We've been selling Riot Kayaks for several years now, but this is a new one in their line-up we really like. This model has a ton of room, especially with a unique open area behind the seat we've not seen in any other brand. There is a removable transom in the back to which you can easily attach a motor of your choice if wanted. And for its size, it is pretty light - about 95 pounds or so. It has the same pedal drive system as the Mako 10 and Mako 12 that we sell. All of the benefits of pedal drive without the big price tag! Sure there's a reason these models are half the price of the more expensive Hobie kayak models we sell, but those reasons may not be critical to you, and that's all that counts.
We find the boat to be comfortable in the seat, super stable while standing, and smooth to propel and track through the water - whether lake, river or ocean. The drive is a propeller model, and the advantages include ease of motion at startup speeds and instant reverse. For a view of the pros and cons of one of the Riot models we carry compared to the Hobies.
Crew: 1 (plus room for a small partner)
Length: 14' 6"
Capacity: 550 lbs
Fitted Hull Weight: 95 lbs
We have several Riot models to check out on our showroom floor, or give us a call to discuss why we are so excited to offer this to the kayaking community nationwide! We also have a full range of kayak and kayak fishing accessories on hand. We ship anywhere in the Lower 48. For more details, call us at 480-348-8917. Please call us before ordering online to ensure availability and ship-timing, as models come and go from our stock frequently, and sometimes we have used or earlier version models for less money.
We can ship this model anywhere in the lower 48 via our freight carrier from around $200 depending on your location (see shipping zones below). The shipping rates you'll see at checkout assume sending to the closest terminal for our carrier Estes Freight. Shipping direct to a residence is doable but can increase the cost by $100. Further, it's safer if you pick it up at the terminal as it removes the last driver and transfer from the potential damage equation. We bundle our shipped boats better than anyone, but the fewer transfers the less likely there is of damage. Go to www.estes-express.com
to find the closest terminal, or call us to discuss delivery point options.
Each state is assigned a shipping zone, as follows:
Shipping Zone 1 comprises the states nearby to us in Arizona in the southwest US - CA/NV/AZ/UT/CO/NM/TX/OK (typical cost $199 - $249)
Shipping Zone 2 includes the northwest and middle of the US - WA/OR/ID/ND/SD/NE/KS/MN/IA/MO/AR/LA/WI/IL/MI/IN/OH/KY/TN/MS/AL/GA (typical cost $239 - $329)
Shipping Zone 3 is for all the rest - mostly eastern states with a couple of outliers in the west - MT/WY/FL/SC/NC/VA/WV/MD/DC/DE/PA/NJ/NY/CT/RI/MA/VT/NH/ME (typical cost $249 - $399)
Your exact cost for this model can be seen by selecting your zone from the drop-down list above.