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With exciting new offerings for 2013, the Elie line offers higher performance kayaks with more features at very attractive prices.
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Designed with Olympic paddler François Letourneau
Several models in the Elie line were designed in collaboration with Olympic paddler François Letourneau, finalist in the C2 Canoe Slalom in the 1996 Olympics and C2 Canoe Slalom Champion in both the 2005 Pan-American and Canadian White-Water Slalom Championships. He also holds a B.A. in Environmental Design with a major in Industrial Design and a Technical Degree in Advanced Composites.
Exceptional stiffness and durability
All Elie kayaks are built in a 300,000 square foot manufacturing facility using an advanced thermoforming manufacturing process and their exclusive Poly-XR™ material. Composed of three layers, Poly-XR™ is 30% stiffer than standard polyethylene, delivers unparalleled durability and resistance to damage, and uses less material, resulting in lighter weight kayaks.
All Elie models are finished with a top gloss layer for a glossy finish and deep colors – including new for 2013 colors, medium blue and orange- for a premium look that gets noticed on the water!
Not only do Elie kayaks provide unmatched durability, but since manufacturing cycle times are far shorter than the competition’s, the plant can produce up to 10 times the quantity of kayaks of equal or better quality at the same price. Savings are passed on to customers by equipping their kayaks with more features than other manufacturers, yet still selling for less!
Unique features provide the ultimate in performance and comfort
The Elie line’s innovative Ergoflex Seating System offers kayaking enthusiasts of all sizes the ultimate in paddling comfort. The ergonomically designed backrest provides support through every stroke with its adjustable height and angle to fit any position. Its breathable EVA padded seat eliminates hot spots and supports thighs on even the longest trips.
Elie’s Fluid Steering SystemTM retractable rudders, constructed of a lightweight composite and reinforced with fibreglass for added stiffness, offer increased control and manoeuvrability. Their sophisticated hydrodynamic shape won’t slow paddlers down and the rudder slot on the deck holds it securely in placed when stowed.
These features and others, such as Elie’s easy-access quick-lock hatch that allows paddlers to stow and retrieve essentials in a flash, make the Elie line the first choice of paddlers who know how to make the most of their time on the water!
Take a look at our 2013 line-up:
Sound Recreational Kayaks
Built wider for superior stability, lightweight for easy manoeuvrability, and with a larger cockpit opening, Sound Recreational Kayaks are ideal for beginners and casual paddlers and for navigating calm rivers, lakes and moderate running water. New for 2013: Check out the redesigned Sound 100XE!
Keel extensions on all models
Bungee cords to hold additional gear
Storage compartments with Quick-Lock hatch
Ergoflex seating system, knee pads and stern bulkhead
Built-in cockpit table with day hatch and bottle holder
Available in 10-foot and 12-foot lengths
Strait Day Touring Kayaks
Designed for use on larger bodies of water, Strait Day Touring Kayaks are fast and efficient and have a large cargo capacity, making them ideal for more advanced paddlers and longer trips.
Lightweight and exceptionally durable
Fast hull design, smaller cockpit, ability to steer by leaning
Ergoflex padded seating system for added comfort
Fluid Steering System rudder for straighter tracking (xe models)
Water resistant bow and stern storage compartments
Water resistant day hatch for holding small items within easy reach
Reflective perimeter lines for added visibility
Gulf Sit-on-Top Kayaks
Launched in 2011, the Gulf line of sit-on-top kayaks includes ten and twelve-foot angler and non-angler versions. Their easy handling and exceptional stability and buoyancy make these kayaks ideal for beginners and families. Because paddlers sit on top of rather than in the kayak, these models offer easy re-boarding and are perfect to swim or fish from.
The Gulf 120xe is an ultra-stable, 12-foot, self-bailing kayak built for comfort, ergonomics and performance. Its industry leading Ergoflex Seating System with tilt lock prevents thigh fatigue. Bow and center Quick-Lock hatches, a day hatch with storage bag, a stern storage platform with bungee system and two side open compartments provide ample space to stow gear. It also features accessory eyelets, adjustable foot pegs, a bottle holder, a keel extension and side ergonomic carrying handles with paddle tie-downs. The angler version comes fishing-ready with the Fluid Steering System rudder, Scotty swivel rod holder and two flush mount rod holders.
The Gulf 100xe is a compact, sporty version of the Gulf 120xe. Stylish and agile, it is designed for small to medium build paddlers. Its compact size makes it easy to maneuver, store and transport. But don’t let its smaller size fool you! This kayak offers the same superior stability, impressive capacity and abundant deck and dry storage as the larger model.
Regular Model Features:
Backrests, cushioned seats and adjustable foot pegs provide superior comfort
Water resistant bow storage compartments
Water resistant day hatches for holding small items within easy reach
Angler Model Features
Elie’s sit-on-top style fishing kayaks make it easy to access the shallow, secluded spots where fish love to hide. These models are very stable and offer a full range of fishing-specific accessories.
Lightweight and exceptionally durable
Swivel and flush mount rod holders
Up to 400 pound/183 kg capacity
New for 2013: Limited Lifetime Warranty on all kayaks
Elie is so confident in the quality of its superior materials and stringent quality products, that it now offers a limited lifetime warranty against material and manufacturing defects in the hull and deck on all kayaks for as long as the original end user owns the product! For all warranty details, please visit http://www.eliesport.com/resources/warranty.html
About Pelican International
Founded in 1968 and based in Laval, Quebec, Pelican International is a leading manufacturer of kayaks, canoes, small fishing boats, pedal boats and outdoor winter toys. As a company that promotes the enjoyment of the great outdoors, Pelican is committed to protecting our environment and recycles 99.5% of the excess material produced in their manufacturing process to make new products and has installed specially designed ducts that redirect heated air from their moulding ovens to heat their production facility in the winter. Pelican International also promotes safe boating, advising all passengers to wear a coast guard-approved personal flotation device at all times when aboard a boat. For more information, please visit www.pelicansport.com