The Aruba 10’s hull is made of a UV-resistant polyethylene. No need to worry about damaging it, scraping against rocks, or getting banged against them; it will pop right back and be no worse for the wear. It weighs in a very manageable 42 pounds, so it’s not too much trouble to lug it to your favorite put-in point.
The Aruba 10’s hull design is classic rec boat, with a very wide cockpit and narrow ends, which gives it pretty good tracking in calm waters. The boat measures 29 inches at its widest point, so it feels quite stable even for paddlers who haven’t spent a whole lot of time on the water. On the downside, due to its wider cockpit it’s more likely to turn sideways in a current. Inside the cockpit is an adjustable padded backrest, though the seat itself is hard plastic. The seat itself is not something you would want to sit on all day, but gets the job done. The boat also comes with padded thigh braces and adjustable foot pedals to create a snug fit for paddlers of almost any size.
At the rear of the boat is a sizable bulkhead storage compartment. However, the compartment’s cover is held down with shock cord and isn’t the most waterproof. You’ll want to put gear that can’t get wet in dry bag. The kayak’s front deck has an indentation that can hold your drinks and you could always put a small cooler inside the kayak.
- Materials: Rugged UV-stabilized Fortiflex® high density polyethylene
- Model: ARUBA10
- Brand: Sun Dolphin
- Made in the USA
- 2 Year Warranty
- Length: 115 inches / 292 cm
- Width: 29 inches / 74 cm
- Height: 16 inches / 41cm
- Capacity: 250 lbs / 113 kg
- Weight: 40 lbs / 18 kg
This is a economy kayak that would be great for kids, but not for fishing. Amazon currently has it listed right under $300.00 which is very cost effective price. It doesn’t have a lot of the bells and whistles the bigger kayaks have, but great recreational kayak. I wouldn’t sit in it very long or some parts of you will hurt.
I don’t see anything wrong with having a inexpensive kayak like this. Great for kids or quick recreational trips.