So I've taken up kayaking since November last year and have been using the Intex Challenger K1 Kayak (inflatable) which cost me approx $150 and loved it ever since. Now I'm looking to get a bit more serious and upgrade to a proper kayak.
I am looking to spend up to the $400 range and have a few option so far. I primarily kayak on big open lakes.
My friend is selling his used Perception Acadia 280 (2009?) for $350 including soft roof racks. I have also come across an Emotion Glide (2011 version) for $350 which is virtually brand new. Or there is this one
which is $350 brand new as well.
Would anyone be able to give me some advice as to which kayak is more value-for-money as well as more suitable for a beginner/intermediate?