Current Designs Double Vision Tandem
Price Paid: $2,699
Having only used rental tandems in the past my wife and I decided to try one of our own. We also own two single boats, Swift Saranac Classics.
The first thing we noticed was the stability of the CD D Vision, just great. The rudder works well and can be lifted for shallow water cruising. I could actually stand in this boat to get out, not an easy trick for a 62 year old. Boat is not fast, but we don't care. Rudder works great and keeps the boat straight in rough water or helps turn in tight areas.
We like it so much we are going to buy a second so we can take both dogs with us on day trips, two labs and they love the front seat one at a time, so now we will be taking them both.
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The Double Vision shares all the design, function and performance of the solo Visions in a kayak for two. Offering high levels of stability and tracking, this 16’ 8” boat will provide hours of paddling enjoyment for the whole family.
The Double Vision offers two generously sized keyhole cockpits that allow for easy and stable entry and exit, as well as extended foot room and increased storage capacity. As with the solo models, the Double Vision is constructed from a vacuum bagged composite of aramid and fiberglass, which allows for an unsurpassed combination of light weight, stiffness, toughness and value.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The Current Designs Double Vision Roto tandem kayak is roomy and fun, and capable of hauling 625 lbs. worth of paddlers and gear. Shallow-V hull enhances tracking and offers friendly stability and a lively feel in the water; low decks minimize wind resistance. Swede-form construction enhances speed and maneuverability, and it allows bow to punch through waves instead of riding up and over them. Rotomolded polyethylene construction offers performance, responsiveness and rugged durability. Keyhole-shape cockpits are easy to enter and exit, and integrated foam thighbraces on interior coaming increase comfort when bracing or carving turns. Seat creates a natural, comfortable paddling position by tilting the entire seat pan up and away from cockpit floor. Use the lever-lock knob-it's similar to a quick-release fork on a bike wheel-to set the seat pan to the desired height. Locking mechanism prevents both side-to-side and up-and-down motion. To prevent numbness, seat pan features a contoured space for lower vertebrae and is covered with plush, nonabsorbent, very thick padding. Seat back moves up and down and back and forth, and it articulates to move with your paddling motion. Sliding bar adjusts foot pegs without having to get out and reach inside cockpit. Cockpit-deployable rudder enhances tracking in rough weather; use the foot pegs to direct the rudder and steer the kayak from the rear seat. Rudder lines are routed below deck to reduce clutter and protect lines from wear and tear. Rear hatch provides enough storage for an overnight trip and features an easy-to-use, rubberized hatch cover. Bow hatch features rubberized cover and an additional hard cover with straps to protect contents from splashes. Bulkheaded bow and stern hatches provide generous dry cargo storage during extended voyages and enhance flotation when hatches are sealed.