The Predator 13 from Old Town has been completely engineered - below and above the waterline - to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. Old Town Pro Staff examined seating, rod placement, paddle holders and total "fish-ability" and incorporated it all into this revolutionary boat. The Predator 13 is designed to handle larger bodies of water like lakes, bays, and coastal areas. It is outfitted with the Element seating system, featuring 3 seating positions for traveling, fishing, and standing up. The slip-resistant Exo-Ridge deck ensures that you and your gear stay dry and secure. The side-mounted paddle storage, dual tackle holders, center console with Mod Pod Cover, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, Humminbird Transducer scupper, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. The Predator 13 alters the playing field and provides a more personal connection to your environment - and the battles that take place there. You just may find the closer you get to the water, the further you can take your game. * Limited time offer - Free Engel Live Bait Cooler with purchase of any Old Town Predator Kayak.
|Length:||13 ft 2 in / 4.01 m|
|Width:||33.5 in / 85.09 cm|
|Weight:||86 lb / 39.01 kg|
|Capacity:||425 lb / 192.78 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||48" / 122 cm|
|Leg Room - Total:||52" / 132 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Austin Kayak rocks! I ordered two Predator 13 kayaks in urban camo along with some Scotty fishing products and a Kong Lasso cable for security. Absolutely love the look, design and stability of the new kayaks. My wife and I use the kayaks primarily for fishing in the local bayou/bay in NW Florida. We have installed Scotty deck mounts on most of the mounting plates along with Scotty rocket launcher rod holders and a Scotty anchor lock. As others have mentioned, the kayak is slow to get moving and can be tough to steer in windy/strong current conditions. However, the ability to stand up while fishing and easily move around the kayak makes up for these weaknesses. We leave the seat in the highest position for all our paddling and fishing which provides a nice storage space underneath for supplies/lure boxes/etc. I spoke with customer service several times at Austin Kayak regarding the kayaks/accessories. I also had to return a couple accessories that I didn't end up needing. They truly have one of the best customer service departments in the business. The kayaks arrived in perfect condition from Estes and the delivery driver helped me move the kayaks into my backyard. I have recommended the Predator 13 and Austin Kayak to all my friends looking for a kayak.
*Updated* just finished my first season as another poster and here are my thoughts. First of it's a great kayak, very stable, super comfortable seat and I like the plates for mounting. Now for a few things I don't care for, and these to me warrant a 3 star review. For one, the Humminbird transducer hole is almost worthless. It's made to accept only the lowest models of HB FF that don't even have DI. If you want to use a better HB or even a Lowrance it really takes some ingenuity to come up with a way to make the larger 'ducers work. Not only that but now it sticks out farther below and is easily scrapped or even catches on my trailer. Now the trailer, I ended up having to buy one since it's heavy and was causing my neck problems trying to balance it on my head to get it on top of my car. Though I didn't take a star off because of that, just wish I had a truck but I drive too far for work to justify buying one. Another thing is the high sides, if it's windy you are SOL. It is impossible to keep it facing down wind, even with the rudder. My old kayak, I could face it down wind and I could use the wind to push me, just use my feet to adjust the rudder and have my hands free to fish. Not so with the Predator, the sides are like sails. I'll see about posting a short clip on YouTube of me getting blown around, just search "Predator, Wind". One last thing, the one way scupper plugs are worthless. They might work with zero gear but not with a loaded kayak for fishing. Once the boat is loaded, it sits far enough below the water that the water can't drain out. So for them to use that as a selling point just doesn't make any sense. Overall it is a good kayak, I just don't know if I would buy it if I were to do it all over again. Hope my review helps.
I did lots of reading, lots of YouTube reviews and demos before purchasing my second kayak. However I did not demo a Hobie, mainly because of the price. The Predator 13 is a very stable, standable boat, tracking is very good with just a bit of bow walk, I think the speed of this boat is really good considering it’s width and weight, it has lots of storage room and a good load capacity, the seat is really comfortable and fairly easy to raise and lower, I do wish the seat was removable though. The molded in handles at the stern and bow are really nice for portaging and also securing it with a cable and lock, I would recommend a kayak cart, as it will make life a bit easier. Bottom line. I really love the quality and design of this boat, a bit heavy catches a little wind, but not sure if it catches anymore than any other sit on top angling kayak
First off I purchased this from ACK. Can’t say enough about their great service. Had been on the fence about this for some time, then they had a sale for 15% off Old Town kayaks and I couldn’t pass it up. Been out several times now and the Predator is awesome to fish out of! The seat is great, comfortable all day long. Nice storage pockets under seat and on the seat back.ModPod storage console is great for my gear, Plano MiniMagnums stack up nice in there, like how it is divided into 2 sections with individual access or can be completely opened up and bins removed for access inside the hull. Also the cover has a magnet on one end which is great for keeping my pliers handy. The forward hatch is spacious and has a nice seal. Perfect for storing my C-TUG cart. Speaking of carts, you will want one as this kayak is heavy, even more so once you figure out what gear you want on board and it finds a permanent home. The gear mounting plates are a plus, yakattack makes bolt on replacements with built in tracks, which I love for mounting rod holders, etc. as you can adjust your accessories should you find that rod holder you mounted would be better a couple inches one way or the other. Kayak is super stable. Not near as fast or maneuverable as my Loon 126 but it is a sit on top and its purpose is FISHING. Doesn’t paddle bad at all with the seat in the low position. Significantly harder in the upper position. Looking to upgrade my paddle and that could improve. Haven’t got a fish finder yet but plan to. Does come with a nice battery bag suspended in the front hatch. I do wish it had a factory installed anchor trolley, as it IS A FISHING KAYAK! Should be standard. I put one on however placement of pulleys and pad eyes took some careful thought as the lines of this kayak don’t do you any favors with a trolley install. I am overall very happy with my Predator. It is a fantastic fishing platform and as long as that is your intended use you don’t mind it being a little slower and heavier that a sit inside. I would definitely recommend this if you’ve got it on your short list. Giving 4 stars due to lack of anchor trolley and awkward lines for installing one, but that is my only real complaint. AWESOME FISHING PLATFORM!