We've got a great selection of close out and used kayaks that are ready for a second life with your family! These boats come to us after a few seasons in our rental fleets or from our consignment program. We are committed to getting you the best gear for the best possible price so we work hard to ensure that these boats are safe and servicable for you for years to come!
While improper storage can potentially damage the hull of a kayak, the fittings are where you are mostly like to find damage from usage. While most fittings can be replaced, damaged fittings will affect the value of used kayak. Here are a few things to look out for:
If you are a beginner, investing in a new boat might not be the best idea. New kayaks can range from $500 (less for a cheap inflatable) to over $2,500. But there are some fantastic deals on used kayaks if you are diligent.
Used kayaks are a great way to get into the sport of whitewater kayaking at a lower cost. Most of our boats have been lightly used for Beginner Kayak Instruction and are in great shape. Anything wrong or any parts missing are noted in the description. If you took a kayaking course with us and don't remember what boat you were using, just ask! We keep track. See you on the water!
Didn't see your size on the close-out or used drysuit page Our retail store stocks the largest selection of new Kokatat Gore-Tex drysuit sizes in the US and probably anywhere else. We actually stock XXL, King size, all Women's sizes (with and without drop seat zippers), and we even stock some custom sized suits (i.e. L and XL with arms and legs shortened and Men's L and XL with body lengthened). And if you need a custom size or options that we don't have in stock we are happy to order them for you and have more experience with those custom options/sizing than any other Kokatat dealer. I (George Gronseth) have personally been using dry suits for kayaking for over thirty-five years (times about 200 days/year of use that adds up to a lot of dry suit experience). And my staff and I have put thousands of our students into dry suits and spent the day or week with them. And that doesn't even count the people we've fitted in suits for retail sales. We have the most experience and the best service.
Think about it: prices are governed by the law of supply and demand. When demand is high and supply is low, prices rise. When supply is high and demand is low, prices drop. You definitely want to shop for kayaks at the time of year when many used kayaks are for sale and not many people are looking to buy.
When cities host water sports festivals, they often offer kayaking rides or tours for those participating in the festivals. Once the celebrations are done, however, they may want to get rid of the kayaks rather than store them for a whole year until the next festival. That makes them a great place to ask about used kayaks.
Even worse, if stores sell out of kayaks (like they did during the 2020 summer months), private sellers of used kayaks can raise their prices significantly (higher even than brand new kayaks) because of the high demand and non-existent supply.
The Kayak Hub does frequently have a selection of used kayaks for sale. Please contact the store directly to inquire about any used kayaks on the following list. Store contact: info@TheKayakHub.com or call 813-368-7637.You can also check out all our NEW Kayak inventory!
Used Kayaks & SUPs from our Wickford location can be purchased online. You will be able to select the model and color. Most of these kayaks and SUPs have only been used for one season and are in good working order. The used models may show normal signs of use such as fading, discoloration, and scratches. Surface wear will not affect the kayak/SUPs performance and is only cosmetic.
We will have a selection of used kayaks and gear available to be viewed at the store if you wish to shop in-person instead of online.Pick-UpsBoats can be picked up at our Wickford location. Please note your preferred pick up date in your order and please give us at least 24 hours notice before picking up your purchase so that we can gather all items and have them ready at our store for you to pick up.
Our annual used gear sale has begun! Save hundreds of $$$ on gently used kayaks, stand up paddleboards, surfboards, skimboards and more. Stop by one of our stores and pick through our expansive offering of boards while supplies last. We have the gear you need to have a blast on the water!
A. We try to keep a new inventory of top of the line kayaks. We have learned that if we sell the used ones after two seasons they are still in great shape and that allows us to replace them with the newest boats.
Used kayaks can offer different accessories than new ones. Some used kayaks may come with a whole range of accessories and extras that you may or may not want or need, while others may not even offer a seat.
Check your local kayak dealer for any sales for the fall. Just about all of the rental places will sell some of their kayaks andSUPs off cheap. There is nothing wrong with them, the rental folks are required to get newer gear for rentals, so you get a slightly used kayak for a great deal. Not too bad for someone looking for a yak to try fishing or just exploring.
