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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!

$1,897.00

Availability: In stock

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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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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.

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.

S
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

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.

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.

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.

M
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).

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!

D
28/12/2019
Damian
Love The AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak

Dear Emily, love the AdvancedFrame Convertible Elite Kayak! It is awesome. Opened it on Xmas and used it for the first time on Boxing Day. We parked out the front of the Woollahra boat club and then inflated the kayak and put it in on their boat ramp. A very quiet Sunday morning and I got a park around 10m from the boat ramp! Great spot and no sand! The water was calm and glassy. It was a magical morning. Thanks for your tips on estimating pressure within the kayak chambers. I probably under filled the main chamber a bit, but the drop stitch floor was spot on.

IC
23/12/2019
Ian C.
AU AU
Our Advanced Elements experience

We’ve had rigid kayaks before and they were good. I can’t bag them because they did the job but the whole chucking them on the roof, taking them off the roof was starting to get painful. I spoke to a friend who recommended I looked at an inflatable kayak and at first I was sceptical so I researched, researched and researched some more. Eventually we landed on the Advanced Elements Convertible Elite tandem kayak. Delivery was ridiculously quick from over east to the west. Communications with Emily was pure efficiency. But what about the kayak itself ? I could go on and get all artistic but that would eat into my time in the thing. It’s wonderful. Best kayak I’ve ever owned, it’s that simple. It unpacks in no no time at all , goes up in 10 minutes, holds a stack of gear, keeps a grin on my face for as long as I’m sat in in and when the time eventually comes it deflated in the same time as it takes to set up. It even fits back into its bag without too much pushing and pulling ;-) The oars I bought were the 4 part pack paddle and again, these are simplicity themselves and do an admirable job. Bottom line - buy yourself one, you won’t be disappointed .

AN
11/12/2019
Andy N.
AU AU
Great Knowledge and well supported purchase process

Having recently moved to Sydney I was keen to get out on the water and looked at various options for doing so. The information Emily gave on the merits of the Advanced Elements range and making a special video that addressed all of the questions I had helped making that decision really easy and once we went ahead then the kayak arrived within 2 days. Great service. As for the kayak itself then it is quick and easy to inflate and get "launch ready", having the trolley does make it easier to transport to the waters edge when it is inflated although it is also relatively easy to put on my shoulder and carry. It all fits easily in the back of the car and the attraction is for us to explore different water while we are in Australia. On the water she is fast and easy to paddle and very stable even with two of us in it and the seats and dropstitch floor make it a comfortable ride as well. All in all the buying experience with Oz Inflatable Kayaks and the Advanced Elements kayak have been a pleasure and would highly recommend both

BP
02/12/2019
Brett P.
AU AU
Advancedframe Convertible Elite Kayak

Straight up, this was brilliant. We have never kayaked and wanted to try the experience and it was so much fun and exercise. To be able to take the dog with us was tremendous, she had a ball, no issues at all.

ST
05/11/2019
Sandra T.
AU AU
Fantastic

We love our new kayak .We can’t believe how comfortable and stable the kayak is . We have previously owned sea kayaks,but our new inflatable kayak with the hard floor is brilliant with the added bonus of being so portable. We will be kayaking a lot more now. Big thanks to Emily who helped us make the decision about the right kayak for us,she was great to deal with

BL
15/10/2019
Bruce L.
AU AU
Advancedframe convertible Elite Inflatable Kayak - Easy to manage

I bought this earlier this year while recovering from broken ribs thinking it would be weeks before I could use it. As it turned out, I soon realised it was easy to load and unload from my Subaru Forester and I could manage it even with sore ribs so, as we live in Brisbane, we launched it in the Noosa River for an easy paddle in the beautiful surroundings. A bit of a lull when I broke my leg snow skiing but almost healed and ready for the Tweed river next week and then a road trip through NSW and Victoria in November. I could never have managed a rigid kayak with the injuries so this has been a fantastic purchase.

GP
01/08/2019
Graham P.
AU AU
Back on the water… in the Convertible Elite

Having previously canoed in a fibreglass ‘canadian’ style canoe that just got too heavy to lug around when travelling, it was a pleasure to be able to get back on the water in our new Convertible Elite. No more heavy lifting! We had no problems with getting on the water… probably took us about 20-25 mins from getting the carry bag out of the wagon to being on the water (depending on whether we got talking with interested people who were curious about the kayak). The kayak itself is extremely stable, and seems to track very well, even in the quite windy and choppy conditions we encountered on Lake Cargelligo on our recent trip in central NSW. Drying the kayak after a morning paddle was the only real concern we had, but wiping down with a towel helped in this regard. All in all a tremendous kayak that suits our needs well.

MB
19/07/2019
Mark B.
AU AU
Advanced elements elite double x 2

Recently purchased 2 advanced element double kayaks from Emily. This was after months of research considering how to balance convenience, performance and stability. We live on Sydney northern beaches and have access to a range of waterways from rivers and lakes to the ocean. I have experience in paddling, less so my wife and we have a daughter with physical limitations so we needed to somehow keep everyone happy. The versatility and convenience that we achieved through our purchase is perfect. I can take a trip by myself and reach satisfying speeds, and we can aIso have a family day with no challenges in the water with two of us in one kayak and no issues with entry or exit for my daughter, which is with many times the price we paid. The kayaks are awesome and have fantastic stability but can still get to a great speed with much less effort than I expected. An additional and unexpected surprise was the customer service we received from Emily. Responsive, friendly and very willing to spend time after purchase answering questions to assist. A level of customer service above and beyond. Very very happy.

MB
15/07/2019
Mark B.
AU AU
Advanced elements double x 2 plus all the gear.

Awesome . Looked around in detail at inflatables and hard shells for 6 months plus. Very happy with purchase and excellent customer service. I mean excellent.

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