ROWonAIR AirKayak 16
ROWonAIR AirKayak 16
ROWonAIR AirKayak 16
ROWonAIR AirKayak 16

ROWonAIR AirKayak 16

Speed Rating 7
Stability Rating 7
Max. Crew Capacity 3 Adults
Weight Capacity 551 lbs
Inflation Time ~5 mins


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Multi-Use Means Fun For All!

Designed to work specifically with the ROWonAIR® Universal Rowing Units, the Air Kayak 16 is an inflatable drop-stitch kayak designed for high-performance rowing and paddling.

The Air Kayak 16 is long and narrow and turns every stroke into effortless gliding. This is the perfect boat for more experienced rowers looking for performance and feel similar to a rowing shell. Easily stowed away and comes with a backpack, repair kit, fin, pump, and strap.

This is kayak also includes seats for use as a regular kayak!

Length: 16' | Width: 34"

Weight: 51 lbs | Bag Size: 19" x 19" x 41"

Carry Capacity: 551 lbs

The Air Kayak 16 can be purchased as a standalone board, or preconfigured with ROWonAIR’s exclusive RowVista®, or RowMotion® (with or without oars) rowing units.

Boat Capabilities

ROW on AIR AirKayak 16'

Max Rowers / Paddlers
2 People
Max Carry Capacity
551 lbs
Capsize Resistance
Lakes & Bays
Whitewater Rating
Class 2

Air Kayak 16 Innovations

The Air Kayak 16 is the perfect multi-tool for flexible and performance-driven rowing. With portability of this magnitude nothing will stand in your way of serious fun or rowing training whenever and wherever you want.

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High-quality construction with Woven-Fusion Drop Stitch provides more strength and rigidity, and lower weight.


Elastic luggage netting for longer rowing tours — compatible with Hiko 20L Dry Bag accessory.


Pre-mounted D-rings for attaching the RowVista or RowMotion rowing units to the Air Kayak 16.


Row alone or in company: take along a passenger or row with double sculls.


High-tech adhesives and materials provide long life with resistance against UV and high temperatures.


Halkey-Roberts valve is robust and reliable for quick inflation and deflation.

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Air Kayak 16 Features & Innovations

The Air Kayak 16 packs some serious fun into a portable package. This kayak is made with drop-stitch construction which gives it a very solid feel. It will feel firm under foot and has much less drag than a typical inflatable kayak. Used as a rowing boat, this 16 foot kayak can take up to three people for a relaxing paddle when you don’t want to row. We sell a number of kayak paddles that pair nicely with this boat.

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Solid Bow and Stern

Solid plastic bow and stern caps provide the ultimate collision protection. The Air Kayak is capable of tackling some light white-water when you aren’t out rowing.

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Backpack with Wheels Storage Bag

High quality backpack with luggage style wheels are perfect for moving and storing the Air Kayak as well as transporting the boat as checked luggage.

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Rapid-style Air Pump

The included high quality hand pump can pump up the Air Kayak 16 in less than 10 minutes. Built in gauge adds assurance that the proper pressure has been reached.

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High Sides for Safety

The higher walls of this boat are great for bringing a young or furry friend along to enjoy a row. These sides will also keep gear dry(er) in choppy conditions. It would still be wise to store any important gear in a dry bag.

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Woven-Fusion Drop Stitch Materials

This special construction method was pioneered by the ROWonAIR team. They needed a material that could withstand high pressures, provide more rigidity than normal drop stitch, and weigh as little as possible.

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Multi-Sport Functionality

The Air Kayak 16 is primarily sold as a rowing shell for use with the ROWonAIR Universal Rowing Unit, but has an added bonus. Add some paddles and install the included kayak seats and the Air Kayak becomes a family kayak for exploration!

Air Kayak 16 Rowing Board Technical Specs

Boat Specifications
Overall Length16'
Overall Width34"
Boat Weight50.7 lbs
Crew Size1—3 Adults
Rowing StyleSingle / Tandem
Pressure10 psi
Inflation Time~5 mins
MaterialDouble Layer Drop Stitch
Packing & Assembly Specifications
Bag TypeBackpack
Bag Weight3.7 lbs
Packed-Down Bag Size 19" x 19" x 41"
Tools Required for AssemblyNo



Row on Air Row Pad for Carbon Seat Product

Row Pad for Carbon Seat

This pad is specifically designed for the carbon fiber seat. This pad is a real butt-saver. A must-have for anyone that has to have the carbon, but isn’t ready to commit to a hard seat.

