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Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12XT

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Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12XT

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Manta Ray 12XT
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The Manta Ray Angler 12 XT is the new and improved version of the popular Manta Ray Angler 12 by Native Watercraft. It is slightly longer than the original kayak with a length of 12'7" compared to 12'2" and also a bit wider at 33" compared to 30". It's a 63 lbs fishing kayak with a capacity of 325 lbs and has been designed to offer maximum stability. According to Native Watercraft, the Angler 12 XT features a polyethylene adaptation of the thermoformed hull design used for the Manta Ray 12 LT. The result is a fishing ready kayak that can deliver performance, confidence and comfort to all anglers, no matter how long they spend on the water.

Even with its 33-inch beam, the Manta Ray Angler 12 XT is able to achieve impressive cruising speeds as well as great tracking. Thanks to the sharp bow lines of this kayak it is able to gracefully slice through choppy water and open water swells. However, one of the best new additions to the kayak is the inclusion of a brand new Frame Seat. This seat offers two height positions, which allows you to use the lowest position for paddling while the higher position is ideal for transitioning to a standing position when you are ready to cast. This means that you can comfortably paddle to your next fishing spot before adjusting your seat for some serious angling. The seat was one of the things that owners of the original Manta Ray 12 did not like, so the inclusion of a frame seat is a welcome one. The frame itself is lightweight, while the seat material is a hand-sewn, breathable mesh.

The Manta Ray 12 XT is a fishing kayak, but it doesn't overdo it with angling related features that just inflates the price. Instead, Native Watercraft appears to have foccused on including all of the essentials. It has very sturdy bow and stern handles that are comfortable on the hands and a sizeable tankwell with bungee. Two flush-mount rod holders are situated behind the seat and angled for trolling while groove tracks on the sides of the kayak allows for some customization. In front of the seat there is a water bottle holder and an electronics ready console. The 12 XT also has a bow hatch for storage.

Overall, the Manta Ray 12 XT is a decent improvement over the original kayak and one that any kayak angler would be happy to own. It is available in four different colors, Blue Ice, Sunburst, Hidden Oak, and Lizard Lick.


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