The Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 is known as one of the best all round sea kayaks in the world, and for good reason. Today we will be reviewing this popular model and covering its features and just what makes this Kayak worthy of our 5-star rating.
We’ll start with a few of the stand out features of this model.
Well Designed Rear Tank
The oversized rear tank is generous enough and cleverly designed to accept most coolers on the market. So when you’re out and about bobbing in the water, you can reach back and grab an ice-cold beverage of your choosing.
This is also a great area to store your crates, tackle boxes and if you’re into diving, your scuba tanks. This shows just how generous this space is and what puts the Prowler 13 top of its category.
Specifically Designed for Fishing
Even on the wettest and most windy of days, the Prowler 13 will track the water cleanly, like you were on a duck pond. With two rod holders, a couple of cup/beer holders and stays to keep those precious paddles secure, it really is designed to be used by the most avid of fishermen and women.
There is ample bungee cord that comes supplied to lash your gear down, so if the weather does take a turn for the worst, you can rest easily that you will not lose your gear to a sudden gust of wind.
To put it simply, the Ocean Kayak Prowler-13 does what it says on the tin, and despite having been around for a number of years, it still kicks some ass. The latest 2016-17 model comes in a few different colors and there is a whole host of accessories that you can pick up to really make this kayak your own.
To ensure this kayak cuts through the water, the Prowler sports a pronounced keel which makes for effortless gliding through any kind of water.
Even in light chop the V-shaped keel added to the impressive list of features this Yak boasts.
Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 Review
Features and Specifications
- Ocean Kayak's performance hull is fast, stable, and quiet, with a frame designed to handle calm or rough waters.
- A durable, four-way-adjustable Comfort Plus seat supports all-day paddling, with comfort for any body type.
- The Prowler 13 Angler's large easy-to-open Click Seal front hatch offers easy access to bow-to-stern internal storage and accommodates multiple rods for safe storage below deck.
- Easily store coolers, crates, tackle boxes, bait wells, and SCUBA tanks in the rear oversized tank well.
- Includes two cup holders and two paddle keeps; measures 13 feet 4 inches and weighs 56 pounds; capacity of 325 pounds. Lifetime warranty on the hull.
- Length: 160 inches (13.6 feet)
- Width: 28 inches
- Depth: 18 inches
- Weight Capacity: 475 lbs
- Seat Material: Foam
What Customers Are Saying
With that being said, the colors that are available are either Brown Camo or Urban Camo – both of which are an attractive camouflage print, designed specifically for the various water hunting activities this kayak was made for.
This product gets a big thumbs up from our kayak and hunting experts, who deem the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 worth of the coveted 5 out of 5-star rating. We are confident that should you choose the Prowler 13 as your kayak of choice, you will not be disappointed.
Who Should Buy This Product?
Those who are big into their fishing, who are looking for a kayak made by a tried and trusted brand can not go wrong with this model. The length is perfect for its use and users are raving about both the storage capacity and the weight of the kayak itself which is important when in portage.
Of course, there is also the matter of getting the kayak onto the roof of your vehicle, if that is your method of transport then the weight of this product is certainly on your side.
Who Shouldn’t Buy This Product?
The stated maximum weight capacity of this kayak is around 400-450 lbs which is 181-204 kg. So those of you on the larger side will need to consider if yourself, plus all of your gear will put you near or over this limit.
When a Yak gets overloaded or close to capacity, regardless of the make and model, the maneuverability and overall performance of the kayak is severely reduced. So bare that in mind before you buy.
Commonly Asked Questions
Is there a Rudder Kit supplied with the Kayak?
In short the answer to this in no. If you require a rudder then you would need to pick one up at an additional cost. These are easy to install and there are multiple resources on the web to help.
Can a motor be attached to this Kayak?
This would take some modification, but yes this could be done. You should be careful however as any permanent modifications could invalidate your warranty.
How many seats does the Prowler 13 have?
This is a single seat kayak with plenty of storage space, which is why some people get confused and mistake this for a 2-seater.
Is this Yak stable enough to stand up in?
I would only attempt this on calm waters. Any wind or waves could ultimately tip you off balance, as with any kayak.
Does the this Ocean Kayak come with paddles?
In short no, not many kayaks come with paddles supplied since these are usually very personal to the user in terms of their preference, height, and intended use.
To wrap our review of the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13, this is a great kayak for fishing on fresh or salt water. With plenty of storage space for your gear and bait and a loyal fan base to boot, at 5 stars this kayak really is one of our favorites on the market.