March 24, 2016
Higganum, CT – Pakayak, LLC, a Connecticut company is launching a new hard-shell performance, packable kayak that is about to revolutionize the market. Made in the U.S.A, the first model, a 14-foot touring/sea kayak nests inside itself and packs down to 3 ½ feet. It’s easy to carry, easy to store and eliminates the need for roof racks. Small apartment, small car, elevator, train – no problem. Pakayak goes everywhere, stores anywhere, with absolutely no sacrifice on performance.
Pakayak will be running a Kickstarter campaign in June to fund the development and continued improvement on the first model, the Bluefin 14. Pakayak will then be marketed directly through its website and be available at specialty canoe and kayak stores.
The Bluefin 14 weighs 55 pounds, has two watertight bulkheads, two large watertight hatches, plenty of deck rigging and a perimeter reflective safety cord. The cockpit is 18” x 34”. The expected retail is $1695.
Pakayak is proudly made in the USA and manufactures, assembles and ships from one central location which dramatically reduces its carbon footprint. The company also utilizes recycled materials for shipping. Additionally, they can ship 325 kayaks per truckload vs. the competition’s 48. This saves on transportation and fuel costs.
Pakayak is also committed to help save endangered marine animals and our oceans. To that end, a percentage of each Pakayak sold will go to a marine conservation / protection agency. For instance, a percentage of sales of the Bluefin model will be donated to the Pew Charitable Trust for Global Tuna Conservation who works to improve international agreements to protect Bluefin tuna.