***The Pakayak demonstration is scheduled to take place at 1071 Soldiers Field Road in Boston this Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. on the Charles River. Members of the media interested in taking a test drive or interviewing a representative from Pakayak on this topic are encouraged to contact James Judge at 813.279.8335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.***
BOSTON – The founders of Pakayak, a new environmentally friendly company that produces a high performance 14-foot packable kayak, are scheduled to be in Boston this Wednesday and plan to demonstrate their revolutionary product on the Charles River.
The event, which is scheduled to take place July 20 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. will be open to the public and members of the media. Pakayak is encouraging people to stop by their tent to meet their team and take a test drive in one of their innovative packable kayaks, which are currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter.
At the event, Pakayak will demonstrate the Bluefin 14, which is a hard-shell 14-foot touring kayak that can be broken down and nested within itself to a size of only three and a half feet. The model’s interconnecting segmented design allows for effortless storage and travel for kayaking enthusiasts.
“We’re truly looking forward to showing off our product to the Boston area,” said Doug Mackro, co-founder and CEO of Pakayak. “Pakayak makes kayaking available to everyone, regardless of their mode of transportation and storage capacities.”
Creating Pakayak has been a labor of love for the small team who have been working on the project since 2011. The company is currently running a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to bring their flagship product to market and has already raised more than $310,000 of the campaign’s $427,325 goal.
The Pakayak Bluefin 14 is composed of six interconnecting sections weighing in at a total of 55 pounds and according to its creators, can be assembled in less than five minutes. In addition to its enhanced portability the Bluefin boasts a full list of features including, two watertight bulkheads, a padded folding seat, adjustable foot braces, reflective safety lines, bungee deck rigging and both front and rear handles.
Additionally, Pakayak is fully dedicated to ecological operation and a portion of their revenue will go to programs to help sustain the world’s marine ecosystems. All, manufacturing, assembly and distribution occur at one facility to minimize carbon emission and the company uses minimalistic recycled shipping materials to reduce waste.
Officially founded in 2016 and headquartered in Higganum, Connecticut, Pakayak was born out of the desire for a packable performance kayak. The design uses a system of interconnecting sections, which allows for Pakayak’s full-scale kayaks to nest within themselves for effortless storage and travel when not in use. Pakayak hulls are constructed from high-grade resin, specifically formulated for the kayak industry and utilize a system of patented clamps and seals to create a watertight and rigid performance kayak.