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Mercury GTX Solo/Tandem

Performance touring modular kayak. Proven in the roughest conditions of Alaska! AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 - The Point 65 Mercury...

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€ 1,895.00 EUR
Description

Performance touring modular kayak. Proven in the roughest conditions of Alaska!

AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 - The Point 65 Mercury GTX 14/18 is a high performance, stable, decked modular touring kayak with a large cockpit with which to explore and then take back home in the trunk of your car. Like the recreational versions, the Mercury features the innovative Snap-Tap™ system. The Point 65 Snap-Tap™ technologies are protected under US and European patents.

The 415 cm/ 13’7’’ Mercury GTX breaks apart into three manageable pieces each weighing less than 11 kg/ 24,3 lbs. The 100cm/39’’ nose section fit’s snugly into the cockpit, making for easy storage, for example in the trunk of your car. With an additional midpiece, your Mercury GTX Solo transforms into a 545cm/17’10’’ high performance, expedition tandem. Created by award-winning design engineer Magnus De Brito, the Mercury is a fun, versatile, high performance touring kayak.

PERFORMANCE KAYAKING - Fast, fun while comfortably stable and straight tracking kayak that snaps apart and re-assembles in only a few seconds making it by far the easiest to carry touring kayak. The rotomolded polyethylene construction provides a combination of strength and impact resistance that most other materials can’t match.
It has plenty of dry storage space with powder dry hatches front and aft. The Mercury GTX 14/18 is a rigid high-performance expedition solo/tandem - touring kayak that you can carry with a smile on your face and which will fit in the back of most cars. It will also fit comfortably in SUV, crossover and minivans with plenty of room to spare.

SOLO, TANDEM, TRIPLE ETC. - ALL IN ONE! No need to buy two kayaks. Snap in the tandem mid-section and your Mercury 14 expedition Solo is transformed into a high-performance Mercury 18 Tandem - so you can bring a friend. Add another midsection and your Mercury becomes a triple and so forth! The record so far? LL. Bean put together a 100-man kayak using the Point65 Tequila! for their 100-year anniversary event. Click here to see the video » Never before has a kayak been so much fun and so easy to own.

ULTIMATE SEAT COMFORT. The Mercury GTX is equipped with an extremely comfortable AIR seat. The AIR seat, with a pneumatically adjustable backrest, gives the paddler an extremely comfortable and perfectly adjustable seating position. The seat covers are made of highly durable and comfortable, honey-comb patterned material in combination with mesh-like fabric
which is laminated and molded over EVA foam.
 
COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE - The large size of the comfy padded cockpit makes for easy entry and exit and fits any paddler. It is equipped with an ergonomically designed seat with seat and back padding, foot braces, which provide for good leg support, and a comfortable paddling position. Add the fitting spray cover from Point 65 (Point Storm or Point Ocean size XL) and you can enjoy a dry ride even in rough conditions.

The Mercury GTX 14/18 comes fully equipped featuring an efficient ingenious keel rudder skeg featuring the innovative Symmetry skeg system, which allows you to drop the skeg/rudder with tremendously improved maneuverability compared to normal addon rudders which are most common on kayaks. a large aft oval and a round forward hatch creating two accessible watertight compartments for your gear. It also features foot pedals as well as cup holders and a comfortable seat & back pad.

 


WHY CHOOSE A MODULAR KAYAK?

  • Modular take-a-part
  • Comfort AIR-Backrest™
  • Flush rudder
  • Retractable skeg
  • 2 dry storage hatches

MEASUREMENTS:

Length Solo: 415cm
Mid cockpit section:
141cm
Length Tandem: 551cm
Stern section:
155cm
Width: 60cm
Cockpit:
83x46cm
Weight Solo: 25kg
Front Hatch:
24x24cm
Weight Tandem: 35kg
Aft Hatch:
44x26cm
Capacity Solo: 130kg
AIR-Seat:
Yes
Capacity Tandem: 240kg
Rudder:
Yes
Volume: 329 l
Skeg:
Yes
Bow Section: 119cm
Warranty:
2 years
Front cockpit section: 153cm
Additional Information
Size

Tandem, Solo

Color

Red, Yellow, Blue, Lime, Orange, Grey, Moss green, Yellow/orange

Shipping & Delivery

Shipping

Goods usually ship within 3-5 business days. This is the Point 65 Europe website and we only ship within the European Union. Shipping cost varies according to the country of destination as well as order physical size. Shipping charges will be stated at checkout.

Returns

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return your unused merchandise in the original packaging within 14 days from the day you receive your merchandise for a prompt refund.

Customs and VAT

All prices stated are valid in accordance with Swedish tax regulations and Swedish law, within the EU, VAT of 25% is included in all prices and will be in Euro throughout the site. Delivery costs are not included and will be clearly stated on your order.

Point 65 Sweden is not responsible for any added customs charges applied by a local government.

Customer Reviews

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Mercury Tandem

We bought a Point 65 Mercury Tandem kayak in spring 2019 after testing it on a testing event on river Ruhr in Germany. My wife an me were totaly new in kayaking but wanted a boat that could be easily transported without lifting it on the roof of a car. It was amazing to see that this Mecury goes much faster with lesser effort in paddling unless like our inflatable kayak by Sevylor. We tested the Mecury against the Martini and the winner was the Mercury because it seemed to be more professional and had lesser resistance in the water. That could be seen on the wave at the front.

All in all the Mercury meets our requirements but it is a compromise between transportability and stability. When you carry it by hand, it bends through between the sections. This is construction-related and doesn't matter on the water. The only time the moduls are moving against each other is on waves on a lake or on the sea. In all other situations it behaves like other kayaks.
The only critic on the boat is related to the material itself. The PE-Material seems to be quite soft. We moved over a stone in a shallow river an the boat lost a few millimeters of material on the front edge of the last section. I was worried about this because i feared that it could have resulted in a leak and i had to buy another part of the boat or had it repaired. I would not use the kayak on shallow stony rivers again if possible.
On the whole we are very satisfied with our "Freddy Mercury" as we named it.

R
R.H.
Mercury Tandem

We bought a Point 65 Mercury Tandem kayak in spring 2019 after testing it on a testing event on river Ruhr in Germany. My wife an me were totaly new in kayaking but wanted a boat that could be easily transported without lifting it on the roof of a car. It was amazing to see that this Mecury goes much faster with lesser effort in paddling unless like our inflatable kayak by Sevylor. We tested the Mecury against the Martini and the winner was the Mercury because it seemed to be more professional and had lesser resistance in the water. That could be seen on the wave at the front.

All in all the Mercury meets our requirements but it is a compromise between transportability and stability. When you carry it by hand, it bends through between the sections. This is construction-related and doesn't matter on the water. The only time the moduls are moving against each other is on waves on a lake or on the sea. In all other situations it behaves like other kayaks.
The only critic on the boat is related to the material itself. The PE-Material seems to be quite soft. We moved over a stone in a shallow river an the boat lost a few millimeters of material on the front edge of the last section. I was worried about this because i feared that it could have resulted in a leak and i had to buy another part of the boat or had it repaired. I would not use the kayak on shallow stony rivers again if possible.
On the whole we are very satisfied with our "Freddy Mercury" as we named it.