Monday, August 12, 2013

Introducing the Jackson Kayak Cruise 10

While attending the Open Air Demo at the recent Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, UT I had the opportunity to get on the water with my Jackson Kayak cohorts and demo some of our new 2014 line up.

A boat that stuck out for me with the new Jackson Kayak Cruise 10.  This boat is a follow up to our very popular Cruise 12 that we introduced in 2013.  The Cruise 10 is perfect for that recreational paddler looking for something that is lighter-weight, stable and perfect for the entire family.  There is even a small sitting platform right in front of the paddler for a small child to sit - facing Mom or Dad!!

Nikki checking out the Cruise 10 and JK Marketing Director, James McBeath on the new Big Rig fishing kayak

The Cruise 10 has the following specs:

Length - 10′ 3″
Width - 32.5″
Height - 14″
Weight - 60 lbs.

The Cruise 10 features our hi-lo seat which is changing the way folks see outfitting in recreational kayaks.  It's comfortable, versatile and fantastic for those folks that have mobility issues as it makes getting in and out of the boat very easy.  You can also remove it while stopping on shore for lunch or a break to take in the scenery.  It also has a bow hatch and a day hatch, enough storage for a day excursion or even an overnighter with the stern top deck storage.

The Cruise 10 will also come in an Angler version and this will be for our more price-sensitive kayak angler who wants to get into a Jackson Kayak but can't quite afford the rigged out fishing models.  In the Cruise 10 they will still get that much appreciated hi-lo seat that is in our fishing models as well as the standing platform, a rod holder and a ram ball.  Perfect for getting you started.

Green River, UT

Green River, UT
Photo: Shawna Franklin