We’re looking to get my 10yo daughter a kayak of her own. She is not a charge-ahead daring type and would much prefer something which is very stable and has a higher seat (SOT). For example, she LOVES how the Jackson Coosa paddles and feels but we’re not keen on spending that much for the occasional summer paddle. Our budget is in the ~$500-600 range for boat plus paddle.
The lead options are (sorted by width):
- Perception Pescador 10 - longest of the three, has great reviews and proven long-established form (used to be a Wildy, right?).
- Ocean Frenzy - looks to be a sturdy, although slow boat, is this primarily a “day at the beach / surf boat”?
- Vibe Skipjack 90 - widest and probably slowest, pre-rigged for fishing.
Which of the three do people recommend for a kids boat?