End of 2016 and beginning of 2017 Ocean Kayak started selling their new, upgraded and long waited Trident series Kayak.
They come in 3 different sizes, 11, 13 and 15 feet.
Old model was one of the best kayaks on the market, praised by many anglers, so giving it a modern update, and correcting some minor flaws will put him again on top of competition and on wish lists for many.
The well proven hull stayed the same as in old model, which means it offers perfect balance of speed, stability, performance and maneuverability. Why changing something that is great.
2017 model was upgraded with some cool features which makes great even better. The thing I like the most are seven flush aluminum track mounts which allow quick rigging with all kinds of accessories like rod holders, camera mounts, electronics etc.That means no more drilling, which is huge. A lot of people don’t like to drill their new expensive toy. This track mounts are strategically placed around the kayak, 1 towards the bow, 2 mid-ship, 2 towards the stern and 2 on the mod pod.
Mod pod has been changed; it’s a bit narrower for increased thigh room and easier stand up fishing. Mod pod hatch comes with 2 trays which can now open separate one of the other. Now it also includes a cup holder and a dry storage for wallet etc. Another cool thing is that mod pod hatch has built in strong magnet which will hold knives, lures and other tools in place.
Another really big thing that was changed and was the main complaint on the old trident series is the seat. New Trident 2017 comes with a new Active Comfort System seating. Looks great, seats comfortable and offers tons of adjustment. It is ergonomically designed with backrest adjustment possibility, seat surface can be raised or lowered and a quick dry mesh fabric gives you comfort.
Other small cosmetic changes are made by redesigning a paddle keeper for easier paddle stashing; added rod tip protectors and the carry handles are now rigid which prevents snagging.
Things like massive storage area, battery bag and the scupper hole to fit fish finder’s transducer stayed the same.
With all the improvements in 2017 Ocean Kayak’s Trident series kayaks becomes one of most advanced and most wanted kayaks today.
As with all kayak fishing equipment and kayaks, Europe is far behind Northern America and New Zealand markets, so not many dealer have it in stock and it’s hard to buy one.( As far as I’ve seen UK has one distributor that sells it) To often our kayak assortment to choose from is slim in Europe, so distributors feel free to reply or email me with the info and prices because it’s hard to track things in Europe.