The Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 Tandem Angler Kayak is the choice for tandem paddling! Nimble yet ready to carry everything you need for the day. New outfitting materials now meet the needs of even more paddlers adding to the boats many unique features. Angler includes two Scotty Baitcaster Flush Mount Rod Holders, one Scotty Baitcaster Deck Mount and a 3lb Folding Anchor kit.
|Length:||14 ft 7 in / 4.45 m|
|Width:||30 in / 76.2 cm|
|Weight:||74 lb / 33.57 kg|
|Capacity:||450 lb / 204.12 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||44|
|Leg Room - Total:||44|
|Leg Room Rear Seat:||42|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Rod Holders Included:||3|
This boat is everything they said it would be and it paddles effortlessly compared to many others I have tried out. One thing I would like to see Native do is come up with a stern braced for a trolling motor that would replace the rudder and steers by the rudder pedals. We love the boat!
Well.....it is a good boat for 1 person or 1.5 people. It is not so good for 2 grown men since you would be nearing maximum weight allowed in the boat. With 400lbs in the boat, all it takes is 3 good sized waves to sink it. I know because I tested it. Other than that, good boat. The rudder kit should not be optional, in my opinion. I installed it myself and it took all day long because the instructions were really poor.
Well I've never written a review yet but it's been almost 2 years now and love it. It's the only one I've owned so I cannot compare to others but it works perfect for me. I can stand and fish without issue and the seat is way comfortable. If you're on the ropes about what to get you will not be disappointed. Here is a pic of me and my yak, I really couldn't be happier! http://img17.imageshack.us/im g17/381/k304.jpg
Austin Kayak - I live in NJ and my Ultimate 14.5 Angler Tandem was shipped to me the day I ordered. The shipping took 3 days. I'm 63 years old, and I had never been in a Kayak. The first day I took it out, I had a friend with me to show me the ropes since he'd been kayaking all his life. This boat is beautiful and well built! It is much more stable than any canoe I've been in. I got this boat basically for fishing and ghosting around the edges of the reservoirs. I've had numerous heart problem and this boat helps enormously with exercise. Austin Kayak seems far, but they are as close as a telephone. I've had numerous questions and they can answer any questions you have - instantly! Their people are excellent and know boats!!! Rich Reitz