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AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak is our fastest tandem kayak yet! It combines the wonderful stability and space of the AdvancedFrame Convertible with the performance-enhancing drop-stitch floor. And some added comfort with the inflatable lumbar support seats!

*** Paddles and Pump are sold separately ***

$1,897.00

Availability: In stock in our Brisbane warehouse - ships within 1-2 business days.

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Price for all three: $1,975.00

Who is the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak for?

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak is for those who want the best!

  • The best tracking
  • The best speed
  • The best durability
  • The best stability
  • The best back support

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite is Easy to Paddle Straight

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Glide straight with the patented AdvancedFrame design – no waggling when you paddle.

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The Built in fin is another feature to help you paddle straight.

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Drop-Stitch Performance Enhancement

The Drop-Stitch floor comes as standard with the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite.

It makes the kayak go faster and straighter, and is also extremely durable – great for dogs or fishing.

Paddle the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Solo or Tandem:

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Unlike most tandem kayaks, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak has plenty of leg room for BOTH paddlers, which means less arguments!

Most kayaks over 4m are classed as 3-seaters, but Advanced Elements have kept this one as a spacious tandem kayak.

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The solo seating position means you are perfectly balanced in the kayak – no drag and no wag.

Changing between tandem and solo is simply a matter of where you clip the seats in – super easy!

Fast

At 4.6m, the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite is one of the longest, and therefore fastest inflatable kayaks on the market.

It also has a capacity of 249kg, so you can really load it up with gear.

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Comfortable

With the inflatable lumbar cushion in the seat supporting your back, you can paddle for hours.

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite has a low centre of gravity and a flat hull for effortless stability. This saves your strength and allows you to relax and enjoy the ride.

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Versatile – Quickly Converts for Open Ocean

The optional Advanced Elements Double Deck Conversion and Single Deck Conversion allow you to stay dry with the inflatable coaming and optional skirt.

The spray skirt is great news for those adventurous souls who want to paddle the open ocean.

It is also a great accessory for paddling in winter.

Quality Design & Manufacturing

Advanced Elements have designed the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite to be wonderfully durable and safe.

With multiple air chambers, multiple layers covering the main chambers and the extra-tough PVC tarpaulin on the hull, you don’t really have to worry about punctures.

1 year manufacturer’s warranty from Advanced Elements.

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Convenient for Travel and Storage

Packs up into a bag with detachable backpack straps. Super easy for travel and storage!

Packed bag dimensions: 91cm x 53cm x 33cm

What conditions is the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite kayak suitable for?

The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak is designed to be a day touring type boat, for flat or open water. The bow and stern have a rigid semi-frame that gives it a hard edge. This greatly improves the tracking over traditional inflatables. The AdvancedFrame is fine for class 1 and 2 rivers, and durable enough for class 3, however it is really designed to paddle in a straight line, and therefore not recommended for rivers above class 3. When choosing a kayak for class 3 whitewater or greater, you really want a boat with a very rounded hull that will not grip on to the current, especially in eddys, like our Attack Whitewater Kayak. Unfortunately kayaks with very rounded hulls will not paddle very straight on flat water.

Convenient for Travel and Storage

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“Hi Emily! Just to say that we got out in the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak now and enjoying it a lot. I had a trip back to the UK that delayed things. Really quick and easy to get ready and fast on the water. I haven’t fitted the rudder yet but will try soon. We have entered the bridge to beach paddle in Feb so a challenge lies ahead. Photos of the canoe were taken on the beach at the Q station, our first expedition. Thanks again for your help and efficiency!“
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What's The Difference Between The AdvancedFrame Convertible & AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite?

