Jackson Kraken 13.5
The Kraken 13.5 is an all-new option for paddlers looking to tackle big water. Based on The Kraken 15.5 platform, the 13.5 sheds some length for more maneuverability but with all the punch of its big brother. This kayak, just like the original, is designed for the most challenging paddling environments in the world and intended for the offshore and big lake kayak angler. A natural follow up to the first collaborative design between legendary kayak angler, Jim Sammons and Jackson Kayak’s design team led by Tony Lee. The new Kraken 13.5 is a boat shaped and built to accommodate those hitting the open water, in a nimble, smaller footprint, but still capable of big water management. It’s designed for punching through surf, handling rough offshore currents, swells, beach landings and those who desire ultimate performance and maneuverability while chasing big fish.
1 – Hull Design
A fast, great tracking hull for offshore and multi day trip. The speed to cover miles and the volume to carry you, your gear and the big fish home.
2 – Hinged Center Hatch
The hinged center hatch is hinged for easier use and comes with YakAttck gear tracks and day hatch for easy internal access.
3 – Transducer Scupper
The Big Tuna is about as stable as standing on the ground. It has a wide base, which is great for tandem kayaking, or standing and fishing. Surprising to most people, the Big Tuna also has plenty of speed and is very maneuverable. It has just the right amount of rocker to turn easily, but not too much to where it is considered loose. It tracks very well, and is really just a blast to paddle.
4 – Elite Seat 3.0
NEW Charcoal Gray Elite Seat Cover
The Elite Seat 3.0 has all the qualities of the Elite Seat 2.0, plus it is able to move for and aft, enabling you to adjust the trim of the kayak based on the weight in the kayak. The NEW Elite Seat 2.0 is everything you loved about the previous version with some tweaks that are certain to make your time on the water more enjoyable, sturdier and more comfortable than ever before. It has a new look and feel with 3D mesh fabric. Some new changes for improved ergonomics and comfort, along with more storage capabilities, and NEW Therm-a-Rest lumbar pad. See full details in product description tab.
5 – Bait Pump Scupper
The below water line oversized scupper is made to accept bilge/bait pumps. Combined with the included KKrate we have a perfect bait tank solution. No more dragging your bait pump over the side or having to pour cups of water into the tank to get it to prime.
6 – Gear Trac and optional KKrate
By adding gear track and special attachments to the KKrate, your bait tank will be secure in your kayak in the worst conditions. The KKrate comes complete with three rod holders making a rod holders a breeze on the Kraken.
7 – Neoprene Hatch Seal
Neoprene seal for front hatch. It’s placed on the front hatch under the thermoformed hatch cover, providing two layers of protection from water getting in the hull during surf launches and rough water.
8 – Yakattack Gear Tracks
Located on both sides of the center hatch and various parts through the kayak, there are 8 gear track locations on this kayak. The YakAttck gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories via Yakattack Screwballs and RAM Mounts.
9 – Therm-a-Rest Lumbar Support
Therm-a-Rest lumbar support is adjustable and removable, makes for a great camp pillow.
10 – 32 oz Nalgene / Central Beverage Holder
Each kayak includes a Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth water bottle.Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
11 – Center Hatch
The Center Hatch allows you to access the hull of your kayak. This is a great place to store rods for a gnarly surf launch, or all your gear when traveling. It is easily accessible on the water. You can also add an tub insert that allows you to keep plenty of on the water accessories close by. The hatch cover has small indentions that keep items like hooks and weights from falling on the floor of you kayak, and eventually down a scupper. The hatch cover is also a great place to mount accessories like a GPS or a depth finder.
12 – Rudder Ready
Comes pre-rigged for easy rudder installation, if it suits your paddling style.
13 – 26-inch center hatch for internal rod, gear and fish bag storage
This is critical access for offshore and rough water fisherman. This hatch is big enough to stow rods when launching or landing keeping your gear safe and out of the water.
14 – Ram and GoPro Inserts
There are molded-in inserts located throughout our fishing boats for GoPro and Ram mounts. They have have been placed in locations that are convenient for use and optimal for GoPro footage or fishing accessories via ram mounts.
15 – Heavy duty seat attachment buckle
Durable and tough attachment that will outlast all the use and abuse you can manage, season after season. Keeps your seat locked in position and makes you feel connected to the kayak.
16 – Hull Storage
Open hull space that allows for safe storage of fishing rods, camping gear, PFD’s, dry bags, etc.. A great way to keep your gear safe when traveling and generous volume allows you to pack enough gear for expedition paddling.
17 – Removable skid plate
We protect the biggest wear area on the kayak with the skid plate. Your keel will last season after season with this smart feature.
18 – Adjustable foot pegs
Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.
19 – Ergonomic Handles
NEW Ergonomic Handles with added grip textured inserts help you keep good contact when carrying your kayak, even when wet. Also, there is no fabric to ensure snag-proof days on the water.
20 – SealLine Seat Pouch
Water-resistant seat back pouch from SealLine. Heavy duty construction that will keep your items out of the elements. Removable for versatility and comes with bungee for added storage to easily accessible items.
21 – Plano Box
Comes with 1 Plano 3640 Box.
22 – Flush Mount Rod Holders
2 Flush Mounted rod holders behind the seat. Great for trolling for big fish!
23 – GearTrac Tankwell
Large rear tankwell with bungee to put and secure gear, coolers or tackle. It also has a unique moveable bungee system. Both sides have YakAttack Gear Tracks with thumb screws that allow you to customize your tankwell.