Eddyline Caribbean 12FS

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Fast, streamlined, and lightweight, Eddyline Caribbean 120FS will bring simplicity and fun back into your kayaking experience. It is a great paddling machine that makes you want to be on the water longer and go further.


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Fast, streamlined, and lightweight, Eddyline Caribbean 120FS will bring simplicity and fun back into your kayaking experience. It is a great paddling machine that makes you want to be on the water longer and go further.
  • Lightweight
  • Stable
  • Comfortable
  • Looks awesome
  • Limited capacity
  • Expensive

Size and Weight

Eddyline Caribbean 12FS is 12′ (365.8 cm) long and has a 30″ (76.2 cm) beam. At only 45 lb (20.4 kg), it is insanely light for a 12-foot sit-on-top kayak. Handling and transporting this boat will never be a problem.

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The capacity is 275 lbs (124.7 kg), which is not all that impressive but sufficient for an average-sized adult without a ton of gear. For best performance, it is usually a good idea not to exceed 80 percent of the kayak’s total capacity.


The most important feature of Eddyline Caribbean 12FS is the new, removable framed seat. It offers a new level of comfort and also doubles as a beach chair on longer trips.
Other features include four carrying handles (the side handles also work as one-hand paddle holders, which is a small but very useful feature) and a large front hatch that opens access to the in-hull storage. There is another small hatch on the stern.
The footrests are adjustable and offer enough legroom, even for taller paddlers. There are two gear tracks on the gunnels for mounting any equipment you want, such as a phone, a camera, a GPS unit, or even a rod holder. If you want more fishing-specific features, take a look at Eddyline Caribbean 12FS Angler, which comes with two flush-mount rod holders, deck padding, a swivel rod holder, and one more gear track on the central console.

For storage, you also get a decent-size rear tank well with a bungee. The deck is self-bailing, so any water that gets in will drain out through the scupper holes.


Eddyline Caribbean 12FS is a great performer, hands down. Its glass-smooth surface, streamlined hull, and sharp bow help it pierce through the water with minimum effort. Unlike many sit-on-tops that are built around stability, the Caribbean 12FS is the ultimate paddling machine that will make you want to paddle more and go further. Eddyline’s gullwing hull design, with its pronounced keel and soft chines, helps the Caribbean 12FS track really well. The boat is also maneuverable enough to work great on small rivers and in tighter places.

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Construction and Materials

All Eddyline kayaks are made from Eddyline’s proprietary Carbonlite 2000® material. It is a dual-layer sheet of ABS plastic which consists of a load-bearing “muscle” substrate and a very hard, UV- and scratch-resistant exterior layer that gives the kayak its distinctive shine.

Sheets of Carbonlite have different specs depending on the model. To make a kayak, the sheets are heated up and then formed over a mold using vacuum (this technology is known as thermoforming). The top and bottom parts are then glued together, creating a very lightweight but strong construction.


Eddyline kayaks come with a 3-year warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty is limited to the original buyer of the kayak. You need to register for the warranty by filling out and returning the warranty registration card or by completing this form on Eddyline’s website).

The deck rigging is warranted for 2 years.

To know more about Eddyline’s warranty terms, click here: https://eddyline.com/technology-innovation/faq

Eddyline - Caribbean 12 FS

Highly stable and lightweight, the Caribbean 12 FS (“Frame Seat”) is the newest addition to Eddyline's award-winning Caribbean Series of sit on top kayaks.

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Additional information

Specification: Eddyline Caribbean 12FS

Length (in) 144
Width (in) 30
Weight (lb) 45
Load Capacity (lb) 275
Cockpit length (in) 47
Cockpit width (in) 18
Cockpit type sit on top
Hull design Gullwing hull
Material ABS plastic
Propulsion paddle
Self-bailing Yes
Technology thermoformed
Seat Removable framed Cloud 10 seat
Front storage hatch 1
Rear storage hatch 1
Rear tank well Yes
Dry storage 2
Bottle holders 1
Bungee cords 1
Footrests adjustable
Gear mounts 2 gear tracks
Paddle holders 2
Rudder/skeg Optional rudder
Crew 1
User Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Use Day touring, Recreation
Water type Big lakes, bays, Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
Warranty 3 years from date of purchase

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