Set-up Instructions for the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak

Features:

  • High pressure drop-stitch floor
  • New advanced inflation valves
  • 2 inflatable lumbar seats
  • D-ring tie downs
  • Moulded low-profile rubber handles
  • Reinforced bow and stern seams
  • Durable double-coated fabric
  • Paddle holders
  • Skeg tracking fin
  • 6 Chambers
  • Deck lacing for quick access to gear
  • Rip-stop fabric
  • Advanced Elements spring valves

Accessories Included:

  • Duffel bag with padded backpack straps
  • 2 lumbar seats
  • Drop-stitch floor
  • Repair Kit
  • Owner’s Manual

Kayak Specifications

Length: 15′ (4.57m)

Weight: 56 lbs (23.6 kg)

Colour: Red/Grey

Brand: Advanced Elements

Lakes, Bays, Inland Waterways: Yes

Coastal/Open Water: Yes

Self-bailing: No

Width: 32″ (81cm)

Maximum Capacity: 550 lbs (249 kg)

Deflated and Packed Dimensions: 31″ x 21″ x 13″ (91cm x 53cm x 33cm)

Warranty Period: 12 Months

River Class: II

Compatible with Rudder Kit: Yes

Set-up Time: 8 minutes

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04/01/2022
Neil D.
AU AU

Convertible Elite Kayak

I have used the product once only in a estuary with family. All 6 adults could manage the craft confidently as the craft was surprisingly stable. The set up time easy inflation is fiddly (see below), further the craft is compact and easy to carry by an adult, particularly as a backpack. Only criticism is why the need for three different inflation valve types? one for the side walls, a different one for the floor bladder, another different one for the seat back rests/ front left and right bladders. Is time consuming /fiddly/ annoying and lends itself to displacement/ loss of valve connection pieces. Could be easily trimmed to at least two different connection types at most, hence three stars.

MM
01/12/2021
Mark M.
AU AU

Advanced frame convertible elite kayak

This kayak is easy to set up and folds up to a compact size. In the water it is very stable and paddles well. There is enough room and buoyancy for 2 people. It will be great for holidays in that I don't need to worry about a kayak on my roof racks. Overall very happy with my purchase. Mark McKay

JH
01/11/2021
John H.
AU AU

AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak

Being complete novices the Kayak tracked extremely well, we only had operator paddle stroke timing issues. Setup was straight forward & will only get better with practice. It will give us years of enjoyment. Emily was great with all my questions before purchase.

JP
27/10/2021
Jo P.
AU AU

Enjoying our new sport!

We purchased an Advanced Frame Convertible Elite kayak a couple of weeks ago, and have loved using it. It is surprisingly easy to inflate and deflate, and the inflatable was definitely the way to go as we can go to all different points of Sydney Harbour, unlike some of our friends with hard shell kayaks who are restricted to starting from one point. Kayaking seems to be getting more and more popular at the moment, with at least 10 friends owning them, so I’m looking forward to making kayaking a regular social event every couple of weeks. We have yet to try kayaking with Ziggy, our Labrador, but have already bought him his life jacket just in case he decides to jump out somewhere deep. Emily is also amazing to deal with - super helpful and informative.

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19/10/2021
Peter R.
AU AU

Septuagenarian Novices

You were right Emily, the moment our Advance Frame Convertible Elite Kayak was inflated, interest was quickly shown by many who were nearby. Moreton Bay turned on the beautiful weather and we, along with many others, were venturing out into the big salty. As a pair of septuagenarians, our first day out in a kayak was not without a mix of emotions. Excitement along with a dab of trepidation was felt as we began the set-up procedure. Following your great set-up videos we were quickly ready to launch, and that critical moment was upon us, is it as stable as Emily suggested? We boarded the vessel like seasoned professionals and were quickly underway. This is too easy I thought, as my initial expectations were to get wet at least once during the testing phase. Following several hours of incident free paddling we headed back to terrafirma thus facing the big question, how annoying is the pack-up stage going to be after a great morning out on the bay. Once again, Oz Inflatable Kayak videos made this task so easy, after a little drying by sun and towel the kayak was folded and packed much faster than expected. Several of those interested in the kayak had been looking at the OzInflatable website and were keen to see the product both in and out of the water. Congratulations Emily on a great product and sincere thanks for your unequalled customer service. Can't wait to get back out on the water.

