Scooter

The Perception Scooter is a great all-round kayak that offers excellent stability and user friendly handling. A flared bow and tracking hull give smooth predictable performance to all paddler abilities even in choppy conditions.
Features: 
Drain Plug
Fittings for Backrest
Fittings for Knee Straps
Integrated Carry Handles
Stability: 
4
Straightline: 
2.923075
Maneuverability: 
4.30769
Comfort: 
3.384615
Build: 
3.30769
Manufacturer Hull Type Length Width Weight Max Load Seating
Perception Kayaks Standard 2.95m 20.00kg 150.00kg Solo

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Scooter Reviews

BRIAN C's picture
Build: 
4
Comfort: 
4
Maneuverability: 
5
Straightline: 
4
Stability: 
4

GREAT LITTLE SITON.YOU CAN HAVE FUN ON A DUCK POND OR OUT IN A FORCE 6.I USE MINE ALL YEAR ROUND. ON THE DORSET COAST.

ADAM SLATER's picture
Build: 
5
Comfort: 
4
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
2
Stability: 
3

Great little sit-on, floats like a cork! Great in the sea and copes well with waves/swell, doesn't track as well as longer boats or those with a more pronounced keel like the Frenzy, the front of the boat can get a bit slappy in small wind blown waves due to the flat nose, surfs well although thigh straps are a must for this! Have not found need for back-rest as of yet. Overall, you will not be disappointed the quality of the Perception boats in my opinion exceeds that of Ocean Kayak! This review, as with the first, is also based on experience on the Dorset coast.

Darren (Bournemouth)'s picture
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
5
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
5

Great kayak. Have used on river & on sea, also on Dorset coast. Would recommend this for any one wanting a single seater sit-on - very stable, yet great manoeuvrability.

Dean Prosser (Fareham)'s picture
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
4
Stability: 
5

I concur with the other reviews, the Scooter is incredibly stable and tracks well. I bought mine just under a year ago to accompany my wife in her Perception Sparc, which included seal launches off steep river banks - what a hoot! I too use thigh straps, but also haven't found a need for a back rest. Great fun on the sea (Solent), especially when choppy! The stowage for day trips is good and it is also easy to transport on top of the car on the roof rack. As a final point I would have to say speed isn't its greatest virtue, but this is more than made up for with its stability. I would highly recommend the Scooter for anyone new to the sport of kayaking.

steve scott (leeds)'s picture
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
4
Stability: 
5

Just bought mine,I am new to kayaking and nearly fifty so I wanted something I felt safe on.The first time I used it was on windermere in 35mph winds. It performed well in the choppy waters and tracking was impressive,I managed to keep it straight, right from the begining,even in 2ft waves.I got a bic backrest with mine and this proved very comfortable.I did manage to flip it fairly easily when testing how far over it would go,however under normal use it was very stable. For me the absolute plus is the ease with which it can be transported on a roof rack and then carried to launch point.Hours of fun sum up this little kayak.

Gaz (Bristol)'s picture
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
5
Straightline: 
2
Stability: 
4

I have had my Scooter for a couple of years now and it's been fun, fun, fun. In the surf it is more than capable. On lakes and rivers it's a joy, and white water very stable. It does'nt track as well as the frenzy but wipes the floor with it in ever other aspect. Six of my mates have now bought one each, and my mate with the frenzy wishes he had too!

Mel Brown's picture
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
3

I am a large (6' 3" bloke) and it is still stable. It surfs well on the shoulder but is harder to control on a broken wave. Back rest and knee straps are essential for surfing if you want steering and balance control. Only comment for surfing is that rear open storage area fills with water and that affects the handling and weight of the boat. Good and light for on roof transporting and the addition of a trolley for getting on to the beach is well worth the money. I converted an old golf trolley for the purpose but that eventually gave up and bought a proper one - excellent ! Make sure you buy an appropriate paddle for what you are going to use the boat for. I had a touring paddle for 2 years of surfing - then bought a more rigid blade and shorter paddle length and the control and speed difference were immediate and very noticable.

brian cornwall's picture
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
3

Only started kayaking 12 months ago,i'm 55 years old and wish i started years ago. tried two other sit on owned by friends but for me they dont come near the scooter for all round ease of use and fun. decked mine out with extras for fishing now, can't wait to get out off the coast here in cornwall and try it all out.

Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
4

I've had a scooter for 2 years now,i've pimped mine for fishing and its great. Handles quite rough seas well (a bit more length would be nice but that would only add weight and cut down on manouverability), had some great fun and hope to have a lot more. Brian (CORNWALL).

sid's picture
sid
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
5

As a surf ski user i was finding little stability in rough surf so after a friend advised me i purchased a scooter and i was amazed how stable and fun it was so i took it out in a rough sea and it only managed to throw me once the whole day and when others quit due to the weather getting worse and the surf hitting 3-4 feet i just enjoyed it more, if anyone is thinking of investing in a kayak get a scooter as its a great all rounder for beginners or enthusiasts alike. i am now selling my surf ski and sticking with the scooter

Jonny's picture
Jonny
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
3
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
3

Awesome. Have had a Yak Board and a Pelican Apex and this outdoes them both by a long way. Suitable for Surfing, cruising and fishing. I love my scooter..

Peach's picture
Peach
Build: 
4
Comfort: 
4
Maneuverability: 
5
Straightline: 
1
Stability: 
5

I've had one for two years using it in all kinds of waters (rough winter seas to flat rivers). It's very stable and an ideal beginner recreational kayak. It is also exceptional in the surf. I love surfing mine and have used it in some pretty big waves. HOWEVER be warned that it catches waves quickly and rides them even quicker, but once in broken water you will have to work very hard to get out of the wash. This can turn the scooter into an 18kg missile hurtling toward anybody wading in the shallows. It is a dream to carve and can be turned out of broken water, but this takes good skill and a LOT of strength.

The only scooter drawback I have found is its dismal tracking. It is very sensitive to chop and swell direction - great for surfing, but not for paddling in choppy sea water. Good paddle technique can overcome this to a degree. It really doesn't track at all compared to many other recreational yaks.

Overall one of the best recreational sit-on-tops that gives some exceptional surfing capabilities. However, first time surfers will probably want to avoid busy summer beaches."

Tan's picture
Tan
Build: 
3
Comfort: 
5
Maneuverability: 
4
Straightline: 
3
Stability: 
3

I see lots of folks kayak fishing but for the most part they are no leongr kayak buyers. They have their boats and except for a limited number of them no more boats are required. Wavewalk is getting the folks who found that the sit on top and fancy pedal drive models just don't have what they want. I was talking yesterday with another yak fisherman at a tackle store event. He too is not happy with his current ride, it just sort of does it for now. The first thing he asked me was how I liked the W500, he reads my posts I guess on our local site. His eyes lit up when I talked about how there were no more micro adjustments on my part while fishing. That the boat was just rock solid comfort and there were no back issues, he loved that too. The next time we see each other on the water he wants a ride. Just an example of how the W gives folks that missing factor. The piece of comfort or fishability their boats were lacking but they had a hard time describing it. The kayak market for sales of most boats is a joke right now. Piles of them at dealers but kayak fishermen still wandering the piles with the hope another little hatch or depression in the hull will be the answer. Sadly for them it will not be. Those of us that are members of the W Navy have the answer, we just need to pass on the good word and increase our ranks.