Perception Kayak Bimini 15.0 is a highly sought after model, mainly for the length of the boat. Because this kayak comes in at a little over 15 feet long, it provides incredibly straight, and accurate tracking, while minimizing the effort required to propel the boat forward. The Bimini 15.0 weighs in at a hefty 69 pounds, which means that you may end up needing a kayak trailer, or cart to tote the craft from the shore, to the water. This sit on top does provide scupper holes, which will allow you to run a small, fashioned kayak trailer, with a set of wheels, for ease of moving. At only 28 inches wide, the stability on this boat is going to feel much tippier than other, wider models of kayaks.
The Perception Kayak Illusion is slightly shorter than the Bimini, coming in at 14 feet, 5 inches long. This provides as much speed, and gliding distance as the Bimini, but because it is shorter, it’s beam width to length ratio is greatly improved. This means that it is not going to feel near as tippy as the Bimini, but will still provide you with the same amount of speed. It also weighs nearly 12 pounds less than the Bimini, which provides a much easier time moving it around.
If you are looking for a simple pond boat, the Perception Kayak Sundance 12.0 comes in at slightly over 12 feet long, with a 28 inch wide beam. The lower center of gravity provided by sit inside kayaks means that you won’t feel near as uncomfortable while moving around, than a narrow, long sit on top model. At only 49 pounds, this boat is incredibly easy to move around, and the 12 foot length provides reliable tracking, and glide once you have completed your paddle strokes.