Kayaks for Cruising Sailboats
Sit-in kayaks offer the best overall features, inflatables fit the bill on smaller boats.
Selecting the ideal tender is like picking the ideal sailboat—it depends on what you want. Within the universe of tenders are kayaks, and the diversity within this subset is just as great, with options ranging from inexpensive inflatables to pedal-drive fishing machines. Knowing we could not possibly test every kayak on the market, we focused on familiar brand names, and tested models from each maker with the hopes of answering a simple question: what kayaks best meet the specific needs of a sailor.