he Fusion 480 is the latest edition to the Stealth Range. Realizing we needed to add a more affordable rotomoulded kayak to our range, we spent over 18 months of research and development in designing this latest beauty. The first step in creating the Fusion 480 kayak was to identify a need in the market. It also came down to inspired thoughts and a gut-feel for what the market might need, even though the market doesn’t know it yet. The Fusion 480 is truly about maximum stability, without sacrificing speed and performance. The kayak is built using rotomoulded technology with advanced processes to keep the kayak light enough yet still ridgid. The focus on this kayak was to offer an all round kayak with maximum stability yet still ample performance for complete novices to experienced anglers and everyone in between.
STANDARD COLOURS: GREEN, ORANGE & YELLOW
Please note: Due to the nature of customizing a kayak, the weight of these kayaks are a guideline and will vary according to different factors.
Each kayak weight is based on a standard construction with stock standard fittings. All add-ons and extras will effect the weight accordingly.
Standard features of the Fusion 480:
- Moulded Carry Handle– These carry handles are easy to use as they mold to your hand when carrying the ski.
- 1 Drain hole– One for the fish hatch and one for the kayaks hull, these bungs are a simple screw in type and easy to open and close.
- Paddle scratch pad and elastic – a protective mat is used here to prevent the slipping around of your paddle when it is secured under the paddle elastic. The paddle elastic is shock cord with a clear tubing to keep your paddle secure on the mat. The mat also reduces the amount of scratching when slipping your paddle in and out of the elastic.
- Custom Branding are used to give you a unique look and feel on the branding of the kayak.
- Fiberglass fish hatch lid– the lid is made from standard fiberglass construction. This lid also gives you easy access to a large central fish hatch. There is a protective pad on the hatch lid which can be used for cutting your bait or as a simple work area.
- Central fish hatch– This is a very large central storage area used for stowing your rods and reels when launching and beaching in rough waters and of course as well as excellent storage for those big fish you catch. The hatch has a built in rod shoot which curves upwards so that when your rods are stored they can be kept above the fish and anything else you have in the hatch.
- Live bait well– this a new addition to our kayaks. There is an inlet and outlet in the bait well which allows fresh water to enter and old water to exit out the bottom of the kayak while you are paddling. This continuously change in water keeps the oxygen supply fresh and therefore your bait will stay alive for long period of time.
- Splash cover– this is used to secure your hatch lid to the kayak but also acting as a prevention for the waves forcing water under the lid when launching through the surf.
- Hatch lever locks– these superior lever lock cam straps allow you to apply maximum pressure to your fish hatch lid when securing it closed. The fold over cam creates that extra pressure to make sure the least amount of water can get into your hatch if you accidentally roll over in your kayak.
- Front drag /carry handle– Carefully positioned soft molded handle for easy dragging or holding of your kayak when going in to launch.
- Completely adjustable rudder and pedal system– this adjustable pedal system is connected to a rudder with a rail system that can be easily adjusted to make sure you have maximum comfort when sitting in the kayak. Correctly positioned pedals can make a huge difference in the comfort of your kayak. The pedal system makes the kayak easy to steer using the under stern rudder. The rope clamps on the pedals also allow you to set your pedals at the best desired angle to keep them comfortable.
- Self drainer holes– Factory installed drain holes in your foot wells and seat to allow easy release of the water that collects in and around your feet. There are neat covers with a small hole that completes the ability of the foot wells to drain while paddling and moving forward.
- Plastic cable caps– Neat little cable caps to cover the cable piping on your rudder system. These neaten up and make the access to the cable pipe easy in case the need ever arises to work on the rudder cables.
- Side carry handles – Soft molded carry handles to assist with the carrying, loading and unloading of your kayak. The handles can also be used for attaching your back rest or seat system to the kayak.
- Trawling rod holders– 2 Standard 50 degree trawling rod holders used for placing your rods into while you want to paddle around and fish. The careful position and angle makes it simple to access and use while you paddle and manage your lines and bait. There are 2 easily accessible plastic saddles next to the rod holders used for rod leashes to secure your fishing rods.
- 90 degree rod holders– Two standard up-right holders for extra rods
- Large rear storage hatch– Rear hatch which has an 8 inch lid that can be easily opened and closed for simple access to the storage hatch. Plenty of space to store you extra tackle, lures, safety equipment and more.
- Small recess and rear webbing for extra storage of any larger items you would like to take with. Can also be used for positioning and holding your bait box or live bait system.
- Rudder cover– easy access from this cover to your rudder and rudder system.
- Under Stern or Over Stern rudder– Neatly designed small rudder that gives the kayak excellent turning and maneuverability. A very strong 10mm stainless steel shaft is used for the rudder and if ever bent can be simply bent back into position without compromising the strength or integrity of the rudder. Over stern rudder optional for the rough terrain.
Best Feature: Stability / Robustness
Conditions: Freshwater and Open Ocean
Length: 4.80m / 15.748ft
Width: 0.680m / 26.7 inch
Weight: 33-34kgs /+- 72 pounds
Max Angler Weight: 130kg / 287 lbs
Capacity: 220kg / 485 lbs
Surf Ability: 7/10