A 28-pound boat the size of a large suitase, the Bay ST is less than half the weight of a traditional kayak. It’s compact enough to store in your trunk, closet, boat, or garage. You can even check it on a plane or hike into remote waters with the Oru Pack.
On the water, the 12 foot Bay ST is fast, sporty, and versatile. It can handle many different conditions and landscapes, from smooth lakes to ocean kayaking. It's a closed cockpit, performance kayak that’s been tested on Class III rivers and played in 6 foot waves. Best for intermediate and advanced paddlers (but beginners with a few paddles under their belt will also love this model).
Our boats are lightweight but extraordinarily strong. They're created from 5 mm double-layered, custom-extruded polypropylene with a 10-year UV treatment. Translation? Oru Kayaks are incredibly puncture + abrasion resistant and built to last. With a super tough hull, they can withstand sliding over rocks, bumping into obstacles, and they are rated to 20,000 fold cycles.
Weight: 28 pounds
Length: 12 feet Width: 25"
Cockpit: 16" by 30"
Storage: 90 liters
Max paddler height: 6'3"
Weight capacity: 300 pounds
Kayak box: 33" by 12" by 29"
Shipping box: 35" by 17" by 31"
Set-up time: 10 to 15 minutes
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All of our boats come with a 1-year warranty. Our service department is here to assist with any assembly or technical questions you may have. Learn more about our warranty here.
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We also sell discounted Certified Refurbished kayaks that have not been used on the water. These kayaks are unused returns that may have slight signs of wear, like minor scratches or aesthetic imperfections. Click here to learn more about our Certified Refurbished Program.
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ASSEMBLY VIDEO GUIDANCE
Features & Tech
6 zipper channels slide onto the trim, closing and sealing the deck. They’re completely watertight and make assembly easier than ever.
This is the fancy word for the rim around the cockpit— it reinforces the kayak and lets you wear a spray skirt for keeping safe and dry in open water. For 2021, we've upgraded to custom marine-grade aluminum latches to secure the two halves together.
A fully adjustable backrest provides support for taller and more petite paddlers. Simply loosen the knob on the rear of the seat to slide the backrest to the desired height.
Full deck lines for attaching gear or to aid during rescues.
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Bay ST Walkthrough
The Bay ST is the original Oru Kayak, launched on Kickstarter in 2012 and now available in retailers around the world; it’s even in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Over the years we've thoroughly updated the design to enhance performance, making it easier to assemble and more comfortable to use than its predecessors. It's stable enough for beginners, while the length and contouring make it fast and sporty for experts. There's plenty of room to stash gear for day trips and short camping excursions. Best of all, transforming it from box to boat takes just a few minutes.
In this video, we’ll walk you through the assembly of the Bay ST. With a bit of practice it will take under 10 minutes to assemble your kayak, but the first few times will probably take a good bit longer.
Be patient – you’ll learn the steps and it will get easier to assemble as the folded parts break in and become more flexible.