Bluefin 142 – Sunshine
Bluefin 142 – Sunshine
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Bluefin 142 – Surf
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Bluefin 142

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Bluefin 142 is our second generation premium packable kayak. This innovative hard-shell kayak packs down to just 42 inches in the included rolling bag. Our patented clamping system joins each section together with a durable water-tight seal in under 5 minutes.

  • Packs down to 42″
  • Assembled Length: 14’2″ feet
  • Weight: 59 lbs
  • Cockpit: 18″ x 35.5″
  • Includes Zipper Bag w/ Wheels
  • Leak-free guarantee!
  • Proudly designed, molded and hand-assembled in the USA
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Weight 80 lbs
Dimensions 46 × 25 × 17 in
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Assembled Dimensions

170”L x 24”W x 16”H / 432 x 61 x 41 cm

Nested Dimensions

42”L x 24”W x 16”H / 107 x 61 x 41 cm

Bag Dimensions

44.5”L x 24”W x 16”H / 113 x 61 x 41 cm

Weight

59 lbs / 28 kg

Cockpit

18” x 35.5” / 46 x 90 cm

Legroom (seatback to bulkhead)

48.5” / 123 cm

Max Capacity

300 lbs / 136 kg

Material

Plastic resin specially formulated for kayak industry

Manufactured

Molded and hand-assembled in the U.S.A.

Compare the Bluefin 14 and the Bluefin 142

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With the new design, our revolutionary kayak will fit a greater range of paddlers.

Just like the original Bluefin 14, the Bluefin 142 has bombproof construction, tongue and groove connections and clamps that apply 500 pounds of holding force (EACH) and squeeze a silicone gasket making it completely watertight – we promise! And, it assembles in less than 3 minutes. Watch!

Bag to Boat in Under 3 Minutes – Time Lapse

THE EVOLUTION:
WE LISTENED AND IMPROVED

 

With the new design, our revolutionary kayak will fit a greater range of paddlers.

Just like the original Bluefin 14, the Bluefin 142 has bombproof construction, tongue and groove connections and clamps that apply 500 pounds of holding force (EACH) and squeeze a silicone gasket making it completely watertight – we promise! And, it assembles in less than 3 minutes. Watch!

Bag to Boat in Under 3 Minutes – Time Lapse

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THE ULTIMATE KAYAK

 

As you may already know, our flagship model is a 14ft touring kayak that packs inside itself to 3 ½ feet and comes in a wheeled bag. It combines performance, quality and convenience. It’s easy to store, easy to move, assembles in 3 minutes and paddles beautifully, which makes it The Ultimate Kayak. If you are not familiar with us, feel free to check out our website and this feature video.

PAKYAK HIGHLIGHT

Built STRONG!

We built our kayaks strong. How strong? Watch.

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Now, let’s get into some details.

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It Packs Inside Itself Like Russian Dolls

You’ve heard of the Russian Matryoshka dolls, the wooden dolls of decreasing sizes that all fit inside of each other, one by one, right?  Well, that’s how Pakayaks work.

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FINALLY, A KAYAK THAT FITS
IN YOUR LIFE

 

Pakayak is The Ultimate Kayak that fits…

  • in your closet
  • in your car
  • in the elevator
  • in your apartment
  • in your RV
  • on your power boat
  • on the train
  • in your life!

Now, you can have a kayak that fits in your life and sacrifices nothing! A packable kayak without compromise.

PATENTED DESIGN MAKES IT EASY

Easy to store, easy to move, easy to assemble, all making it easy to explore and have fun. Think about it. You just need a few minutes to get out of the office and get in your kayak. How easy is it to get out and paddle? EASY as 1, 2, 3!   

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With the updated bag, you can carry or roll it. You can even add the all-terrain wheels and roll over any surface, even up stairs! 

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Get out and have FUN!

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You can fit 4 people and 4 kayaks in 1 car, with NO ROOF RACKS!

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Pakayak’s hard-shell nesting kayaks stack up (wink, wink) against the competition!

