Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
With its patented, innovative modular design, the KingFisher is the world's first fishing kayak that fits in your car, apartment, even under your bed!
With its patented, innovative modular design, the KingFisher is the world's first fishing kayak that fits in your car, apartment, even under your bed!
17 backers pledged $32,051 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

The KingFisher: World's First Modular Trimaran Fishing Kayak project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The KingFisher: World's First Modular Trimaran Fishing Kayak

$32,051

17

Owning a fishing kayak has never been easier. We're proud to present the brand new Point 65 KingFisher, the world's first modular trimaran fishing kayak.   

We wanted to make owning a fishing kayak easy. A kayak that can take you anywhere - regardless of how much space or strength you have to store and carry it. A kayak that’s as easy to handle outside the water as it is on it. 


Modular kayaks can go places most kayaks can’t. The two halves of the KingFisher snap apart in seconds and easily fit into your car, apartment or even as checked-in luggage on an airplane. Plus, half a kayak is twice as easy to carry! One person can easily load, unload and assemble the KingFisher. No roof-racks or storage space? No problem!


The KingFisher’s flexibility doesn’t stop with its modular design. You have the choice of using your legs, arms, or motor to get where you want to go. The slender hull design makes for smooth, effortless paddle strokes if you want to go the old-fashioned route. The optional Impulse Drive is ready and waiting when you need your hands free, using the power of your legs to propel you forward or backward. Steering is a breeze with our handy rudder controls and you can fit almost any motor to the KingFisher's aft deck. 


 A fishing kayak that still feels like a kayak. This beautifully designed boat melts into the natural surroundings. No disturbing wake, no loud noises or smelly motor fumes. Feel relaxed as you paddle, sit, stand, and fish. All with complete confidence in the KingFisher to support your weight and movements. 


With multiple settings & heights, the Game Chair adjusts to you - not the other way round. Perfect for when you’re patiently waiting for the next bite, setting up your line, or wrangling your latest catch! 


This boat is decked out with everything you need to have the best possible fishing experience. Multiple Rod Parks, super-comfy adjustable Game Chair, two spacious storage hatches and plenty of compatible attachment rails and bars for anything else you want to add on top. 


All of our kayaks are made from high quality, durable, moulded HTP plastics free from harmful chemicals and dyes. The material used is 100% recyclable, and all manufacturing remnants (like cut out hatches) are recycled. We put every model through extensive durability testing to make a product that will last through many adventures. And, thanks to our 'modular' spare parts design system, if any piece gets damaged or broken, you can easily replace an individual part instead of scrapping your entire kayak.



When designing the KingFisher, we set out to tackle the biggest challenges of owning a fishing kayak.  

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound


 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound





 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

When kayak fishing, you often need your arms and hands free for fishing. The optional ImpulseDrive easily pops into its slot in the KingFisher kayak and effectively propels you forward and backward using leg power. The pedal drive unit is extremely light-weight and is one of the few pedal-driven units on the market that can be driven both forward - and in reverse. With your largest muscle group in play, kayak fishing becomes easier and more efficient than ever.


The Impulse Drive is a revolutionary pedal-drive system designed around a very simple premise: if a product is designed to be used in the water it should be 100% corrosion proof. Featuring a high performance encased shaft drive design, that is immune to water damage, the Impulse Drive will not corrode or degrade in water. Not only does this design dramatically reduce wear but it also provides a high performance system that is 100% user serviceable. The Impulse Drive is incredibly versatile for the retailer and end user.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

The Trimaran hull is the secret to the the KingFisher's stability, speed and lightweight design. Trimarans evoke a vision of stability.  A conventional monohull must balance conflicting needs of resistance and stability.  You want a narrow, skinny hull to reduce resistance and paddling effort, but you need a wide hull to maintain vessel stability and keep the kayak upright.  The trimaran separates these two design requirements by using three strategically-placed hulls to maximize stability but keep the overall width to a minimum.

Primarily, trimarans deliver stability in a very power efficient package.

In order to maintain the same stability in a regular monohull kayak, the hull width must be wider.  A wider hull makes the kayak awkward and cumbersome to paddle, adds extra weight, and significantly decreases portability.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Featuring one of the most comfortable seats on the kayak fishing market, the KingFisher Game Chair offers a variety of settings to give you a comfortable and effective paddling position. The super comfy KingFisher Game Chair, combined with the kayak´s world-class stability, speed, and logical accessory positioning, makes it a serious fishing machine in all water types.

 project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

Multiple marine grade, aluminum attachment rails are fitted along the KingFisher allowing for maximum flexibility for how you would like to customize your kayak.  The front, middle and rear sections have rails along both sides, and can fit RAM, Scotty, or other accessories securely. 

Flush-mounted rod holders are located on either side of the Kingfisher, with integrated rod-holder recesses and rod-tip protectors. You can relax knowing your rods will be held in place while you paddle, pedal or motor through the water. 

