The Old Town Predator MK with Minn-Kota Motor is designed to deliver the perfect platform for fishing and on-water sporting. The Predator MK includes all the same innovative features as the Predator 13 and MX, but also has the Modular Console System. Three different consoles can easily be swapped out to completely customize your fishing experience. The Minn-Kota Console offers complete hands-free navigation and trolling with 45 lbs of variable thrust. With forward and reverse, Predator's saltwater grade power console delivers and keeps you on the fish all day. The XL includes 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, dual-tip rod holders at the bow, side-mounted retainer bungees, molded paddle rest, removable mounting plates, and a large bow hatch with the Click Seal cover make this the ultimate fishing kayak. The Predator XL with Minn-Kota Motor comes factory-ruddered. Battery not included-Use sealed lead acid or absorbed glass mat battery Group 24 size or smaller. Optional consoles include the Utility Console, a removable sonar electronics management system, and the Exo-Ridge Console, a flush mount insert to open up the deck for wide-open big game fishing.
|Length:||13 ft 2 in / 4.01 m|
|Width:||36 in / 91.44 cm|
|Weight:||117.5 lb / 53.3 kg|
|Capacity:||600 lb / 272.16 kg|
|Leg Room - Total:||48 in / 122 cm|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
|Black Cherry †||01.6490.1122|
|Urban Camo †||01.6490.1126|
Just purchased the Old Town Predator XL with the Minn-Kota Motor Base. Handles like a dream and trolling motor only used half a charge after 6 hours of continuous used. Made for a great hands free fishing trip. ACK staff was super helpful in getting me set up with all the accessories needed for my fish finder transducer mount. The shipping process went quickly and smoothly. Thanks ACK!!!!
Boat is great I love it the only complaint I have is that it has some deep scratches and a chunks taken out of the plastic from shipping.
Love this thing, stable and quick on the water. Wish I would have bought one sooner than later.
I did as much research online as I could on the Predator MK, but there's just not a whole lot of information out there yet - it's mostly about the XL with the Minn Kota motor fitted. I called a couple of distributors in Texas, but it wasn't until I called ACK and they were able to answer all my questions that I made the purchase. I have to say, I was a bit nervous spending this kind of money on a kayak and having it shipped to my house because I've had many things damaged in the mail before; however, these guys are amazing. From customer service to the packaging, everything was outstanding. Now - to the kayak. I purchased the Urban Camo MK, with a Carlisle Predator Fiberglass Angler Paddle to match, white YakAttack BlackPak and Scotty baitcaster rod holders and anchor lock from ACK. I've had a few chances to take it out on the lakes here in East Texas before Winter comes and have had great experiences in the MK. Stability: 10/10, hands down. It's the most stable kayak I've been in. I can easily throw out the anchor, stand up, fold the chair out of the way, and start casting. The kayak is wide. That, and it's hull design, make it super stable on the water. Even when the bass boats come screaming by, their wake is bothersome, but there's no risk of me falling in. Ease of Use: I give this a 9/10. Everything it was designed to do, it does extremely well. It's well laid-out for fishing with the various seat positions. The fish-finder mount point on the console is in a great location - and the fish finder battery storage inside the console is a great feature. The front hatch is plenty big for a Yeti soft cooler and more. The rear well is well suited for the provided battery box with a YakAttack BlackPak behind it (and the supplied bungees hold down the box sufficiently). What I will say about this kayak is that it is heavy! In order for me to get it out of my truck and onto the dolly I take out the battery and console. The dry weight is 117 lbs, but the battery easily gets that closer to 190lbs. The console, while light-weight for what it does, is around 20 lbs with the fish-finder battery, and various fishing gear inside. Because the kayak does way more than any of my previous ones I don't see the weight as a show-stopper. If you want something easily manageable by one person, you won't get all the accoutrements that the MK has to offer (or you can build/buy a custom trailer that you can just back down the boat ramp). Design: 10/10. The hull design and rudder allow for a tight turn radius at speed. If you're navigating tight turns at slow speed - such as on a timber-filled lake - it's a bit more difficult, but still way more convenient than having a paddle in one hand and a fishing rod in the other. I personally love the look of the kayak - especially the Urban Camo version I purchased. The battery and console plug-ins are a much-appreciated design point. No worry of wires dangling inside the kayak or having an electrical connection that isn't waterproof because the factory has taken care of the routing for you. The USB ports inside the console are a nice feature for charging your phone if you're using it to run Navionics all day (that seems to be a battery drain for me). The 6 removable mounting plates are an awesome feature. No longer do you have to drill into your hull or need backing plates for rod holders/camera/anchor mount. These things are strong. I use one behind me for the anchor lock and have had no issue with it anchoring me down in high winds/waves. If you're considering purchasing a reliable, stable, well thought-out fishing kayak, this is the one.