It looks like the wait for Vikings will soon be over! Check out the following release from Yak Gear about United States distribution of Viking Kayaks:
Yak Gear is proud to announce the United States distribution of Viking Kayaks, a New Zealand-based kayak manufacturer. As the United States distributor of Viking Kayaks and the accompanying line of paddling and fishing accessories, Yak Gear is distributing the newly-designed Viking Kayak "Profish Reload" and the Viking Kayak "Profish 400 Lite" sit-on-top fishing kayaks.
About Viking Kayaks
Viking Kayaks has been designing kayaks for the New Zealand market for almost fifteen years. After recent success as a dominant kayak manufacturer in New Zealand due to their unique tracking and stability designs for offshore compatibility, Viking Kayak is now bringing their designs to the United States.
The development of Viking Kayaks is the result of the collaborative efforts of Stephen Tapp – one of New Zealand’s most well-known and experienced kayak anglers – and Grant Montague, owner of Viking Kayaks, New Zealand. Together, Stephen and Grant have a combined twenty eight years’of experience manufacturing and designing fishing kayaks.
Viking Kayak Models
The Viking Kayak Profish Reload (14.8' long, 29"wide, 64 lbs.) is a sit-on-top kayak that is fast, stable, and easy to manage on and off the water. The Profish is the choice for anglers seeking touring endurance combined with stability. The Profish Reload features the Reload Tackle Pod System, which offers the ability to have a fully-integrated and removable depth finder, battery, and transducer setup combined with a large tackle storage space. It’s now quick and easy to remove or reload your valuable depth finder, transducer, and tackle – the ultimate in convenience. The Profish Reload will be available in two colors: Grey Mist and Yellow/Black combo.
Viking Kayak Profish Reload
Also offered is the Viking Kayak Profish 400 Lite (13.2' long, 30.5 wide, 54 lbs.). The Profish 400 is an excellent paddling kayak suitable for long offshore excursions as well as inshore paddles. Being lightweight makes it easy to load on to roof racks and carry to and from the water. The detachable tackle pod option makes setting up for your fishing trip quick and easy. The Profish 400 will be available in two colors: Green/Black combo and Orange/Black combo.
Viking Kayak Profish 400 Lite. Notice the stability while sitting side-saddle!
Built for Customized Rigging
Customization is key when rigging fishing kayaks for different types of fishing or individual preferences. Understanding this, Yak Gear is bringing Viking Kayaks to the United States with the intention that the customer can finish much of the accessory design. Customization options include seat choice, flush mount rod holder placement, center pod configuration, anchor trolley positioning, and even external mount placement.
Not into rigging for kayak fishing? The two Viking Kayaks make great recreational and surfing kayaks as well!
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