The Kaskazi Marlin is a fishing version of the Kaskazi Pelican. It has all the features and user friendly characteristics of the Pelican and is equipped with fishing accessories: Two rod holders and saddles for attaching tethers are fitted aft of the seat, a small hatch or bait box is fitted to the centre console, a plastic crate is accommodated in the recessed rear hatch and anchor trolley lines are fitted to both gunwales on the bow and the port gunwale on the stern. Carry handles are fitted on either side at the point of balance.
The Marlin is ideal for the catch-and-release angler who does not need the large fish box offered by the Dorado. It provides a light and manageable platform for angling, snorkelling and spear-fishing. The rocker on the bow and stern make the Marlin very manageable at anchor in tide races.
Its volume ensures excellent stability and load carrying capacity. The reliability and user-friendliness of the Marlin makes it very appealing as a day tripper and for recreational paddling. It has significant rocker on the stern in order to make it very responsive to the rudder, therefore it tracks well with the rudder but not without the rudder. The angling accessories make it a very versatile recreational kayak.
We’ve revised the Pelican / Marlin based on customer feedback. The changes are to the cockpit and the drainage and we have created an optional ARX type deck for it. The footwells are lower and the drain holes are larger so we have had to go to external venturis, however they are solid and sloped to the rear to prevent damage. A trade-off with lower foot wells mean a higher water level at the same speed and load. The foot wells can be padded up with closed cell foam if desired.
The day hatch is now blended into the console and it can be opened with the deck in place. The deck can be detachable as shown or permanently bonded in place.
This kayak represents a good “sit inside” option for a paddler looking for an even more stable boat than the Skua.
- Fitted with all the angling accessories: Bait box, 2 rod holders, anchor trolleys and a crate on the rear hatch
- Comfortable cockpit with deep back support
- Sit on top expedition kayak capability
- Tracks well with the rudder and turns fast
- Excellent all round stability
- High load carrying capacity
- Large hatches
- Two bulkheads
- Rudder with uphaul and downhaul
- Pedal steering with self-adjusting rudder lines
- Length: 4 750 mm
- Width: 620 mm
- Load Capacity: 140 kg
- Weight: 25 kg