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Native Watercraft Mantaray 12

Kayak Make & Model

Brand:
Native Watercraft
Model:
Manta Ray
MSRP ($):
919.00
Length (ft):
12

The Native Watercraft “Manta Ray 12” kayak comes with a laundry list of kayak fishing features. It provides the perfect combination of comfort and length. The Manta Ray 12 has storage and speed and is still manageable on and off the water and is perfect for a wide range of water types. With features like the comfortable DVC Seating that drains, vents, and cushions and the Tag-Along Wheel that makes transporting easier. The demanding kayak anger will be at home with a Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12.

Features:

  • DVC Deluxe Seat
  • Groove
  • Easy Foot
  • Tag Along Wheel

Specs:

  • Width: 30"
  • Weight: 67 lbs
  • Capacity: 325 lbs

User reviews

3 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.3
Speed 
 
4.3  (3)
Stability 
 
4.0  (3)
Durability 
 
4.3  (3)
Features 
 
4.3  (3)
Value 
 
4.3  (3)
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Stability
Durability
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Overall rating 
 
4.4
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Native Manta Ray 12

This has been my second kayak, my first being at the bottom of Tampa bay.

I've had this kayak for about 3 years and I'm absolutely in love with it. its extremely stable, Ive only flipped twice, the first was due to friends messing around and the second from my own stupidity (don't stand on it in rough water)

the wheel on the back is extremely help full when moving it around on asphalt or concrete, and the kayak is very durable the only damage it has are a few scraps from being put into the oysters.

This kayak is amazingly comfortable as well. I've taken it out on Tampa bay, the inter-coastal, lake tarpon, and the gulf and my butt has yet to fall asleep.

The only negative thing i have to say is that she is heavy, loading her onto my jeep is a pain and dragging her across the sand at the beach is another. but shes definitely a tank among kayaks.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
comfortable, good storage, extremly stable, portable
Cons:
slow to turn, heavy, you'll be wet 90% of the time
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Overall rating 
 
4.6
Speed 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

Native Manta Ray 12

I couldn't be more pleased with this yak.

It is super comfortable, with plenty of room for storing your accessories.

the hull allows for a speedy ride and it feels very stable.

The groove tracks on both sides of the bow allow for an endless variety of rigging options.

I love this kayak

A tremendous value for a yak that comes in south of 1k

Pros & Cons

Pros:
seat,storage,value,transport
Cons:
foot peg flimsiness
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(Updated: April 15, 2014)
Overall rating 
 
3.8
Speed 
 
4.0
Stability 
 
3.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Features 
 
4.0
Value 
 
4.0

Overall a great kayak

Purchased Manta Ray in May for fishing. Since then I have used this Kayak in slow rivers and lakes. It is stable and what I was looking for. Starting with the seat it is very comfortable. There are straps on either side to adjust it. The foot rests are adjustable but they feel flimsy. If I push on the left foot rest the rest moves out of place.

The cockpit has several handy features. I had a taco paddle holder put on it which holds the paddle nicely. The storage compartment is nice and can hold small items, as does the one behind the seat. I use a milkcrate for my gear and secure it with the bungee cords. There are scuppers back there but I haven't shipped on any water that I can tell. The hatch at the front is nice to slide extra fishing gear in. I had two tracks placed won each side and mounted a Scotty rod holder.

In the water this kayak is stable and handles well. It can turn around very quickly. I have been in the front of a thunderstorm when the wind picked up blowing quartering across the bow. I shipped on very little water. This is a very nice kayak, nice kayak. I don't know if one could stand in this as it tippy at first. The secondary stability is excellent. I went from a Mad River Grand Teton that I used to solo in which was very susceptible to the wind. This, though it does feel the wind is not bad at all. I put a Yakima roof rack on my FJ Cruiser. The tag along wheel makes it easy to load, if the back door to the Cruiser is opened.

Overall I could not be more pleased with the Manta Ray 12.

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Seat confortable
Cons:
Tippy when standing
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