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2012 "Weekend Adventure" Kayak

Learn about a kayak that lets you move fast while you’re exploring

By Berne Broudy
Published: April 27, 2012
Hurricane Excursion 128; courtesy Hurricane Aqua Sports
Hurricane Excursion 128
If you’re looking for a boat that’s not just about splashing around but has the ability to move fast and let you explore beyond your backyard, the Excursion 128 will be your perfect partner in crime. It’s a thermoformed plastic day boat – lighter than a polyethylene boat but only slightly more fragile – with a sleek, water-slicing hull, and a low-volume cockpit for speed and agility.

The Excursion is built for medium-size paddlers and has expedition outfitting, including plenty of deck bungees as well as front and rear hatches big enough to hold your camping gear. So it’s ready for any overnight or even weekend-long flat-water adventure. But this craft is still great fun when you have time for only a quick jaunt or when you want a little exercise.

The high-back seat is supportive and easily adjustable. It’s a boat that won’t overwhelm a beginner, but it’s also a boat you can grow into. Length: 12 feet 8 inches; Weight: 47 pounds; Price: $1249; Website: http://hurricaneaquasports.com

For more of this year's family-friendly flat-water craft, see our June 2012 issue.

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