Necky Kayaks Launches New Rip 12

Necky® Kayaks Launches New Rip 12™

Old Town, Maine (June 27, 2011)  |  Download in PDF format  

Necky Kayaks, an industry leader in the design and development of premium kayaks, today introduced the new Rip 12. The Rip 12 features a long waterline, narrow beam and sharp keel that translate into a lively kayak with superior glide and tracking.

The Rip 12 is a playful kayak that will help entry-level paddlers elevate their skills while enjoying time on the water. A large cockpit affords easy entry and exit, while soft padded thigh pads provide added handling and control. Creature comforts include a padded Comfort Flex seat with contoured foam seat base and lower back pad, custom foam thigh pads and a cup holder.

“Consumer reaction to the original Rip was tremendous so it made sense to expand the collection,” said Sara Knies, Necky Kayaks Marketing Director. “We added length and narrowed the beam to take the Rip’s performance level up a notch, yet still maintained the desired stability, comfort and convenience that most recreational paddlers seek.”

The Rip 12 is constructed with moderate rocker to provide a lively, responsive ride. It features a Quick Seal stern hatch with bulkhead, which offers ample, dry storage for day tripping adventures. Adjustable foot pedals ensure the kayak will accommodate a variety of users, while deck bungees will hold anything from maps to dry bags and bilge pumps.

Key specs:
Length: 12’
Width: 28”
Depth: 14”
Weight: 50 lbs
MSRP: $699.99 USD

The Necky Rip 12 will be available beginning in August 2011 through authorized Necky specialty dealers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on Necky’s family of kayaks please visit us at, or

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