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More On Malibu Kayaks Including the Pro 2

A picture says a thousand words, so I guess a video says quite a few more. I’m always on the lookout for videos that give some flavor or feel to the tandem kayak on review.

There are very few around to be honest and I don’t get the time or the opportunity to add my own unfortunately. So it was great to come across a video showing a number of kayaks from the renowned Malibu brand.

This is more of a promotional video demonstrating the various Malibu kayaks on offer, but it includes the Malibu Pro 2 tandem kayak which we’ve featured on this site before. Take a look if you’re interested in seeing some detail of the various models including usage in various scenarios:


So there you have it, Malibu kayaks on display. I hope it may have given you an insight into the various Malibu models on offer and some of the features and uses of each. I know the video isn’t bang up-to-date, but the content remains very much relevant today.

If you know of any relevant videos, particularly on tandem kayaks, whether its Malibu Pro 2 or any other Malibu model, or indeed any other brand, I’d be interested to hear of it. You can leave comments below.

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The Pro 2 Tandem Kayak

Pro 2 Tandem KayakThe new version having been introduced in 2010, the Malibu Pro 2 Tandem Kayak has sold exceptionally well and been a popular buy. It’s paddlesport popularity is due to a number of factors and features. Firstly it’s been designed for all-round lake, sea and flat water use, so it meets many paddlers needs in one package. Secondly, that same design allows for a multitude of uses in all those scenarios.

Malibu Pro 2 Tandem – The Details for the Fish and Dive Version

Let’s look at the detail. The Malibu Pro 2 kayak a sit-on-top tandem kayak, obviously designed for two people, but actually works exceptionally well for one paddler as well, thanks to its great stability factor. So if your normal paddling partner can’t make the day, that’s no problem for you!

The Pro 2 tandem has comfort, flexibility, maneuverability as well as the stability I’ve already mentioned. These factors make it ideal for varied uses such as diving and fishing as well as just recreational use.

It will cater for all age ranges and comes equipped with a good array of features such as good foot wells, dry seating and various hatches. There are also dive wells, handles front and rear, bungee cord and even an insert for trolling motor mount.

Malibu Kayak Pro2 Tandem – The Features

  • 2 dry seating areas
  • Molded footrests for both paddlers set at various positions
  • Additional footrests for single paddler
  • Stainless steel hardware throughout
  • Dive wells at front and rear
  • Nylon threaded eyelets
  • Bungee tank cord and hooks
  • Trolling motor mount
  • Carry handles at front and rear
  • 8 inch round hatch with bucket
  • 6 inch hatch with bag
  • Large rectangular hatch
  • 6 rod holders equally-spaced
  • Stackable

Malibu Pro 2 – The Specs

  • Length:    13 feet
  • Width:    33 inches
  • Depth:    11 inches
  • Weight:    60 lbs
  • Capacity:    550 lbs
  • Depth from waterline:    5.5 inches

Malibu Pro Tandem 2 Review

malibu pro 2 kayak

Overall the Malibu Pro2 Tandem gets between 3 and 5 stars from personal users, biasing towards the upper end.

One user said…

This is NICE! It is stable and paddles well
customer review

Another reviewer said…

Very nice kayak. Glides through the water nicely, and it is very stable with two people
Brian Russell

customer review

There were good comments all round, although one reviewer said the insert for the trolling motor became a funnel for water if a larger person was sitting at the back, but his comment was made in July 2010 and I believe that the Malibu Pro 2 had this corrected later in 2010/11 with the new designs.

One other negative comment was that the Malibu Pro2 Tandem had the carrying handles on either side, making it difficult to carry by one person. Well OK, that might be true, but this is a tandem kayak, so I’d guess that most of the time there are going to be two people around, right?

See all the reviews here.

The last comment I’ll refer to said;

I was so surprised to get such a great deal on a kayak through Amazon!

customer review

and I bring that to your attention since that’s exactly where we’re going to recommend you go too. With low prices and free shipping, it’s hard to beat their deals.

So there you have it, the Pro 2 Tandem Kayak in all its glory.
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