Update: March 2018- We have sold all our boats for the 2017 Season. We will start selling the 2018 boats again in Sept. Sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of our homepage for an email update with the exact dates when it gets closer.
Annual Used Boat Sale
This is the big one you’ve been waiting for!
It is that time of year again where we start to sell our used kayaks and SUP’s. Isn’t it exciting? We’ve put together this list of frequently asked questions and hopefully that will answer all of your, well, frequently asked questions. If it does not, please email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you asap.
How does this work? Great question, thanks for asking! During the offseason (Nov-Mar) we do not have staff regularly scheduled, however, we are happy to set up a time to meet you to view the boards/boats. So send us an email at email@example.com and we will schedule a time. If you find one that you like, we can take cash or credit card and help you load it.
What kind of kayaks do you have for sale? We have Jackson Riviera kayaks in solo and tandem versions. See below for pictures, specification, and prices.
Do you have any canoes for sale? Not this year. We love them and can’t let them go. After all we’ve been through together, it just doesn’t seem right.
Do you have SUP’s for sale? Yes, all of our SUP’s are for sale, see below for details.
What kind of condition are they in? They will have some scrapes on the bottom and may have some markings from being strapped down to the trailer repeatedly, but aside from that, they generally look pretty good. The beautiful thing about these kayaks is they are almost indestructible. There are some that are a year older or that have been repaired that are a lower price.
Is the price negotiable? Not really (no). We use the money from this year’s used boats to put towards next year’s new boats. If we gave everyone a (bigger) discount all we are doing is limiting the number of boats we can buy next year. If you do that for enough years, well, you see where that would go.
Can I get a discount if I buy two? See, “Is the price negotiable” above. If you want to buy 42 (random, prohibitively high, number) or more boats, we will consider a discount.
Can’t I buy a new kayak at a sporting goods store for the same or less money? Probably. The boats we use are made by one of the most respected manufacturers in the industry and are designed specifically for the use and abuse that comes with the rental industry. With a little care they will last a lifetime. The prices we sell them for generally represent a 35-40% discount off of standard retail pricing (A bit more if you consider the cost of shipping). The difference between our boats and the $250 kayaks is in the quality of the build and the availability of replacement/add-on parts.
Does it come with Paddles/ PFD/ Straps, etc…? No, but those are all available at discounted rates as well. Again, we use the funds from these sales to buy new gear for next year.
Do I have to pay Sales Tax on the boats/ gear? Um, yes. Just like almost anything else you buy, there is Sales Tax. We’ve made it very convenient for you by just adding it to your bill. We will even remit it to the State for you. You’re welcome.
Do you have it in a different color? We’ve got any color you want as long as it is red or red/black for the solos and green or green/blue for the tandems.
Kayaks For Sale
Jackson Riviera solo kayak- $350 (Click for more info)
* 11’4″ Long
* 29″ Wide
* 53 lbs
* Capacity 300 lbs
* Stackable for easy storage
* No moving parts, meaning no seats or handles to break
* Replaceable skid plate to protect the bottom from dragging
* Available in red or red/black
Jackson Rivi-T tandem kayak- $550 (Click for more info)
* 13’10” Long
* 34″ Wide
* 76 lbs
* Capacity 450 lbs
* Stackable for easy storage
* No moving parts to break
* Replaceable skid plate to protect bottom from dragging
* Available in green or green/blue
Stand Up Paddle Boards for Sale
BIC Cross 11’0″ – $575 (Click for more info)
*Weight: 42 lbs
*Max rider weight for good stability: 285 lbs
Misc Used Gear for Sale
Kayak paddles- $40
SUP paddles- $60
Life vests- $30
Large Foam Blocks- $12/each