The KingFisher has well-placed, generous storage space for all your gear. Below the Game Chair, you'll find space for your tackle boxes for easy access. There are front and rear hatches with a removable liner for equipment, battery packs, etc. There is also a rear cargo area with secure bungees and floor-mounted aluminum rails. 

The super efficient, hand-controlled twin rudders help you maneuver your KingFisher with ease and precision. The dual steering handles with fingertip control are located on either side of the Game Chair, and the rudders can be locked in place to give you more options for steering. 






Shipping to Zone  1: Shipping is $199

Shipping to Zone 2: Shipping is $399

For our backers in the United States, our trusted distributors Liberty Mountain will take care of shipping your kayak once the container delivery is made from our European factory. They’re one of the world’s largest wholesale distributors for outdoor products and have been in the business since 1952. Liberty Mountain ships to most of the United States. If you choose to pick up your kayak from our PA warehouse, 100% of the shipping costs will be refunded to you. 

Shipping to Zone  1: Shipping is $199

Shipping to Zone 2: Shipping is $399

All of our European orders will be shipped directly from our warehouse in Stockholm, Sweden. We’ve been shipping orders to Sweden and the European Union for over 20 years and our established courier network will handle the delivery directly to your doorstep. Every orders will be shipped from inside the EU, so you don't have to worry about any extra fees or customs charges. If you pick up your kayak from our warehouse in Stockholm, Sweden, 100% of the shipping costs will be refunded to you. 

Since 1996, we've been passionate about designing kayaks and redefining the kayak adventure. Point 65 is a family business, run by a close-knit team in our Stockholm, Sweden HQ. We're proud of our Scandinavian roots and take inspiration from both the idyllic natural surroundings and the innovative design culture. In fact, Point 65 is named after the co-ordinates of the island of Rönnskär, a magical place in the North of Sweden featuring an iconic lighthouse looking out over an archipelago of hundreds of small islands. 

We've designed & developed over 30 kayaks, and you also might recognize our brand of Point 65 Boblbee hardshell, impact protective backpacks.

Our heritage may be Swedish, but you can find our kayaks all over the world. We partner with world-class product distributors to stock our products in stores everywhere. You can also find our kayaks being used for outdoor excursions, hotel guests and rental fleets. 

The same Snap-Tap modular system that holds your KingFisher together has been tried and tested in some of the toughest waters and conditions in the world. 

Risks and challenges

Point 65 Sweden has been selling kayaks and gear since 1996. We have a sophisticated, well-established manufacturing and distribution system and we do not anticipate any significant challenges in shipping orders for kayaks. We currently sell our products worldwide and have a proven track record of outstanding service and quality. The KingFisher has been through several rigorous prototype testing stages and reviewed by industry professionals. We're fully confident that you'll love your fishing kayak and stand behind our design 100%. And to be extra sure, all of our kayaks come with a 2-year limited warranty.

At this time, we don’t anticipate any delivery delays. In the case that there should be a delay, you will be notified immediately, given regular status updates, informed regarding steps we’ve taken to fix the issue causing the delay, and new expected delivery dates. Our customer service team is ready and waiting to answer any questions from our Kickstarter backers and you can expect a friendly response within 24 hours. The Point 65 Team are dedicated members of the paddling community and fully stand behind our commitment to Kickstarter backers.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

Stress & Durability Testing

During the design and development phase, the KingFisher was thoroughly tested for potential weaknesses and parts any vulnerable areas were reinforced. The molded HTP plastic has been used on several of our other kayak models and has proven to be durable, low maintenance and long-lasting. This type of plastic is scratch resistant and looks better for a longer time than a fiberglass kayak. You can expect that your kayak will stand up to many adventures without needing repair or replacement.

Maintenance

Point 65 Kayaks are built from easy-to-maintain materials, and all parts can be taken off to clean or inspect when needed. Our kayaks are built to last for many years when looked after well. Taking care of your KingFisher is as simple as hosing it off when you’re finished paddling and regularly checking that all parts are tightly in place and undamaged.

Modular Design

Our kayaks are the ultimate long-lasting modular solution. Every part can be easily disassembled by undoing a snap or screw, and all replacement parts are easily available on our website. While we don’t expect your kayak parts to break, it’s always good to know that if something happens it can be fixed with very little effort and cost. It ensures that your kayak can stay in great shape for as long as possible. Repair and assembly manuals can be accessed on out website of YouTube channel.

We ensure that all past and future modules and replacement parts are compatible.

Reusability and recyclability

The KingFisher is made from 100% recyclable moulded HTP plastic. Spare parts are very easily attainable on our website and we ship worldwide for free or low cost. To install spare parts, all you need are common household tools. During the manufacturing process, all manufacturing remnants are recycled rather than being thrown in the trash.

Something else

Cut Carbon Emissions By Up to 50% When You Don't Use Roofracks

Another great environmental advantage is that your modular kayak, transported INSIDE your vehicle, does not generate the additional drag of a kayak on the roof. The difference in carbon emissions is substantial. Studies show a 30% - 50% increase in carbon emissions when driving with a large item attached to the roof. So the KingFisher not only saves on the environment but also on your gas consumption!

