Ocean Kayak Prowler 13
Length: 13′ 4″ / 406 cm
Width: 28″ / 71 cm
Weight: 56 lbs / 25.4 kg
Seat Width: 17″ / 43.2 cm
Max Capacity: 450 lbs / 204.1 kg
Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Review
The Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 is an amazing all water kayak, with functional design, generous cargo space, great weight capacity and comfortable seating. One of the great features of this Ocean kayak is that it really does excel in keeping you dry. The inside of the deck has a well thought out contoured design, and there are also scupper holes and water drains, so you don’t have to worry about getting too wet or sitting in pools of water.
Like most good quality 13 foot kayaks, this can track straight, and has improved hull speed over boats of a similar length. As well as good tracking, this has other great qualities looked for in any kind of kayak. The seat is comfortable, with a comfort plus back and molded in seat well, as well as side mounted carrying handles, which make it super easy to transport, despite the length. A cup holder is popular on pretty much anything that moves these days, and this kayak does indeed come with somewhere for you to keep your choice of beverage. And this also has the Angler graphics that look great on the side of the kayak and really make it stand out.
It Makes for a Great Fishing Kayak
However, there are certain features that regular kayaks don’t have, that are necessary and specific to angling kayaks. A common issue is a lack of deck space. But luckily, this kayak has plenty, which leaves loads of room for fishing and also makes the storage areas accessible. And when it comes to storage, there’s plenty of that too, with multiple storage options depending on the cargo. For example, the click seal bow hatch is ready for anything you want to keep dry, while the six-inch cam lock hatch with a storage bucket can handle larger goods. The oversized tank well with a bungee can handle the juiciest of catches – but if you do manage to fill everything, there’s a deck bungee which can keep any extras secure. The challenge won’t be finding a place to put whatever you reel in, but will rather be managing to fill all of the space. And as this kayak can handle weights of up to 450 lbs, there’s absolutely no problem getting your gear back to shore.
Also specific to angling kayaks are the paddle keepers and rod holders, both of which are present on this kayak. The paddle holders mean you can relax hands-free while concentrating on reeling in your dinner, while the two flush mounted rod holders increase your chances of bringing home something big. There’s a transducer-compatible scupper, which also means mounting any fish finding, or other electronic equipment is a simple process. On Ocean Kayak’s website, it’s got a suggested retail price of $899. But I managed to find it on Amazon for $829.00 + $39.59 Shipping. Especially for this price, this is an incredibly high-quality fishing kayak – It has been consistently listed as a favourite by professional and amateurs alike and can handle all kinds of water.
- Steady and stable
- Transducer compatible
- Huge weight capacity
- Plenty of storage
- Highly recommended
- Rudder isn’t included but can be purchased as an accessory
Having looked around the internet thoroughly, there are no other cons I can see. This is an amazing kayak that’s unbelievably great value, and should absolutely be your first choice if it’s within your budget. Happy Fishing!
Last updated: January 12, 2017