RS
08/10/2021
Rebecca S.
AU AU

Great family purchase

A great kayak for our little family. Easy to inflate, nice and sturdy and room for everyone!

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PD
05/09/2021
Paul D.
AU AU

Ideal way to see through the lockdown

We love our AdventureFrame COnvertible Elite kayak. We bought it for my wife and I to explore Sydney harbour during the lock down and have used it every weekend for since receiving it 4 weeks ago. We take our coffee thermos and brunch out with us and pick a good spot on the harbour to relax and drink coffee. Kids (age 11 and 14) find it easy to use too. We bought the inflatable kayak so it would be more portable as we often drive up the coast to my mothers house. I would recommend considering a rudder (either the add on version or a kayak which has one already) as this makes paddling much smoother and efficient. Just note that the add on rudder for this particular kayak will only allow you to choose either dual occupant position of single occupant position, but not both.

JG
24/08/2021
JOHN G.
AU AU

ELITE KAYAK JOHN and JANET

I followed the instructions and in 10 mins my wife and i were on the canning river in Perth. It tracked dead straight...was fast. Take some towels with you to dry it before folding and ready for next time.

MC
23/07/2021
Melissa C.
AU AU

Perfect for our Campervan

We had one practice run setting this kayak up in our living room before it’s maiden voyage. It took us less than 10 minutes to inflate and be on the water. We found the duo kayak very easy to get in and out of, stable, roomy and comfortable and not much different in manoeuvrability than our old sea kayaks. The reason we bought this kayak was that we couldn’t carry our sea kayaks on our campervan. This one fits neatly in the back.

RM
06/04/2021
Russell M.
AU AU

Maiden voyage

Had our maiden voyage on Lake Tinaroo on the Atherton Tablelands in Queensland. Found it easy to inflate and launch but just need to get a rhythm going, practice, practice, practice is all it will take. Next day we went to Lake Eacham also on the Atherton Tablelands.

KS
27/03/2021
Keith S.
AU AU

Recently bought Advanced frame convertible Elite Kayak

We have had our new double Convertible Elite kayak out twice now and loved it both times-has plenty of bouyancy so kids climbing in and out was no problem . Travels on water similar to hard shells really ,and has the benefit of sitting in the back of my Subaru Outback taking up little space. It does need sometime to dry however and we did need to fold it up wet on the second use-and take it back home and reinflate to dry it -not much trouble and still very happy with its benefits. We have had 2 single hard shells-with rudders and must say the Elite double [without rudder] tracks very easily . Looking forward to future use in our travels Keith and Sue -Newcastle

AF
03/03/2021
Andrew F.
AU AU

AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak

Over the last couple of months we have been putting the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak thoughts its paces in both fresh and seawater. The kayak is certainly a quality designed and made product. It's easy to set-up and pack up, it tracks well when paddling and is very stable (you can stand up in the kayak and use it like a SUP - although this action may not be recommended). The kayak keeps relatively dry even in a swell and without the optional skirt. The ability to pack it up and carry to any location in the car with roof racks etc is certainly an advantage. The kayak is also easy to change from double to single seat configuration and vice versa. Our recommendations that have improved our experiences with the kayak. Ensure correct pressures for each of the chambers and adjust and make sure your seat is comfortable in the shallows prior to venturing out. I have ocassional caught my thumb on the skirt zip when paddling - however correct chamber pressures and paddling adjustment help to avoid the inconvenience. Lastly, when storing the kayak for any length of time we deconstruct the kayak (remove floor base and chambers) to make sure its completely dry. If you are looking for a quality portable one/two person inflatable kayak then this is a great option. Give the people at Ozinflatablekayaks a call with great service and advice ensured. With thanks, Andrew

BF
07/09/2020
Bruce F.
AU AU

The best inflatable kayak

We love it, very stable, comfortable and easy to paddle with plenty of room.

