Hereâ€™s a boat thatâ€™s got the fishing forums buzzing â€“ itâ€™s the all new Prowler Tridentâ„¢ 15 from Ocean Kayak. As youâ€™d expect from the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of sit-on-tops every last detail has been considered in this exciting new design. To get it just right Ocean Kayak flew in professional kayak anglers from all over the world and asked them for a wish list for the definitive fishing kayak. The result is a sit-on-top packed with features and unlike anything else on the market.
Her performance hull combines stability and speed to make her arguably the fastest kayak in the Ocean Kayak line. The Comfort Plusâ„¢ seat back will be appreciated by any kayak fisherman as will the Rod Podâ„¢ which allows you to store your fishing rods from a seated position, or stow your catch. Another feature which is sure to prove very popular with anglers is the first ever Sonar Shieldâ„¢. This provides storage for a fish finder in an enclosed pod when itâ€™s not being used and the cover then acts as shield to protect the fish finder when it is operational. As well as sheltering the unit from waves, the shield makes the screen easier to see in strong sunlight. The Tridentâ„¢ also has a transducer compatible scupper hole and an optional battery bag.
The roomy cockpit allows for a longer leg capacity and has moulded in foot wells. The oversized tank well can be used to stow a large fishing crate or be used for live bait. Additional storage comes from the large Proâ„¢ hatch which is secured by the four point Cross Lockâ„¢ strapping system.
The Tridentâ„¢ is 15â€™ 7.5â€ (4.8m) long, 29â€ (73.7cm) wide and weighs 60lbs (27.2kg). Added volume behind the seat area gives a greater load carrying capacity with a maximum weight of 500-550 lbs (227-250kg). Prices are projected to start at under Â£700 and options include a Rudder System or the Angler Package. A wide variety of colours is available.
The PROWLER TRIDENTâ„¢ 15, and other great new recreational products from Johnson Outdoors UK, will be on stand B054 at the Southampton Boat Show 14- 23 September.