The all new Predator 13 from Old Town has been completely engineered - below and above the waterline - to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. Old Town Pro Staff examined seating, rod placement, paddle holders and total "fish-ability" and incorporated it all into this revolutionary boat. The Predator 13 is designed to handle larger bodies of water like lakes, bays, and coastal areas. It is outfitted with the Element seating system, featuring 3 seating positions for traveling, fishing, and standing up. The slip-resistant Exo-Ridge deck ensures that you and your gear stay dry and secure. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, center console with Mod Pod Cover, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, Humminbird Transducer scupper, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. The Predator 13 alters the playing field and provides a more personal connection to your environment - and the battles that take place there. You just may find the closer you get to the water, the further you can take your game.
|Length:||13 ft 2 in / 4.01 m|
|Width:||34 in / 86.36 cm|
|Weight:||86 lb / 39.01 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48" / 122 cm|
|Leg Room - Total:||52" / 132 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Austin Kayak rocks! I ordered two Predator 13 kayaks in urban camo along with some Scotty fishing products and a Kong Lasso cable for security. Absolutely love the look, design and stability of the new kayaks. My wife and I use the kayaks primarily for fishing in the local bayou/bay in NW Florida. We have installed Scotty deck mounts on most of the mounting plates along with Scotty rocket launcher rod holders and a Scotty anchor lock. As others have mentioned, the kayak is slow to get moving and can be tough to steer in windy/strong current conditions. However, the ability to stand up while fishing and easily move around the kayak makes up for these weaknesses. We leave the seat in the highest position for all our paddling and fishing which provides a nice storage space underneath for supplies/lure boxes/etc. I spoke with customer service several times at Austin Kayak regarding the kayaks/accessories. I also had to return a couple accessories that I didn't end up needing. They truly have one of the best customer service departments in the business. The kayaks arrived in perfect condition from Estes and the delivery driver helped me move the kayaks into my backyard. I have recommended the Predator 13 and Austin Kayak to all my friends looking for a kayak.
*Updated* just finished my first season as another poster and here are my thoughts. First of it's a great kayak, very stable, super comfortable seat and I like the plates for mounting. Now for a few things I don't care for, and these to me warrant a 3 star review. For one, the Humminbird transducer hole is almost worthless. It's made to accept only the lowest models of HB FF that don't even have DI. If you want to use a better HB or even a Lowrance it really takes some ingenuity to come up with a way to make the larger 'ducers work. Not only that but now it sticks out farther below and is easily scrapped or even catches on my trailer. Now the trailer, I ended up having to buy one since it's heavy and was causing my neck problems trying to balance it on my head to get it on top of my car. Though I didn't take a star off because of that, just wish I had a truck but I drive too far for work to justify buying one. Another thing is the high sides, if it's windy you are SOL. It is impossible to keep it facing down wind, even with the rudder. My old kayak, I could face it down wind and I could use the wind to push me, just use my feet to adjust the rudder and have my hands free to fish. Not so with the Predator, the sides are like sails. I'll see about posting a short clip on YouTube of me getting blown around, just search "Predator, Wind". One last thing, the one way scupper plugs are worthless. They might work with zero gear but not with a loaded kayak for fishing. Once the boat is loaded, it sits far enough below the water that the water can't drain out. So for them to use that as a selling point just doesn't make any sense. Overall it is a good kayak, I just don't know if I would buy it if I were to do it all over again. Hope my review helps.
everything with this kayak is great...many complements on the lake so far...shipping was great someone took great care in packaging....and shipping .... I am a little nervous about the lowrance transducer...just wish it would fit up in there better...but being nervous will keep me from abusing it....but I am glad that I made this choice...plenty of room...can still put 190lbs of gear on it...and the light color does stay cooler
I did research for 2 years be for deciding on the Old Town Predator 13. I followed every manufacturer, read hundreds of reviews, and watched countless YouTube video's. For my type of boating/fishing the Predator 13 continued to standout. I live on a lake and float/fish rivers about 80% of the time. With the Predator 13, I got great tracking on the lake and a great platform for fishing. On the river, I got the same great tracking, but also, great storage for a 3 day on the river camping/fishing trip. It was easy to install rod holders etc. with the mounting plates. I also installed a 6" rear hatch for additional storage. ACK did everything in an above and beyond fashion. Very professional and knowledgeable. Perfect purchase!!! Thanks ACK!