Point 65 Mercury GTX Tandem Modular Kayak - Red
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Point 65 Mercury GTX Tandem Modular Kayak | Red
The Mercury GTX is high-performance, decked, modular touring kayak - following the success of Point 65’s modular recreational kayaks. It’s also known as the Mercury 14/18 - getting this name from its 14 foot length as a solo kayak, or 18 foot length as an impressive, 17’10” high-performance expedition kayak. The solo version of the Mercury GTX comes in 3 separate pieces and the tandem comes in 4. These pieces are the stern, the bow, and the cockpit(s). They easily snap together and apart in seconds, making this kayak able and easy to transport in the back of a car and store at home. The 39” nose section fits snugly into the large cockpit, making its broken-down size even more compact.
The “snap together” ability mentioned above is Point 65’s revolutionary Snap-Tap technology – meaning the kayak snaps apart into a tail, nose, and middle section(s) and re-assembles in seconds. The coolest part about this is that you basically have a solo and a tandem kayak in one! For those days you go out by yourself, leave out one of the cockpit sections and you have a solo kayak. Bring someone along and snap in another cockpit section for a tandem kayak! Or bring the whole party and snap in several cockpit sections! The record so far is a 100-man kayak built by adding middle sections to Point 65’s Tequila! sit on top recreational kayak!
Since the Mercury GTX was created by award-winning design engineer Magnus de Brito, it’s no wonder it’s a fast, fun, comfortably stable, straight tracking kayak. The large size of the comfy padded cockpit makes for easy entry and exit and fits almost any size paddler. Its rotomolded polyethylene construction makes the Mercury GTX incredibly strong and impact resistant. The large dry hatches in front and aft give you plenty of bone-dry storage space. Add the optional fitted spray cover (Point Storm or Point Ocean size: XL) and enjoy a dry ride, even in the roughest conditions.
The Mercury GTX comes fully equipped with an efficient and ingenious keel rudder skeg featuring the innovative Symmetry skeg system, which allows you to drop the skeg/rudder with tremendously improved maneuverability compared to normal add on rudders which are most common on kayaks. It also features foot pedals, cup holders, and Point 65’s coveted AIR seat. The AIR seat is super comfortable and has a pneumatically adjustable backrest. It’s made of honey-comb patterned material in combination with mesh-like fabric, which is laminated and molded over EVA foam. A hand pump allows the user to adjust the firmness.
It’s easy to see that the Point 65 Mercury GTX might just be THE most practical, innovative, and best touring kayak out there!
Tandem Mercury GTX specs:
- LENGTH TANDEM:17’10" (545 cm.)
- WEIGHT TANDEM: 77 lbs. (35 kg.)
- CAPACITY TANDEM: 530 lbs. (240 kg.)
Solo Mercury GTX specs:
- LENGTH SOLO: 14' (414 cm.)
- WIDTH: 23.6” (60 cm.)
- WEIGHT SOLO: 55 lbs. (25 kg.)
- CAPACITY SOLO: 286 lbs. (130 kg.)
The rest of the specs:
- VOLUME: 329 l
- BOW SECTION: 42'' (107 cm.)
- FRONT COCKPIT SECTION: 64'' (163 cm.)
- MID COCKPIT SECTION: 5´2'' (157 cm.)
- STERN SECTION: 64'' (157 cm.)
- COCKPIT: 33”x18" (83x46 cm.)
- FRONT HATCH: 9.5x9.5 inches (24x24 cm.)
- AFT HATCH: 17.6x10.4 inches (44x26 cm.)
- AIR SEAT: Yes
- RUDDER: Yes
- SKEG: Yes
- MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY: 1 year limited
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