Quick Answer: How much does a 13 kayak weigh?

How much does a 10 ft kayak weigh?

Shorter Kayaks

However, the material the kayak’s made of should still be considered. For instance, a 10 feet polyethylene fishing kayak can weigh over 60 lbs. making it heavier than 13 feet touring kayak made from heavy-duty PVC which weighs around 30 lbs.

Why are fishing kayaks so heavy?

Fishing kayaks that you can stand on are wider than your average recreational kayak. This means more plastic is needed to build them. Some are stabilized by multi hull designs. This will make them even heavier.

Is a lighter kayak better?

A more lightweight kayak is easier to carry, easier to load onto your car (especially by yourself) and easier to get up to speed. A lighter boat also allows you to carry more gear because less of the weight capacity is taken up by the weight of the boat itself.

Are kayaks heavy?

Wrapping Up. As we said before, kayaks can weigh anywhere between 20 and 80 pounds, sometimes even more. Most kayaks weigh between around 35 (solo) to 60 pounds (tandem).

How much do sit on top kayaks weigh?

The average Sit-on-Top kayak in our sample weighs 58 lbs, is 11.54 feet long and 29.98 inches wide.

How much do Olympic kayaks weigh?


Maximum length: 17 3/4″ / 520 cm
Maximum hull width (minimum beam): 20″ / 51 cm
Cockpit size: 38 1/4″ x 14 3/4″ / 97 cm x 37 cm
Weight Fiberglass: 26 lbs. / 12 kg
Weight Aramid PVC core: 18 lbs. / 8.2 kg
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