Lighter, cheaper, better - Pick all three! Alpacka's most comfortable two-person model, the Rendezvous replaces the Oryx with an innovative design that uses an integrated central thwart in place of seats. This means lighter weight, less bulk, and fewer parts to keep track of which makes packing in a breeze.
On the water, the Rendezvous seats two paddlers like a traditional canoe and is ideal for long days on flatwater lakes and rivers. The rear paddler sits on the stern and the front paddler sits on the thwart. The thwart also stiffens up the hull and makes it possible for either paddler to stand for short periods for casting and scouting. This makes it the best fishing model in our lineup.
We recommend the Aquabound Shred-Apart 240cm paddle with the Rendezvous. Use it in canoe configuration when you have two paddlers and want to make time. Use it in kayak paddle configuration so the rear paddler can operate the boat and the front passenger can fish, watch wildlife, or prepare a mid-river lunch.
FEATURES:Manufacturing: Built in Mancos, ColoradoBase Hull Size: 13-inchValve: Temper assist valve for inflation and deflationAttachments: 4 Bow grab loops, 4 stern grab loops and 1 bow handleSeating & Rigging: Integrated Front Passenger Thwart SeatBuild Configurations: OpenCargo Fly: Standard (Internal Dry Bags sold separately)Materials: Proprietary 210-denier nylon hull and 840-denier ballistic nylon floor (Made in USA)Included: Inflation Bag, Stuff Sack, and Basic Repair KitRecommended Gear: Aqua-Bound Shred-Apart 240cm Paddle, Astral EV-Eight PFD, Hybrid Bow BagCARGO FLY:
Alpacka's innovative Cargo Fly internal storage system comes standard on the Rendezvous.The Cargo Fly features an airtight zipper installed in the stern of the boat to allow you to store your gear inside the tubes. The system provides drier and more secure gear storage and improved paddling performance due to a lower center of gravity.
Internal Dry Bags may be purchased separately and are designed to work with the Cargo Fly system.The bags slip inside the Cargo Fly zipper and can be organized along the inside of the tubes to balance the load. The XL Internal Dry Bags are sized to fit with the Rendezvous hull size, but the Roll-Top and Zippered Dry Bags will work as well. We recommend 1-2 sets of bags for the Rendezvous.
Fabric: 210d Nylon
Exterior Length: 132in | 335cm
Exterior Width: 40in | 102cm
Interior Length: 74.5in | 189cm
Interior Width: 14.5in | 37cm
Weight with Cargo Fly*: 10lb | 4.5kg
Packed Size**: 20x9in | 51x23cm
Max Capacity***: 800lb | 363kg
*Weight includes all components except inflation bag, repair kit, and internal dry bags for Cargo Fly.
**Packed size is a reference measurement based on folding each lengthwise edge of the boat to the center and rolling from the bow. There are many other methods of rolling and folding the boats that will result in a different packed size that may be more or less efficient for packing depending on the situation.
***Max Capacity is the maximum total weight (paddlers and cargo) that the boat can reasonably carry in flatwater under ideal conditions. Actual capacity for any given trip will vary widely based on the paddler’s skill and water conditions. Please review our weight carrying capacity guide for further details.