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The Pilot 12.0 has been a bestseller for Perception Kayaks since its introduction as one of the most value-packed pedal kayaks available. What Perception has done with the Pilot 12.0 is to leverage their more than 40 years of business experience to create a fishing kayak that has everything that an angling enthusiast could want.

When it comes to technical specifications the Pilot 12.0 measures 12'5" in length and it is 33.75" wide. The boat weight is 85 lbs but can handle a maximum carrying capacity of up to 475 lbs. It is also available in a range of colors, such as Dapper, and Grasshopper, along with with Sunset, Moss Camo, and the more limited versions, such as Red Tiger Camo and Sonic Camo.

The Pilot 12.0 is easy to transport as it has front and rear soft-touch carry handles. Upfront, you'll find a bow storage area, complete with an easily removable stretch mesh cover. This cover provides some additional security and it is also an option if you want to park your paddle. The highlight of the Pilot 12.0 for many is the lightweight, removable Pilot Drive pedal system. Of course, the Pilot Drive can quickly and easily be lifted and stowed in the hull should you wish to enter shallow water.

The Pilot 12.0 has a comfortable cockpit area with storage slots on either side of the seat if you want to place your tackle boxes. It also has convenient drink holders and gear tracks that allow you to add accessories without having to drill holes in your precious kayak. The Pilot 12.0 comes with a removable Captain's Chair, which can be adjusted on the fly and it also features breathable mesh for added comfort. To the left of the cockpit is a convenient paddle storage attachment point and four molded-in rod holders make it easy to bring along all your rods. A large rear storage area is located just behind the seat, which is great for your cooler or other gear. You can also use the bungee cord lashes in this storage area to secure your gear. At the back, there is also a mounting point and hull access for the Power-Pole anchoring system, which is available separately. Finally, the Pilot 12.0 offers low-profile one-handed rudder control and you can also easily add fish-finder electronics.

It's easy to see why the Pilot 12.0 is such a popular choice amongst kayak anglers, so if you can afford it you definitely won't be disappointed.


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