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Sevylor Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak

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  • 2-person inflatable kayak made of heavy-duty 26-gauge PVC
  • 2 air chambers for security; tubular I-beam floor for stability
  • Specially designed inflatable seats with comfortable back support
  • 2 spray covers for protection; optional directional skeg
  • Holds up to 400 pounds; measures 10' 7" by 2' 7"
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The Tahiti Classic Inflatable Kayak is durable, reliable, comfortable and portable. Measuring 9 Feet7 Inch long by 2 Feet2 Inch wide, the Tahiti holds two people (up to 400 pounds total) in built-in inflatable seats. The Kayak is durably constructed of heavy-duty 26-gauge PVC, with two air chambers for security and a tubular I-beam floor for stability. It includes two spray covers for protection, and has an optional directional skeg for maximum control. Guaranteed not to leak, thanks to Sevylor Feets exclusive Airtight System, the kayak Feets Double-Lock Valves prevent accidental air loss and ensure quick, easy inflation and deflation. NMMA certified.

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The same kayak that twice traversed the entire length of the Amazon, the Sevylor Tahiti classic inflatable two-person kayak is ready for adventures the world over.


The Tahiti inflatable kayak seats 2 people comfortably for all-day kayaking.
The Tahiti was released in 1963 and maintains a similar build after all these years. The kayak is durably constructed of heavy-duty 26-gauge PVC, with two air chambers for security and a tubular I-beam floor for stability. The Tahiti is also extremely comfortable thanks to the specially designed inflatable seats, which offer back support in the traditional classic Sevylor color. And as with all Sevylor boats, the Tahiti's exclusive Airtight system is guaranteed not to leak. Other features include two spray covers for protection, an optional directional skeg for maximum control, Boston valves, and a repair kit.

Certified by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the two-person Tahiti measures 10 feet 7 inches by 2 feet 7 inches and holds up to 400 pounds.

About Sevylor
The road from Sevylor's founding in 1948 to its current role as the dominant supplier of a wide range of inflatables--such as kayaks, boats, and towables--is a long one, with plenty of original inventions and innovations along the way. Established in a city suburb of Vitry, France, by electronics engineer Berco Grimbert, Sevylor originally built electrical accessories, with a sideline business dedicated to using its high-frequency welding machines to manufacture PVC consumer goods. The first inflatable to receive rave notice was a small bathtub called the Dou Dou. Perfect for postwar France, the inflatable tub was portable, convenient, practical, easy to clean, durable, and, best of all, affordable.

After moving to the picturesque Alsatian village of Buhl, the company expanded into developing valves, pumps, boats, inflatable pools, and a variety of water toys. In the ensuing years, Sevylor first developed a PVC that had "memory"--meaning it could return to its original shape regardless of temperature--and then made history by releasing an inflatable pool mattress with a headrest and circular pockets. In 1986, the company invented the Ski Bob, a real turning point in the evolution of the towables business. Today, Sevylor's innovative designs include tenders, hunting and fishing boats, specialty boats and kayaks, towables, snow tubes, air beds, pool floats, river tubes, swim and sport rings, and more.


