Yesterday I headed off on the train to Reading to pick up my new Mk I Achilli 500XL Wayland Folding Kayak. It’s been a rather long wait to finally get my hands on my boat – 188 days, which is just over six months from the date I placed my order to eventual delivery of the boat and accessories. Apparently there had been some restructuring at the factory in Poland which resulted in the delays.
First impressions of my new craft are very good – it looks to be beautifully made and I am sure I will quickly get my head around to putting together all of the pieces. The packed craft is slightly larger than I originally envisaged – when packed and placed upright on its trolley the bag is as tall as me, although it was quite easy to transport on the trolley and take on the train. I hope to take my new boat out for some sea trials in the coming weeks.