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Perception Kayaks


For over 40 years, Perception has produced industry-leading designs of the highest quality. In fact, we pioneered the modern kayak and are one of the most trusted brands in the sport.

Here’s why:

  • We are a company of passionate paddlers within a family of the best known paddlesports brands worldwide.
  • We design, engineer and test our kayaks for the utmost safety, stability, durability, comfort and performance.
  • Our kayaks are handcrafted in Greenville, SC, U.S.A.

Our custom, high-grade polyethylene plastic and distinct rotational molding process provide exceptional strength and durability with seamless, one-piece construction.

Our kayaks are:


  • Highly UV, abrasion and impact-resistant.
  • Built with varied thickness throughout, adding strength when needed, but no additional weight.
  • "The World's Most Comfortable Kayaks™"
  • Easily repaired, recyclable, and produced with less waste in manufacturing.
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Perception Prodigy 12.0 Kayak

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Perception Prodigy 10.0 Kayak

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Perception Tribe 13.5 Tandem Kayak

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