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  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 16.5 x 6.5 inches ; 4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 24.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B003652EY6
  • Item model number: 2000003414
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #409,579 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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98 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Eric Blair on June 8, 2010
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This is my 2nd Sevylor Tahiti K79 Classic Kayak, the first lasted about 4 years of ocean going fun and only needed replacing when I ripped a large hole in it while transporting.
Buyer be ware of the new Tahiti Classics kayaks, they may look the same but are not!!!!! having the old one (now patched) I looked over the two side by side, and some interesting differnces showed up. First clue is the color/faberic the later model had a diffent color in looking close at the faberic it seemed cheaper. Moving on to the real problem with these new units (still called Tahiti Classic K79) The new air valve, They are really diffent. The old ones had a more standerd valve that has a cap that screws on (like what you get on most inflatable boats). The size of the old units (air inlet)were standerd in that just about any air pump could fit the hole and they wouldnt leak unless you unscrewed them 6 + turns to let the air out..THE NEW UNITS HAVE A CHEAP PLUG that looks and functions like those found on cheap pool toys. They don't have to be turned to release the air! you just tug on the plugs flap and the air gushes out. If you are not carefull and accidently whack these cheap plugs with a paddle or a shoe hits them while boarding the kayak the tube deflates real fast. Think how that might be in the middle of a lake or like me in the middle of a bay. Then there is the odd size of the air plugs hole. My trusty air pump dosent work with these new valves. When I did finally inflate the thing and got it on the water another interesting thing was observed. Fully inflated the new unit sagged in the middle with two people on board, not much, but moving over to the old unit there was no sag, thiner fabric in the new units maybe? The old K79 I would take between islands, out to sea (a mile).
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Molly on February 20, 2011
I have been using the Sevylor Tahiti mostly in the ocean and it has performed very well. I go with my two kids (6 and 4 years old) and I still have plenty of space for me. The skeg is a must, but there are a couple of places where you can find it for half of the price of Amazon. However be aware that this Kayak doesn't come with the paddles, pump or the skeg, so you have to buy everything separately. I found out that the Sea Eagle 330 may be a better deal because it comes with everything and you just need to enjoy it. My friend just bought a Sea Eagle - it is a little bit narrower but it looks like it is better quality than the Sevylor. I am not unhappy with mine, but next time I will get the Sea Eagle 330 and pay just 198.98, instead 140.86 + accessories (2 paddles $35.98, 1 pump $10.88, 1 skeg $21.64) I ended paying $209.36
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Satch on November 24, 2011
I was thinking of buying a kayak just to get out on the water, and maybe for fishing. I live in an apartment in the city, however, and have no place to keep a hardside boat unless I consider it furniture. When I read about inflatable kayaks I was interested, but skeptical. I checked around, and narrowed my choice to this Sevylor and the Sea Eagle. I went with the green version of the Sevylor Tahiti at $105 plus shipping, and I'm pretty happy so far.

I went to a small (45 acre) lake to give the thing trial run. I had to hike about 1/2 mile down a trail to get to the lake. I was alone, and able to carry the deflated boat, all my fishing gear, and a few other things this distance without too much trouble. I inflated the boat in about ten minutes with a hand pump, and was on the water. I paddled the entire length of the lake, heading into a stiff wind (about 15mph) without breaking a sweat. I have the skeg, and didn't have any problems with tracking. At the far end of the lake, I used a 5 lb. anchor while fishing several small coves. It worked perfectly. I caught a couple of bass and some panfish, and found the boat to be stable in the water the entire time and surprisingly comfortable. After a couple of hours I had fished my way back to the landing, deflated and packed everything back to the car.

I purchased this boat in the spring of 2011, and used it throughout the summer. I took it out several times with a passenger, and found that it feels just as stable while carrying two people as it does with one. I can report that it is holding up well, and I'm still very pleased with the purchase.

If you're a serious, hardcore kayaker... go buy a kayak. If you want to be able to explore a lake and go fishing on a whim for less than $200 (boat, paddle, pump, etc.)with a boat that you can fit in the trunk of a hatchback, I'd get this thing.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By BeachGoer on April 12, 2011
There will be much talk of the "NEW" and the "OLD" Sevylor items, pre and post Coleman. Coleman sources different material which is ironic, since they did make boats for Sevylor in the "old days". They also insist they have a superior valve system.

Called the double valve or whatever system, it consists of a push-in valve that seals against an inside plug, and the outer valve cover closes over the open valve nozzle, providing a "double seal" that they claim is guaranteed not to leak. This works only if the inner part of the valve is pushed in completely. I like this valve on the Coleman chairs and the pool rafts, but I HATE these valves on the boats and kayaks. HATE them.

I was paddling out at Moku Nui in Kailua Bay, and it was really hot. I reached behind kayak my seat to grab my water bottle, and the handle grabbed the valve flap unbeknownst to me it looped the valve, and when I tugged on it, the entire port valve opened up, and the tube deflated at full flow, in the middle of Kailua Bay. Not panicked because I knew I would still stay afloat, I spent the next several minutes re-inflating the tube by mouth, laying down in the floor of the kayak, and having tossed my seat overboard to get onto the floor and under the rear spray deck.

Inconvenient at best, dangerous at worst. This valve system, as I mentioned, is great for pool rafts and the Coleman inflatable camp furniture, but AWFUL and quite frankly a lawsuit waiting to happen. In the unlikely event that the floor was punctured on a coral reef, and kids were in the kayak instead of me, in moderate deep water (12-25 feet) with swells, wind, etc...or even in a pool, you can imagine the potential for danger.

The kayak itself feels and looks cheaper, like it was dipped in paint and cheaply decorated. Disappointed, will be looking on ebay for the "older" model.
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