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Quest 485 ABS Superlite - 4.85m Single Sit-In Touring Kayak

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    Discover beautiful, premium quality lightweight kayaking.

    Quest 485 ABS Thermoformed 4.85m sit in expedition kayak red

    The Bay Sports Quest 485 boasts a premium construction, thanks to Bay Sports'  factory-to-consumer


    direct model, offering you a top-notch kayak at a more affordable price. Crafted from ABS, these kayaks outshine traditional polyethylene models with a sleek, glossy finish that effortlessly glides through the water.

    Designed with small to medium sized paddlers in mind, the Quest 485 Superlite features a narrow beam, low deck height, and a featherlight build. The ABS material creates an exceptionally lightweight kayak, perfect for easy transport for paddlers of small to mid-sized stature.

    The Quest 485 Superlite excels in both durability and comfort, offering flexibility tailored to your needs. Its high-end comfort seat provides superb support for extended paddling sessions, and it's fully adjustable, allowing you to find your ideal seating position.

    This kayak offers stability, generous storage space, and is well-suited for various water conditions, making it an excellent choice for both extended day trips and quick jaunts around the bay, ocean, river or lake. It's poised to become your go-to kayak for years to come.

    ABS thermoformed plastic kayaks mimic the finish of fibreglass models and move through the water with a smoothness akin to glass. Typically, they weigh 20-30% less than standard polyethylene kayaks. These kayaks are built to handle the challenges of the open ocean, serene lake and river paddling, as well as navigating through choppy waters. Above all, the Quest range of ABS kayaks is highly sought after due to their exceptional construction and featherlight design.

    Quest 485 ABS Thermoformed 4.85m sit in expedition kayak red

    Key features

    • ComfortFlex4 seating system - allows you to slide the seat forward or back up to 10cm for perfect seat positioning.
    • Retractable handles carry bow and stern - makes carrying your kayak a breeze
    • Foot Controlled Rudder system - makes this kayak track well whilst giving you excellent manoeuvrability
    • VCP-style hatch lids bow and stern - for watertight storage to keep your gear dry
    • Rigid screw-on lid for day pod
    • Bungee rigging bow and stern - to keep your dry bags secure on top of the deck
    • Reflective perimeter line - provides you attachment points whilst also doubling as safety so boats can see you at sunrise and sunset when light is low.

    Quest 485 ABS Superlite - 4.85m Single Sit-In Touring Kayak

    What is ABS thermoformed plastic?
      • ABS thermoformed plastic kayaks are better than regular polyethylene as the acrylic surface of a thermoformed kayak is harder and more scratch-resistant than polyethylene. 
      • These type of kayaks are typically 20-30% lighter than regular polyethylene kayaks.
      • These types of kayaks are easier to repair, lightweight, easy on the eye and are UV resistant.
      • ABS thermoformed are associated with having more "glide" in water making it ideal for longer distance paddlers. 
      Design & Construction
      • To make up for the lack of thigh-braces, the Quest 485 Superlite includes a Flex Seating System which allows you to slide the seat forward or back approximately 10cm.
      • The seat is easily adjusted on the water and includes a backrest that is raised and lowered  incrementally to find the perfect spot.
      • With a width of 0.53m, small-sized paddlers are guaranteed a perfect fit for superior hip control and secure bracing.
      • With sharp lines and multi-chined sides, the Quest 485 features a forgiving hull that edges confidently.
      • These ABS thermoformed plastic kayaks are lighter than regular polyethylene kayaks making them super popular thanks to their lightweight form. 
      What's Included
      • 1 x ComfortFlex4 Premium Seating System - this is as good as it gets!
      • 2 x Carry handles (bow and stern)
      • 1 x Premium SmartTrack
      • ™ Hybrid Foil Rudder system (with bungee to secure rudder blade)
      • 1 x Kajak sport hatch lids bow and stern
      • 1 x 8" Twist-Lock hatch with inner nylon bag in arms reach of cockpit
      • 1 x Mesh netting behind cockpit for securing gear
      • 1 x Paddle holder bungee with deck ball 
      • 1 x Drink bottle holder with bungee securing cord (directly in front of seat)
      • 1 x Stainless steel LoopLock to secure your kayak preventing theft.
      • Reflective nylon perimeter line for attaching gear & for safety in low light
      • Premium 316 stainless steel rudder cabling
      • 2 x Adjustable foam padded thigh braces (helps protect your lower back and reduces strain)
      Recommended accessories
      5 Year Kayak Warranty
      Bay 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 Kayaks
      There 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 its returned in ‘as new’ condition.



      Construction Material: ABS Thermoformed (Cross-Lite)
      4.85m / 15'9"
      Width: 0.56m / 22"
      Height: 0.30m / 11.8"
      Weight: 20.5 kgs / 45 lbs
      Maximum weight capacity: 168 kg / 370 lbs
      Colours available: See above.
      Inner cockpit length: Length 0.78m / 31" X Width 0.40m / 16"
      Outer cockpit length: Length 0.86m / 34" X Width 0.48m / 19"
      Leg length from seat backrest to footrest range: 83 - 117cm 
      Recommended Paddler Heights: 5'2" up to 6'4" comfortably. If you're right on the limit, you can measure your leg length by sitting on the floor against a wall, with a slight bend in your knees, and measure the distance from the wall to your foot. 

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