Ocean Kayak Introduces New Banzai™ Kids Kayak


 Old Town, Maine (July 2, 2012) | Download in PDF format 

Ocean Kayak, the originator of the sit-on-top kayak design, today introduced the new Banzai, a sit-on-top kayak made especially for smaller paddlers. A lightweight, playful and maneuverable kayak, the Banzai is built to allow easy movement and superior mobility for small bodies making it ideal for young paddlers and kids just learning to paddle.

The Banzai is equipped with a lower profile deck that makes the kayak easier for littler arms to control and paddle. Equipped with a comfortable, contoured kid-friendly seat well and a high, molded-in seat back, the Banzai is extremely accommodating. The Banzai’s innovative Tag-Along Tow System is an essential for parents too, allowing users to tow kids if they become too tired to paddle.

“The new Banzai is stable, comfortable and above all just plain fun for kids,” said Sara Knies, Ocean Kayak Marketing Director. “Fun on the water is the name of the game and we feel the Banzai will help encourage kids and families to get out on the water and paddle.”

Accommodating paddlers ranging from about 50 to 150 pounds the Banzai is a kayak that will grow with kids, rather than a boat that will need to be replaced after a season or two. Smooth lines give the Banzai an easy aesthetic and approachable feel, while dynamic graphics and fun colors make the kayak stand out on the water. The Banzai’s feature set is rounded out with a molded-in cup holder and carrying handles.

Key specs:
Length; 9’ 6”
Width: 28.5”
Weight: 33 lbs.
MSRP: $329

Banzai kayaks will be available beginning in August 2012 through authorized Ocean Kayak dealers. For more information about the Ocean Kayak and our latest innovations please visit www.oceankayak.com.

Consumers can also visit the brand on the Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/OceanKayak and on the Ocean Kayak YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/paddleoceankayak.

Ocean Kayak™ is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® paddle gear, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, Scubapro® and UWATEC® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents. Visit Johnson Outdoors online at www.johnsonoutdoors.com.

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