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For over 40 years, Perception has introduced more people to kayaking than any other kayak brand. Perception pioneered the modern kayak and are proud to be one of the most trusted names in the industry. At Perception kayaks, we design, engineer and test our kayaks for the utmost quality, stability, durability and saftety and performance.

Over the last few decades, Perception kayak designs have constantly evolved, experimenting with hull shapes, volume and materials to build better performing kayaks. In 1977, Perception introduced some of the first rotomolded plastic kayaks, a revolutionary innovation that paved the way for kayaking’s explosive growth in the 1990s and early 2000s.

Durable, affordable and—most importantly—easily manufactured, plastic kayaks allowed for mass production and distribution. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, Perception Kayaks brought the sport to the general public with industry-leading recreational, touring and whitewater designs. Their experimentation with kayak design led to many of the modern shapes we see today.

See how our processes and materials deliver the most safe, stable, comfortable and durable kayaks on the market. Experience the Perception Kayak difference.

For over 40 years, Perception has introduced more people to paddling than any other kayak brand. Perception pioneered the modern kayak and are proud to be one of the most trusted names in the industry.
For over 40 years, Perception has introduced more people to paddling than any other kayak brand. Perception pioneered the modern kayak and are proud to be one of the most trusted names in the industry.

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Mariner Sails, Inc., 11110 N. Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75229, 972-241-1498

Come down to our retail store to experience the largest collection of Kayaks - be amazed by the vast options in accessories or come have a chat with our staff members - experienced sailors, kayak anglers, windsurfers - with over 100 years of combined "on-the-water" experience.

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10am - 4pm Saturday (Loft Closed on Saturday)

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Serving water sports enthusiasts for over forty seven years specializing in Kayaking, Windsurfing, SUP, Sailing and Sail Making.

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