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Mercury GTX Solo/Tandem

US$1,549.00 – US$2,299.00

Performance touring modular kayak. Proven in the roughest conditions of Alaska.  AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 - The Point 65 Mercury GTX 14/18 is a high performance, stable, decked modular touring kayak...

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Description

Performance touring modular kayak. Proven in the roughest conditions of Alaska. 

AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3 - The Point 65 Mercury GTX 14/18 is a high performance, stable, decked modular touring kayak with a large cockpit with which to explore and then take back home in the trunk of your car. Like the recreational versions, the Mercury features the innovative Snap-Tap™ system. The Point 65 Snap-Tap™ technologies are protected under US and European patents.

The 415 cm/ 13’7’’ Mercury GTX breaks apart into three manageable pieces each weighing less than 11 kg/ 24,3 lbs. The 100cm/39’’ nose section fit’s snugly into the cockpit, making for easy storage, for example in the trunk of your car. With an additional midpiece, your Mercury GTX Solo transforms into a 545cm/17’10’’ high performance, expedition tandem. Created by award-winning design engineer Magnus De Brito, the Mercury is a fun, versatile, high performance touring kayak.

PERFORMANCE KAYAKING - Fast, fun while comfortably stable and straight tracking kayak that snaps apart and re-assembles in only a few seconds making it by far the easiest to carry touring kayak. The rotomolded polyethylene construction provides a combination of strength and impact resistance that most other materials can’t match.
It has plenty of dry storage space with powder dry hatches front and aft. The Mercury GTX 14/18 is a rigid high-performance expedition solo/tandem - touring kayak that you can carry with a smile on your face and which will fit in the back of most cars. It will also fit comfortably in SUV, crossover and minivans with plenty of room to spare.

SOLO, TANDEM, TRIPLE ETC. - ALL IN ONE! No need to buy two kayaks. Snap in the tandem mid-section and your Mercury 14 expedition Solo is transformed into a high-performance Mercury 18 Tandem - so you can bring a friend. Add another midsection and your Mercury becomes a triple and so forth! The record so far? LL. Bean put together a 100-man kayak using the Point65 Tequila! for their 100-year anniversary event. Click here to see the video » Never before has a kayak been so much fun and so easy to own.

ULTIMATE SEAT COMFORT. The Mercury GTX is equipped with an extremely comfortable AIR seat. The AIR seat, with a pneumatically adjustable backrest, gives the paddler an extremely comfortable and perfectly adjustable seating position. The seat covers are made of highly durable and comfortable, honey-comb patterned material in combination with mesh-like fabric
which is laminated and molded over EVA foam.
 
COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE - The large size of the comfy padded cockpit makes for easy entry and exit and fits any paddler. It is equipped with an ergonomically designed seat with seat and back padding, foot braces, which provide for good leg support, and a comfortable paddling position. Add the fitting spray cover from Point 65 (Point Storm or Point Ocean size XL) and you can enjoy a dry ride even in rough conditions.

The Mercury GTX 14/18 comes fully equipped featuring an efficient ingenious keel rudder skeg featuring the innovative Symmetry skeg system, which allows you to drop the skeg/rudder with tremendously improved maneuverability compared to normal addon rudders which are most common on kayaks. a large aft oval and a round forward hatch creating two accessible watertight compartments for your gear. It also features foot pedals as well as cup holders and a comfortable seat & back pad.

 

Total Length
  • Solo: 13'6'' / 415cm
  • Tandem: 18' / 551cm
Width
  • 23.6'' / 60cm
Height
  • 13.8'' / 35cm
Weight
  • Solo: 55lbs / 25kg
  • Tandem: 77lbs / 35kg
Capacity
  • Solo: 286lbs / 130kg
  • Tandem: 530lbs / 240kg
Cockpit
  • 33x18'' / 83x46cm (X-Large)
Material
  • MatriX 1-Layer PE
Rudder
  • Yes
Skeg
  • Yes, integrated retractable.
Seat
  • Comfort AIR-Backrest
Storage
  • Front Waterproof Hatch: 9.5x9.5'' / 24x24cm.
  • Rear Waterproof Hatch: 17.6x10.4'' / 44x26cm.
Features
  • Modular take-a-part.
  • Performance kayaking.
  • Swedish design & engineering.
  • 1- or 2-seater.
  • Symmetry Skeg System
  • Flush Rudder with integrated skeg.
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty.
  • Ships from USA.
Bow Section
  • Length: 46.8'' / 119cm
  • Width: 17.3'' / 44cm
  • Height: 10.2'' / 26cm
  • This section fits inside the front cockpit section.
Front Section
  • Length: 60.2'' / 153cm
  • Width: 23.6'' / 60cm
  • Height: 13.8'' / 35cm
  • This is front cockpit section
Back Section
  • Length: 61'' / 155cm
  • Width: 23.6'' / 60cm
  • Height: 10.2'' / 26cm
Mid Section
  • Length: 55.5'' / 141cm
  • Width: 23.6'' / 60cm
  • Height: 13.8'' / 35cm
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Shipping & Delivery

Shipping

FOR US RESIDENTS - WE SHIP KAYAKS FORM PENNSYLVANIA & UTAH

Shipping cost varies according to the country of destination as well as order physical size. Shipping charges will be stated at checkout.

