Speed. That is what the Marimba is all about. It is not a racing kayak, of course, but as far as recreational sit-on-tops go, this is probably the fastest on the market. The Marimba is fast, stable, and easy to paddle, which makes it suited to paddling for fitness training, long distances and multi-day expeditions.
Apart from being fast, it is also very stable. The hull is designed to handle ocean swell, open water crossings and also moving water. Even when you get tired and your technique sloppy, you can be sure that your stability won’t be compromised.
The deck is typical of all Vagabond’s sit-on-tops. It has a really comfortable seat and the feet are positioned lower than the bum, making it easy to sit in it for hours. It has the full range of features and fittings that you find on most of their sit-on-tops, like three 8” Hatches (one is a Day Hatch), A sizeable tankwell, loads of Multifits and bungee cords, a paddle rest, bottle holder, six handles, scupper venturis and an adjustable, sturdy footrest.
Paddle cutaways on the deck, combined with the narrower hull, results in a very natural paddling stroke. If you are a racing paddler used to a wing paddle, this is a rec kayak that absolutely allows proper wing paddling technique.
The Marimba comes as a Standard and Angler version. The Angler has two flush-mounted rod holders, two deck rails and an anchor trolley.
|Ideal paddler weight||60-110 kg|
|Max. carrying capacity||150 kg|
Kayaks under Class A, Class B and Class C have different prices.
Class A are standard retail kayaks.
Class B have the same structural quality as Class A, but with some visual blemishes. These do not affect the performance of the kayak.
Class C have the same structural quality as Class A, but with more visual blemishes than Class B.
Visual blemishes may be scuff marks, a logo that isn't quite right, a blemish in the plastic or rough patches on the surface. These do not leap out at you, but they are there.
Learn more about the Marimba on the Vagabond Kayaks website.