If you’ve never been to ACK’s Demo Days, we highly recommend our upcoming spring series! The events, happening over two weekends in four different Texas locations, gives you a unique experience to try out the boats you are most interested in before making the purchase to ensure you find the perfect boat for your needs.
This year, we are honored to represent and carry some of the leading kayak brands in the industry, including Feelfree, Old Town, Viking, Wilderness Systems and of course, Hobie. Here’s some of the new boats we’re most excited to showcase this year:
The Perception Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top kayak packed to the gills with fishing features and complete with the included Pilot Drive pedal drive system. The kayak is performance-engineered to achieve the perfect balance of simplicity and ingenuity and is ergonomically optimized for all-day hands-free fishing. It’s outfitted with a Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustable gear tracks and tension knobs, four molded-in rod holders, two YakAttack accessory tracks, a transducer scupper, and two storage consoles for mounting electronics. The best feature? A price that propels the Pescador Pilot into a class all its own.
The Old Town Predator PDL Kayak is bringing hands-free fishing to the Predator kayak family. The Predator PDL hull was designed in conjunction with the PDL Drive for the perfect combination of stability and speed. It will get you to your favorite fishing spots quickly and efficiently, and the seamless forward and reverse will give you exact boat control in wind and currents.
The drive installs in seconds and can be tipped up out of the way instantly for obstructions and shallow water docking. Coming in at 21 lbs, the PDL Drive is so light that it will even float. In addition to the new PDL drive, the Predator hull still has everything you love about the Predator series, including the Element seating system, center console, mounting plates, and generous storage options. The Predator PDL comes with the pedal drive and rudder so you are ready to get out on the water right away.
The Wilderness Systems Radar 135 is an exceedingly versatile fishing kayak. It can be paddled with a traditional kayak paddle, pedaled with the new Helix PD Pedal Drive, or powered by the Helix MD Motor Drive. The SMART hull technology combines stability, maneuverability, acceleration, responsiveness and tracking for optimal performance in multiple water environments and configurations.
Design elements include an upswept bow for a dry ride, a defined keel line for excellent tracking, a rockered chine for responsive steering and a flat, stable platform for standing and freedom of movement in flat to rough water. The Radar features state of the art outfitting including the SlideTrax rails, multiple storage hatches, and generous rear tankwell storage.
The AirPro Max seat is as comfortable as it is functional; its quick-drying, breathable mesh fabric won’t fade in the sun, the quick-adjust levers let you slide the seat fore and aft, and it can be stored vertically to open up the deck for stand-up fishing.
The Propel Pedal Drive is a highly acclaimed and revolutionary system that allows users to go further and explore more than ever before. Reverse capability enables users to easily slow down, stop, or back up in tight spots. Great for all ages and uses, the Manta Ray Propel is on the cutting edge of recreational kayak design.
Features include: a sharp bow and stern that enhances glide for easy cruising, adjustable ergonomic seating for comfort on the water, sealed bow storage, padded grab handles, and transducer mounting cavity and plate under the hull. Native Watercraft’s proven and durable Propel Drive System has become more affordable than ever in this user-friendly craft.