The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is for those who want the best!
- The best tracking
- The best speed
- The best durability
- The best stability
- The best back support
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak is our fastest tandem kayak yet!
It combines the wonderful stability and space of the AdvancedFrame Convertible with the performance-enhancing drop-stitch floor.
And some added comfort with the inflatable lumbar support seats!
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is for those who want the best!
Glide straight with the patented AdvancedFrame design – no waggling when you paddle.
The Built in fin is another feature to help you paddle straight.
Unlike most tandem kayaks, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak has plenty of leg room for BOTH paddlers, which means less arguments!
Most kayaks over 4m are classed as 3-seaters, but Advanced Elements have kept this one as a spacious tandem kayak.
The solo seating position means you are perfectly balanced in the kayak – no drag and no wag.
Changing between tandem and solo is simply a matter of where you clip the seats in – super easy!
At 4.6m, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite is one of the longest, and therefore fastest inflatable kayaks on the market.
It also has a capacity of 249kg, so you can really load it up with gear.
With the inflatable lumbar cushion in the seat supporting your back, you can paddle for hours.
The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite has a low centre of gravity and a flat hull for effortless stability. This saves your strength and allows you to relax and enjoy the ride.
Advanced Elements have designed the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite to be wonderfully durable and safe.
With multiple air chambers, multiple layers covering the main chambers and the extra-tough PVC tarpaulin on the hull, you don’t really have to worry about punctures.
Comes pre-assembled so there is no complicated set up – just inflate and paddle!
*** Note – this video shows the AdvancedFrame Convertible – the Elite model has a drop-stitch floor which takes a few more pumps to get up to pressure.
Packs up into a bag with detachable backpack straps. Super easy for travel and storage!
Packed bag dimensions: 91cm x 53cm x 33cm
Length: 15′ (4.57m)
Weight: 56 lbs (25 kg)
Brand: Advanced Elements
Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes
Coastal/Open Water: Yes
Width: 32″ (81cm)
Maximum Capacity: 550 lbs (249 kg)
Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 31″ x 21″ x 13″ (91cm x 53cm x 33cm)
Warranty Period: 12 Months
River Class: II
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56 lbs (25 kg)
550 lbs (249 kg)
|Deflated and Packed Dimensions||
31" x 21" x 13" (91cm x 53cm x 33cm)
12 months from purchase
|Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways||
|Coastal / Open Water||
I bought this earlier this year while recovering from broken ribs thinking it would be weeks before I could use it. As it turned out, I soon realised it was easy to load and unload from my Subaru Forester and I could manage it even with sore ribs so, as we live in Brisbane, we launched it in the Noosa River for an easy paddle in the beautiful surroundings. A bit of a lull when I broke my leg snow skiing but almost healed and ready for the Tweed river next week and then a road trip through NSW and Victoria in November. I could never have managed a rigid kayak with the injuries so this has been a fantastic purchase.
Having previously canoed in a fibreglass ‘canadian’ style canoe that just got too heavy to lug around when travelling, it was a pleasure to be able to get back on the water in our new Convertible Elite. No more heavy lifting! We had no problems with getting on the water… probably took us about 20-25 mins from getting the carry bag out of the wagon to being on the water (depending on whether we got talking with interested people who were curious about the kayak). The kayak itself is extremely stable, and seems to track very well, even in the quite windy and choppy conditions we encountered on Lake Cargelligo on our recent trip in central NSW. Drying the kayak after a morning paddle was the only real concern we had, but wiping down with a towel helped in this regard. All in all a tremendous kayak that suits our needs well.
Recently purchased 2 advanced element double kayaks from Emily. This was after months of research considering how to balance convenience, performance and stability. We live on Sydney northern beaches and have access to a range of waterways from rivers and lakes to the ocean. I have experience in paddling, less so my wife and we have a daughter with physical limitations so we needed to somehow keep everyone happy. The versatility and convenience that we achieved through our purchase is perfect. I can take a trip by myself and reach satisfying speeds, and we can aIso have a family day with no challenges in the water with two of us in one kayak and no issues with entry or exit for my daughter, which is with many times the price we paid. The kayaks are awesome and have fantastic stability but can still get to a great speed with much less effort than I expected. An additional and unexpected surprise was the customer service we received from Emily. Responsive, friendly and very willing to spend time after purchase answering questions to assist. A level of customer service above and beyond. Very very happy.
Awesome . Looked around in detail at inflatables and hard shells for 6 months plus. Very happy with purchase and excellent customer service. I mean excellent.
I have long argued in my books and blog that the AE double kayak is the near-perfect yacht tender and a fantastic alternative to the traditional dinghy/outboard combo. Easy to rig up, easy to drag on to the side deck at night, huge carrying capacity (we had two advocado trees in it once) and actually a lot drier than the inflatable dinghy whose chubby love handles send spray flying in all directions. The fact that the tubes are wrapped in UV resistant yacht canvas adds to their toughness and longevity. The ease with which they cut through the water means that we have long ago sold the outboard as there is no need for it. Not only has this released some funds and the need for constant vigilance (outboards are the number one theft item) but it allows us to crawl up creeks (without disturbing the wildlife with the noise of an outboard) and take on surf landings that would have hitherto been impossible. Over the years we have been very impressed with our Advanced Elements kayak and could not imagine cruising without one. Having said all that, there has always been one part of the kayak that was not up to the (admittedly outrageous) abuse we subjected it to, and that was the floor. With the new drop-stitch floor on the Elite model, AE have not only solved this, but stiffened the entire kayak as a bonus. In my opinion, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite tandem kayak is now unreservedly the best yacht tender you can buy and costs a fraction of the price (not to mention environmental impact) of the traditional dinghy/outboard combo. Forget the dinghies and get paddling!
At Oz Inflatable Kayaks, we import the Advanced Elements range into Australia, which means nobody can sell it cheaper than we can!
If you see a great deal on an Advanced Elements kayak or SUP we are happy to match that price, and DELIGHTED to offer you a package deal on accessories as well.
Simply give us a call on 1800 996 495 or send an email with evidence of the better price to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can do a deal for you.
It’s a big purchase when you don’t really know what you are getting, isn’t it?
To make this a no-brainer for you, I want you to try out the kayak or SUP, on the water.
That’s right – I want you to actually take it for a paddle.
If you don’t like it, you can send it back for a FULL REFUND.
Most retailers will let you return a product, but it has to be in new condition – what’s the point of that? You need to be able to paddle the thing before you really know if it is right for you!
So order the kayak or SUP, take it out for a paddle and then decide if you want to keep it. You’ve got a full 30 days from delivery to make that decision, so plenty of time to do a test paddle.
Yes, that’s right, you get free shipping on this product, no matter where you live in Australia.
We use a range of couriers for shipping including Star Track Express, Couriers Please or Fastway.
They often want a signature on delivery, so have a think about whether someone will be at home (and you know Murphy’s law – if you pop out for 5 minutes, that’s when they will come!).
If it’s safe, the best option is to give Authority to Leave (ATL), which means the courier can leave it at your front door (or wherever you specify).
Advanced Elements are pretty serious about quality.
They offer a 12 month warranty on all their products, and I can tell you with confidence that they are great about it. Although I don’t get many warranty claims, I have never had any issues getting help, parts or replacements from Advanced Elements.
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