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Specifications
Length: 12'
Beam: 28"
Weight: 38 lbs
Cockpit Size: 48″ x 22″
Capacity: 350 lbs
Volume: 10.5 cu. ft.
Seat: Fixed
MSRP: $1,349

Anyone can paddle this boat! The large cockpit makes getting in or out of this very stable recreational kayak a breeze, even from a dock or boat deck.

Take along your kid, your dog, your camera, the groceries, oh – and don´t forget the fishing rod. It´s stable enough to land a big one.

The Sandpiper comes with the Infinity Seat and Backrest with the Comfort Mesh Pad and padded Knee supports attached to the cockpit rim add comfort and adjustability for a custom fit. The Sandpiper is easy to maneuver in those backwaters while bird watching and small enough to fit on your yacht. It is so easy to paddle you just might want two.

 

Elaine Bedard, Marlborough CT
Just took my new Kayak out for the first ride! It performed great and fits my needs perfectly. Also, due to the light weight, I was easily able to load it on and off of my SUV on my own – this was a big concern!

Linda Swope, Jackson, WY
This is my 4th recreational kayak and it’s the best! Turns easily for being 12 feet long.

Yvonne Kingsley, W. Baldwin, ME
It took 2 years and looking at other kayak to come back to the Sandpiper. When I saw it again at Kittery, I knew it was the one for me.

Sandy & Ellen Trevor Sanibel Island, Florida
Thanks for the fine work on our beautiful pair of red Sandpipers. They are ideal for the bayou behind our home here on Sanibel Island, and for the nearby sounds, bays and rivers. We have a Paddleboy bike trailer for one of the kayaks, and when going further, we added 2 Yakima racks to our car. The Sandpipers are perfect for us since they are light enough that one person can lift them — and really easy with 2 people, even if they are not in great shape.

Don Schimpff at Paddling.net
Into our third season with our Sandpipers. Both my wife and I are delighted with these well-designed, nimble kayaks. We were initially attracted by the light weight(38#), large cockpit, excellent lines and spiffy finish. We paddle regularly with a group using mostly high end touring kayaks, and we have no trouble keeping up with the pack–and we can outmaneuver them any time we poke into narrow estuaries and rivers.

I’d suggest the Sandpiper to anyone looking for a highly stable, easily paddled and carried boat. Although we do alot of loon watching, photography, and poking around shores and islands, we’ve been in two foot chops on large lakes. In those circumstances, an Eddyline skirt (about $70) is a very good idea.

“The Eddyline Sandpiper is an underrated kayak…I use this 12 footer mostly in bays, off the coast of Maine…tracks well, manuevers easily…absolutely love this kayak…No complaints whatsoever.”

“Purchased the Sandpiper this spring. Great looking kayak with fine lines and low profile in the water. Enjoy the open cockpit and light weight of the kayak. Probably the most attractive kayak on the market for its size and style. On ponds and streams it has tracked well. Fast enough for a kayak of this width. Price is high but the quality is clear to see.”

“The Sandpiper is a delightful recreational boat. (My other kayak is a Dagger Baja.) I spend much time on flat slow moving east Texas creeks/rivers. The Sandpiper is ideal for maneuvering in and around the plentiful cypress coves found in this part of the state. The Sandpiper tracks well and cruises nicely for its length. We call it the “party barge” -because of its excellent stability. Also nice for fishing. The sizable cockpit – makes a spray skirt necessary in winter (paddle dripping). Also difficult to edge without the aid of a 2 X 4 across your lap :)”

Ethel Waldron Waterford, CT
I bought an Eddyline Sandpiper on Saturday.The Sandpiper is my first sit inside. I purchased this one for a number of reasons. The first being weight, it is half the weight of my Hobie. The width and cockpit opening allowes easy access for my short wide body. I have paddled this twice since I bought it, collectively 5-6 hours. So my experience with it is limited. I liked the way it handled and the ease of movement and manuverability.

Joe Ciarrocca, Brunswick, ME
This is my 2nd season with the Sandpiper. …the word recreational does not describe what an excellent boat the Sandpiper really is. To say it is a recreational kayak is to grossly underrate this boat…I am truly impressed by this little devil!

