Thanks for all the info what company might be worth checking out since vibe is completely out of stockThe reviews on that kayak all seem pretty positive. Vibe is a good company and they make good products. The new Vibe Sheerwater 125 looks like a hobie outback replica. I got rid of my hobie outback 2 years ago. I just ordering a Bonafide RS117. Wanted to try out something different. Do you like to paddle or want foot powered? On craigslist there's a company in newport beach clearing out Malibu Kayaks x13 for $699. That's a good reliable paddle kayak for our waters.
What company in Newport is selling the used ones?All lot of the kayaks will need to be preordered. Inventory is just now starting to roll back in. Most of the local dealers are just filling in their preorders. I purchased my yak from
It's the online store for OEX Kayaks in Sunset Beach and San Diego. You can order kayaks from them and pick up at the stores or have it shipped to your house.. If you purchase from OEX Kayaks they will also give you 15% off any accessories when you pick up the kayak.
Vibe kayaks will e-mail you as soon as they get orders in but their kayaks sell out within minutes of the e-mail notice.
Headwaters kayaks does a nice review on paddle kayaks under $1,000. You should check out the video.
Hillbillymad, I am just curious if you make a decision on a kayak? I did a lot of research on the brands last winter and will say that I like the Vibe Sea Ghost. I also do like the reviews from Dan in the Headwaters videos. I watched quite a bit if his stuff.
I own an older Hobie Mirage but also now own a 3 Waters Big Fish. I was really looking for a Bonafide when a ran across a used Big Fish with rudder for $450. My issue with so many of the less than $1000 kayaks is that the plastic is a little thin in spots on some of these molds(including my 3 Waters) compared to what I was used to in my Hobie.
That being said; there are many choices under $1000 that will work great including the Vibe.
This is my $450 Big Fish after dropping another $1500 in modifications and lithium batteries.View attachment 1204034