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Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue

$529.99

Truck Freight
Model # 14296065 | Mfg # 93528304
In stock online.

Our lowest priced rigid tandem kayak isn't just an awesome value.

It's an awesome kayak! (Just look at the reviews!)

Our Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak has the same features as our popular solo kayak, the Abaco 9.5, only we added extra seats and a deck hatch. This kayak is designed so that novice and experienced paddlers alike will enjoy recreational paddling in conditions ranging from flat water to flowing rivers to small surf. Why does buying a tandem over a solo make sense for a lot of people? In a word: versatility. There's not only the social component to paddling together as one, you also benefit from increased speed with double the number of paddlers. And if storage space is an issue, one tandem takes up less space (and costs less) than two solos. 

If you're new to kayaking, why choose a sit-on-top over a sit-inside kayak? While you're more likely to capsize with a sit-on-top kayak, getting back in is much easier for beginners than learning the eskimo roll with a sit-inside. The center of gravity is higher and a little less stable, but you have a better view of the water (and potential obstacles) around you. Since you are also more open to the elements, expect to get wet. You'll want to wear clothing that dries quickly if the water's warm or provides warmth when you're in cold water environments.

Hull Design

The tri-hull design with Fish-Form profile on the Abaco 13.5 combines stability and speed for fun and adventure on the water for everyone in the family. This buoyant design also gives you the capacity to carry a whopping 550 pounds including everyone and their gear. Made from roto-molded polyethylene, it's flexible and impact resistant so it will endure many years of the drops, dings, scrapes and various other "oops" moments in the typical life of a recreational kayak.

Comfort

The Abaco 13.5 features a roomy cockpit with several details that make it comfortable for most paddlers. A molded-in foot brace system allows you to adjust your leg positions for optimal paddling and then shift positions or stretch out during the day as needed. Scupper holes are found in several places so water that finds its way over the deck will automatically drain out so you won't sit in a puddle of water all day.

Seating

The seats are where this kayak brings more to the party. Two adults will fit comfortably in the furthest bow and stern seats. There's also a middle seat that's perfect for bringing along your first born, man's best friend or to sit in if you're paddling solo for better weight distribution. Although the seats are molded-in, you can add adjustable, padded back supports and/or padded seat bottoms (sold separately) if you'd like.

Deck

Deluxe bow and stern rigging give you places to stow items like dry bags (sold separately), jackets and other essentials within easy reach. The Abaco 13.5 includes an 8" diameter deck plate that conceals a dry storage hatch amidships. There are also lots of pad eyes positioned around the deck so you can attach a multitude of accessories. Bow and stern handles not only help with portaging, they also provide handy tie-off points for docking or anchoring your kayak. Molded-in side handles at the proper balance point for one person to carry it, molded-in cup holders and a stern deck well with scupper holes complete the feature set.

If you don't already own them or it's time to replace the ones you have, remember to order kayak paddles and life jackets (both sold separately) so you'll be ready to splash your kayak as soon as possible!

Construction

  • Roto-molded polyethylene
  • 13'6" length
  • 34" beam
  • 74 pounds

Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue

Best Use Recreation
Fishing
Capacity 550 Pounds
Color Lime Green
Features Hatch
Cup Holders
Tray
Bow and Stern Bungee Cords
Hull Construction Roto Molded
Length 13' 6"
Material Polyethylene
Seat Type Two; Molded-In
Type Sit-On-Top
Warranty Details Three Years (With Product Registration)
Weight 74 Pounds
Width 34"

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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West Marine Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Easy in/out (5)
  • Stable (5)
  • Easy to paddle (4)
  • Good maneuverability (4)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (4)
  • Flat waters (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

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4.0

NICE FOR SALE PRICE!!!

By JASON

from EAST ISLIP, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy To Lift
  • Stable

Cons

  • Poor Tracking

Best Uses

  • Day Trips

Comments about West Marine Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue:

PERFECT FOR FAMILY WHO NEED THE EXTRA SEAT.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
4.0

Great kayak for the price

By Kristin

from Jacksonville FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Flat Waters

Comments about West Marine Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue:

I use this kayak everyday. It is so much fun and it is always the highlight of my day. It is very heavy and you need 2 people to lift it. I don't think it would work well in extreme conditions.

Service and delivery comments:

My product was in good condition when we bought it.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

bought as a x mas gift for my wife, great quality and price

By jay

from nantucket ma.

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 West Marine Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue:

great quality and better priced compared to other tandems, more of a forward rear seat making one person trips track easier and reduces bow lift. good size for my wife and I, or her and our 10 year old son. tracks well with one or two people. only downside is the weight, about 75 lbs, for one person to carry. with 2 people its a breeze, which is what I actually got it for.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Amazing!

By Capt. Dexter

from Key West, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters

Comments about West Marine Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue:

Awesome 2 person Kayak, snap in seats a great accessory!

Service and delivery comments:

Very prompt delivery.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very stable kayak, easy to handle.

By JR

from South Carolina

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters
    • Rivers

    Comments about West Marine Abaco 13.5 Tandem Sit-On-Top Kayak, Lime/Blue:

    Good in shallow wate

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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