Carl DuBee, Kalama, WA
I would like to give you some unsolicited testimony on your kayaks. My wife and I have two Sandpipers. Although I love the Merlin for sheer paddling enjoyment, the Sandpipers were more suitable to our needs; photography, fishing, exploring backwaters and all around stability. We recently completed an 11,000-mile trip towing a 5th wheel with the kayaks on the roof of my pick-up.

We paddled in such diverse places as the upper Colorado River, the Rio Grande, Lake Powell, Texas Gulf coastal waters, Atchafaly Swamp and numerous lakes. The kayaks exceeded all our expectations. My wife, who was apprehensive with kayaks having lesser initial stability, has gained considerable confidence with her boat. Before, there would be excuses not to go kayaking. Now, she can´t wait to get on the water.

Murphy Lafferty, Woodbury, NJ
I took a picture of a Sandpiper into my local dealer to order one. Was I in heaven or what! In January, in comes my Green / white Sandpiper. To say it was LUV at first sight..is little praise. Easy to handle, puts up easy on my Jeep, light weight, comfortable with plenty pf leg room and handles the rivers and streams like a dream. Can you tell, I´m very pleased? I feel like I am in a Cadillac. Easy to store and cleans very well. This is one happy Easterner.

bgvt at Paddling.net
I inherited an old Sandpiper – and although I own two other kayaks, it’s my “go to” boat. It’s old enough to have no hatches or bulkheads, and it’s bounced off enough rocks and scraped over enough gravel banks to have needed repair to the stern keel to stop it leaking. And it’s old enough (and light enough!) to have been blown off the top of a car before it was tied down, cracking around about 1/3 of the cockpit coaming – and it’s still my “go to” boat. It’s been around enough so that the seat back split and has been pop riveted together and it’s STILL my “go to” boat. The light weight, maneuverability, comfort, beauty and style mean that when it finally completely falls apart, I’ll have to go buy another one, if I can scrape together the money; there are few others out there with the light weight and good looks. My wife and I (age 50s) bought two Sandpipers, and just finished our second year with them. We also enjoy them with our teenage sons, numerous visitors who were novice paddlers, and our small dog. We use them in Northern Wisconsin on a chain of 28 lakes (50 acres up to 600 acres), as well as the headwaters of the Wisconsin River. I agree with the previous reviews: the boat is beautiful, super stable, easy to use (light weight), and fun. It tracks well, is very efficient, and is even fun when we are in 1 foot+ waves out on the bigger lakes. I don’t think either of us has ever even fallen out. Many of my wife’s girlfriends have used the kayaks as a first time kayaking experience, and they had no trouble putting them in the lake by themselves. The only regret I have is that I bought a very nice (expensive) canoe the year before I bought the kayaks, and it never came off the garage wall last year. I recommend the Sandpiper enthusiastically, and without reservation! I have many years of experience paddling sea kayaks and white water kayaks. As the owner and designer for Falcon Sails, I always want to know more. Since our sails are so commonly installed on recreational kayaks, I decided to see how well our sails will perform on a recreational kayak. Now that my daughter is 7 years old, this was a perfect time to acquire a boat of this kind. Up until recently I had no interest in paddling or owning a recreational kayak. After acquiring and paddling my new Sandpiper I have changed my mind. Today I tried this boat for the very first time. I was very pleasantly surprised. I was amazed how it had the best of both worlds in terms of being easy to keep on course, and at the same time, it was very easy to chance the direction I was traveling. This was true even when I put the sail up in the light to moderate winds we had today. The Sandpiper passed this test with flying colors. A boat that will stay on course well with the sail up, and also change directions easily is truly a gem. All these great characteristics come without the complication of a skeg or rudder. I like how comfortable the boat is. I could easily spend many enjoyable hours in this kayak. I have not taken my daughter out with me yet, but I think it will work out fine as long as she is still small. It is so stable and comfortable, I think I could close my eyes and fall asleep. The foot pegs are very easy to adjust. If somebody changes the foot pegs, and I manage to not notice until after I paddle away, I will not have to return to shore like many boats require. The construction, and finish are very well done. Based on my sea kayaking friend’s experience with Carbonlite, I have always known it is a great material. I have been watching this material for over 10 years, and the reports are always the same. Eddyline boat owners consistently say great things about Carbonlite. It has the great look of a fiberglass boat, and at the same time, out performs all the other plastic boats in what plastic does so well. Not that I suggest you abuse your boat, I can tell you Carbonlite 2000 material will look great even if you do. After taking the time to install a sail rig on this boat, my impressions of this material have only improved. I knew Carbonlite was good stuff before I owned a Sandpiper. My experience with the Sandpiper only confirms this belief. Carbonlite is stiff, smooth, and makes a light weight boat that is a pleasure to carry. A long time sea kayaking friend of mine that is very hard his boats, asked me to take some for sale pictures of his “old boat” which is an Eddyline Fathom made of Carbonlite. Even after 6 years of constant heavy use that boat looks almost brand new. My 24 megapixel slr camera could not reveal anything except hard to see scratches. There is less than one 20th of the scratching you would find on a fiberglass boat, or the typical rotomolded polyethylene boats. His “old” boat shows very few signs of aging. It is truly amazing. Carbonlite will hold their value extremely well even after many years of use. The fact this boat has bulk heads, sets it apart again from other boats in the recreational class. First if you keep the hatch covers on, it makes swamping the boat impossible. The bulkheads also add structural strength to the deck and hull. The bulk heads also allow for storage where you can organize and keep dry whatever you want to bring on an adventure. Since my boat has been made, Eddyline has improved the Sandpiper to include some very nice rubber deck hatches which is ideal. They are plenty big so you can quickly load and unload the dry storage area. If my boat had these like the upgraded design does, I would like this boat even more. I talked about looks, but this deserves another mention. The boat looks great. The one I have has a red deck, and a white hull. The deck has contours to it that add to its structural strength, and at the same time just look really cool. This boat has a black cockpit coaming that really makes it look great. The bottom line is the Sandpiper is a comfortable, easy to paddle, easy to carry, stable, light weight kayak that looks great, and will continue to be all these things over many years. If you want a very good quality light weight recreational kayak, this boat has to be on your short list. If you want a recreational kayak that sails well in moderate conditions, this boat does very well. I bought mine because I like to take my dog along and the cockpit is perfect for a medium size dog of about 50+/- lbs. The kayak is lighter than most so I can handle it alone and it tracks well, even with my dog in front between my knees and feet. It seems to be the perfect kayak for we Senior Citizens because of the weight and handling. I highly recommend it to my friends.

