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- brand:"Prijon",seating:"Single",model:"Prilite Marlin",length:"5.3m",construction:"Thermoformed",width:"58cm",weight:"23kg",capacity:"140kg"Preferred ColourMetallic LimeWhiteMetallic OrangeCodePPMARLIN
Upon entry into the market this beautiful craft quickly became our overall bestselling sea kayak and has maintained this status for the past several years.
Why is this? Firstly it is (as with all Prijon kayaks) unbelievably comfortable to paddle. The adjustable Prijon seat and thigh braces allow you to achieve maximum comfort for those longer trips.
It is fast yet stable! The Prilite Marlin is surprisingly stable for a boat just 58cm wide. The hard chines allow for plenty of edging on sharp turns, without feeling that you are going to capsize.
Lightweight but durable. Prilite (thermoformed) plastic is the kayak technology of the future. Over the past decade we have seen this kind of material represent from 0% to now over 50% of our total sales (other brands such as Hurricane and Riot use similar material). The consistency of the thickness of this plastic when formed allows the kayak to be considerably lighter than its polyethylene counterparts, while remaining reasonably durable (not as malleable as polyethylene but stiffer). Thermoformed plastic retains its shape better than polyethylene and so the hull is less likely to become indented over time (from sitting on roof racks etc). The Prilite Marlin is as light as but less brittle than its composite counterparts, making it a very attractive overall package.
Immaculate finish and trims, deck mounted day-hatch and nose cap for added strength are just a few of the features that make this a winning combination.
No, the Prilite Marlin is not for everybody. It does not really suit people over 100kg. Also, it is not an extreme sea kayak. It will suit 95% of people looking to get into sea kayaking, or upgrading from something more basic, but it is definitely not for those looking to push the boundaries of exploration.
BREAKING NEWS In response to a handful of instances (no more than four) whereby the deck had developed cracks around the back of the cockpit, Prijon have undertaken to now reinforce around the cockpit of all Prilite Marlins coming into Australia so as to avoid this from happening again. Interesting they have had zero instances of this occurring elsewhere in the world.
At the time of writing we still have a few Prijon Prilite Marlins in stock without this extra reinforcement. These will be made available at a reduced price but important to note that they will still be covered under warranty and in the very unlikely event (less than 1% likelihood) that any of these develop a crack behind the cockpit we will repair under warranty.
Competitor Products: We are confident about this product and what it has to offer and so we invite you to check out the competition in terms of features and benefits, quality and overall value for money.
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