Find the right kayak for your adventure. We sell whitewater kayaks, crossover kayaks and recreational kayaks. Our selection of whitewater kayaks for sale from Jackson Kayaks, Dagger and Pyranha means that we have the boat that fits your paddling style. Also, check out our selection of used boats for sale. These are kayaks and canoes from our instruction fleet that we sell off every two years. You can get some great deals on whitewater kayaks for sale this way.
Deflation is also easy. The ports on the Sea Eagle SE330 are about the size of golf balls. I have used lots of inflatable floatation devices (kayaks, paddleboards, etc) and the deflation time is often overlooked.
There are several months of the year when kayaks go on sale. Typically, you will find sales during the holiday season. In December and January, big-box retailers offer free shipping and discounts. Also, in the spring, you will see people selling kayaks. Often, you can even find them for half price. One way to look for sales is to join a Facebook group for kayak enthusiasts. These groups are a great place to find deals on new and used kayaks.
A cheap kayak is lightweight and comes with a paddle. It does not come with a rudder system, and it usually has a short hull. It does have built-in rod holders and storage for small items, but it lacks cargo space. Many of these kayaks are capable of being modified with aftermarket accessories to make them more functional.
I compare purchasing a kayak to purchasing a car. It is a very personal decision and can be based on many variables. One such variable is where are you going to paddle. Are you going to kayak on an ocean, river, lake. If so, what kind of conditions are you going to kayak in. The type of kayak you need for kayaking big waves and / or whitewater may be completely different than the used kayak for sale needed for a placid lake paddle. Also to consider is storage space. Do you live in an apartment If so you may want to look at a shorter kayak(11-14 feet) or a modular or inflatable type. Will you be camping out of your kayak Kayaks can range from the inexpensive to the ultra expensive depending upon materials and design.
If you're looking for fantastic values in great paddling equipment, we can help you. Most of our kayaks are rotomolded plastic, manufactured to stand up to the often-rugged conditions that sea kayakers face. We have a variety of models available for paddlers of all abilities, and we buy boats only from top manufacturers such as Boreal Designs, Wilderness Systems and Current Designs.Plastic kayaks are virtually bombproof and will last for years - - even decades - - if properly cared for. And in the last few years, designers have made great strides in producing high- performance boats in plastic. If you're determined to carry a new boat out of a showroom, at a new-boat price, then we're not the equipment dealer for you. But if you're interested in saving hundreds of bucks on boats that have minimal use, give us a call and we'll tell you what we have to offer.We also offer complete \"cockpit packages,\" consisting of high-quality paddles, spray skirts and PFDs (life jackets). They're all in top-notch condition with one summer or less use on them.Our sister outfitter, ACADIA BIKE, carries an extensive selection of top-quality new and used mountain bikes from Cannondale, Raleigh and Giant. Check out its web site for the best buys in biking.
Notes on \"Demo\" kayaks: In order to help our customers choose the right Hobie, Quest Watersports maintains demonstration fleet. Tryout rides are available at frequent events that we plan each summer, or just about anytime by appointment. Hobie Kayaks, Eclipses and stand-up paddleboards are also available for rent.At the end of each season, we make our demonstration and rental fleet available for sale at special discount pricing. These units will show some wear from use during the season, but are well cared for, fully functional, and include all originally-packaged items (unless indicated otherwise). Demonstration and rental units usually are offered with partial balances on their original (limited) factory warranties. Purchasing a demonstration or rental kayak is a great way to own a Hobie...choose your model and color above and enjoy a current- or recent-year model (with warranty!) at used Hobie kayak pricing! Kayaks listed above that are not immediately available may be reserved for purchase later in the season. Please call us at 815-433-2200 or email to learn more about this program...Notes on \"Used\" and \"Pro\" kayaks:These kayaks have been owned previously by other customers or by Hobie pro staff. They have been inspected and prepared for sale by Quest, and unless otherwise indicated are in good mechanical condition and include all significant components. They may be missing minor removeable items (such as Plano boxes or scupper plugs) that were originally packaged with them when new. Recent-year units typically include the balance of their original factory warranties, which would have started on the date they were purchased as new. 59ce067264