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JT
14/07/2020
Joanna T.
AU AU

Great kayak

Easy to inflate and versatile for me to go it alone with two dogs or go out on the water with someone else. Being a tandem, it’s easier to have someone else to help lug it in and out of the car, but excellent quality and service.

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28/05/2020
Simon

Great kayak option

We recently purchased the Advanced Frame Convertible Elite Tandem Kayak from Pro Kayaks at Narabeen. I was unsure of an inflatable verse a rigid kayak and want to see one in person. We choose the Elite version on the advice of Matt. Great advice and assistance even during these distancing times. We have had it out twice since purchasing it, only because of the east coast low last week. I was very impressed with the way the kayak traveled across the water in Sydney Harbour. Our initial run was nearly 10km's return around the lower north shore. There was nearly no wind and minimal traffic what a perfect combination for our first trip. I've kayaked a few times across open water and found the kayak actually handled the wake generated by the ferries better as it flexes slightly as you hit the incoming waves. I'm very happy with this kayak as it suits our requirements, storage was our main issue. I have no hesitation now crossing the harbour in this kayak. The rigid floor makes all the difference, I'm just over 100kgs and it feels great to paddle and tracks well. Looking forward to many hours exploring the NSW waterways until we are allowed to travel further :) Simon

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GD
03/04/2020
Geoffrey D.
AU AU

Great kayak!

Easy to inflate, deflate and pack up. We can get it on the water in about 15 minutes. Very stable in the water and lots of room for two paddlers. Took it on a recent trip to Katarapko Creek and it was perfect. Emily's support in purchasing this Kayak was excellent. Informative and helpful on all counts.

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AP
14/03/2020
Anthony P.
AU AU

New Advanced Frame Convertible Kayak

Excellent, we had our maiden voyage last weekend @ Caloundra & were really impressed with the kayak. It was comfortable, tracked beautifully, & was effortless to paddle. The wind got up quite strongly while we were out on the water but it still cut really well through the water while battling the tide & wind. We are extremely happy with our choice, thanks to Emily's informative advice.

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AC
10/01/2020
Angela C.
AU AU

Tracks beautifully and easy to paddle

I purchased the Advanced Elements Advanced Frame Elite Convertible as a joint Christmas present for my partner and I. So far we've had it out both at the beach and on the Murray. It's been easy to set up and the pumping isn't too bad given its size. Both my partner (6'1"), and I find it comfortable and spacious in solo or tandem mode. It even fits easily back into its bag with all the accessories AND the addition of a pump to make the kit complete. The only change I'd make would be to add a foot rest for the front/solo paddler similar to what the rear paddler has. Emily was very helpful with a follow up call when she realised I'd made an error in my order. I'd highly recommend both the kayak and Oz Inflatables.

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01/01/2020
Marie-Claude

Kayaking at Waiwera River

Hi Emily Last time I forgot to congratulate you on your very instructive videos on YouTube. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain everything. Since October I purchased and used the AdvancedFrame Kayak and I adore it. The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak was on sale 30% off here in NZ just before Christmas so we got that for myself and husband (not a regular paddler). We went on our first outing yesterday and had a great time. I started with a cheap paddle and soon realised a good quality one would make a difference so I got the PackLite 4-Part Kayak Paddle (the only paddle available here) but I think I like a larger blade. So, I went back to your videos and found the one on paddles. Thanks for all the good explanations. I might just wait for my next trip to Oz and order the Touring 4-Part Kayak Paddle from you. Here are a few photos from our double kayaking outing on 31 Dec (Waiwera River, 35 km NE Auckland).

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GT
30/12/2019
Gary T.
AU AU

Dog friendly kayak

This is a great product. Robust, stable, reasonable pace, easy to steer, tracks well and your furry friend can go with you. Love it!

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