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The Mercury GTX is a rigid high-performance expedition touring kayak, proven in the roughest conditions of Alaska. Slide it in the back of an SUV, crossover, or minivan with plenty of room to spare. No more hoisting your kayak onto your roof rack!
Created by award-winning design engineer Magnus De Brito, the Mercury has what it takes to meet your expectations in even the most demanding of conditions, and it’s slim and trim design slices through the water with minimal friction.
GO SOLO, GO TANDEM: NO NEED TO BUY TWO KAYAKS
With Point 65´s innovative Snap-Tap system, the single-seater snaps apart and re-assembles in seconds for a kayak that is comfortable, stable, and strong, making it by far the easiest to carry touring kayak on the market.
Snap-in the mid-section and your single seater Solo transforms into a high-performance Tandem. Never before has a kayak been so much fun, and so easy to handle in and out of the water! In fact, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is deciding whom to bring!
The Mercury GTX Solo breaks apart into three manageable pieces. The nose section slides easily into the cockpit, making for easy storage. With an additional midpiece, your Mercury GTX Solo transforms into a high performance, expedition tandem.
SYMMETRY SKEG SYSTEM
The Mercury GTX 14/18 comes fully equipped with an ingenious built-in keel rudder, featuring the innovative Symmetry skeg system. This incredible design allows you to drop and raise the skeg with the turn of a knob. Controlled via foot pedals, this responsive system will have you turning on a dime at the touch of your toes, nimbly navigating you through waves and rocks with ease.
COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE
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 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 moulded over EVA foam.
The large size of the cockpit makes for easy entry and exit and ﬁts any paddler.
The ergonomically designed seat and foot braces provide for good leg support, and a comfortable paddling position.
Two roomy watertight compartments (a large aft oval and a round forward hatch) offer safe storage for your gear.
Also featured are cup holders, overlooked on many kayak designs, but an essential component!
Add the optional fitted spray cover and you can enjoy a dry ride even in rough conditions.
Length solo: 414 cm/ 13'7'
Length Tandem: 559cm/17'10"
Width: 60 cm / 23.6”
Weight Solo: 29.4 kg / 65 lbs (back piece 26lbs, front piece 27lbs, nose cone 12lbs)
Weight Tandem: 94lbs (back piece 26lbs, mid piece 32lbs, front piece 27lbs, nose cone 12lbs)
Length of nose cone: 3'11" (fits inside front cockpit for transportation and storage)
Length of front cockpit: 5'1"
Length of midsection (tandem) cockpit: 4'9"
Length of back section: 5'3"
Aft (back) hatch: 44 x 26 cm / 17” x 10”
Front hatch: 24x24cm / 9.5” x 9.5”
Cockpit opening inside measurement: 83x46 cm / 33” x 18”
Cockpit opening outside measurement (outside lip to outside lip):37" length, 20" widest width
Capacity solo: 130 kg/286 lbs
Legroom, front (solo) cockpit: 4'2" to back of seat, 3'8" farthest foot pedal setting to back of seat
Legroom, back (midsection/tandem) cockpit: 3'9" to back of seat, 3'7" farthest foot pedal setting to back of seat