Ocean Kayak Trident 13
Length: 13′ 6″ / 411 cm
Width: 29.5″ / 74.9 cm
Weight: 67 lbs / 30.4 kg
Seat Width: 17″ / 43.2 cm
Max Capacity: 475 lbs / 215.5 kg
Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Review
This is an absolute killer kayak, and a great choice for anyone looking for something that perfectly balances out cost and features. With the price range starting around the $1000 new and about $500 second hand (depends on the Amazon seller), there are plenty of options to match your budget, with the features on your kayak wish-lists. There are various sizes of Trident, and they come with some varying features, some common to all of them, some only with certain sizes. However, all of these Ocean offerings are awesome kayaks.
As Ocean kayaks were amongst the pioneers of kayak fishing, they really know what they’re doing. They are a reliable and trusted brand, who only turn out really high quality boats, so you can buy with confidence from them. They have features that are only thought of after years of experience, for example, built in rulers so you can check your catch is actually legal.
The Ocean Kayak Trident 13 is incredibly stable, and yet can still achieve high speeds as well as being light – This kayak only weighs 67 lbs, but still has a whopping capacity of up to 475 lbs. Ocean expect you to be able to catch a lot of fish in their kayaks, and so they’ve designed this yak to be able to hold all those fish as well. The Trident 13 is one of the most raved bout kayaks in the world right now, and the kayak of choice for many professionals, which just shows what excellent value this range is, as comparable models would be two or three times the price.
It’s Fully Customisable
The Modular fishing pods are well designed to hold a whole bunch of rods with different mounting options, and the scupper is compatible with transducers to easily install any fish finding equipment. There are also additional holes around the kayak so you can screw in any other accessories that take your fancy.
While the Tridents come with a seat, it is removable, so you can add your own if you have specific ergonomic preferences or requirements. As well as the seat there are foot braces which are adjustable, so every leg length can feel comfortable, and the foot pedals can be used to move back and forth. They also have huge bow hatches and massive tank wells- the challenge here will be managing to fill all of the cargo holds, there’s very little risk of this boat not being able to hold everything you’re bringing home for dinner.
Dual paddle keepers, reflective deck rigging, carry handles, self bailing scupper holes, and skid plates are all included features of this beast. I mean, this really is a well designed fishing kayak, but I guess that’s what you’d expect from the pioneers in the industry.
- Lightweight and huge storage capacity
- Modular pod holds rods and fishing equipment brilliantly
- Some found the seat uncomfortable. But luckly it is removable and can be replaced
This is one of the best kayaks on the market right now! The design is fluid and linear, the accessories are amazing, and it has absolutely been designed with getting the best fishing experience in mind. Just make sure that if you buy it from amazon, check the different sellers as the prices do to vary. Get it while you can!
Last updated: January 12, 2017