I'm a regular kayaker currently working away from home for a year, so I wanted a boat that I could easily get in the back of my car and in the lift to my apartment. This obvious lead me to the Tucktec. I wasn't expecting much from this boat, but thought it satisfy my need whist away from my regular kayak. Boat arrived in reasonable time after perchance, and I went for my maiden voyage last weekend.
First impression, out of the box (I had bought a refurbished boat) was the boat looks brand new. Not a mark on it, If they had told me it was new, I would have believed them.
The boat is very easy to assemble, although I'd say you would have to have reasonably strong hands to get the clips done up. But assembly is fast, and the kayak feels strong once assembled. It's also very light to carry.
Out on the water, she feels very stable, turns very easily, and the skeg means the tracking is surprisingly good. I was genuinely surprised and delighted at the performance. I love this boat!
If you are a beginner, thinking about getting into kayaking, or like me, you are staying/ living in an apartment, I think this would be a wise buy. My first boat was inflatable, which I ended up replacing within the first few months of purchase. I don’t think that would have been the case if I’d bought a Tucktec.
Note to Tucktec, if you could build one of these 14ft long, and narrower, I would buy one immediately.