Designed with professional kayak anglers, the Ocean Kayak Trident Ultra 4.3 sets the new standard in fishing kayaks for others to follow. A shorter and lighter version of the Trident Ultra 4.7, the 4.3 is easier to handle off the water, and is much faster than expected for a boat its size. The 2014 model now features imperial thread patterns in place of metric. The rudder mount was redesigned to fit the Necky style rudders. The Ultra 4.3 features raised angler's seating and provides a faster draining seating deck and a well proportioned foot area that is sure to impress. Four flush-mounted rod holders are positioned around the seat along with two more rod holders in the rear. The Trident Ultra 4.3 features Ocean Kayak's improved multi-functional reversible hatch cover that includes attachment points for fish finders and other accessories and has the unique ability to rotate 180 degrees along a pivot point to "flip" to shield and protect valuable electronics in rough surf conditions. The large tank well in the stern with an extra 5 inch hatch is perfect for optional accessories such as the Ice Box Storge Pod. Built-in carry handles, paddle keepers, and a bottle holder are standard and there is a replaceable wear strip on the tail.
|Length:||14 ft 1 in / 4.29 m|
|Width:||29 in / 73.66 cm|
|Weight:||59 lb / 26.76 kg|
|Capacity:||350 lb / 158.76 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||42|
|Leg Room - Total:||42 in / 106 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
I own an Outback, a Pro Angler, a Revo, a Jackson Coosa, and now an Ocean Ultra 4.3. All kayaks have pro and cons. The good: It is it easy to handle out of the water and it paddles well in the water. It has good fishing characteristics if use for what it was designed to do. It is fast and stable while sitting. I can stand, but it is not designed for that so it isn't stable or practical for standing. I find it comfortable for about 4 hours of fishing. I would recommend this kayak for open water. Cons: It did not have the two rod holders directly behind the seat and also did not have the access hatch directly behind the seat, but it did have four flush mount angle rod holders. I guess they changed the design for 2016.
This is my first kayak, and I wanted something that I could take in the ocean and fish. I did that for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The boat handled great, and I felt very comfortable in it. A friend, who went with me, was pointing out all the features of the boat that I didn't notice. He felt I got a very well thought out boat by people who knew what they were doing in creating this. I purchased a rudder too. When the wind came up, I was able to steer the boat with the rudder, and the wind took me all the way across a bay to the boat ramp without having to paddle. The boat is not too heavy for one person to lift and get on to a cart. I hang it out of the back of my truck that has a frame coming from the trailer hitch to hold part of the boat up. I'm now looking at adding a sail to the boat. I'm glad I purchased this.