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Tribe 9.5 - Clemson National Champions Edition - Local

Buy & Pickup in Greenville, SC

From *$599 USD

Product Information


Founded in Upstate South Carolina in 1976, Perception Kayaks has deep connections to Clemson University. In official collaboration with Clemson Athletics, Perception Kayaks is proud to design, mold and hand-assemble the Clemson Tribe 9.5 – a limited-edition sit-on-top kayak – in Greenville, SC. (For local pick-up details - scroll down the page.)

The Tribe 9.5 is an easy-to-paddle, fun and stable sit-on-top kayak, great for lakes, ponds, slow-moving streams and rivers, as well as coastal waterways. The versatile design makes it a top choice for beginner to intermediate paddlers. With ample storage and a premium, roomy, adjustable seating system, the Tribe let's you stay out longer and get the most out of your day on the water. Now you can show your Tiger pride and commemorate the 2018 National Championship while you paddle, all while supporting local SC manufacturing. This kayak is also sure to become a collector's item, as only a limited quantity will be built.

IMPORTANT HOLIDAY SHIPPING NOTICE:  Due to holiday schedules, any order placed 12/21-1/1 will not be processed until January 2nd and pick-up must be arranged for a date after 1/2/20.

  • Versatile, stable, easy to use kayak that is perfect for any skill level
  • Designed for lakes, ponds, slow-moving rivers and coastal water types
  • Perfect for the lake or beach house
  • Accommodates a large range of paddlers from kids to adults
  • Comfortable seating with supportive, adjustable, fold-down seatback - embellished with the 2018 National Championship logo
  • 6" rubber hatch for quick access to gear and supplies
  • Storage areas with bungees to secure picnic supplies, coolers, fishing tackle and more
  • Comfortable handles for easy transport
  • Official Clemson logos molded into the kayak
  • "Solid Orange" colorway with "Regalia" purple bungee

NOTE:  Kayak Paddle and PFD/Life Jacket are sold separately.

Need replacement parts for your Tribe 9.5?  Get them here.


*Prices shown are suggested U.S. and Canadian Dollar retail prices, net not including taxes. Prices in your market may vary due to currency, VAT, and other taxes. Prices subject to change without notice.

*Colors may vary slightly from those shown as each kayak that we produce is unique. Variations in color are not covered by warranty. Additionally, bungee cord colors and other fittings are periodically updated and may vary from what is pictured. You can purchase bungee cords (sold separately) in a variety of colors if you wish to customize the look of your boat.

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Clemson Tribe 9.5 – Lake Keowee

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Purchase & Pickup Details for Local Area Residents

This one of a kind, limited-edition kayak won't last long! 

To purchase online for local pick-up at the factory, click the red "Buy Now" button at the top of this page.  There is no delivery charge when you choose this option. Review the details below before you place your order. Limit 6 kayaks per order.   (Note:  During the online checkout option, you will be asked for a "Shipping Address"  Please complete these fields so we can process the order -  we will be aware that you are planning to pick-up the boat locally.)

You can also buy local at Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest, SC or Elkmont Trading Company in Clemson, SC.  Please call these dealers before you visit to ensure availability.

Important Information About Local Pickup at Confluence Outdoor

  • Pickup will be at the Confluence Outdoor Factory/Headquarters located at 575 Mauldin Road Greenville, SC 29607.  (Confluence Outdoor is the parent company of Perception Kayaks.)
  • Pickups will only be allowed during designated pickup times.  No alternate arrangements can be made and there are no exceptions - this time of year is our peak season and we appreciate your cooperation.
  • Designated pickup times will be on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12pm to 2pm.
  • A member of our team will reach out to schedule your pick-up appointment and will instruct you where to go to load your boat(s).
  • Proof of purchase can be shown in the following formats:
    • a printed receipt from your online order
    • a digital receipt shown from your phone/device
  • Bring appropriate tie-down straps to secure your new boat safely to your vehicle.  If you don't have straps, you can purchase them at your local Perception dealer or order them online before your pick-up date.
  • Bring a friend to help you load your kayak
  • If you ordered related accessories for your boat such as a paddle or PFD, you will be able to pick these up locally too but must show a receipt.
  • No orders can be placed at the pick-up area, so please order what you need in advance.

Questions?  Email us at [email protected].



Clemson Tribe 9.5 Features

Clemson Tribe 9.5 Features

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