The Perception Carolina series of sit-inside touring kayaks are for beginner to intermediate paddlers who value comfort and stability in a boat that can easily explore all day on a wide range of waterways. The Carolina 12.0 kayak’s category-leading comfort and versatility makes it the best value in touring kayaks. The incredible stability is perfect for new paddlers, while the experienced will appreciate its speed and agility.
The lighter weight of this 12-foot design makes it easy to carry and more maneuverable as you explore quiet coastal and inland waterways. Full days and overnight excursions are a pleasure thanks to spacious dry storage and the deluxe comfort of a six-point adjustable seat. The Carolina can also be upgraded with a rudder (sold separately) for increased maneuverability and tracking if desired.
Proudly designed, molded and hand-assembled in the USA, the Carolina 12.0 kayak is backed by a 5-Year Warranty.
- Length: 12' / 366 CM
- Width: 26" / 66 CM
- Boat Weight: 49 LBS. / 22 KG
- Deck Height: 14.5" / 37 CM
- Cockpit Length: 39.5" / 100 CM
- Cockpit Width: 21.5" / 55 CM
- Max Capacity: 275 LBS. / 125 KG
- Rudder Capable: Rudder capable to help steer in winds or currents. (rudder sold separately - see Long Pin Rudder Kit in "Accessories" section)
- Generous Storage: Front and rear dry storage with easy-on/off sealed covers for security and access to gear.
- Bungee Cord: Bungee cord lashes throughout the deck to secure gear within easy reach.
- Safety Lines: Reflective safety lines for low-light visibility and ease of re-entry.
- Maximum Flotation and Safety: Bulkhead flotation foam in bow and stern; adds buoyancy on the water for extra floatation and safety.
- Premium Comfort: Extra cushy ergonomic Zone DLX Seat with adjustable backrest for optimal support and comfort. Seatback adjusts forwards, backward up and down; tilt-adjust seat bottom supports thighs in the perfect paddling position.
- Leg Padding: Leg padding along cockpit edge for comfort and support.
- Spacious Cockpit: Spacious easy-entry cockpit is spray skirt compatible for added dryness.
- Easy to Carry: Optimized design and construction makes this boat easier to carry at only 49 lbs.
- Multiple Footrests: Accommodate paddlers of all sizes for maximum comfort.
- V-Shaped Hull: V-shaped hull with soft chines combines stability and speed.
- Paddle Park: Easily secure your paddle within arms reach while you aren't using it.