The Native Watercraft Slayer 14.5 Kayak is in all reality a Sit On Top version of the popular Ultimate series. The hull is quiet and stable with a little speed tossed in for good measure. The High/Low seat is easy to reposition while on the water and offers additional storage when in the high position. Designed with a clean deck layout the Slayer offers ample room to stand, rig, strip line or simply chill out and enjoy the day. The Slayer comes with cam-lock paddle holders that silently lock on to all paddle shafts. Foot pads have been added to the deck to increased traction and to reduce noise. The center console has been redesigned to open up the deck area. The open bow trunk is perfect for Native fish bags, PFD storage and comes with scuppers for drainage when punching through waves or surf and with Native's groove track mounting rails located on each side from bow to stern customizing the Slayer is a cinch.
|Length:||14 ft 6 in / 4.42 m|
|Width:||30 in / 76.2 cm|
|Weight:||75 lb / 34.02 kg|
|Capacity:||450 lb / 204.12 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||45|
|Leg Room - Total:||52|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
great kayak pros mod fast, stable, huge amount of storage,easy to mount fishfinder, track system, seat is best out there,tag along wheel helps a lot. tackle storage by seats and in rear well Cons front scuppers make gurgling noise wile paddling, the slugs for track system are 14.00 for 4 no extra come with kayak, sits low in the water so water comes in scupper holes, heavy no factory rod holders. overall a great kayak would recommend to any one I am 230 lbs and can throw a 10foot cast net wile standing have had in ocean as well as flat waters does good in both.
Took two and a half weeks to receive this kayak! Killed the excitement of getting this kayak. Cons...With that said, the kayak is nowhere near as stable as I was hoping it would be. Fished in kayaks for the last two years. Not a beginner. Flipped it before I sat down, the first time I got in it. Bought this kayak for fishing skinny water and it should do fine. I won't be standing in this kayak. I would rather have bought a hobie, but they don't make a paddle kayak with an elevated seat. Native put rod holders on this model. I wish they wouldn't have done this. They found the one position that makes these rod holders useless! And the rods will hit a crate or cooler if you put one back there. I will be putting blocks of foam in the hull to firm it up. The deck saggs when you stand in it. You will need a rudder for this kayak. It is hard to turn with just the paddle. Another $400........ I love the pathetic excuse Native gives for not selling the front hatch cover with this kayak. Rail systems are ok. Rod holders mounted to the rails will wobble a lot! Pros... Tracks straight, comfortable seat, lots of storage space(although you can't access any of it while on the water) Tag along wheel is kinda ok. Like turning a barge. And it is hard to stop from tipping. Will be getting a cart. Only foresee limited use of this kayak considering I have a Slayer Propel 13 and a Hobie ProAngler 14. Ok may be spoiled a little......
Pretty awesome in every way. Get alotvof compliments everywhere I go. Adding the rudder kit this week, so should make handling it alot easier on the sound in the wind.
Great kayak lots of space.