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Classical Design with a Waterline Built for Speed
The Holiday 3 is a stretched Holiday 2, which makes this a great family boat or a long touring kayak for a solo paddler. The packability makes this boat the perfect family kayak for RV and camping trips! This is the perfect lake kayak for any size family.
Grabner Holiday 3
Holiday 3 Features & Innovations
A long, stable paddling boat that is built to take you and your family to where you want to go!
Paddle solo, tandem or triples with flexible seat positioning. Seats are infinitely adjustable and provide a high backrest for extreme comfort. Plenty of space for pets or kids between parents.
Optional fitted drybags for bow and stern keeps your gear dry no matter how crazy your adventure gets!
The 90° floor to gunwale join provides the Holiday 3 with more interior volume for more storage space and comfortable seating.
Holiday 3 Features & Innovations
The Holiday 3’s long waterline makes it easy for even novice paddlers to track in a straight line. This long kayak will provide reliable performance for a comfortable day on the water.
The Holiday 3 is designed to be a sporty recreational kayak. It is smooth through the water, gliding from stroke to stroke with ease. This isn’t your typical inflatable kayak, this is better.
The high-backed and infinitely adjustable seats are ideal for any kayaker. A comfortable seat will allow you to paddle faster and for longer distances with less strain on your back and shoulders.
Infinitely adjustable footrests provide a firm place to push your feet on. This saves your lower back from fatigue on long trips, it also helps you feel connected to the boat.
The optional rudder pedals mount onto these footrests for easy steerage!
Durable and Robust
The rubber material is strong and capable of withstanding collision with rocks and scraping on shallow bottoms. A strong plastic strake protects the bow from any head on impacts.
Lifting Handles for Added Convenience
Bow and stern handles are long enough to allow for comfortable carrying of your boat. Drag it from one end or have a friend help for longer portages.
The included stern bracket allows you to mount an optional rudder or Torqeedo Ultra-Light outboard.
If you are paddling with two people, we strongly recommend a rudder to avoid any issues with winds, currents or paddlers that aren’t perfectly coordinated.
Holiday 3 Technical Specs
TAME THE WHITEWATER OR CRUISE THE LAKE
Grabner offers their boats in a unique way. They sell the base boat, with no extras so you can use the gear you already have or purchase the perfect loadout for your adventures from their expansive accessory offering. Please check out our recommendations below for how to properly outfit your new kayak to best suit your use case and needs.
The Right Paddle, Right Now
Everyone who kayaks paddles their own way. It is sometimes an expensive game of trial and error to find the paddle that best fits you and your style. Grabner and Red Beard Sailing have a narrow and specific selection of paddles so that you can determine the right paddle for your needs, the first time.
This accessory kit rounds out your kayak purchase. This kit provides a bag, pump and paddles so you can get on the water and start enjoying your new kayak right away!
Why Red Beard Recommends
Everything in this kit is carefully selected to provide a perfect starting point when selecting the gear you need to get the best possible experience in your new kayak.
Accessory Kit Includes:
1 Hand Air Pump, 2 Aluminum Low Angle 3-Piece Double Paddles, 1 Backpack with Wheels, 1 16ft Boat Line, 1 Bottle of Boat Skin Conditioner, 1 Rudder Kit
The best way to make a kayak the perfect fit for you, is to make it your own with Grabner’s world class selection of kayak accessories. Below you will find all of the available accessories for the Grabner Holiday 3 kayak.