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    Point 65 Baseball Cap

    Keep your head dry and cool with a stylish, sporty Point 65 baseball cap. Great for a day out on the water!

    Includes:
    • Point 65 Cap
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    Point 65 Baseball Cap + Legend T-shirt

    Keep your head dry and cool with a stylish, sporty Point 65 baseball cap. Stonewashed legend T-shirt is great for sports or everyday wear.

    Includes:
    • Point 65 Legend T-shirt
    • Point 65 Cap
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,199 or more About US$ 2,199

    2nd Wave - KingFisher Fishing Kayak

    Normal Retail - $2,999 | $800 Saving | 27% off

    Available in Moss Green or Grey

    Add $599 to your pledge
    Get the Impulse Pedal Drive (retail is $799 = $200 / 25% savings).

    Add $179 to your pledge
    Get the Point 65 Discovery PFD, Easy Tourer GS Paddle & paddle leash! (retail is $274 = $95 / 35% savings).

    $199 will be added to your pledge automatically for shipping. Add $200 more for zone 2 (see map). Ships to USA & Europe only. See map for exclusions. Additional shipping charges might apply for remote areas. We will contact you and give you the option of a full refund.

    Pick it up yourself! For US, pick up in Montoursville, PA. For EU in Solna SE. We will refund the shipping cost.

    After the campaign, we will contact you for your color choice, verify options & shipping details.

    In the unlikely event that local taxes apply, these will be borne by the pledger.

    Includes:
    • KingFisher Modular Kayak
    • 2 yr Warranty
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,299 or more About US$ 2,299

    3rd Wave - KingFisher Fishing Kayak

    Normal Retail - $2,999 | $700 Savings | 23% off

    Available in Moss Green or Grey

    Add $599 to your pledge
    Get the Impulse Pedal Drive (retail is $799 = $200 / 25% savings).

    Add $179 to your pledge
    Get the Point 65 Discovery PFD, Easy Tourer GS Paddle & paddle leash! (retail is $274 = $95 / 35% savings).

    $199 will be added to your pledge automatically for shipping. Add $200 more for zone 2 (see map). Ships to USA & Europe only. See map for exclusions. Additional shipping charges might apply for remote areas. We will contact you and give you the option of a full refund.

    Pick it up yourself! For US, pick up in Montoursville, PA. For EU in Solna SE. We will refund the shipping cost.

    After the campaign, we will contact you for your color choice, verify options & shipping details.

    In the unlikely event that local taxes apply, these will be borne by the pledger.

    Includes:
    • KingFisher Modular Kayak
    • 2 yr Warranty
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 2,399 or more About US$ 2,399

    4th Wave - KingFisher Fishing Kayak

    Normal Retail - $2,999 | $600 Savings | 20% off

    Available in Moss Green or Grey

    Add $599 to your pledge
    Get the Impulse Pedal Drive (retail is $799 = $200 / 25% savings).

    Add $179 to your pledge
    Get the Point 65 Discovery PFD, Easy Tourer GS Paddle & paddle leash! (retail is $274 = $95 / 35% savings).

    $199 will be added to your pledge automatically for shipping. Add $200 more for zone 2 (see map). Ships to USA & Europe only. See map for exclusions. Additional shipping charges might apply for remote areas. We will contact you and give you the option of a full refund.

    Pick it up yourself! For US, pick up in Montoursville, PA. For EU in Solna SE. We will refund the shipping cost.

    After the campaign, we will contact you for your color choice, verify options & shipping details.

    In the unlikely event that local taxes apply, these will be borne by the pledger.

    Includes:
    • KingFisher Modular Kayak
    • 2 yr Warranty
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 1,999 or more About US$ 1,999

    Early Bird I – KingFisher Modular Kayak

    Normal Retail - $2,999 | $1,000 Savings | 33% off

    EARLY BIRD Price!

    Available in Moss Green or Grey

    Add $499 to your pledge
    Get the Impulse Pedal Drive (retail is $799 = $300 / 38% savings).

    Add $179 to your pledge
    Get the Point 65 Discovery PFD, Easy Tourer GS Paddle & paddle leash! (retail is $274 = $95 / 35% savings).

    $199 will be added to your pledge automatically for shipping. Add $200 more for zone 2 (see map). Ships to USA & Europe only. See map for exclusions. Additional shipping charges might apply for remote areas. We will contact you and give you the option of a full refund.

    Pick it up yourself! For USA, pick up in Montoursville, PA. For EU in Solna SE. We will refund the shipping cost.

    After the campaign, we will contact you for your color choice, verify options & shipping details.

    In the unlikely event that local taxes apply, these will be borne by the pledger.

    Includes:
    • KingFisher Modular Kayak
    • 2 yr Warranty
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 6 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)