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TRIED, TESTED AND LOVED

Our patented design has been featured and reviewed on TV and many online sites. Here are a bunch.

TTL

Power & Motor Yacht: “I was thoroughly surprised. Long story short: It was dry as a bone.”

Gear Junkie: “During my 6+ hour test on a river in Connecticut and on the choppy Long Island Sound, I kept experiencing two opposing disbeliefs: When I saw the kayak all packed up, I couldn’t believe the unit becomes an efficient, floating boat. Conversely, when I was on the water, I couldn’t believe I was paddling in a sectional kayak.”

Outside Mag: “At exactly two feet wide, the Blue Fin is plenty stable through wind-blown chop and the occasional rogue wave. It does not feel tippy, and I felt confident just sitting idle in it. As the morning fog started to clear and the south end of Catalina Island was illuminated by the sun, I was momentarily tempted to see if I could reach it by Pakayak.”

In 2016, we made a splash and have been cruising ever since. We introduced the only hard-shell packable kayak and changed kayaking forever. We have happy Pak Members in over 25 countries all over the world.

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Common Questions

Please see our FAQs page and our Knowledge Base for common questions and answers.

 

International Duties

INTERNATIONAL NOTE: Duties and taxes are NOT included on international orders and are due upon delivery. To calculate, use this third-party duty calculator with the HS Tariff code of 8903.99.00.00. For those of you in Canada, you can use this tool, also.

EU TARIFF: EU currently imposes a 25% tariff on boats coming from the US. This is in addition to the normal duties and taxes.

18 reviews for Bluefin 142

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  1. Ben

    I’ve been paddling a Bluefin since their original model, the Bluefin 14. This picture is actually with one of the owners of the company, Doug Mackro. If you’re on the fence about buying one of these kayaks, just do it. You’re going to LOVE it.

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  2. Ron

    Unlimited adventure in a portable bag! Yes please! We have been paddling our pakayak kayaks since the original model first hit the water. We have 3 and room for one more in the garage. I can easily fit 2 Pak’s in the back of my small SUV. No worry about the boat flying off the roof on the road. Easy to unpack and pack up at the end of your trip. This is a legit Kayak that cuts through the water, true and easy. Great investment in good times!

  3. Rich Kosh (verified owner)

    I began kayaking in inflatable kayaks because it made no sense to spend a lot of money on something I might not like. It turned out to be a passion and I quickly decided that I needed to upgrade to a hardshell kayak. Without a roof rack, and looking at spending a lot of money for rails and a rack before I could even buy a kayak was very discouraging. Then I heard about Pakayak.

    I did my research, and ordered a Bluefin 142 during COVID lockdown. It took a while to get it, since even Pakayak was closed down for a while, but once it arrived I was amazed. It fits together in less than 5 minutes and is rock-solid. It actually takes longer to assemble on some days, because I end up with lots of looki-loos asking me questions as I put it together. In the water, it handles like a dream. I’ve taken it out about 30 times so far, and each time I’m liking it more and more. It handles the ocean just as easily as the lakes, and paddling a mile off shore, even in moderate swells is usually not an issue. This is probably the best investment I’ve made in a long time. I highly recommend you try a Pakayak.

  4. Matthew Clark

    An absolute must for anyone serious about kayaking, but doesn’t have the space or the patience for all the storage and transportation hassles that come with owning a legit touring kayak.

    I live in central Florida, where there are beautiful kayaking opportunities abound, and since around 2013 I’ve been a fairly frequent paddler. For quite some time I would rent a kayak or paddle board probably almost weekly, as I am an apartment dweller and small car owner, and the costs of renting really started to add up. I started working for a rental and tour company in 2016, and was able to get in a real touring style kayak for the first time. The difference in performance and paddling experience compared to the sit-on-tops I’d been used to was mind-blowing! I enjoyed paddling and started exploring paddling routes with distances that seemed previously inconceivable due to the sluggishness of the average sit-on-tops I was used to. When I moved on from the rental and tour company, I really missed having access to a touring boat. I found a really nice used Necky Looksha Sport 14.5 and decided to go for it, it could live in my living room and I’d deal with strapping it to the rack-less roof of my little hatchback. I loved that boat, but the hassle of using it regularly led to me paddling far less frequently than I would have liked. I’d often leave it strapped on my car roof for days at a time because it was easier than thoroughly washing it and hauling it up and into my apartment, where there was barely room for it anyway, but I constantly worried about it being stolen off my car. I finally decided that there had to be a better way, and I started looking into portable options for touring kayaks. I was blown away by the concept of the Pakayak, and quickly sold my Necky and bit the bullet. It was the best purchase decision I’ve made in my life!

