The all new Predator XL with Minn-Kota Motor from Old Town has been completely engineered - below and above the waterline - to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. The Predator XL includes all the same innovative features as the Predator 13 and MX, but also has the Modular Console System. Three different consoles can easily be swapped out to completely customize your fishing experience. The Minn-Kota Console offers complete hands-free navigation and trolling with 45 lbs of variable thrust. With forward and reverse, Predator's saltwater grade power console delivers and keeps you on the fish all day. The XL includes 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, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. The Predator XL with Minn-Kota Motor comes factory-ruddered. Battery not included-Use sealed lead acid or absorbed glass mat battery Group 24 size or smaller. Optional consoles include the Utility Console, a removable sonar electronics management system, and the Exo-Ridge Console, a flush mount insert to open up the deck for wide-open big game fishing.
|Length:||13 ft / 3.96 m|
|Width:||36 in / 91.44 cm|
|Weight:||92 lb / 41.73 kg|
|Capacity:||600 lb / 272.16 kg|
|Leg Room - Total:||48 in / 122 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Purchased the XL with the motor console last month and I've had zero buyer's remorse whatsoever. This is my first fishing kayak (yep, not a purist I guess) despite being interested in the sport for a long time. Last summer I suffered a very brutal arm injury that makes paddling anything for any real distance quite the task. When I saw the Predator XL with the MK console for the first time I couldn't contain my excitement, and it has definitely not been a letdown. I've had it out nearly a dozen times already (primarily fishing for smallmouth in lake Ontario) and can't boast enough about the roominess, battery efficency, stability and tracking. Fish finder and transducer installs went without a hitch (Lowrance Elite-4x chirp that I had on my aluminum v-hull), the mounting plates for accessories are extremely convenient, and the dry hatch is enormous. To top it all off, Austin Kayak was one of the best online shopping experiences I have ever had. Seriously, they called me shortly after my order to ensure everything went well and to see if I had any questions! I was under the impression that customer service like that died a long time ago. Bravo. Loading the boat on my truck's bed rack has been quite the science project, but after a great deal of practice I've finally perfected it. I ended up making a ramp out of a 2x10 and using that to slide it up onto the forward rack, then shifting it back onto the rear one. Now I just need to figure out a plan for putting a blind on this bad boy for waterfowl season!
Just purchased the Old Town Predator XL with the Minn-Kota Motor Base. Handles like a dream and trolling motor only used half a charge after 6 hours of continuous used. Made for a great hands free fishing trip. ACK staff was super helpful in getting me set up with all the accessories needed for my fish finder transducer mount. The shipping process went quickly and smoothly. Thanks ACK!!!!