The Ocean Kayak Caper is a high volume, compact, do-everything kayak. It offers a huge bow hatch- accessing tremendous inside storage, a tank well for plenty of on-deck storage, padded carry handles, molded in footrests, and cup-holder, and a roomy cockpit. For 2014, a skid plate has been added to the bottom and a Comfort Plus seat is included. Stable nimble, and versatile, the Caper matches the performance of bigger boats. Discontinued 2014 model.
|Length:||11 ft / 3.35 m|
|Width:||31 in / 78.74 cm|
|Ocean Kayak Scupper Plug Size:||4 Extra Small|
|Weight:||45 lb / 20.41 kg|
|Capacity:||300 lb / 136.08 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||47|
|Leg Room - Total:||47|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Nice size. Big enough to ride waves safely and light enough to load easily. Great for beginners or accomplished paddlers. Fast enough on flat water lakes to get to the fish. We have 2 of them and are very pleased with fit, finish, design, and service from ACK.
The boat tracks pretty straight which makes it enjoyable to paddle in calm water as well as rougher seas. Some cheap components to this boat though, such as the inside handles, one of which broke off while carrying the boat. This happened the 3rd time I used the boat. Also front hatch takes on a lot of water in rougher seas unless you make the seal extremely tight, which is not easy to do.
The Ocean Kayak "Caper" is the 2nd Ocean Kayak I have owned, the 1st was a Ocean Kayak "Venus11". I am loving the Caper! It's a very stable boat, the Venus 11 was very "tippy" & so I could'nt relax & enjoy myself. The costumer service I received from ACK was great & it arrived quickly & no damage. I will buy from ACK if I'm ever in the market for another!
I read about lots of kayaks before choosing Ocean's Caper. So glad I chose it! I live on Lake Michigan and wanted something stable but still somewhat nimble and able to move with some speed. It has been christened "The Calvin" and I'll be out there every chance I get. Finally, Austin Kayak strikes me as a great retailer....so informed, professional, and courteous.