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.
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If you were heading to a new river, with no beta on what to expect and you were given the choice of only one boat to take; you would take the Jackson Kayak Antix 2.0. After three years paddling the original Antix, Jackson Kayak paddlers were all reminded of how much FUN whitewater is! With the masterful reshaping of a full planing hull, the Antix is substantially faster, it surfs like no other, stays on the surface, and squirts with less effort than ever. It runs rivers well, it runs creeks well and it’s the best for play in its class, bar none! It’s the one boat that rules them all for all day fun on the water.
The Jackson Kayak Fun 1.5 was designed specifically for our smallest of paddlers - even initially as a pool toy. The size and weight of these kayaks allow smaller kids to grip, paddle and maneuver their kayaks properly and will make learning the roll SO much easier!
Once your kids are ready, these kayaks are fully designed and outfitted to take on river runs, surf and even learn freestyle tricks!
“Having a kayak that fit me properly as I was growing up, made all the difference.” - Dane Jackson