We strive to find a balance of a lightweight yet durable kayak. Ocean Kayaks are rotationally molded. We pour the finest linear, high-density polyethylene powder into the kayak mold. That mold goes into a LARGE oven and rotationally spins around until the powder has melted and formed into the kayak. The kayak (very hot and somewhat malleable) is then cooled and removed from the mold. It is allowed to cool for a few minutes and then we outfit the boat to perfection.
Appearance counts, too. Our mold-in graphics are baked right into the boat. This prevents graphic peeling and keeps the boat looking great years after purchase. Our materials have ultra-violet inhibitors blended in which help prevent the plastic from breaking down in the sun. However, remember, plastic does breakdown when exposed to the sun over long periods of time. We recommend storing your Ocean Kayak under a tarp or in a covered storage area. This will keep the color from fading and the plastic from breaking down in the sun.
After we manufacture and outfit the boat, we wrap it up and ship it to our authorized Ocean Kayak dealers.