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Johnson Watercraft brand Ocean Kayaks has started shipping its revamped Trident series.
↑ The new Trident Series was launched at ICAST in July and features the 15, 13 and 11 versions.
↑ The new Trident series has added numerous deck features that provide a better on-water experience 'from bow to stern'.

Ocean Kayak, makers of the original sit-on-top fishing kayak, has introduced an entirely revamped Trident Series.

Shown for the first time in July at ICAST and the Outdoor Retailer Show in early August, Johnson Watercraft says that the media and buyer enthusiasm was ‘electric’. The all-new Trident models began shipping at the beginning of this month.

“Our goal with the Ocean Kayak Trident revamp was to make the best even better,” said David Hadden, Brand Director – Watercraft, Johnson Outdoors. “Ocean Kayak has been a leader since the beginning and it’s our mission to keep providing anglers and boaters with the features they request…and then some. The hull is still the same legendary Trident hull, but we’ve added numerous deck features that provide a better on-water experience from bow to stern.”

Changes to the fast, smooth and efficiently-paddled Trident 11, 13 and 15 include the addition of the Active Comfort System 2.0 (ACS2) for all-day comfort, redesigned ‘Mod Pod’ for gear management, gunnel accessory tracks, generous hatch storage and a handy, quick-stow paddle holder.

The ACS2 backrest height adjusts up and down for the ‘ultimate’ in lumbar support and to accommodate various PFD styles—and improved thigh support without changing kayaker centre of gravity. Seat height adjustments off the deck surface are made quickly and efficiently via easy-to-use, grooved tracks.

The new Mod Pod design is slightly narrower for increased thigh room and to allow easier stand-up fishing. The folding Mod Pod hatch comes standard with two trays that accommodate the footprint of Plano 3600 tackle boxes and also slides fore and aft for access to the inside boat hull.

It also includes a cup holder and locking dry storage to protect smartphone, wallet, charger, tools, etc. – and is magnetised to hold clippers, pliers, knives, fishing lures and other metal fishing utility tools.

A total of seven flush aluminum track mounts allows quick rigging of accessories like rod holders, electronics, and POV camera mounts. There is one track mount near the bow, two mid-ship, two towards the stern and two built-in the Mod Pod. Mounting plates on both the Mod Pod and boat allow easy rigging of fishfinders and tidy transducer/power cable routing.

The bow hatch still provides access to a massive storage area and the included 12-volt battery bag for fishfinder and accessory power. The bow also features a redesigned paddle-keeper for quick paddle-stashing when fighting a fish and also includes rod tip protectors. New Trident models also feature the addition of a rear hatch for increased gear storage.

Additionally, the behind-seat tankwell has been redesigned to allow flush mounting of Ocean Kayak’s new Ice Box, a specially-designed cooler that fits both Ocean Kayak Trident and Old Town Predator Series kayaks, allowing convenient behind-seat storage of fish or ice or simple conversion to livewell with the addition of an aerator. The Ice Box retails for $249.99.

The Tridents also feature adjustable foot braces and are rudder-ready with the purchase of a separate rudder kit. Hard, rubber-moulded carry handles resist snagging.

Trident 15

Built for big adventure, stability and confident paddling in high seas.

  • Dimensions:  15’ 6” x 28 1/2”;
  • Weight:  91 lb;
  • Capacity: 455 lb;
  • Colours: Brown Camo, Urban Camo, Orange Camo, Lemongrass;
  • MSRP: $1,499.99 MAP.

Trident 13

The ideal size for inshore and inland angling, with Trident’s legendary paddling ease.

  • Dimensions:  13’ 6” x 29”;
  • Weight: 79 lb;
  • Capacity: 355 lb;
  • Colours: Brown Camo, Urban Camo, Orange Camo, Lemongrass
  • MSRP: $1,299.99 MAP.

Trident 11

The most compact kayak in the Trident fleet, designed for convenience and paddling agility.

  • Dimensions:  11’ 6” x 30 1/2”;
  • Weight:  71 lb;
  • Capacity:  305 lb;
  • Colours:  Brown Camo, Urban Camo, Orange Camo, Lemongrass;
  • MSRP: $1,199.99.


Web: www.oceankayak.com






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