The Zambezi 12.6ft Kayak was designed and manufactured to be the simplified solution to whether one should take a fishing or recreational Kayak. By combining the best features from both kayak options, we are confident that the Zambezi is the perfect all-rounder. Not only have you got all the features of a recreational and fishing kayak, but the Zambezi can upgrade to a Prop or Fin drive propelled Kayak.
Simply removing the toolbox hatch and inserting the drive system will allow you a hands-free paddling approach, which opens a whole new world of possibilities.
At first glance at the Zambezi, its immense storage ability stands out immediately. A lockable rectangle hatch positioned behind the Aluminum seating opens into the hull, creating a large area for storage for your camping gear or catch of the day. The hatch on the bow of the Kayak is secured by cross-braced bungee cording for security, and this is terrific for anchor and safety equipment. Below the bow hatch, a center console hatch opens towards the paddler, allowing for easy reachable access.
Positioned In front of the raised aluminum seating is the toolbox hatch to set up your fishfinder. The toolbox has enough space for your sealed lithium battery and extra cabling to keep your deck free of clutter and wiring. Regarding the transducer, there is a scupper plug with a perforated hard 4mm nylon cover with brass inserts to easily mount your sonar, and this is close to the toolbox, limiting the amount of wiring length needed.
Throughout the deck, we have placed scupper plug points to allow any excess water to drain off the deck's surface.
Whether cruising an estuary or venturing into the deep blue, comfort is essential, especially when spending long hours on the water. For that reason, we have added a raised aluminum mesh seat. Durable and quick to dry, the aluminum seating supports your back and legs so that you can enjoy your paddle more. The Aluminium seat runs along an inserted accessory rail to shift the seating to the perfect position for comfort; when in place, fasten by tightening up the seat rail clips, ensuring that the seat is secure.
If fishing is your game and you enjoy having the diversity of a few rods per rigged on board, then the Zambezi has enough rod space. There are four integrated sloping rod holders behind the aluminum seat, and these are perfect for trolling or simply storing your rods. There are two additional rod holders in front of the seating, and these are angled to face away from the paddler and are great for applying bait to your trace or simply resting your active rods.
Transporting and stowing of your Zambezi is paramount, so to assist with easy movement, there are four carry handles on the Kayak. The handle at the stern and a second on the bow aids with carrying and a handle on either side of the Kayak, which is excellent for getting on the Kayak or simply stabilizing the Kayak when entering the water.
Safety is always at the forefront of design. The Zambezi offers a perfect balance between length, width, and hull shape to increase the stability and agility of the Kayak. With its 31.4 "/ 80cm wide and its 12.6ft in length, and its single keel into a flat base with channels design, the Zambezi is incredibly stable, agile, and loads of fun.
Seating: Single seater
Style:Sit on Top
Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design
Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel.
Length:384 cm / 12.6 ft
Width: 85 cm / 33 inches
Height: 30 cm / 11 inches
Weight w/out drive: 32 kg / 70 lbs
Weight with drive: 36 kg / 79 lb
ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND EXTRA’S INCLUDED:
• Rudder system that can be operated either by foot or handle
• Rear tank well with bungee storage and accessory rails
• 4 x Integrated sloping trolling rod holder storage
• 2 x Integrated sloping forward rod holders
• Rectangle lockable storage hatch
• Aluminum mesh seat on sliding rails
• Square hull maintenance hatch under the seating for easy hull access
• Side-mounted steering handle for hand control when Fin or Prop drive installed.
• Accessory rails on the kayak sides.
• Removeable Toolbox storage replaceable by a Fin or Prop drive
• Center console hatch for added storage
• 10 x Scupper plugs for drainage
• 2 x Side carry handles
• Integrated carry handle on the stern (back) and bow (front) for easy carrying.
• Fishfinder scupper port for easy transducer mounting.
• Transducer protection plate on the bottom of the hull
Delivery is typically 4 - 7 days from the day of ordering.
If your order is in stock and we process the charges to your credit card, our goal is to ship your order out within the timeframe specified on the product page. If we foresee potential delays beyond this shipping window, we will reach out to you directly to inform you. If for some reason you have not received your shipment within a reasonable timeframe or have not heard from us, feel free to reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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If you would like to cancel an order, please email or call our customer service team immediately to avoid return shipping fees. Cancellations received before shipment will receive a full refund. Orders canceled after items have shipped will follow our 30-Day Return Policy and will be subject to return shipping costs.
The first thought I had when I saw this kayak was DANG ! This thing HUGE!!! It came wrapped in bubble wrap , thick plastic sheeting, with a bit of tape holding some black padding at the bow and the stern. My second thought was the packing material seemed flimsy and unable to provide adequate protection for such a large and awkwardly shaped item. Once I got it unwrapped, it took a couple of us in my condos Receiving department to carry the kayak out to my assigned storage rack. We were very careful with how we transported the kayak. This thing is heavy and can only be carried by the straps at the bow and stern or by the two handle straps on the port and starboard side. After we had it secured in its storage rack I took a few pictures to send to my husband. We took it out for a quick run. We absolutely loved the way it handled. The ride was smooth and stable. It didnt wobble or feel like it would topple over in a stiff wind or with any sudden movement. I felt completely safe if my comfortable padded seat. Im so glad we chose this Zambezi kayak. We plan on sharing many adventures in our new favorite water toy!!!
My Husband and I really enjoyed the Zambezi. It turns easily, creates a wonderful comfortable ride and run smoothly in the water. The seats are comfortable, it even has a cup holder which came very handy. We were initially thinking of a sauger but i think this was a better option. Thank you Kayakish, a great product and superb customer service.
During my kayak research of multiple brands, I ended up contacting Kayakish and having a conversation with Samantha. She was super informative, very knowledgeable, answered every question I had, and even answered some I didnt have. After chatting with her, we decided to buy the Zambezi kayak! During purchase, youre given a shipping arrival date, ours was about two weeks out. And the kayak arrived on that date! It was packaged nice and secure! The only thing you need is a life jacket, and youre ready to go to the water! Absolutly love the experience.
We received the Zambezi kayak in a timely manner. This was a gift for our son and his family. The price was great and it included the seats and paddles. It was shipped to us by truck and the delivery man unloaded it and placed it for us. Being older we truly appreciated this. Great value and beautiful color. Our son was try surprised and happy on Father's Day.
Took it out for the first time this weekend. Great buy! It is heavy but to be expected. Lots of cool features built in and it felt great.