Yes those are tip protectors.Yea, that's not a car topping boat.
You'll be busting out windows and breaking off antennas.
I was looking at the Nucanoes when I was in the market for a new kayak a few years ago.
The weight was one of the draw backs, even in the back of a truck.
I got to ask, what are those tubes for in the front of the boat? Rod tip protectors?