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NuCanoe's "Pursuit"

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The folks at NuCanoe have just released the latest addition to their line of versatile kayaks. The new “Pursuit” is the answer to people who want the stability of their previous models in a sleeker, faster, and easier-to-paddle version.

The YakAngler crew had the chance to demo a prototype of this kayak at Outdoor Retailer last August. We were all quite impressed with the combination of speed and stability of the prototype. Since then, they have added all the features we have come to expect on a NuCanoe, as well as some new great concepts.

The specs on the Pursuit:

  • Length: 13.5' Beam
  • Width: 35”
  • Height: 12”
  • Draft: 3”
  • Hull Weight: 82 lbs
  • Max Weight Capacity: 500 lbs
  • Self-Bailing Capacity: 350 lbs
  • Maximum Auxiliary Power: 2.5 HP or equivalent

The Pursuit features front and rear hatches, internal rod tubes, 64” total of Freedom Tracks on the front and rear, a pair of flush mount rod holders, a replaceable drag plate, paddle holsters, a wide open deck, and the new Pursuit Seating System.

The Pursuit Seating System boasts some really impressive features, and is modeled after high-end ergonomic chairs. The seat is covered in a highly-breathable fabric and has 5” of on-the-fly adjustable travel. The seat is mounted on 54” inches of Freedom Track on the large flat deck for unmatched adjustability.

To see more on the NuCanoe Pursuit check out their website: http://www.nucanoe.com/pursuit-fishing-kayak/ and look for it at a dealer near you.

Last modified on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 07:35
Gregg Crisp

About the Author:

Gregg Crisp has been an avid fisherman all of his life. In 2007 he rented his first kayak and discovered kayak fishing.  A year later a new one was in his driveway and he has never looked back. He frequents the waters around Boston in search of Striped Bass, and also spends plenty of time chasing Black Bass in the sweet water.  As an environmental contractor he has traveled and lived all over the United States, having fished in over 20 states. He currently resides in New Hampshire with his wife and two sons. Gregg authors the Blog YakFish.net, is part of the Yak Angler, Werner PaddlesRat-L-Trap & YakDaddy.net  ProStaff and is a member of the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team.



# Yakman 2015-07-07 20:06
82 pounds? 35 inchs wide? Sleaker? Faster? Easier to paddle. Seriously
# Hammerhead 2015-07-07 21:23
Quoting Yakman:
82 pounds? 35 inchs wide? Sleaker? Faster? Easier to paddle. Seriously

It's not in the same class as a Kraken or Trident 15 for sure but considering the Frontier and Classic models are 41" and 42" wide respectively. I think it qualifies as all of those things in comparison with their previous models.
# smj190 2015-07-11 14:38
I just got mine and really like it. It's in a different class than many other kayaks, and serves a purpose. For those that want amazing stability, a wide open deck, and a bit more speed than the NuCanoe Frontier or Classic, this is the boat. I purchased it so I can take my 70+ dog out with me and have him in front of me while still feeling comfortable and having plenty of room.
# jusanglin 2015-07-13 18:23
I've had my Pursuit for 2 weeks now and I absolutely love it. I previously had a 12' Classic and I will attest that this kayak paddles very well, much faster. I am sure it is very competitive with other kayaks in this class. The lower profile really helps with drifting and paddling in the wind.

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