Low Angle Aluminum Kayak Paddle
This low-angle kayak paddle, similar in ergonomics to a greenland paddle, is ideal for relaxed recreational kayaking or for touring. Also great for any paddlers with back or shoulder pain.$120
High Angle Fiberglass / Carbon Kayak Paddle
Ultra-lightweight and balanced power. This paddle is very comfortable to use and generates a lot of power with each stroke. This is the ideal paddle for the Holiday 3.$165
This motor bracket is required to mount a Torqeedo 403 A motor. Add this accessory to your cart when adding one of the motors listed below.$455
Collapsible Kayak Dolly
Lightweight dolly for transporting fully inflated kayaks on land. Can be collapsed and taken with you for portages along the way.$115
Collapsible Transport Cart
Lightweight 2-wheel cart for transporting gear or un-inflated kayaks. Can be collapsed and taken with you for transport assistance on your journeys.$235
Deluxe Inflator Pump
Automatic 2-stage inflator pump with a built in gauge. This is objectively the best and most reliable electric inflator on the market.$149
Keep your gear and your body dry! This converts the Holiday 3 into a tandem sit-in kayak.$469
Keep everything dry! This cover converts the Holiday 3 into a three seater sit-in kayak.$534
This accessory goes hand-in-hand with the Spray Cover accessories. You will need 1 apron per person.$80
Cockpit Hatch Cover
You will need this cover if you plan to use the 2 seater Spray Cover and only paddle with 1 person. This cover blocks off one cockpit opening to create a watertight seal.$40
Boat Skin Conditioner 1L
This proprietary conditioner keeps your rubber hulls in great condition. Keeps fabric from drying out, prevents aquatic growth and even makes the boat faster through the water!$45
Glue-on Stabilizing Fin
In some cases, you may prefer a skeg over a rudder. This glue-on fin is what you will want in those cases.$85
Rudders make every padding experience better. More control is never a bad thing! This complete rudder kit comes with everything you need to install a rudder onto a Holiday 3.$195
This backpack has wheels so you can drag it behind you. This is great for use as a luggage bag when you take your Holiday 3 kayak on vacation with you.$169
Let Technology Do the Paddling for You!
Kayaks are amazingly well designed boats. They are stable due to their low center of gravity and are very hydrodynamic allowing them to be propelled easily, even by small muscle groups such as shoulders and arms. It is time to take advantage of the kayak’s design and leave behind manual paddling! Electric motors are reliable, efficient and environmentally friendly. An electric motor will free your hands so you can dedicate them to a fishing rod for easier landing of the big catch, a pair of binoculars for easier bird watching, or any other activity that would require two hands. Give in to the dark side and embrace the way of electric propulsion!
Built in GPS
Did you know that Torqeedo motors have built in GPS and a screen that displays real time range, runtime and speed? It also allows you to easily troubleshoot with error code readouts. Don’t guess with other brand’s display free designs. Torqeedo makes it easy to own and use an electric outboard!
Torqeedo 403 AC$2299
This electric motor is light in weight and provides ample propulsion to get you to your destination (or back) with ease! The Grabner motor mount (add to your cart from the above accessory list) provides a perfect and custom fit of this little motor so you can mount and be on the water in mere minutes.
- Faster than paddling
- Easier than paddling
- Extends paddling
- Paddling into the wind becomes trivial
- Rechargeable via wall outlet or solar
- Environmentally friendly
1 Motor, 1 915Wh Lithium Battery, 1 Control Unit, 1 90w AC Charger, 1 USB Adapter for charging other devices from battery, 1 Magnetic Kill Switch
Additional Compatible Outboards
Sometimes the motor we recommend isn’t the best for everyone’s particular needs or situation. Please check out these other motors for alternatives to our above recommendation.
Torqeedo 403 A
The exact same motor as the 403 AC, but with a lower capacity and less expensive battery.$1799
Resources & Support
Grabner provides a 24-month total warranty on all boats and a 7-year warranty on the boat-skin. For full details on what is covered in the warranty reference the Grabner manual here.
24 months total-warranty / 7 years boat-skin-warranty
Steering Device Assembly
Holiday 3 Reviews
Highly environmentally friendly and sustainable, Grabner boats are the most environmentally friendly on the world market.
- The boat skin inside coating is made of renewable natural rubber.
- The boat skin can be 100% recycled. This recovers 95% of the primary energy.
- The boat skin does not contain PVC! No toxic plasticizers! No poisonous chlorine!
- Grabner boats have an unsurpassed lifespan of several decades, instead of throwing away after a short time!
- The boat skin is manufactured to the highest EU environmental standards in Germany.
- Easy to repair: The Grabner factory service handles repairs quickly, professionally and will not let you down.