By Patrick Forrester – Designer and owner of Falcon Sails 11-09-2013
I have many years of experience paddling sea kayaks and white water kayaks. As the owner and designer for Falcon Sails, I always want to know more. Since our sails are so commonly installed on recreational kayaks, I decided to see how well our sails will perform on a recreational kayak. Now that my daughter is 7 years old, this was a perfect time to acquire a boat of this kind. Up until recently I had no interest in paddling or owning a recreational kayak. After acquiring and paddling my new Sandpiper I have changed my mind. Today I tried this boat for the very first time. I was very pleasantly surprised. I was amazed how it had the best of both worlds in terms of being easy to keep on course, and at the same time, it was very easy to chance the direction I was traveling. This was true even when I put the sail up in the light to moderate winds we had today. The Sandpiper passed this test with flying colors. A boat that will stay on course well with the sail up, and also change directions easily is truly a gem. All these great characteristics come without the complication of a skeg or rudder. I like how comfortable the boat is. I could easily spend many enjoyable hours in this kayak. I have not taken my daughter out with me yet, but I think it will work out fine as long as she is still small. It is so stable and comfortable I think I could close my eyes and fall asleep. The foot pegs are very easy to adjust. If somebody changes the foot pegs, and I manage to not notice until after I paddle away, I will not have to return to shore like many boats require. The construction and finish are very well done. Based on my sea kayaking friend’s experience with Carbonlite, I have always known it is a great material. I have been watching this material for over 10 years, and the reports are always the same. Eddyline boat owners consistently say great things about Carbonlite. It has the great look of a fiberglass boat, and at the same time, out performs all the other plastic boats in what plastic does so well. Not that I suggest you abuse your boat, I can tell you Carbonlite 2000 material will look great even if you do. After taking the time to install a sail rig on this boat, my impressions of this material have only improved. I knew Carbonlite was good stuff before I owned this boat. My experience with the Sandpiper only confirms this belief. Carbonlite is stiff, smooth, and makes a light weight boat that is a pleasure to carry. A long time sea kayaking friend of mine that is very hard his boats, asked me to take some for sale pictures of his “old boat” which is an Eddyline Fathom made of Carbonlite. Even after 6 years of constant heavy use that boat looks almost brand new. My 24 megapixel slr camera could not reveal anything except hard to see scratches. There is less than one 20th of the scratching you would find on a fiberglass boat, or the typical rotomolded polyethylene boats. This boat shows very few signs of aging. It is truly amazing. It is no wonder boats made of Carbonlite will hold their value extremely well even after many years of use. The fact this boat has bulk heads sets it apart again from all the other boats in the recreational class. First if you keep the hatch covers on, it makes swamping the boat impossible. The bulkheads also add structural strength to the deck and hull. The bulk heads also allow for storage where you can organize and keep dry whatever you want to bring on an adventure. Since my boat has been made, Eddyline has improved the Sandpiper to include some very nice rubber deck hatches which is ideal. They are plenty big so you can quickly load and unload the dry storage area. If my boat had these like the upgraded design does, I would like this boat even more. I talked about looks, but this deserves another mention. The boat looks great. The one I have has a red deck, and a white hull. The deck has contours to it that add to its structural strength, and at the same time just look really cool. This boat has a black cockpit coaming that really makes it look great. The bottom line is the Sandpiper is a comfortable, easy to paddle, easy to carry, stable, light weight kayak that looks great and will continue to be all these things over many years. If you want a very good quality light weight recreational kayak, this boat has to be on your short list. If you want a recreational kayak that sails well in moderate conditions, this boat does very well.

