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Used Tandem Kayaks for Sale: Two-Person Seascape Expedition
Get ready for your next adventure by purchasing a Seascape Expedition, the finest expedition grade tandem kayak ever made! This kayak features the best balance between speed, maneuverability, and stability ever devised. Their durability is legendary and makes them the favorite of outfitters and expedition kayakers who need and demand the utmost dependability. The Expedition is the top-of-the-line double kayak model within the Seascape design family, widely recognized as the best group of two-person kayaks ever built.
Seascape Expedition Tandem by Northwest Kayaks
Our used Seascape Expeditions for sale are a bargain due their great condition for their age. They are never rented and only used under the supervision of our guides! Unlike other outfitters, we do not drag our kayaks on the beach and save the keels from unnecessary damage. High wear points on deck are protected by a clear protective film. With a retail cost of $4800 due to important customizations we add, buying a well-maintained used double kayak in beautiful condition from Sea Quest is truly a bargain! These used tandem kayaks for sale at $3499 have logged 6 months of touring while under the supervision of our guides – never as rentals! If any are still here in mid-August the price will drop to $2999 for our end-of-summer sale. Even though these kayaks have been used, they will last your entire life.
Our Seascape Expeditions are available in a variety of deck colors including oyster white, Aztec yellow, lime green, Caribbean green, and glacier blue – all with oyster hulls and black trim. If you want to be more creative, you can order a new kayak from us in any deck, hull or trim color of the rainbow, including fades and swirls, for about $4499. If you let us use it for the kayak season, you can pick it up in late summer at the used price.
Our used tandem kayaks for sale include expensive upgraded features. We opt for fiberglass bulkheads that provide greater hull strength, more reliability in emergencies, and are maintenance-free. Our custom back-bands aid stability in rough water versus while increasing comfort. Heavy wear points on deck have been covered with clear hurricane film so you will not find a used kayak with a prettier deck finish. Various other small refinements have made them both safer and easier to use. The manufacturer often consults with us about improvements and we have field-tested new fittings, composites, and experimental models.
|Cockpit Opening||35″ x 18.75″|
|Cockpit Depth||Fore 14″ / Aft 13″|
|Front Hatch||15″ x 9.25″|
|Center Hatch||16″ x 17″|
|Rear Hatch||20″ x 14″|
|Load Capacity||850 lb|
The Seascape Expedition double kayak was designed using Greenland Inuit principles like all the best high-performance kayaks that exist today. They feature long, graceful curves, sharply tapered and up-swept ends, a modified-V keel bottom, soft chines, and flared sides. In essence, they look and behave exactly like an up-scaled high-performance solo kayak. But they are much faster, thanks to their longer water-line and twin “engine”! Speed usually forces compromises in both maneuverability or stability, but modern naval computer design programs were used to modify the Greenland core principles. The result is an incredibly fast kayak that maintains its speed and stability in conditions that range from flat calm to huge storm waves. Despite their ample cargo space that allows for wilderness tours of over two weeks without re-supply, Seascape Expeditions are the fastest expedition kayak in the world.
Seascape Expedition tandems are so versatile they can be used for short day paddles, too. The unprecedented design allows the Seascape Expedition to handle any water conditions from open ocean, outer coast, lakes big and small, and even Class 2 rivers. Our sea trials have included virtually every tandem made, but few manage to even come close. Those that give it a run in the performance department typically fail durability tests and ease of maintenance. We prefer kayaks that can be depended upon in deep wilderness, that are tough as nails, resist damage despite the unexpected accident, and utilize fittings that can be worked with the smallest of field tool kits.
Used Double Kayaks for Sale on San Juan Island, Washington
The Seascape design family includes three fundamental models: the Seascape II, Seascape Expedition, and Seascape .5 (“Point 5”). The various Seascapes are now the dominant choice of tour companies and outdoor programs throughout the world thanks to their excellent performance, quality workmanship, and durability. Like most top-quality kayaks of the modern era, all Seascapes have watertight compartments in the bow and stern separated from the main hold by bulkheads. This provides convenient storage for your gear, but more importantly, it ensures vital buoyancy in an emergency.
For those seeking the greatest safety level available, you should know that the Expedition model features more than just the standard bow and stern compartments. There is also a high volume airtight compartment in the center of the boat that doubles the buoyancy found in most tandem designs. A center hatch provides easy access to this completely separate compartment. Besides greatly improving flotation safety, this huge storage area protects your gear from getting wet, and provides much greater rigidity and strength to the hull. The most responsible kayaking outfitter companies always choose the Expedition model if they paddle on anything but the calmest lakes. Here at Sea Quest we feel our guests deserve the highest level of safety and convenience possible, so we only use Seascape Expeditions, even if it costs us a larger investment in equipment.
Although we like all of the Seascape models, we believe that each model has its own particular niche for differing water conditions. Which is right for you? Do you paddle paddle primarily in cold water? If so, you should opt for the added safety of the Seascape Expedition with its extra bulkheads and flotation. With proper practice, capsized kayakers using the Expedition can rescue themselves quickly, even in very rough water, thereby reducing exposure to hypothermia. If you paddle only in warm waters with little risk of hypothermia, then the Seascape II or Seascape .5 may suffice. On a related note, we thoroughly tested the Seascape .5 for a full year and determined that it is too short for use on open marine waters or other bodies that are prone to choppy wave conditions. We recommend the “Point 5” only for paddling on small lakes with warm water where it works extremely well as a speedy and stable substitute for the traditional canoe.
Seascape Expedition kayaks cost almost $4800 when new so our prices for carefully used kayaks are a great deal! For another $199 we can add a set of Werner paddles, Extrasport life jackets, and Snap Dragon spray skirts for two persons. See our Used Kayaking Equipment for Sale page for more details. The total package is about half of the retail cost when new. Although the kayaks are not new, they still possess a lifetime of usefulness. Remember, our Seascape kayaks are always used under careful supervision by our guides, are never rented, and are never abused or damaged. They are in excellent paddling condition!
Be sure to read the information presented on our introductory page to our used kayaks for sale as it explains, among other things, why our kayaks are in such excellent condition compared to other kayak outfitters!