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The Rio is expressly designed for the small to medium paddler looking for a recreational style kayak with spirited performance and nimble handling.
At just under 12 feet in length and only 35 pounds, the Rio presents a delightful combination of comfortable stability with a playful and efficient hull. While ready for the first time paddler, this kayak will soon tempt you to experiment with more advanced paddle strokes. Keeping up with other touring kayaks is easy, and the extra light weight and smaller size make car topping and storage a joy.
The Rio is fully equipped with 10 inch performance hatches bow and Stern for easy access to gear. It sports our comfortable Infinity Seat System and has molded thigh braces for a custom fit. Eddyline installs fusion bulkheads and deck lines for safety, and retractable carry handles for transport ease. All these are long boat features, but in a sporty, compact boat weighing just 35 pounds.
The Rio will bring a smile to your face on every outing.
In 1996 we gave “plastic kayaks” a whole new meaning with our Carbonlite 2000 technology. Carbonlite 2000 is a high performance co-extruded plastic laminate that is proprietary to Eddyline Kayaks. It is first made into a two layer flat sheet with a “muscle” substrate and a hard abrasion and UV resistant exterior. Then, using very high temperatures and vacuum, we form each sheet into the deck or hull of a kayak.
Carbonlite 2000 brings the technology of plastic kayaks to an entirely new level of performance. Eddyline pioneered this technology back in 1995 and Carbonlite 2000 is an Eddyline exclusive. Our material looks and performs like fiberglass with clear advantages over other plastics: dimensional stability and increased stiffness, higher heat distortion temperatures, hard glossy “non fuzzing” finishes with excellent abrasion and impact resistance, easy repairability, superior UV resistance and lighter weights. Carbonlite 2000 is extremely tough, but it is also easily repaired in the event of an accident. It has endured the test of time in the hands of many paddlers, liveries and tour operators and is highly suitable for nearly all kayak applications.
Eddyline is committed to manufacturing in an environmentally responsible manner. Carbonlite 2000 is 100% recyclable (as are the bulkheads, cockpit and seat), all scrap plastic is recycled and virtually no waste is generated.