    The Bluefin 14 and 142 both perform incredibly similarly to any other high end touring kayak, it tracks very well, is tough enough to handle bumps and scrapes and portages over logs and branches with ease, and packs in to a bag that can fit 3 times over in my hatchback! Seriously, a 14 foot boat that packs into 3.5×2 feet… I was (and am) in love! Now, I paddle more days than I don’t, and it’s all thanks to this brilliant sectional nesting wonder of engineering. I’ve since acquired 2 more to bring friends and family out. Thank you Pakayak!

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  5. John DiPrima

    Looking for something like this.

  6. Gideon

    I’ve never had a place to store a kayak so I just accepted that I’d have to rent every time I wanted to paddle… until Pakayak. Not only is the Pakayak so much easier to store than other Kayaks, it’s also an incredible light and smooth boat to paddle!

  7. Sean Moriarty

    I have owned my Pakayak since they first came out. I was not an experienced paddler but liked to go out every once in a while. I decide to purchase the Pakayak for the convenience of transporting it. I fell in love with my Pakayak from the get go. The ease of assembly and actual use were phenomenal. I am 6’2″ tall and was pretty comfortable in the 14. I recently tried out my cousin’s 142 and loved it even more. I am not a small man and it is stable and tracks great. As an added bonus, my wife and I can fit both of our Pakayaks in her very small Ford Fiesta.

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  8. Cort

    PAKAYAK is a great boat that easily gets me out on the water for everything from casual paddling, to radical play, riding the surf.
    I paddle outrigger canoes and surfskis competitively. I love being on the water with my friends, and not all of them are competitive. A sea kayak is much more stable and therefore friendly even for non-paddlers. The Pakayak is transportable. At a little over 14 feet fully assembled, it packs down into about 3.5 feet. So, a rack is not necessary on my car or for storage. I can take it up the elevator. And it travels with me on flights to beautiful places around the world! The handling on the water is better than other sea kayaks I have owned. As an ocean canoe paddler, speed and glide are important to me. I did not expect those qualities in a sea kayak and was pleasantly surprised that the Pakayak tracks very nicely (no wobble from side to side) and is great surfing the shore break. I use a standard sprayskirt when playing in the waves.
    If you are looking for a transportable watercraft filled with fun, PAKAYAK is the boat for you!

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  9. Suzanne K Werth

    Love it! I’m new to the sport and love this kayak! It’s super easy to assemble, paddles like a dream, tracks straight and true. Fits comfortably in the back of my convertible and makes me look like a pro! Get yourself one of these boats – you’ll be glad you did! Sunshine color is sweet ☀️

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  10. Mike

    My wife and I are avid kayakers and have been paddling lakes, rivers and shorelines across the Northeastern US for many years (using a variety of different boats). We’ve been using Pakayaks since they first came on the market and there is no question that the design is ingenious and works really well! The updated version (Bluefin 142) adds some extra legroom, which is more than enough for both of us (I have a 32” inseam and my wife has a 34” inseam!!). Assembling and disassembling is a cinch, and the paddling dynamics rival any sea kayak we’ve tried. It amazes me that this 14’ boat is so packable without any compromises in performance or durability. You CAN have your cake and eat it too!!

