Kayaks are expensive. This much is true. Blemished boats are a way to save some money.
If you know a smidge about manufacturing, you know there are firsts, seconds, thirds, etc. Blemished boats are seconds. This means that they did not pass their first article inspection. A Jackson Kayak blemished boat is due to having a visual discrepancy, never a structural discrepancy. Nothing about the boat will paddle any different than a brand new first article boat. However, it may have part of a decal missing, a nonstructural scratch, a gray seat installed, etc.
If you have more questions please reach out to the staff, we are here to help.Used around the world by leading whitewater schools as an amazing teaching tool, the Jackson Kayak Zen 3.0 takes the attributes that made prior generations of the Zen a top pick and improved on them.
The Zen 3.0 stays on top of the water and the bow lifts over and clears things better than any previous design. It is a dry, confidence-inspiring ride, especially when the river gets steep and keeping your bow up is important. The hull combines an amazingly fun Zen feel, with carving, gliding, and surfing, while adding a new level of stability to the platform. The ease of staying right side up is incredible, while the confidence it provides is welcome on any river.
The Zen 3.0 boofs, surfs, and plugs…. versatility doesn’t mean compromise!
Your new favorite river runner will also be your new favorite creek boat. The high volume design doesn’t get grabbed in squirrelly situations, and it wants to stay horizontal. This is an amazing platform for teaching beginners, while the biggest whitewater begs for this type of forgiveness.
Small | Length: 8’ 1″ • Width: 25.5″ • Height: 15″ • Cockpit Size: 32.5" x 19" • Volume: 76 gal • Capacity: 80-160 lbs • Total Weight: 44 lbs
Medium | Length: 8’ 5″ • Width: 27″ • Height: 15″ • Cockpit Size: 34.5" x 20.25" • Volume: 89 gal • Capacity: 140-220 lbs • Total Weight: 47 lbs
Large | Length: 8’ 11″ • Width: 27.8″ • Height: 15″ • Cockpit Size: 36" x 21.5" • Volume: 103 gal • Capacity: 200-280 lbs • Total Weight: 50 lbs
- Boat Sponge
- GoPro Mount
- Unishock Bulkhead System
- Unlimited Backband Positioning System
- Hip Outfitting Kit