak, two sit on tops and even a Nucanoe Frontier...Read complete review

I have owned about five kayaks and fished in salt and fresh water from every one of them including a 17 foot sea kayak, two sit on tops and even a Nucanoe Frontier 12...

The Abaco was on sale about a month ago in the local store for a screaming deal at 329. I picked it up and put on two Yakattack Geartrac 90 tracks to place rod holders for trolling. I put in two seats made by Surf to Summit and that was it.

My daughter and I fish a lot from the kayaks and this thing tracks pretty good for being a two seated kayak and without having a rudder. I usually paddle alone and my daughter hangs out. We have enough room to store a few drinks, snacks and jackets. I put the fishing net in the back but I'll probably get a Ram mount for it in the future.

Anyway we just spent two days fishing in central Washington and this thing performed perfectly. You can't get a better deal on a good two seated kayak made by Perception. It has the West Marine logo on it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great kayak but too heavy

I really like this kayak, I do, but unfortunately I might have to get rid of it. It is just way too heavy. Getting it on top of our small SUV, even...Read complete review

I really like this kayak, I do, but unfortunately I might have to get rid of it. It is just way too heavy. Getting it on top of our small SUV, even with a Yakima rolling assist system is a daunting task for my wife and I. We are both in good shape, but at 5' 2'' and comparable weight, my wife really struggles with it. I can't carry it myself because it is too long and too awkward for one person. Getting it to the water also proves to be a strenuous activity even with two people. Luckily we built a custom kayak carrier out of PVC pipe, which helps with this.

The good news is once on the water this kayak is great. Even with its weight and length it maneuvers really well. It can also store just about anything you brought with you (like a kayak carrier) easily. We've had a lot of fun with it once on the water.

If you are both tall, strong, and determined people I think you will really enjoy this kayak once on the water. We are looking for lighter weight options though.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great kayak but too heavy

By The Dude

from Washington State

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Kayak Camping

Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

I really like this kayak, I do, but unfortunately I might have to get rid of it. It is just way too heavy. Getting it on top of our small SUV, even with a Yakima rolling assist system is a daunting task for my wife and I. We are both in good shape, but at 5' 2'' and comparable weight, my wife really struggles with it. I can't carry it myself because it is too long and too awkward for one person. Getting it to the water also proves to be a strenuous activity even with two people. Luckily we built a custom kayak carrier out of PVC pipe, which helps with this.

The good news is once on the water this kayak is great. Even with its weight and length it maneuvers really well. It can also store just about anything you brought with you (like a kayak carrier) easily. We've had a lot of fun with it once on the water.

If you are both tall, strong, and determined people I think you will really enjoy this kayak once on the water. We are looking for lighter weight options though.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

I would recommend this Kayak to my friends and family!

By T.Avery

from Lewes, DE

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy for 1 person

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Fishing & Crabbing
  • Flat Waters
  • Ocean Swells

Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

I use this Kayak for fishing, crabbing and taking a relaxing drift on the bays. I can store all my supplies I need for a fun and eventful day. I would recommend some cushing seats with back support if you plan to be out for more than 2-3 hours. I'm 6'5'' and I have plenty of leg space so theres no worries about cramping up (for the taller kayakers). The only thing that could make this deal better was if the kayak came with paddles and a life jacket.

Service and delivery comments:

I ordered this Kayak on a Saturday afternoon, online it said it would take 10-14 days to deliver. I went to the store Wednesday to gather some basic supplies for the Kayak and they told me it will be on the truck tomorrow and it was ready for me to pick up Thursday afternoon!!

 
4.0

Very happy with this Kayak

By Lake goers

from Hermitage, TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters

    Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

    My wife and I wanted a tandem kayak, and this one works great. Great kayak for the price.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    A great Kayak for the whole family.

    By Mike87aoh

    from Belleair Beach, Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Good Maneuverability
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Ocean Swells

    Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

    Great Kayak for our Florida inter-coastal waterways. We have taken several trips now and found this to be a comfortable and stable ride. I highly recommend this Kayak,

    Service and delivery comments:

    The West Marine associate was very helpful in choosing the needed accessories.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great purchase at a fair price

    By Adam

    from Miami, FL

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy Entry & Exit
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

      I like to explore new waters and experience new sights. I haven't gone into rivers or canals yet, but given the fact that I've gotten somewhat accustomed to strong ocean waves, I think it would be a breeze. Paddling is pretty comfortable and it isn't too difficult to gain some speed if you and your partner are in sync.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      An excellent Tandem

      By Rebad

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Lift
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Space for fishing gear
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Cumbersome to carry
      • Waves easily turn the yak

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters
      • Slow rivers

      Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

      Took the Kayak to the Poconos. It did great, fit my fishing bucket, collapsible cooler a ND husband just fine. It did well but we had to work hard when the wind picked up and there were little waves across Francis e Walter dam. Can't wait to take it out around philly. It was great with the kids in a fishing pond too.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Tandem Kayak for the Family

      By Bobby B

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy Entry & Exit
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters
        • Kayak Camping

        Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

        My 10 year old son and I enjoyed our first trip out on the Abaco and landed 3 fish. We both had a blast and can't wait for Mom to have a go! For the price, this kayak is a great value.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love my new boat

        By Andy

        from Buford ga

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit

        Cons

        • Difficult to Paddle
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Flat Waters

        Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

        Love my boat

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        great for the price I

        By old kayaker

        from Venice Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • better than I expected
        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Easy to Paddle
        • Good Maneuverability
        • Stable

        Cons

        • mine came with no storage
        • Not Enough Storage

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters
        • Ocean Swells

        Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

        For an inexpensive tandom, it's a very good choice.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Smooth and stable on the water

        By Ed

        from South Carolina

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy Entry & Exit
        • Easy to Paddle
        • Good Maneuverability
        • Stable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips
          • Flat Waters

          Comments about Abaco 13.5 Sit-On-Top Tandem Kayaks:

          Easy to use on a lake with normal waves from powerboats. Good visibility to other boats.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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