  11. Cynthia

    I am a new paddler. A few years back, a friend and I decided to haul her traditional kayaks out and take them to a lake for a spin. Her husband loaded them at her house. We were able to get them off the roof rack but it was impossible for us to load them back on. We had to summons the “tall guy” in the parking lot for help.
    When I was intoduced to Pakayak, I knew I had to have one. I bought the Surf color and fell in love. I have had it for 5 years. It’s sweet. It tracks beautifully and smoothly. I even fish from mine. I am an avid camper and take it everywhere I go. I load it right inside my hybrid camper. I love to explore new lakes with it and find fresh blueberries for the picking! Everywhere I take it, people are so curious about it. The owners are super supportive if I have any questions. This, by far, is one of my smartest and funnest purchases I’ve ever made. Happy paddling. Hope to see you at a lake nearby!!

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  12. Hill

    Awesome! I can comfortably stretch my legs out in front of me, cross them inside, put my knees up, or lean back and put my legs out on top of the boat for a more relaxed paddle. Two Pakayaks fit in my Forester and with my bad back, it’s an extra bonus to not have to lift the boat to the top of the car, especially if I’m going out solo. Smooth, streamlined performance too! Get it.

  13. Alexander Stewart

    This past spring we discovered how much we enjoy kayaking. We have always loved being in, around or on the water and a guide at a local kayak rental place suggested Pakayak. Living in an apartment with limited storage, this was the perfect solution. The ease with which they assemble and disassemble continues to amaze us (as well as anyone around when we are out kayaking). We continue to completely love our Pakayaks.

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  14. Daniel Ortiz

    Buying my Pakayak has been one of the Best Buy’s of my life! I love being on the water and with my Bluefin I’m able to have a high quality kayak that enables me to access places I otherwise wouldn’t be able to get to! I’ve kayaked on open water, sandbars, mangroves and it handles beautifully! Every time I go out and I’m either setting up or packing up I always get stoped and asked about my Yak since everyone is so impressed. Plus with its compact size it fits in the back seat of my Corolla with ease and takes up very minimal space in my garage. With the size being 14ft and the width being what it is this is the best well rounded kayak you can find since I find it to be very sturdy, cuts through water well, can carry a lot of gear, and gets you almost anywhere you think a kayak can go. Definitely recommend this for anyone who is wanting a portable kayak since this is without a doubt the best one on the market!

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  15. Arthur Mollenhauer

    I finally got my “bad boy” out on the water. Great day. Nice and calm. What I like: The color, of course. Yak is nimble and easy to maneuver. Spacious enough interior (I’m 6’1” @ 205#). Easy to get into. Paddles with ease (maybe not quite as fast as my Pungo 120). Ease of transport (in the back of my Honda CRV & wheeled to the lake with a 2 wheeled kayak cart placed under section 3). Gets a lot of attention 😊. The seat is “adequate.” I still have to find the right foot brace position for handling. What I dislike: the inadequate back support. My back was actually supported by the back of the cockpit. Not overly uncomfortable for a one hour paddle but, insufficient support.
    All in all, it’s a keeper!

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  16. Elke Fahland

    I got my pakayak in June 2018, and I’ve never paddled so much before, although I’ve been paddling since my childhood. Rivers, lakes, Baltic Sea, Greece, Italy…..I planned to make a collage that shows all these different places….but it was not possible. So look at these impressions….
    The only tobremark……the weight of 28 kg is more for me as I thought…..

