The Phoenix Cascade kayak


Two Saturdays ago I found a Phoenix kayak on Craigslist so I immediately went to look at it since so few of these surface anymore.

When I got there, I found a solid boat in need of some TLC and elbow grease to kill some mold from the underside and then do some sanding and painting.

Since I’ve grown very fond of these boats I was up for the challenge so yet another boat came home with me on the top of my vehicle.

She needed to be saved and preserved.


Two weeks later and I am happy to share the results with you.

If you’ve got an old Phoenix Kayak just hanging out somewhere and you are fine with letting it go, please contact me.  These boats are wonderful relics from the past, but they are also great boats made with a mix of Fiberglass and Nylon so they will last at least one lifetime.

I should also point out that Phoenix/Poke Boats, Inc. is still in business so check out their current boat models.  If they still make them like they used to you will not be disappointed.



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13 replies »

  1. I have one too, has the original sticker inside. I love it. It is so light. I can one hand it on to the roof of my car. Had seriously thought about running it in the race today.


  2. We have a 13′ 70s vintage Phoenix – in good shape for sale now. We live just outside of C’ville. Sent an email and hope to hear back.


  3. I live in Grand Junction, Colorado, and have a like new Phenoix 13’2″ with even the original product sticker inside. I’d like to sell it. Any help would be appreciated, value and where to advertise.


    • It all depends upon the condition of the boat and how badly somebody wants it. If it in good shape I would guess somewhere in the $200-300 range is the top end. Then again, I’ve picked up some of these older boats in the $75-100 range.


  4. Nice restoration. Looks more like a Phoenix Spitfire, though. I have a Cascade and am in the process of getting another one. The Cascade is a bit longer (13′ 2″), pointier, and has more of a “keel” in the bow and stern.


    • Tim,
      It might be a Spitfire. It has also been suggested it is a Mini Slipper. I would like to know once and for all. It is too small for me but my son decided it was his “keeper.” I’m still loving my Match II and recently picked up a Prijon Interceptor so there is no lack of old school boats hanging in the garage. Do you have any pictures of your Cascade?


      • Sorry, I just checked back in to this site, while searching for info on the Match II (there’s one for sale in Denver, that I have my eye on). I have some photos of my Cascade. Can I email them to you. If I recall correctly, the Microslip (smaller, cut down version of the Slipper) had a flatter deck with harder edges.

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