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Ocean Kayaks New Tetra Line

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Ocean Kayak launches it's newest model kayak this month, the Tetra 10 and 12. The Tetra looks to be a kayak that's at home cruising the lakes or fishing the beach. Ocean Kayak said they were going for a clean comfortable and stable ride. This looks like it could be a great kayak fishing platform! Check out the following photos, press release and video for more information about Ocean Kayak newest edition.

Old Town, Maine (June 27, 2011) Ocean Kayak, a leader in the paddlesports industry since 1971, today introduced the new Tetra kayak series. Recreational kayaks boasting clean simple design, the Ocean Kayak Tetra series was engineered for outstanding comfort, superior stability and reliable all around performance.


Built for casual cruising on inland lakes, slow moving rivers and coastal flats, the Tetra series offers an ideal balance of form and function. As with all Ocean Kayaks, Tetra kayaks are self-bailing for a dry comfortable ride. The Tetras also feature a new innovation from Ocean Kayak, the Hybrid Comfort Seat Back. This unique seating system is incorporated into the boat with a fixed seat pad and adjustable back support for an intuitive custom fit and easy transport. Want to upgrade your seat? No problem, the Hybrid Comfort Seat Back can easily be removed.

“Tetra kayaks are designed as cross over boats for paddlers who might want to dabble in several different activities,” said Sara Knies, Marketing Director for Ocean Kayak. “Extremely stable, comfortable and maneuverable, Tetra series kayaks are prefect for those who want a great paddling experience but also may want to fish from a kayak on any given day.”

Tetra kayaks will be available in two standard models, the Tetra 10 and Tetra 12, as well as two Tetra Angler editions. Key features include the Quick Seal bow hatch for convenient storage, adjustable foot pegs, large tank well with bungee, low profile grab handles and drain plugs. Angler models will feature flush mounted rod holders and the Mod Pod II, a narrower version of Ocean Kayak’s popular Modular Fishing Pod found on the center console.

Boat Specs Tetra 10
Tetra 12





Max Capacity:

Base model MSRP:

Angler model MSRP:

10’ 8”



51 lbs

225-275 lbs

$649.99 USD

$759.99 USD

12’ 1”



55 lbs

300-350 lbs

$749.99 USD

$859.99 USD

Ocean Kayak Tetra kayaks will be available July 2011 through numerous authorized Ocean Kayak dealers. For more information about the Ocean Kayak™ and our latest innovations please visit www.OceanKayak.com.


Last modified on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 16:05
Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.


+1 # inrll 2011-07-14 11:07
This yak seems like it would be perfect for solo paddle up and float back trips on creeks and rivers. Being only 28' wide it would have to be fairly quick when going against the current I would think. Anyone wanny buy one and let me borrow it?
# Greygoose 2012-06-12 14:59
I've been using the tetra 10 for about 2 months now. Its a great little boat, but you need to be specific about what you want. if you want to go fast and track straight, this aint your boat. If you want to do river kayaking and some fishing, its really nice. bow hatch works great and keeps out water, large storage capacity behind the pilot, and a really really really nice stock seat. I got the 10 since i was trying to minimize my effort to and from the water. but note : the 10 is 1.5 inches wider than the 12. i dont know how much that effects the speed but i would be interested in finding out. i do know that its really takes some effort to get this thing cruising in calm waters. Given what its intended for, and low initial price, its hard to beat this offering if your needs are in line with its purpose.
# firehunter 2013-07-14 17:05
I have a Angler 12 Tetra and have found that most of the reviews I could find are correct, or at least very close. If all you are doing is fishing, buy a Trident. If you are only crusing, pick a boat suited for that purpose. IF YOU WANT TO DO EVERYTHING, THIS BOAT MAY BE FOR YOU. It is a nice compromise between use specific boats. It is fast for it's length and stable enough to fish from. (You can not stand in it) The boat tracks decent and steers very quickly. Forget about the dry ride though. The Tetra is very low profile and you will be getting wet. I am a much bigger person than the boat was made for at 225 pounds and 6'3" but it has plenty of room for me. The foot and seat scuppers let water in the boat so I have to keep them plugged. The mod pod is great but I use a lowrance 4 elite fishfinder and the mounting holes in the mod pod are not compatable with it's base. When I'm not fishing, I take all the fishing crap off and go play in the surf

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