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The Most Comfortable Inflatable Kayak Money Can Buy
If the Riverstar is the top of the line Grabner kayak, then the Riverstar XXL is the top-est of the line! Everything that the Riverstar has to offer but stretched to accommodate a third adult! The Riverstar XXL provides ample room for all paddlers and has superior performance characteristics. The Riverstar XXL is a family vacation in a bag. This kayak will take you and the family to distant islands or down your favorite rivers with ease and comfort. If you never settle for less than the best, the Riverstar XXL is the inflatable kayak for you!
Grabner Riverstar XXL
Riverstar XXL Features & Innovations
Inflatable kayaks as large as the Riverstar XXL are hard to find and difficult to get right. Grabner has achieved greatness with this oversized kayak!
Extra Wide: Take the dogs or kids and a friend, or two, for the adventure of a lifetime (again and again) without any worry of getting tossed into the sea.
Flexible Seating: Seat locations can be adjusted for proper weight distribution for three paddlers or centrally located for a solo paddler. The inflatable seats with optional high backrest provide couch-like comfort in a kayak!
Full Length Grommet Rail: This grommet rail provides easy access to seat positioning, but also ample locations to attach gear and equipment. The grommet rail allows for the fastening of a spray skirt to keep paddlers and gear dry in wet and cold conditions.
Riverstar XXL Features & Innovations
The Longer, The Better.
The Riverstar XXL’s long design allows for ample leg room for any size paddler without impeding on its storage capacity. The upward sloping bow glides over waves for a comfortable paddling experience in all conditions.
The unique V-shaped hull design stabilizes the Riverstar XXL and provides it with excellent tracking.
Fully Inflated Deck
The inflated deck wraps fully around the boat, including each gunwale cap. This provides increased torsional stability over the Riverstar XXL and even more seating options.
You can reverse one of the seats and have a face-to-face picnic on the water!
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.
Touring Level Comfort
The high quality inflatable seats allows for infinite adjustment to position and firmness. A high backrest and a flat seat bottom keeps your back feeling good and your center of gravity low.
Infinitely adjustable footrests provide a firm place to push your feet on, making the boat feel like an extension of your body. The optional rudder pedals mount onto these footrests for easy steerage!
Room for Everything
Plenty of storage space under the decks for luggage and gear. If you need more room, there are many net and bag options that can be mounted on top of the decks.
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.
Riverstar XXL 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.
Riverstar XXL Accessory Kit$435
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 Universal Carry Bag, 1 16ft Boat Line, 1 Bottle of Boat Skin Conditioner
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 Riverstar XXL 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 2.$200
Bow / Stern Net
It is always good to have some gear close at hand. Whether you keep charts, cell phones or bottles of water, these nets keep some gear close but secure for whenever you need it while underway.$55
Spray Cover - Tandem Cockpit
Keep everything dry! This cover converts the Riverstar XXL into a two seat sit-in kayak.$365
Spray Cover - Triple Cockpit
Keep everything dry! This cover converts the Riverstar XXL into a three seat sit-in kayak.$521
Fore / Aft Fitted Dry Bags
When going on longer adventures you will want to maximize the storage space you can use on your Riverstar. These drybags have waterproof zippers and fit snugly in the bow and stern peaks for maximized storage space.$185
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
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
High Backrest Add-on
If you don’t elect to get the accessory kit, be sure to get these back rests to save your back for longer paddles. This backrest really does wonders for paddling comfort.$59
Shady and cool fun without the mast. Sometimes you just want to get out on the water without needing to rig the mast. Use an outboard or paddles with the sun awning for a shady day of fun on the water!$249
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
Universal Boat Bag
This bag is easy to put the boat and all gear inside. Simply put everything in a neat pile then fold the flaps around it all. Cinch straps and buckles make it easy to keep everything in place for your next adventure.$155
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 2.$195
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
Riverstar XXL 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.