Designed by industry leading authority and Olympic kayaker Bob McDonough, the Splash I combines durability and performance with an affordable price to create a great kayak for anyone, regardless of experience level. Suitable for flat water, ocean, and river use up to Class III rapids.
• Full-length keel for superior tracking and stability
• Constructed of “Crescent Tuff” polyethylene
• U.S.-molded in Carrollton, Georgia
• Highest standard of UV protection
• Self-bailing cockpit with two scupper holes
• Molded-in foot pegs
• 8” deck plate with storage bag
• Large storage well at stern with adjustable bungees
• Paddle-rest notches
• Paddle strap
• Deck rigging
• Carry handles
• Pad eyes for seat clip-in
• Cup holder
• Molded carrying handle in the middle
Length – 10′ 2″
Width – 32″
Height – 13″
Weight – 47 lbs
Weight Capacity – 275 lbs
I have been paddling and selling kayaks for 25 years. I have paddled the Crescent single many times in open salt water. I’m 200 pounds and 6-1 and the cockpit is bone dry and I have extra legroom. The kayak is very fast and tracks straight even with side wind. The glide is impressive. It will go 40 yards after you stop paddling before coming to a full stop. Hulls are very thick and won’t wear through for many years. A nice kayak that deserves a 9 rating when you consider its price. I had heard the hull was designed by a former member of the US Olympic kayaking team.
I personally own four Splash I’s for my guide service.
Here is the run down:
Splash I is a smaller yak; well thought out. I weigh 260 lbs and sit in it comfortably. I do use scupper plugs and I carry $500 worth of fishing gear on average for my fishing trips and its been safe so far.