Fathom LV Kayak

Top and side view of yellow Eddlyline Fathom LV kayak

Smooth and nimble

By Ann Papenfuss Wing

Don’t you hate it when companies discontinue some of the best things they have going? Who decided they should end Friends? Couldn’t they have made a few more episodes? And what about Jell-O Pudding Pops? They were so creamy and delicious. And don’t even get me started on the Ford Thunderbird (the models with the sleek, long hood; not that short stocky version in later models).

Sadly, the bigwigs at major corporations don’t seek my advice before they make critical decisions. I’m as shocked as you are at this sad state of affairs.

Sometimes, though, you can find one of these hidden gems still available. That’s the case with one of Eddyline’s best kayaks: the Fathom LV.

I can’t really blame the folks at Eddyline for discontinuing the LV because it’s a bit of a specialty boat. This touring kayak has all of the efficiency and versatility of its big brother, the Fathom, in a smaller structure. That means it glides easily; is quick to accelerate; and is even more nimble than the Fathom. It also makes it perfect for a small to medium-frame paddler looking for a touring kayak.

Pro-tip: If this boat is perfect for you, you don’t have to share it with others because it just doesn’t work for large-framed people.

Here are the specs:

Length: 15.5′
Beam: 21″
Cockpit opening: 31.5″ x 16.5″
Weight: 47#
Volume: 10.8 cu. feet
Capacity: 300 #
Material: Carbonlite 2000

We happen to have one left in stock, in yellow. Stop in and see it, if you’re interested. Not the right fit for you? Kayaks have been hot sellers this summer, as we all practice responsible distancing. Here’s what we have left (as of August 3rd):

Eddyline

  • Fathom (white, blue, yellow, red)
  • Samba (yellow)
  • Sitka ST (blue)
  • Caribbean 12’ (seagrass/grey)
  • Equinox (blue, green)
  • Sandpiper 130 (seagrass/silver, yellow)
  • Caribbean 135 Stratofisher (yellow)

Venture

  • Islay 12 (orange)
  • Islay 14 (blue)
  • Jura HV (yellow)
  • Jura MV (2 Orange, Blue, Yellow)

Pyranha

  • Fusion Duo (orange)

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