Gone are the days of breaking your back lugging heavy hunks of polyethylene to the water’s edge. Weighing in at a mere 45 lbs., the Caribbean 12 is a sit-on-top paddler’s dream both on and off the water.
At 12 feet in length with a 30” beam, the Caribbean 12’s stability is extraordinary, yet the highly efficient hull design and hard, abrasion resistant Carbonlite material lets her glide through the water with ease. Tracking is exceptional for a twelve footer, making travel over distance much easier. Easy turns are accomplished with a slight lean and sweep. Eddyline applied the principals of the unique Gull Wing configuration on the Caribbean hull to retain efficiency and tracking while maximizing stability and maneuverability. The height of the seat produced by this configuration allows more comfort and better visibility while allowing the cockpit and tank well to drain effectively.
The large front hatch, center day hatch and rear hatch give easy access to most of the interior space. The cockpit features Sea Dog foot pedals, Gear Bucket in the Center Day Hatch and a comfortable high back seat. The seat well even has its own drain to keep you dry! Perfectly balanced carbon fiber side carry handles make the carry to the water’s edge effortless. Mounting tracks for accessories and an abundance of mounting surfaces provide a wide variety of options for customizing the boat to suit your specific needs. Two scuppers in the cockpit and two in the tank well keep the deck drained well up to loads of 300 lbs.
Finished with our high gloss UV resistant Carbonlite material, you will appreciate all that we have incorporated into this exciting kayak. The Caribbean 12 is the perfect, lightweight platform to build out to your own specifications and custom outfitting.
Individual Factory-installed options include: Footwell traction pads, Foot Controlled Navigator Rudder, Stern Tank Well Cover, Flush Mount Rod Holders, Front Hatch Liner, and many other options.
Caribbean 12 Angler
Based on the Caribbean 12 platform, the Angler version includes factory-installed Footwell Traction Pads, Front Hatch Liner, 2 Sea Dog Flush Mount Rod Holders, Ram-Rod 2007 Rod Holder and a Yak-Attack 1.5” Screwball. Additional installed options include a Foot Controlled Navigator Rudder, and a Stern Tank Well Cover. Speak with your local Eddyline Retailer about pricing.
Available in all colors except orange
The new Eddyline Caribbean is a blast! At 45 pounds it was a breeze to carry to and from the water. The large carbon carry handle made it easy to shoulder and makes a great place to grab when doing re entries. The initial stability of this kayak is better than any other 30” wide kayak I have tested, yet because of the efficient hull design and Carbonlite material, it was very speedy on the water. All and all, I think Eddyline hit a total home run with the Caribbean. Dan Arbuckle – Headwaters Kayaks
Looks like a FERRARI IN EDDYLINE CLOTHING!!! Beautiful and elegant are not sufficient to describe the first reaction. Steve Murrill Great Lakes Kayaks
Victor Woolworth from Headwaters Fishing Team gives a brief walkthrough of the 2012 Eddyline Caribbean Sit on Top: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqiTsrGY_hQ
Outside Magazine The 7 Best Boats of Summer 2012 THE TEST: Most sit-on-tops are barges—impossible to lift and heavy in the water. The Caribbean sets a new standard. The boat’s lightweight hull is a slippery blend of acrylic and ABS plastic with a nearly indestructible acrylic cap. The hard glossy finish won’t break down from UV, so you can store it outside. The hull is shaped like a powerboat’s for added stability and reduced drag. The result: it paddles like a decked kayak with a solid, wide platform that beginners, anglers, and photographers all appreciated.