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Emotion Spitfire Sit-On-Top Kayak

Updated on October 1, 2012

Emotion Spitfire Kayak from Emotion Kayaks

This Emotion Spitfire sit-on-top kayaks are offered in two sizes. The Emotion Spitfire 8 (8 foot kayak) is a fantastic choice for new comers to kayaking or for those who are looking for a compact, lightweight option for casual beach days or short trips in local waterways. The Spitfire 8 has been around for a few years but has been redesigned in 2012 to include a mesh netting for rear storage tank well and some new graphics on the sides of the boat. All-in-all, the Spitfire 8 is the same dependable kayak that it has always been.

The Emotion Spitfire 9 is a completely new version of the Spitfire Kayak that has been released in 2012. The Spitfire 9, as you might imagine, a 9 foot kayak that includes some additional options such as an under deck storage area with a solace hatch. The Spitfire 9 also also has a higher weight capacity of up to 350 pounds and includes a padded seat cushion. The Spitfire 9 is also a great value option for new paddlers.

Sit-on-top kayaks are easy to get in and out of on and off the water, so this Emotion Spitfire is a good choice for new paddlers looking for a simple, affordable introductory kayak. I love that the Spitfire is an affordable option that allows kayaking newbies to get their feet wet. On this page, I have provide links to buy the Spitfire as well as some video and written reviews.

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Emotion 90245 Spitfire Sit-On-Top 8 Foot Kayak, Green
Emotion 90245 Spitfire Sit-On-Top 8 Foot Kayak, Green

With an MSRP of $349.99, the Emotion Spitfire Sit-On-Top Kayak is one of the most popular and highly rated introductory kayaks on the market. This 8 foot boat weighs in at 38 pounds and can be used by paddlers with a maximum weight between 225-240 pounds based on water conditions. It can be used on salt water, lakes, rivers, and more. Sit-On-Top Kayaks are a great choice for new paddlers because they are easy to get in and out of, and the Spitfire is designed for optimum stability and tracking in the water. Quite simply, the Spitfire is awesome.


Emotion Spitfire Kayak Scupper Plugs

The Emotion Spitfire Sit On Top kayak features a self bailing design that utilized scupper holes in the boat to allow any water that comes in over the sides of the boat to be automatically drained. These scupper holes are very useful in conditions where water may enter the boat in the this manner. However, in calmer conditions, these scupper holes may allow water to come up through holes and get the paddler wet when he/she may otherwise stay dry. Scupper plugs stop water from coming through the scupper holes in calm water.

Lifetime 90364 Scupper Plugs
Lifetime 90364 Scupper Plugs

The Emotion Spitfire Scupper Plug kit gives you the ability to stop water from coming up through the scupper holes. These scupper stoppers are specifically designed for all Emotion Kayaks. The Lifetime Product ID Model # is 90364.


Coming Soon: Emotion Spitfire 9 Sit On Top Kayak

Emotion Kayaks has announced some new innovations to their 2012 Lineup of quality kayaks. They are making some design modifications to some of their already existing kayaks, and they are introducing some great new additions as well. The Emotion Spitfire 9 will be added, and this is exciting. The Spitfire 9 may be exactly what some new paddlers are looking for as it adds an interesting option which bridges the gap between the small 8 footers and the 10+ footers currently available for purchase. The Spitfire 9 also adds some features that make it different from the Spitfire 8 in more than just dimensions.

Emotion Spitfire 9 Sit On Top Kayak Specifications

Length: 9'

Width: 31"

Weight: 45 lbs

Weight Capacity: 350 lbs.

Added Features: The Spitfire 9 adds an under deck storage tank with a hatch lid, a small bow storage platform, and a padded seat bottom.

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Videos and Reviews of the Emotion Spitfire Kayak

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Emotion Spitfire Kayak Specifications, Specs, and Information

Emotion Kayaks are Made in the USA

The Emotion Spitfire sit-on-top kayak is a great introductory kayak. It's wide body allows for tremendous stability in the water, and its compact and lightweight design make it easy to get there. For around $300.00, one would be hard pressed to find a better sit-on-top kayak (in my opinion, you can't).

I love the Spitfire for someone who is new to kayaking and looking to to get their feet wet in the sport. I also love this kayak for anyone looking for an easy to transport kayak to use on casual trips to the beach or for leisurely paddles in local waterways. The Spitfire is a pleasure to own as a primary or secondary option, which means that even if you find yourself wanting a new kayak in couple of years, the Kayak is a great way to start your kayaking experience, because having it means you can invite a friend or use it on a casual getaway.

The durability of the Spitfire will make a pleasure for any owner for years to come. All Emotion Kayaks are made of Polyethylene plastic with UV resistance and come with a 3-year limited warranty from the manufacturer on personal use boats.

Emotion Spitfire Specifications and Capacities


8 ft


30 in


38 lbs

Maximum Weight Capacity

225-240 lbs

Available Colors

Yellow / Red / Blue

Beginner's Guide to Kayaking

Sit-on-Top Kayaking : A Beginner's Guide
Sit-on-Top Kayaking : A Beginner's Guide

This is the place to start for people who are brand spanking, fresh out of the box, still got the wrapper on new to the sport of kayaking. It is a short, quick, easy read with photos, general tips, and information on how to get started on your new kayak. Seriously, this is the book for people who are looking for answers to the most basic beginning kayak questions. This is the basic guide to getting out and kayaking with chapter titles and sections such as: "How to Buy a Kayak," "Getting Started on the Water," and "Route Planning." This is not the end all source of information, it is the start to finding the joy of getting on your kayak.


Spitfire is A Great Beginning Kayak

The Emotion Spitfire Sit-On-Top Kayak was designed specifically for those who are looking to get their start into the sport of Kayaking. It's length, width, and weight lend themselves to the overall mobility of the Spitfire both on and off the water. At 8 feet only 38 pounds, the Spitfire is simple to transport.

That's a big part of learning the sport. Unless we're lucky enough to live right on a local waterway, we have to get our new kayaks to the water. The Spitfire makes that easy.

But the Spitfire isn't just designed for easy transport to the water, it's designed to make paddling on the water easy. It's a pretty wide kayak at 2.5 feet wide which gives a paddler fantastic stability. Stability is crucial for us in believing in our ability to get out and go. When we're new to the sport, that's really all we want to do. We want to get on the boat and start exploring. With the Spitfire, that's exactly what we get.

However, Emotion Kayaks knew something when the introduced the Spitfire. We are going to get better. New Spitfire owners are going to be able to get out and get going so easily that they are simply going to fall in love with the ride. Naturally, paddlers are going to get better, and Emotion understood that the Spitfire had to have some design elements that allowed for our progression. The shallow V shaped hull allows for the speed and navigation that we are going to want as we start to progress.

Emotion Spitfire Kayak and Accessories

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      galant 5 years ago

      @Linda BookLady: Hmm, for that purpose, I would think a slightly longer kayak would be better. More room in the rear tankwell for your dog. The Renegade XT is 10' long and 36" wide. The specs on that kayak indicate that is perfect for a dog to ride along. I like 10 foot kayaks, because the are more stable and handle better on the water and they tend to have a few more accessories/options, but they are still relatively easy to transport to/from the local waterway.

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I like this kayak... looks easy to use. I'm looking for a kayak I could take my dog along on as I explore lakes.