Perception Kayaks, Sit-on-tops, surf skis & Canoes

Perception Kayaks & Sit-on-tops

Perception Kayaks were formed in 1974 in South Carolina with the construction of glass-fibre kayaks, very quickly things moved on to rotational plastic moulding and introduction of the legendary models such as the Mirage & Dancer.

Today, Perception Kayaks are manufactured in three factories located in the UK, USA & New Zealand. In the UK Perception Kayaks are manufactured by Gaybo Limited in their Sussex based factory in Uckfield, as they have been since 1986.

With the introduction of exciting new and innovative models of kayaks & sit-on-tops every year Perception promises to be a market leader well into the future.


Sit-on-top Kayaks

Perception Triumph 13 Sit-on-top Kayak

Perception Triumph 13

The Triumph 13 is designed to provide the paddling performance of a sit-inside kayak without the loss of performance normally associated with sit-on-top kayaks.


Touring & Sea Kayaks

Perception Expression 11

Perception Expression 11

The Perception Expression 11 is a recreational light touring kayak. Ideal for day trips and short paddles on inland waters such as rivers, canals & lakes as well as sheltered coastal waters.


Perception Prodigy 2 14.5 Tandem Kayak

Perception Prodigy II 14.5 - Tandem Kayak

The Perception Prodigy II is truly a fun boat, easy to handle and forgiving when on the water which means you have more time to take in your surroundings.


Perception Expression Touring Kayak

Perception Expression 14 & 15 - Day Touring Kayak

The Perception Expression 14 & 15 are excellent day touring kayak suitable for coastal, estuary & inland paddling. Delivering everything you could want and expect from this type of kayak.


Perception Essence 16 & 17 Sea Kayak

Perception Essence 16 & 17 - Sea Kayak

The Perception Essence allows you to take your sea touring experiences to new levels whether you are an expert or developing your paddling skills.


Perception Carolina 12 Expedtion Touring Kayak

Perception Carolina 12 Expedition - Touring Kayak

The Perception Carolina combines the best features of a touring kayak with the ultimate comfort of a fully adjustable backrest system and padded seat.


Perception Carolina 14 Exp Touring Kayak

Perception Carolina 14 Expedition - Touring Kayak

This latest edition of the Carolina from Perception. The Carolina combines the best features of a touring kayak with the ultimate comfort of a fully adjustable backrest.


Discontinued Models

Perception Sundance Recreational Kayak

Perception Sundance Expedition

The Perception Sundance is a comfortable and stable recreational kayak. Designed for recreational paddling on placid waters, the Sundance is a superb introductory kayak.


Suspended from the 2022 line up owing to supply chain issues.
Perception Five-O - Surf Ski Kayak

Perception Five O - Surf Ski Kayak

The Perception Five O is a no-nonsense surf machine and will inspire confidence in beginners surfing that first wave but let more experienced paddlers rip up their favourite surf spot.

Perception Prodigy XS - Children's Touring Kayak

Perception Prodigy XS - Children's Touring Kayak

A touring kayak desgined for children or small adults. Comfortable & quick allowing children to more easily keep up with adults.

Perception Pescador Sport 10

Perception Pescador Sport 10

The Pescador Sport 10 is a compact & versatile sit-on-top kayak that is manoeuvrable whilst still being reassuringly stable.

Perception Pescador Sport 12

Perception Pescador Sport 12

Bigger brother to the Sport 10, the Pescador Sport 12 is a fully featured touring sit on top with a comfortable seat & a great hull shape for recreational paddling.

Perception Pescador Pro 10.0

Perception Pescador Pro 10.0

Designed for the avid fisherman. The Pescador Pro is packed with features for a successful day on the water.


Perception Pescador Pro 12.0

Perception Pescador Pro 12.0

The Pescador 12.0 Pro comes equipped like the 10.0 Pro, but provides added support and storage for the larger fisherman.


Perception Pescador Pilot 12.0

Perception Pescador Pilot 12.0

The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top packed  with fishing features and complete with the Pilot Drive pedal system, all at an incredible price.


Perception Scooter Comfort & Surf Sit-on-top

Perception Scooter - Beach, Comfort, Surf & Angler

The Perception Scooter is fun to paddle and suitable for all abilities, take it out on the sea and surf the waves, explore the coastline or go for a paddle on the local river.

Perception Scooter Gemini Tandem Sit-on-top

Perception Gemini - Beach & Comfort

The Perception Gemini Scooter is the tandem version of the popular Perception Scooter. Classed as a 2.5 person boat it can accommodate up to 2 adults & a child.

Perception Horizon Tandem Sea Kayak

Perception Horizon - Tandem Touring & Sea Kayak

The Perception Horizon is a very popular choice of tandem kayak for those wanting to get out and explore rivers, lakes and out on the sea.



We also offer a range of other brands from different manufacturers of Kayaks & Canoes.