ACK Demo Days is a unique experience for paddlers. Whether you’re in the market for a new kayak, or just getting into the sport, it gives you the opportunity to try out kayaks that just hit the market and determine what is right for you before you make a purchase.

Check out the new boats that will be at our 2018 Fall ACK Demos:

Mirage Outback 2019

With the first major redesign of the best-selling Mirage Outback in over a decade, Hobie has single-handedly advanced the sport of kayak fishing. This fully-loaded fishing machine is built for every conceivable fishing expedition, whether you’re prowling the ocean for monster gamefish or stalking bass in your favorite freshwater fishing hole. The extra-wide standing deck offers an improved casting platform and convenient vantage point for sight fishing, allowing for superior vision from above while the revolutionary Guardian Transducer Shield gives you multidimensional vision below. The new Vantage CTW seat provides extra width for unmatched room and comfort. Four molded-in rod holders, multiple deluxe H-Track mounts, and numerous high-capacity storage compartments ensure that all of your gear is at your fingertips. Powered by the MirageDrive 180 with ARC Cranks + Turbo Fins – now standard on all Outbacks – this fine-tuned angling vessel is highly versatile, fast, quiet, and exceedingly nimble. View Here.

Compass Duo Tandem 2019

Powered by dual MirageDrives with Glide Technology, the Duo’s sleek hull design maximizes speed and stability, while greatly reducing drag. The cockpit features comfortable, ergonomic seating, 4 Integrated H-Tracks for accessory mounting, and abundant above and below deck storage compartments to house gear for two. The sleek waterline and Kick-Up Rudder system make for an impressively nimble tandem kayak that’s highly responsive, easy to steer and extremely durable. The roomy Compass Duo is simple to use and adventure-ready, making it the ideal choice for water outings with adults, tikes, and furry companions. View Here.

Mirage Pro Angler 14

Fish be warned: the Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 excels at helping anglers land prizes of every fin, stripe and color. It features the Mirage Drive 180 Turbo so now you can get to your fishing spot quickly, and with the reverse ability, you can stay on your spot no matter which way the wind or current is moving. The 13 foot 8 inch foot hull sports a 600 pound weight capacity and is packed full of must-have features that kayak anglers demand. From lakes to rivers to open ocean, this boat has no boundaries – stand and fish with incredible stability, securely store six rods horizontally, two vertically and access your tackle with ease. Integrated dual-steering controls for left or right handed accessibility while under way. The Lowrance-ready transducer mount and new Guardian Transducer Shield gives you multi-dimensional vision below. View Here. 

Blue Sky Boatworks 360 Angler

(Austin and Houston Demo Only)

Introducing the 360° Angler, a pedal driven watercraft designed and built for those ready to step on to a fishing experience with the convenience and stability of a big boat and the exploration possibilities of a kayak or canoe. The hull system was designed for both stability as well as speed and the maneuverability. Walk right off the dock onto the deck; move about with complete confidence; appreciate the freedom of movement and the wide open area to bring along all your gear, your dog or even one of the little ones. You will then be amazed at the comfort and adjustability of the swivel seat, how quickly you get the craft up to speed and keep it there with very little effort. Surrounding you are gear tracks, rod holders, storage areas for all your gear. Personalize your fishing experience with unlimited flexibility in where you store your tackle and equipment. With every fishing style comes the need to customize your watercraft and the Blue Sky 360 Angler allows you the power to do so! View Here.

Old Town Topwater 106 & 120

(Austin and Houston Demo Only)

The all-new Topwater series offers large fishing kayak performance in a compact, lightweight package. A marriage of stability and performance, the Topwater, with the all-new ultra-stable DoubleU Hull, quietly glides through any water condition while providing a stable, comfortable stand-up fishing platform. The new breathable ElementAir seat has high/low position options and offers unmatched comfort for this price. The Topwater is the first and only Old Town boat to feature the revolutionary universal transducer mounting system to make mounting your transducer easier than ever. View Here.

Feelfree Dorado 125 Kayak with Overdrive

(Austin and Houston Demo Only)

The Dorado is Feelfree’s newest Overdrive Pedal Powered kayak with features unlike any other including the fully integrated electrical system with navigation and cockpit LED lights and ready for the optional Motordrive options, fish finder and more. The kayak is designed from the ground up with a focus on stability, tracking and propulsion made possible by the innovative cathedral tri-hull. The cathedral tri-hull features two outer pontoons along with a central pontoon with deep channels in between giving way to optimal on the water performance. The Dorado’s open platform is designed with the angler in mind…wide open, gear ready and accessible with unlimited outfitting options utilizing Feelfree’s Uni-Track system. The kayak also comes with a variety of unique patented comfort features seen on the Lure series including the removable multi-height adjustable Gravity Seat, Wheel in the Keel and sturdy molded in handles. Whether you choose to paddle, pedal with the Overdrive or power it up with the optional Motordrive (sold separately), the Dorado will extend your time on the water with the best in stability, performance and comfort. This kayak was designed for the serious angler, the one who leads the pack well before sunrise and isn’t phased by the sunset – the Dorado is Kayak Fishing 2.0! View Here. 

Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125

(Austin and Houston Demo Only)

The Wilderness Systems Tsunami 125 has been redesigned for 2018. The aesthetics of the new Tsunami inspire performance and exploration with modern deck lines, while a focus on improving the paddler’s experience sees new features incorporated into the design – two removable mesh deck storage bags are perfect for stowing close-at-hand items, and an under-deck storage area provides another alternative for staging your favorite beverage. Small changes with big effects have also been integrated into the hull – the arced sidewalls and increased volume above the waterline have been improved to provide more confidence and stability, while the longer waterline has increased speed and efficiency. Available in three sizes, the Tsunami 125 is swift and agile, the spacious cockpit and deeper hull is the ideal day tripper for larger paddlers. A touring kayak that excels in tight, twisting environments.