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This kayak is bomb proof! My Fire Department Swift…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new


This kayak is bomb proof!


  • Strength
  • Durability


  • Absolutely not one con!

My Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team is equipped with four of these inflatable kayaks. We keep two of them inflated and ready to go at a moment's notice and the other two are stored in bags on the second water rescue truck.

They are used, abused but they keep right on keeping on. We take them out at least once a week 52 weeks of the year and have had them in service for over two years now with only one minor puncture wound — and that came as a result of us participating in an REI river cleanup hauling all sorts of glass and other detritus out of the river. I had that little hole repaired with the included patch kit in short order.  

If these things can take the continual beating we lay on them then they should be overkill for the average weekend warrior who gets out three or four times per year!  

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit NRS's MaverIK II page.

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The NRS MaverIK II Inflatable Kayak features the legendary performance and durability of the MaverIK I, but with room for two paddlers. You can also paddle it solo for extra cargo space and stability.Heavy-duty Pennel Orca(R) material is super abrasion, chemical and UV-resistant for unmatched durability.With an extended waterline and high rocker angles, this boat tracks like a champ without feeling sluggish. 11" tubes and a 36" width make the MaverIK II extremely stable, and the 12'5" length provides excellent wave riding ability.Folds compactly when deflated for easy transport and storage.Self-bailing floor lets you leave that coffee can at home.The inflatable thwart seats are glued in for reliable, stable comfort.Trouble-free Leafield(TM) C7 Valves ensure easy inflation/deflation of the tubes, thwarts and floor, and the Leafield A6 Pressure Relief Valve protects the floor.10-year retail warranty, 5-year commercial.Repair kit included.Alternative colors may be available for fleet orders.


Grab the NRS MaverIK II Inflatable Kayak when you and a buddy are heading out to spend the day floating. This two-person kayak features an extended waterline and high rocker angles so it tracks well in flat water and powers through waves when the river gets a little pushy.


NRS MaverIK II Inflatable Kayak - The MaverIK II kayak features the legendary performance and durability of the MaverIK I, but with room for two paddlers. You can also paddle it solo for extra cargo space and stability. This inflatable kayak tracks well and responds quickly, leaving the paddlers feeling comfortable and at ease when boating. The symmetrical design is made to play, making the Maverik very stable in fast moving water and rapids on the river. Itâ??s stable enough for beginners yet sufficiently performance-oriented for experts. Great for family trips, it rolls up small enough to easily stow in the trunk of a car and is quickly inflated with a standard river pump. The NRS MaverIK II will be an instant favorite and one that will last for years and years.

- Outdoorplay

Great for the whole family! A durable, quality boat for one or two paddlers, the MaverIK II is a favorite for anyone who wants a stable, fast and maneuverable inflatable kayak. Designed symmetrically, it functions equally well for tandem or solo paddling. Single paddlers can turn the boat around and stow gear for self-contained tripping. The MaverIK II is lightweight, easy to carry and travels well.Repair kit included. * Length: 12'5" * Width: 35.5" * Weight: 45 lbs. * Tube Diameter: 11" * Thwart Diameter: 10.5" * Kick\Rocker (Bow\Stern): 18" * Number of Air Chambers: 5 * Valve Type: Leafield C-7 & Pressure Relief * Weight/Denier of Tube Fabric: 41/1100 * Weight/Denier of Floor Fabric: 41/1100 * Number of D-Rings: 2 * Number of Handles: 2 * Warranty: 10 Year Retail, 5 Year Commercial

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