Point 65 Martini GTX Tandem Sit-In Review

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7.6

MANEUVERABILITY

5.5/10

STABILITY

10.0/10

TRACKING

8.0/10

SPEED

7.0/10

Pros

  • Perfect for: touring, adventure, fishing
  • Safe, stable, ultimate seat comfort
  • AIR seatwith adjustable seating position
  • Easy to transport, but also easy to store and carry with plenty of dry storage

Cons

  • Not recommended for surfing

Designer Magnus de Brito managed to present innovation and express comfort through Point 65 Martini GTX Tandem. Mainly thanks to the Snap-Tap solution, the specialist developed a fun and versatile recreational kayak. It comes with a comfortable ergonomic seat equipped with tight braces for improved control, multiple cup holders and adjustable rudder pedals, just like its sibling, the Solo version.

When to Use?

The Tandem can be used during day trips and weekends on both rivers and lakes, but we do not recommend lakes and especially no open waters. It is perfect for fishingtouring and can be used by beginnernormal and expertlevel users. No matter what type of paddles you prefer, the Tandem has them all.

Waters: River or Lake
Skill-o-meter: Beginner, Normal and Expert
Pack Volume: Weekend trip or Day trip
Usage: Recreation, Fishing, Touring
Paddler size: Small, Normal, Large

Features of The Martini GTX Tandem

  • Great tracking and performance: the model is easy to handle, it’s also comfortable and not to mention highly performant.
  • Integrated rudder and rudder foot pedals inside the cockpit: these elements make it easy to handle both in water and outside the water.
  • AIR seats with pneumatically adjustable backrest: for an extremely comfortable ride.
  • olded in fish-o-meter, multiple cup holders and paddlepark.
  • Snap-Tap modular system: which means you can go from Solo to Tandem, very easily, only by adding an extra midsection.

Product Dimensions

Length: 416cm / 13’8”
Width: 70cm / 27,6”
Weight: 35kg / 77lbs
Capacity: 240kg / 530lbs
Weight/section: approx 11kg / 24,3
Front Section: 170cm / 5’7”
Mid Section: 163cm / 5´ 4”
Stern section: 142cm / 4´8”
Bow Hatch: 20x20cm / 7,9″x7,9″
Aft Hatch: 44x26cm 17″x10″
Cockpit: 83x46cm / 33″x18″

Tandem vs Solo

The Martini GTX Solo is a sit-in kayak can easily be handled in water, however, the Tandem version is one step ahead. In terms of speed, the Tandem is again a bit faster. It’s true though that the GTX Solo can be maneuvered better, whereas the Tandem has incredible initial stability and end stability. The Solo behaves better in wind and waves conditions.


Maneuverability

Stability

Tracking

Speed
Martini GTX Solo 80⇑95⇓ 60⇓55 ⇓
Martini GTX Tandem 55⇓
100⇑ 80⇑70⇑

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Alan · May 17, 2019 at 7:15 pm

MANEUVERABILITY

4.60

STABILITY

10.00

TRACKING

8.00

SPEED

6.90

Great kayak for touring

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