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High Performance Plastic Sea & Touring Kayak Made In The UK
The Perception Essence expedition sea & touring kayak range is design and built in the UK. By integrating the latest design technology it allows you to take your sea kayaking experiences to new levels.
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Perception Essence sea kayak is available in two sizes, 16 and 17 feet. The 17 has a touch more length and is ideal for average to larger paddlers, while the Essence 16 is ideal if your paddling style suits a slightly livelier and more nimble ride. A slightly smaller cockpit area also provides better contact for smaller paddlers with the outfitting and therefore faster and more accurate reactions to your body movements when turning, edging and giving the Essence the full beans.
The Essence, like the rest of Perception's range is made from high density super-linear polyethylene. This makes the Essence stiffer than some other plastic sea kayaks and makes the boat more durable and responsive at the same time.
With the Perception Essence advanced hull design it is solid at tracking yet still manoeuvrable. A strong V shaped bow and stern gives true directional stability and the defined chines further enhance control for smooth and predictable turns. There is also good secondary stability due to the low profile under the cockpit. Fitted as standard is a multi position retractable skeg or as an optional extra a rudder system can be fitted.
- Superlinear polyethylene shell
- Deck line & elastic
- Easy seal day hatch
- Front & rear dual density hatches
- Adjustable padded seat with backrest
- Thigh braces & pedal footrests
- Retractable skeg
- Deck Size N5 or Bigdeck
- Rudder System - Optional Extra
- Length: 5.00m / 16'5"
- Width: 57cm / 22"
- Weight: 25kg / 57 Lbs
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 150kg 331 LbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Perception Essence for your weight
- Length: 5.18m / 17'0"
- Width: 58cm / 23"
- Weight: 26kg / 62 Lbs
- Manufacturers Weight Capacity: 160kg / 353 LbsOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Perception Essence for your weight
Feelfree Day Tourer Alloy Shaft 220cm Paddle
Tough, asymmetrical polypropylene blades on a one piece alloy shaft. A good all-round Recreational & Touring paddle
Feelfree Day Tourer Glass Shaft 220cm Paddle
Tough, asymmetrical polypropylene blades on a one piece glass fibre shaft. A good all-round Recreational & Touring paddle.
Feelfree Paddle Leash
A really simple and cheap way of preventing the most common way of getting into trouble whilst paddling - losing your paddle.
A hard wearing, easy to use nylon spraydeck, with a one size fits all draw cord waist.
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Nylon and Neoprene Combi Spraydeck
A combi deck gives you the best of both worlds. A tigh fitting neoprene deck which sheds the water well and grips the cockpit and an adjustable nylon waist tube with shoulder straps.
Manic Expedition Combi Spraydeck
A comfortable combi spraydeck combining nylon waist tube, neoprene deck and storage bungees with adjustable shoulder straps.
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We offer a delivery service throughout the UK & Northern Ireland. Most deliveries arrive within 1-3 working days, although some deliveries may take longer.
Delivery of Kayaks & Canoes:
We offer a delivery service on most kayaks & canoes covering most of the UK & Northern Ireland - Some products and areas are excluded. We provide a bespoke delivery service for canoes and kayaks to improve the level of service and minimise the risk of damage.
Most Kayak & Canoe deliveries arrive within 1-2 weeks (not guaranteed) from confirming your order. The majority of Canoe & Kayak deliveries will be quicker than this but some may take longer.
Delivery of Kayaks or Canoes that exceed 4.5m (450cm) is temporarily unavailable - Due to length restrictions with our shipping agents.
For further information, please read our Delivery Information page.
Click & Collect - Stores Nationwide:
We also offer a collect from store service. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores.
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