Welcome to Martha's Vineyard's exclusive source for revolutionary "Performance Sit-on-Top" kayaks from STELLAR-- one of the world's premier manufacturers of cutting edge kayaks, surfskis, paddleboards and accessories.
Unlike traditional sea kayaks with tight, restrictive cockpits requiring a spray skirt for safety in open water, STELLARs offer ergonomic open cockpits which are exceptionally easy to enter and exit and, most critically, far easier to re-board should a capsize occur-- no need to learn the "Eskimo roll" essential to righting a traditional kayak (we do offer instruction on the proper technique for remounting in the unlikely event of a spill).
And unlike traditional plastic sit-on-tops which are heavy, wide and difficult to propel through the water (particularly in a straight line), Performance Sit-on-Tops from STELLAR glide over the surface with ease, combining ultra-efficient underbodies with responsive foot-controlled rudders-- all at industry leading light weights. While it is possible for water to splash over the sides, all models are equipped with standard bailers and venturi drains to suction that water out with forward motion.
Beyond the obvious on-water advantages, STELLAR's Performance Sit-on-Tops are unequalled when it comes to handling on terra firma too. Perfectly balanced cockpit handles allow for solo carrying just like a suitcase, along with relative ease in flipping over the head to place on cartop racks. Each boat also has handles fore-and-aft which make two-person toting an absolute breeze. Ease of transport off the water is a frequently overlooked yet critical component of kayak enjoyment-- over time, heavy boats tend to be used less and less as cartopping becomes a strenuous deterrent. At 35 lbs and under, that'll never happen with a STELLAR!
KAYAKs MV carries 14, 16 and 18-foot models suitable for beginner, intermediate and experienced paddlers respectively; more advanced surfskis in the 19-21-foot range, or any model from STELLAR's extensive line of superior Sea Kayaks may be special ordered. Click on the "Shop" button above to view on-Island inventory, or see the complete selection at stellarkayaksusa.com