Row on Air Concept2 Foot Stretcher Upgrade Product

Concept2 Foot Stretcher Upgrade

This foot stretcher upgrade switches out the normal axle style stretcher for the Concept2 Flex Foot stretcher that is common on their new generation of ergs.

Row on Air Foot Raisers (4 Pc) Product

Foot Raisers (4 Pc)

These foot raisers are stackable as a spacer/shim for mounting the ROWonAIR rowing system into other boats. You can also use them to lift the skid a little which could be advantageous in very choppy waters.

Row on Air Universal Mounting Straps (Pair) Upgrade Product

Universal Mounting Straps (Pair)

If you plan to mount your new ROWonAIR rowing unit on anything that isn’t Mojo 18, Dude 18, Lite 15, or Air Kayak 16, you’ll probably need these straps to mount it to any other paddleboard.

Row on Air RowMotion Oarlock Spacer Kit Product

RowMotion Oarlock Spacer Kit

This spacer set allows you to set the oarlocks to different heights or to generally raise them to best suit your style of rowing and the sea state conditions. Raising the oarlocks might make rowing in larger waves easier.

Row on Air Extra Kayak Seat Product

Extra Kayak Seat

Third kayak seat for installing in the Air Kayak 16 so the boat can be used with a third person as a kayak.

Low Angle Aluminum Kayak Paddle 240cm Product

Low Angle Aluminum Kayak Paddle 240cm

Low-angle kayak paddles, similar in ergonomics to a greenland paddle, are ideal for relaxed recreational kayaking or for touring. Also great for any paddlers with back or shoulder pain.

High Angle Fiberglass / Carbon Kayak Paddle 240cm Product

High Angle Fiberglass / Carbon Kayak Paddle 240cm

Ultra-lightweight and balanced power. This paddle is very comfortable to use and generates a lot of power with each stroke.

Row on Air Triple Action High Efficiency Hand Pump Product

Triple Action High Efficiency Hand Pump

An upgrade from the standard pump, it moves more air per pump and is easier to get the I-boards to higher pressures. This is one of the highest quality inflatable boat pumps on the market.

Row on Air Dry Bag - Hiko Product

Dry Bag - Hiko

This waterproof bag easily mounts on rowing boards elastic mesh. Includes additional shoulder belts for use as a backpack. Size is 18" x 12" x 6".

Row on Air Collapsible Kayak Dolly Product

Collapsible Kayak Dolly

Lightweight dolly for transporting fully inflated ROWonAIR boards and rowing units on land. Can be collapsed and taken with you for portages along the way.

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Takacat Volume Inflator

This fast and easy battery-operated inflation pump is easy to use, smaller than a soda can, and has a built-in battery that will run the pump for a total of 45 minutes. It will work with any boat that uses a Halkey-Roberts valve. The pump fills most of the air volume in the chambers, so you only need to top up the pressure with a hand or foot pump (usually included with your inflatable boat).


Resources & Support

What’s Included
Warranty & Registration
Brochures & Manuals
Assembly Information
Air Kayak 16 Standalone Board®

ROWonAir Air Kayak 16 Inflatable Rowing Board, Air Kayak 16 Backpack, Rapid-style Air Pump, 5.4” Fin, Repair Kit, and Strap.

Air Kayak 16 with RowVista Rowing Unit & Oars

In addition to everything included with the Air Kayak 16 board, this unit also includes:
RowVista (Y-Style) rowing unit, RowVista oars, storage and transport bags

Air Kayak 16 with RowMotion Rowing Unit - No Oars

In addition to everything included with the Air Kayak 16 board this unit also includes:
RowMotion (Y-Style) rowing unit, storage and transport bags

Air Kayak 16 with RowMotion Rowing Unit & Oars

In addition to everything included with the Air Kayak 16 board, this unit also includes:
RowMotion (Y-Style) rowing unit, RowMotion carbon 2-piece oars, storage and transport bags

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ROWonAIR Warranty

ROWonAIR provides a 24-month warranty against any defects in material or workmanship.

Device Assembly

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