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Expedition 1 - 5.02m Single Sit In Touring Kayak

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    LATEST 2024 MODEL 
    YOUR TRUSTED EXPEDITION PARTNER

    NEW SMART-TRACK RUDDER SYSTEM

    • NEW blade shape design: SmartTrack’s Hybrid Foil Blade is an application of the same design principle used on airplanes and the hulls of America’s Cup sailboats. Water moves across the Foil Blade surface with minimum turbulence.
    • Premium quality rudder housing and components
    • Please note the rudder system in the above video and some imagery is the older style rudder, and all new Expedition kayaks come with the spring loaded SmartTrack rudder system. This new system is far easier to raise & lower the rudder into and out of the water via a single cord and lays flat when stowed as shown below.

    Smart Track Hybrid Foil Rudder Bay Sports

    Key Features
    Expedition 1 - 5.02m Single Sit In Touring Kayak
      • The Expedition 1 sit-in sea kayak fits within in the speed/performance range of the Bay Sports family of touring kayaks.

      • At 17cm longer and 1cm narrower than its younger sibling the Expedition Zero, it is a faster and more streamlined design built for effortless glide, distance paddling and speed. 

      • Larger, taller roomier cockpit makes it an ideal kayak for people up to 6'5" tall, or with long legs.
      • Comfort knee braces come pre-installed, for extra comfort and to alleviate pressure on your lower back.
      • The aqua-dynamic shape of this kayak is the basis for its speed and stability, and paired with our premium foot-controlled rudder system, it makes for easy manoeuvrability even with cross winds or stronger ocean currents. 

      • With enough storage capacity for a day or two's worth of gear, this kayak is great for weekend getaways and exploring open bodies of water with ease. 

     

    Bay Sports Expedition 1 kayak in Yellow

      Design & Construction
      • Designed by renowned Swedish kayak designer Björn Thomasson, the V-shaped hull with hard chine and increased rocker, easily cuts through water effortlessly, whilst making for an excellent ocean going kayak.
      • This also gives the the Expedition 1 excellent tracking properties (ability to paddle in a straight line). 
      • It's made with our signature 3-Layer foam core, sandwiched between high-grade UV stabilised HDPE, make this kayak lighter and stronger than regular polyethylene construction alone.
      • The build quality is the best in class, with no traces of air bubbles inside the UV stabilised plastic walls, meaning your kayak is superior in durability and won't crack like brittle plastic kayaks prone to air bubbles, due to poor quality control.
      • Every single Expedition kayak is tested to ensure 3.5mm thickness, drop tested to ensure perfect plastic bond, balance tested for optimal stability, and water tested to ensure perfect seals.  
      What's Included
      • 1 x 2-piece plastic blade / aluminium shaft touring paddle
      • Premium SmartTrack Rudder System with Footrest Steering Controls
      • Deck lines with deck ball for lowering and raising rudder system when seated in kayak.
      • Comfort Foam Knee Braces for back support and comfort (adjustable)
      • 2 x storage hatches (bow & stern) with sealed bulkheads and Kayak Sport rubber hatch covers
      • 1 x 8" watertight storage compartment with twist lock cover & nylon liner bag
      • Built-in soft touring seat with comfort padding & backrest
      • Bow & Stern Carrying Handles
      • Bungee deck rigging for deck storage
      • Reflective perimeter lines
      • 316 Stainless Steel hardware throughout 

       

      Kayak Model Comparison Guide

       

      Compare the features and specifications of all of Bay Sports range of Sit-In kayaks on one easy to read page.

      Bay Sports 2024 Sit In Kayaks Comparison Chart
      Product reviews

      Bay Sports Otium 1 Review

      "I run a sea kayaking business in Melbourne so I was keen to purchase an Expedition 1 single kayak and try it out. I have had it for 4 months and so far so good. It has good speed, rudder controls are great (foot pedals are fixed but pivot to turn left and right). Storage is good for overnight but perhaps not huge space if you go for more than 3 days. I am 6 foot 3 so that is probably the max height or leg length for this kayak. Service is great."

      Recommended Accessories
      • Spray Deck - Prevent water splashing over into the cockpit and sloshing around inside whilst you're out paddling. Keep warmer in winter, and prevent sunburnt legs in summer!
      • Cockpit Cover - Stop water from entering the cockpit, and stop creepy crawlies/leaves and dirt from getting in the cockpit if storing outside.
      • Kayak Car Cradles Kit - Transport your kayak with these protective padded cradle kit, secure and padded protection for your hull.
      • Kayak Cover - protect your kayak and keep it looking it's best from dirty and grime building up on it
      • Full Fibreglass Kayak Paddle - Lightweight for less shoulder and arm fatigue pls increase your paddle power with every stroke
      • Dry Bag - Keep your gear dry
      • Life Jacket PFD - For your safety and required by law
      • Paddle Leash - attaches to your kayak so your paddle doesn't float away
      • Kayaking Gloves - Prevents getting blisters and gives you better paddle grip
      • Kayak Trolley Cart - If you'd like to transport your kayak with ease
      5 Year Warranty

      5 Year Kayak WarrantyBay Sports are a trusted kayak brand with years of research and development, so assurance of quality is of absolute importance. We are so confident in the build quality that all our kayaks come with a full 5 year warranty & 5 year UV resistance rating. 

      30 Day Money Back Policy 

      30 Day Money Back Guarantee on KayaksThere are few kayaks on the market that can match the quality of our kayaks. Therefore at Bay Sports we paddle what we preach; We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on all our kayaks so long as it's returned in ‘as new’ condition.


      Specifications

      Length: 5.02m 
      Width: 0.55m 
      Height: 0.38m
      Weight: 26kgs  
      Maximum weight capacity: 147 kg
      Cockpit size: 84cm (L) x 42cm (W)
      Total Volume: 325L
      Front hatch volume: 48L
      Rear hatch volume: 82L
      Length from back of seat to furthest forward footrest position is 88cm-125cm.  

      Colours available: See above. Please note: Colours and unique mix may vary due to the process of producing rotomolded kayaks, mixing the powder colours by hand into the cast iron mould.

      User Guide

      Click here to download the Bay Sports Kayak User Guide

      Frequently Asked Questions

      How to install a SmartTrack Rudder?

      Kayak Rudder System

      Click here to view the step-by-step video instructions for SmartTrack Hybrid Foil rudder assembly. 

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