Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gear:Kayak + Boat = KaBoat

Because Boyak didn't sound so good.... It seems a Kayak and a Boat had a steamy affair and the offspring was the KaBoat. Available for $499 from, their press release reports:

A crossover between inflatable kayaks and inflatable boats, KaBoats represent the best of both worlds. Modeled after narrow Asian Dragon boats and due to their narrow profile, KaBoats can go faster then standard inflatable boats with lower rated engines.

To use it as a regular kayak, just paddle it anywhere, such as on the: ocean, bay, river or lake. If you get tired, just use an electric or gas engine installed on the marine grade plywood transom. The KaBoat is extremely portable and will fit in a medium size bag. The KaBoat is light, and will run great with an inexpensive electric or small gas engine.

KaBoats can be easily paddled with regular kayak paddles, allowing them to visit extremely shallow or narrow places. KaBoats are very stable. Customers can stand while fly-fishing and even get into those narrow spots where most other boats can't go, to get the best fishing.

At $499 it might just be an excellent option for inshore fishermen chasing spooky fish. Their YouTube Video Demo has what might possibly be the worst soundtrack known to mankind. Enter Zamfir, master of the panflute at 4:30

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