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Ocean Kayak 12-Feet Malibu Two Tandem Kayak

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Ok, let’s take a look at the Ocean Kayak 12-Feet Malibu Two Tandem (Sit-On-Top Recreational Kayak).

Although it hasn’t been on the market that long (early 2014), it has already gained a positive reputation as a solid sit-on-top kayak.

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  • Length – 144 inches
  • Width – 34 inches
  • Depth – 13 inches
  • Weight – 69.1 pounds
  • Max Capacity – 425 pounds

The Malibu Two Tandem Kayak is a product of Johnson Outdoors. The company operates worldwide and has been in business for over 45 years. Their goal is to create products that help augment the outdoor experiences of their customers and they’re certainly on the right track with the Malibu.

5 Malibu Two Tandem Kayak Features

The Malibu Two Tandem kayak has loads of features that make it a very appealing product.

Accompanying Seat Backs

The kayak comes with 2 Comfort Plus seats to help make your journey a comfortable one. There are also three molded-in seat wells for use when needed.

Feet First!

The kayak was designed to have foot wells that overlap. This allows the centre paddler to comfortably sit in any postion.

Skid Plate

The skid plate is a revolutionary kayak accessory that helps lengthen the lifespan of your kayak. With a skid plate in place, damage to the kayak’s keel is limited. The skid plate is replaceable – good to know should you happen to lose yours.

The skid plate won;t last forever, so it might be worth thinking about keeping a spare whenever heading out. Just in case.

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Attractive Design

Available in Sunrise Orange, Yellow, and Green, the kayak is easy to spot in the water. Likewise, the colour seems fittingly adept for a recreational kayak.

Solo Or Tandem

It is also worth noting that since the kayak is built for 2 or 3 persons to use, it can still work well if you’re out alone. Why? You sit higher on the kayak due to the lighter weight on board. This means water barely comes through the scupper holes allowing you to enjoy a drier journey out on the water.

Wrapping Up

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  • Lengthy warranty coverage
  • Feels safe and comfortable
  • Works great alone or in tandem


  • The kayak is a bit pricier than the competition. It makes up for it by being more spacious and sturdier than most though.

Stability and versatility are rolled into one by this kayak. Whether travelling alone or with a partner, the kayak remains very manoeuvrable and it feels safe to use.

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