Paddling.com Anonymous

I bought a Sandpiper at age 55 after looking a several different models, and liking everything that I read about Carbonlite. It was a great choice.

The boat is light for its size, it gets compliments for its appearance, and it easily handles calm ponds and the rougher waters between the islands on Lake Champlain. The cockpit is roomy, and there is plenty of storage, between the hatches and the tie downs on bow and stern.
I would certainly buy another one.

Paddling.com: Anonymous

This was my first outing on the river with my Eddyline Sandpiper. There was a 10-15 mph wind out of the east and the water had a moderate chop. I paddled approximately 4 miles. With the conditions described the Sandpiper handled great; tracked like the water was calm. Some waves broke over the bow but did not affect it performance. Turning was very easy with little or no effort. The Sandpiper was stable minor rocking but no concerns.

Loading and unloading was effortless the weight is incredible 38 pounds. The weight had no affect on the performance or my back. Great kayak for all would recommend to anyone looking. I tried four kayaks before I purchased this one.

Paddling.com Anonymous

The Eddyline Sandpiper is the best all round kayak out there. Weight allows for easy loading/unloading. The Sandpiper tracks great in all of the conditions I have been exposed to from incoming tides, wind and white caps. The cockpit has ample room to store items as well as the bow and stern compartments. Deck has forward and rear gear storage bungees.

I am new to kayaking and this has met all of my expectations. Looking forward to going out again in the near future.

Canoe Magazine Aug. 2000

The first thing that struck us about this boat by Eddyline Kayaks was how astonishingly light it is for its size. Together with the long cockpit and wide coaming, it is truly an easy solo carry. The Sandpiper is made from plastic call Carbonlite 2000 and assembled more like a composite boat than plastic and it shared the composite look and feel. The stern keeps it going straight. The width of the boat contributes to its considerable primary stability, which keeps the boat reassuringly flat on smooth water.

Our smaller paddlers found the boat “easy to paddle.” Our big paddlers particularly liked the wide plastic seat firmly glued to the bottom. The plastic seat back is comfortably flexible, easy to adjust while underway, and attached to the seat bottom with stainless-steel bolts.

This coated-nylon cockpit cover fits securely to keep your cockpit clean during storage.
A coated-nylon skirt with an adjustable waist tube and removable suspenders.
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