As one of many half-slice kayaks we wanted to make sure, there’s something about our Machete that sticks out. And well, we’re proud to say there’s no half-slice as uncompromising as ours. We went with an incomparable rocker profile which allows the Machete to emerge in an extremely controlled manner. At the same time the tail is more slicey enabling you pirouette for hours. How did we combine such opposite characteristics one might ask? Here’s the answer to that: The Machete is blessed with a broad and flat hull from nose to tail making it pinball over waves and stoppers and switch right back in to control after landing. Neat and playful on easy sections, as well as fully in control in heavy whitewater – that’s what the Machete is all about. You like to play in the waves? The flat hull does not just provide security but also makes it the “Queen of Waves”. It slides nicely into the waves and masters Spins, Blunts, Ender or Rocksplats. Surf’s up!
|Size||Machete 65*||Machete 85|
|Length||240cm / 7’10.5||270cm / 8’10.3|
|Width||63cm / 24.8″||65.5cm / 25.8″|
|Cockpit||92 cm / XL||92 cm / XL|
|Volume||240l / 63.4 gallons||
270l / 71.3 gallons
|Weight||19.5kg / 43lbs||20kg / 44lbs|
|Recommended Paddler Weight||50–80 kg / 110-176lbs||
70–110kg / 154-242lbs
*Note: The Machete 65 specs are per the Lettmann website, but the boat is actually larger than spec. While it is supposed to be 7’10.5, we measured it to 8’5.5, so we are unsure if the other specs for the 65 are accurate. The 65 should be considered more of a medium boat and the 85 should be considered large.