Liquidlogic Marvel 14.5 Tandem

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Stability9
Speed8
Tracking8
Comfort9
Features8
Portability7

A tandem recreational kayak with the most comfortable recreation seats on the market and confidence inspiring stability and open cockpit design, the Marvel 14.5 will have you spending long days exploring lakes and slow moving rivers.

Description

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A tandem recreational kayak with the most comfortable recreation seats on the market and confidence inspiring stability and open cockpit design, the Marvel 14.5 will have you spending long days exploring lakes and slow moving rivers.
Stability
9
Speed
8
Tracking
8
Comfort
9
Features
8
Portability
7
PROS
  • Extremely comfortable and supportive.
  • Adaptable to a solo design.
  • Confidence inspiring stability and open design.
CONS
  • Open cockpit may mean you take on water in heavy rain or choppy conditions.
  • Fairly heavy to move around, even as a pair.

Size, weight, capacity

The Marvel 14.5 is 14’7” (445 cm) long, most of which is an open cockpit with just a short section at either end covered. At 31” (79 cm) wide, the Marvel is extremely comfortable, and the hull shape means it keeps this width so the bow paddler is not restricted.

Weighing in at a hefty 65 lbs (29.5 kg), this is a lot of boat to carry, even as a pair.

Features

As a recreational kayak, the Marvel is a fantastic tandem option outfitted with two of the most comfortable seats on the market. The Air-Lite system is made from quick drying mesh which also prevents you from getting too warm on long days on the water. For those who often paddle alone or with a pet, the seats can be repositioned to a solo design in just a matter of minutes.

The Marvel is designed to cover decent distances and be extremely easy and confidence inspiring for beginner paddlers. The open cockpit eliminates that entrapment feeling that can come from smaller cockpits and the enormous width of this boat makes it very hard to tip over. Meanwhile, a v-shaped hull ensures this boat tracks well on open water and the long waterline lets it carry speed well. A flatter midsection means this boat remains maneuverable for days on the river.

For long days on the water you’re likely to have some gear with you, whether it’s lunch, clothing or cameras. These can be stored in the watertight hatch at the rear of the boat, an oval hatch with plenty of space underneath. Deck lines allow you to secure more gear on top of the boat which you may need to access on the water. Small storage hatches in front of each seat are perfect for keys or other smaller items which might otherwise get lost.

Grab handles at the front and rear allow you to carry this boat around as a pair.

Performance

The open cockpit of the Marvel 14.5 and the incredibly comfortable Air-Lite seating system make this a perfect kayak for beginners, larger paddlers or those who have mobility issues. These incredibly comfortable seats can also be removed, so you can be just as comfortable eating your lunch on the beach as you were on the water.

The ability to change the seats to a solo design makes this boat ideal for those who want to fish or paddle with pets, rather than partners.

Overall, this is a recreational boat which can do it all, whether it’s cruisy family day on the water, negotiating gently rippling rivers or exploring enclosed and protected ocean bays.

Additional information

Specification: Liquidlogic Marvel 14.5 Tandem

Specs
Length (in) 175
Length (cm) 445
Width (in) 31
Width (cm) 79
Weight (lb) 65
Weight (kg) 29.5
Cockpit type
Material Polyethylene
Propulsion
Technology rotomolded
Features
Seat 2 Air-Lite mesh seats + adjustable backrests
Center storage hatch 1
Rear storage hatch 1
Bungee cords 2
Knee pads Yes
Other features 2 handles
Paddle holders 1
Spray skirt compatible Yes
Specification
Crew 2
User Level Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Intended Use Day touring, Recreation
Water type Big lakes, bays, Slow rivers (Class I-II), Small lakes
Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Dimensions
Weight 29.5 kg
Dimensions 445 × 79 cm

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