Returns

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may return your unused merchandise in the original packaging within 14 days from the day you receive your merchandise for a prompt refund.

Point 65 Sweden is not responsible for any added customs charges applied by a local government.

Customer Reviews

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Nancy Ribakove

I am extremely disappointed with my Mercury GTX. As a small, but very physically active woman, I intended to use this boat solo on lakes close to home. I cannot go out without company because I am unable to reliably disconnect the modules without help. I can do it in my garage, but on uneven terrain it is sometimes impossible. As I said, I am small. I think my fingers are actually too short to maintain pressure on the release buttons while, simultaneously, separating the modules. I did write to Support and a video link was sent, which was of no help, as it instructed facing in the opposite direction, making it even more impossible for me to disengage the straps. I now have a second problem; the skeg is stuck in the down position. have sent messages on two more occasions asking for help and information but received no answer. Apparently Point 65 has the policy of helping only once. And they have no literature describing proper use, care, adjustment of lines and possible repair instructions or, if they do, they are keeping it a secret.

I am also surprised by the lack of a manual or, at least, more extensive written material on the use and care of the boat. For instance, is there a technique for adjusting the rudder lines? I also now have a stuck skeg which will not retreat into the boat body. I have asked for help on this but received no reply. The wheel, which is supposed to operate the skeg has a button in the middle. Am I supposed to press it WHILE turning the knob or is it some kind of lock mechanism which is pressed or released after the fin is in place.

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DREW JUSTICE
Near Perfect Kayak

We have two, one brand new and one 4 years old. The kayak is fast, turns well for a 14 footer and has plenty of storage space for overnight trips. The best part is that we can get 2 complete kayaks inside a Subaru Forester and close the hatch. It is easy to do. There are many other pros we could list, but let's keep it short.

CONS: THESE ARE WHY ONLY 4 STARS.

IF YOU ARE UNDER 5"8" ish, THE ONLY CON IS LACK OF UPPER BACK SUPPORT. THE SEAT IS COMFORTABLE EXCEPT IT NEEDS MORE HEIGHT IN THE REAR. YOUR UPPER BACK STARTS TO TIGHTEN UP AFTER A FEW HOURS. WE LIKE TO GO ALL DAY.

IF YOU ARE 5'9" ish or over, THERE ARE TWO CONS. THE LACK OF UPPER BACK SUPPORT, WHICH IS EVEN WORSE AS YOU GET TALLER , IS THE FIRST. THE 2nd IS THE FRONT OF THE COCKPIT IS TOO TIGHT TO OPERATE THE RUDDER SYSTEM CORRECTLY. THE RUDDER PEDALS DO NOT PUSH, THEY ROTATE AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM TO RAISE YOUR KNEES TO ROTATE THE PEDALS. PUSH RUDDER PEDALS WOULD FIX THE PROBLEM EASILY OR REDESIGN THE COCKPIT WHICH WOULD BE MUCH HARDER.

SO, POINT 65º NORTH, IF YOU READ YOUR REVIEWS, YOU COULD CHANGE THE RUDDER PEDALS AND ADD AN UPPER BACK SUPPORT, MAYBE EVEN A CLAMP ONTO THE SKIRT RIM, AND YOU WOULD HAVE THE PERFECT KAYAK.

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Perfect! Stable, easy, even for we older women.

I’ve had my Martini for about ten plus years and love it! Being older, my first criteria was stability. I have a double but never use the center section - it’s too bulky to turn fast and isn’t as fun. It’s perfect for this age 70’s woman as I can be totally independent, not needing anyone to help me put it on the top of a car. Fits easily into the back of my Subaru Outback along with golf clubs, luggage, etc. I have discovered that when putting it together, it helps if it’s FLAT. Any slope, especially side to side like on a boat ramp, makes it hard. I carry an old PFD to wedge under it if there is a slope. When taking it apart, the idea is to lift it up, not try to push it apart. That works better and easier. The only hard part is my hands aren’t large... I would not like the sit-on-top at all. The martini has a really comfy, adjustable seat. We go on short women’s camping trips and I can get almost everything inside. A tent, sleeping bag, pad, food, can be a little too much inside but I can strap the few things that don’t fit inside on top. Also great fun to strap on a big light and go for moonlight paddles, too

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T.A.
Fits in our Honda Fit !

This modular solo/tandem fits perfectly into our very small Honda Fit hatchback. BIGGEST attention getter EVER as people watch in awe as we us pull into the dock with our very compact car, unload the modular sections and set up this near 18' beast on the wharf before launch. Takes two to set up and pull apart. Paddles beautifully. The rudder is assertive, hard left or hard right can make it tippy if you're not careful but we just need to be mindful of that. Maybe the rudder lines will relax a bit with use or maybe we'll just get better using it. it's an amazing craft. Would highly recommend. We could have sold 10 of them on Canada's east coast this past weekend.

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christopher horn
nice boat

putting it together and taking it apart is not as easy as it looks in the videos, but I am still working on that.