Heritage Kayak Review
Recreational Sit On Models
Heritage Kayaks manufactures a full range of recreational sit on top and traditional kayaks. From their base in Rhode Island, the company has successfully merged high quality design and affordable prices to produce a range of extremely durable and sophisticated kayaks based on traditional designs. Heritage kayaks are aimed at recreational users and are user friendly in design with excellent stability and safety a priority.
Heritage kayaks are made from highly durable rotomolded polyethylene. This means that they have maximum strength and impact resistance built into the hull – and can be repaired if necessary, unlike some other plastic models.
Fishing kayaks – sit on top models
Heritage Kayaks produces a range of sit on top, open cockpit kayaks aimed at anglers and recreational fishing enthusiasts. These self bailing kayaks are easy to enter and exit and offer a range of features specially made for the angler. The new Redfish, fresh on the market in 2005, was designed by anglers for anglers. With ample storage room in a bow storage hatch and stern tank well you can carry all your fishing gear and find handy spaces on top for bait and tackle boxes that you need at hand. The kayak also features two rod holders, a paddle leash, a padded backrest and additional cockpit drainage.
Heritage Kayaks also produces a full range of recreational sit in kayaks aimed at family fun and quiet days out on the water. The Featherlite, one of their most popular designs is a super lightweight kayak that’s easy to transport and get out on the water. Its large cockpit makes entry and exit a cinch and is great for beginners who may fear getting out of a smaller cockpit if a wet exit were necessary. However, the stability of the Featherlite is second to none and wet exits are rare. On top of all this it has adjustable foot braces and a padded foam seat for extra comfort, built-in flotation, a molded skeg, two carry handles and shock cord storage webs. Heritage also makes a Featherlite Angler edition with special modifications for fishing.
Heritage kayaks cost between $350 and $750 and are available at most outdoor stores. For more information or to locate a dealer check out their website at HeritageKayaks.com.