Sandbanks Style

Optimal Double Seater Inflatable Kayak

Regular price £899.00 Sale price £749.00
Tax included.

 The Optimal is an inflatable, crossover kayak that truly excels in any water and is designed to feel just like a solid kayak and not compromise on performance. The Optimal will help inspire confidence in with a balanced rocker profile for speed on the flat and maneuverability in whitewater. The V-shaped hull is designed for stability and also helps the Optimal cut through the water effortlessly making it ideal for ocean, river and lake paddling. The rounded stern sheds water easily, making it forgiving in moving water. There are luggage straps at the front and rear so it has plenty of room for dry bags and gear for your day on the water.  

The Optimal comes with two removable seats, two 4-piece paddles, wheel bag as well as a removable skeg to add speed and stability at sea. Following feedback from our original models these accessories have been upgraded for greater comfort and performance. This includes a seat with more back support, a stronger and lighter aluminium paddle and a more compact storage bag.

The Optimal is available as a single or double seater.

NEW UPGRADE AVAILABLE: Upgrade to a 4 piece fibreglass paddle for just £50.00 per paddle

If you aren't sure how to put the kayak together then the full manual can be found on our website

  • Top-quality Bravo two-stage pump;  

  • 2 x lightweight 4-piece aluminium kayak paddles

  • 2 x Removable kayak seats

  • Lightweight, hardwearing WHEELIE rucksack with room to pack everything

  • 3 year warranty

  • Plus, you can call us anytime if you'd like us to talk you through setting up the Kayak

  • V-shaped drop stitch hull

  • 2 chambers (top and bottom)

  • 2 x removable seats

  • Luggage straps front and rear

  • Length: 14’

  • Width: 35’’

  • Thickness: 10cm top +10cm bottom

  • No. of Chambers: 2(Top deck + bottom)

  • Net Weight: 17.3kg

  • Package weight: 25.9kg
  • Max Person: 2

  • Max Capacity: 231kg

  • Package Size: 105cm x 58cm x 30cm

  • Inflation Pressure: 12psi

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews

Excellent kayak quality made


Absolute game changer in terms of inflatable kayaks! Great performing product and quality is excellent


Kayak itself is fantastic, takes a fair while to pump up though. Seats need a design change, not very sturdy for the price.

Jeffrey Texeira
Aloha from Honolulu, Hawaii USA

Working with Sandbanks Style Team was a pleasure. Even though I'm located halfway around the world in Honolulu, Hawaii/USA, communication through emails was not an issue.
Living in Hawaii, surrounded by ocean presents all types of ocean conditions...From calm rivers, protected lagoons, riding the surf, 25 mph head wind, to the vast blue Pacific Ocean, the SandBanks Style tandem Kayak is versatile and can handle it all. I am very pleased with its sturdy drop stitch construction. A few solo fiberglass outrigger canoe paddlers, were very surprised it was an inflatable. With its V- shaped hull design, in calm waters I was able to keep pace with them. I am very satisfied with this product. I highly recommend it. Best value on the market.
Aloha, Jeff

Richard Coombes
Fantastic Kayak

Having paddleboarded for several years, I wanted to find something that my wife could join me in doing. I pondered whether the Kayak was worth the price tag and decided to take the plunge. Having now tried it on calm and slightly choppier seas I can say it’s worth every penny. It’s stable on the water and fast when you get a good rhythm going. It turns so easily as well. The accessories are spot on to and the pump makes easy work of pumping it up. I have actually beaten an electric pump, with time to spare using it. Looking forward to taking it to France and getting it on some of their rivers.

Our boards in a nutshell

We have a dedicated team who take great pride in the manufacturing the very best inflatable paddleboards. This high quality craftmanship improves all aspects of the boards production and is reflected in the outstanding quality of the finished product.

1. Comfortable Grippy DeckPad

The best deck pads are machine pressed in addition to gluing.

2. PVC with Woven Inner

Outer Skin Strength is important for long life and pressure capacity.

3. Fusion Technology

An additional layer of PVC is laminated to the dropstitch core. Fusion results in a lighter, stiffer, longer lasting board, and much better for the environment too than toxic glues.

4. Super Reinforced, High Density Dropstitch

The strength/lightness ratio of the fibres, is key to creating a super rigid but light board.

5. UV Resistant

Built to withstand long-term exposure to sunlight, minimising material decay and keeping colours clear and vibrant.

6. Triple Layer On Rail

A 3rd and final layer around the rail of the board creates a second seal and ensures there are no weak points on the board.

7. Heat Treated Seal

A laminated, heat pressed inner seam on the fused PVC surrounding the core of the board creates a 100% airtight and waterproof seal. Much better and stronger than gluing.

Visit us in store

266 Sandbanks Road,
Lilliput, Poole 
BH14 8LJ

Mon - Sat, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sun - Closed

Call us: 01202 709991

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