The Kraken 13.5 Elite 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.
The Elite Version has all the features of the standard version with some additional fishing features for those looking to get a more fishing ready kayak. The Kraken Elite comes with the new 2-layer standing pad, RAM 2007 Rod Holder, (2) RAM Tough Tube w/base, YakAttack 1.5" Screwball, and Kraken Krate with Rod Holders.
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.
Jackson’s new Ergo Seat with all new 3D breathable mesh fabric, improved lumbar support, strengthened supports for hi-low seating, additional storage spots and compatible with the newer track/hi-low systems being built at JK.
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.
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.
The new dedicated Transducer scupper keeps the other scuppers free for good drainage and will accommodate the large transducers of the Raymarine Dragonfly fishfinder.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comes pre-rigged for easy rudder installation, if it suits your paddling style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Adjustable foot pegs
Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.
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.
Flush Mount Rod Holders
2 Flush Mounted rod holders behind the seat. Great for trolling for big fish!
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.