  17. Kim Lee Josephsen (verified owner)

    Hi, I am Kim. I am Danish but I live in South Korea. I have passed 63 this year and never sailed or owned a kayak. However, I was tempted many times to get one, as it always looked fascinating when other people paddled on. Fresh air, move your muscles, come around, enjoy. That should be a go for it. I live in an apartment with no possibility to have a kayak hanging over the car in the common basement parking. Driving a sports car with roof rails would not be an obvious option as well. Therefore, I dropped the idea until I found various packable kayak types on the internet. My love fell fast on the good-looking Pakayak Bluefin 142 with the checklist easily satisfied:
     Ship to Korea
     Can be stored in the APT
     Can go in the car
     Easy assembly
     Easy re-packing into the storage bag
     Wheels under the bag
    Naturally, the C19 Pandemic problem also gave challenges for the Pakayak manufacturing. After some delay, I e-mailed with Pakayak to get news about the situation. I got nice return mails and I felt comfortable with the people of Pakayak. Good attitude and mind towards customer.
    Finally, I received the 142. Immediately I tried to assemble it in my apt. (wife not too happy with me) to get acquainted with it and to not look stupid at my first assembly at sea side! It was not difficult though.
    Then studied internet on how to get in and out of the kayak, how to sit, how to paddle. Soon the first paddling, next weekend again, etc. very good and new feeling getting around in a kayak. Big waves were a bit scary at first until I felt that the 142 had no problem with it.
    One day I got a clamp lock damaged and needed a new one. Contacted Pakayak – they would arrange the necessary for me to self-service the matter in Korea. That was fine for me (I like small DIY jobs like that so no problem).
    Totally, a very nice product, nice people with the right mindset (I would like to meet them one day), good dialog and service – what more can you ask. Just the way it shall be. I am happy I bought the 142.
    Best Regards
    Kim

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  18. Marie

    I have had my Pakayak Bluefin 142 for almost a year and a half now and I absolutely LOVE it! Prior to purchasing this boat I did a lot of research into kayaks that would fit my lifestyle and my budget. I wanted a boat that was durable, reliable, portable, and configured in a way that would allow me to do long haul kayak camping trips. There are quite a few options out there, from traditional unibody kayaks, to folding, and skin on frame boats. I primarily kayak solo in high alpine rocky mountain lakes, and long wide prairie rivers in Canada. I needed a boat that could withstand rock scuffs, safely allow me to handle cold and unpredictable weather, fit all my camping gear, and be portable enough to easily travel with it solo.

    After extensive reading I decided to opt for the Pakayak. What appealed to me was the durable rotomolded construction (to handle the inevitable jagged rock scuffs), the watertight front and back sections (for secure storage and added safety), and the compact design when stored (it fits in the back seat of my hatchback!)

    Pros:
    – Very durable.
    – Latches are secure and easy to use. I have never had a problem with leakage, the boat is very water tight.
    – There is no need to purchase a roof rack or kayak carrier (which typically costs a minimum of $300), and the kayak can fit in my car and garage very easily.
    – If you kayak solo you will not need to struggle with lifting a boat onto the roof, the kayak can be easily managed by one person (this was a MAJOR pro for me).
    – The kayak handles very well. Its tracking is very crisp and it edges very well too.
    – The price is very competitive for a more advanced boat.
    – The cockpit for the boat is quite large, but my Seals spray skirt fits very well. This boat can handle rolling and more challenging weather conditions.
    – All components of the boat are replaceable, parts are sold on the Pakayak website. I haven’t needed to replace anything, but it’s nice to know I can if I want to.
    – There is ample room in the boat for tall people. I am 5ft 11 and the boat feels quite comfortable.
    – Boat assembly is easy and takes me about 10 minutes. Putting the boat away in the garage at the end of the day literally takes about 15 seconds to roll it into its spot.
    – I have taken this boat on multi day long haul camping trips, up to 10 hours of paddling per day. It is comfortable and reliable.

    Cons:
    – The travel wheels that come with the bag are very handy, but not great for travelling over anything other than paved surfaces. If you intend to take your boat off road for a bit I suggest purchasing the larger wheels from Pakayak.

    Bonus Pro! The Pakayak customer service is absolutely awesome! If you have any questions or concerns they are incredibly responsive, and they truly care about your enjoyment of the boat. My Pakayak was built with a slightly earlier model of clamp. I never had any issues with the clamps at all, but Pakayak reached out to me when a newer version was released and sent me all new clamps for the entire boat! When I received the package with the new clamps I was absolutely blown away. Not only had they sent me all new clamps and install instructions, but they even sent me all the tools needed to make the upgrade, including an electric screwdriver and 90 degree angle attachment. Wow! The upgrade was easy and I have been loving my boat ever since. Amazing customer care!

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