top view This kayak marks the first collaborative design between legendary kayak angler, Jim Sammons and Jackson Kayak’s design team led by Tony Lee. The end result is a boat shaped and built to accommodate those hitting the open water, those looking for speed, comfort, perfect trim and big water management. It’s a paddlers fishing kayak! It’s designed for punching surf, handling rough off shore currents, swells, beach landings and those wanting ultimate performance when putting in long distances to get on fish.

  • A hull designed for paddlers; for people that want a kayak for offshore and multi day trips. A kayak that is comfortable in big water and flat water. The speed to cover miles and the volume to carry you, your gear and the big fish home.
  • A never before seen bait tank pump scupper combined with the included JKrate makes for a simple bait tank solution
  • NEW and Improved Elite seat with adjustable trim. Adjust your seat forward or back to compensate for your load. Always have the perfect trim on your kayak for the ultimate paddle ability.
  • NEW Elite Seat ‘Retention System’ for security in rough water
  • New hinged center hatch with tracks and accessories; easier access to the hull of the kayak for rod storage or getting your fish into a game bag.
  • Seven different areas of Yakattack tracks for the ultimate for unlimited RAM/Yakattack accessory placement and rigging options
  • Four rod holders included behind the seat
  • An innovative JKrate retention system. If you do roll you can be confidant your Jkrate is staying put.
  • Specially designed Jkrate, or KKrate (Kraken Krate) that includes multiple rod holders and is designed for easy rigging as a bait tank.
  • An in hull battery storage solution (Fits Kayak Fishing Supplies Battery Box
  • NEW neoprene sealed, dual leveled front hatch
  • NEW mid hatch, bait tank gear and fish storage system
  • NEW angle-adjustable foot pegs
  • NEW bilge pump scupper
  • Transducer scupper for fish finders
  • Plano ammo-style tackle box included
  • NEW, custom sized, JKrate included, with innovative hose mounting and secured with NEW track system
  • 2 RAM Rocket Launcher rod holders
  • 2 Flush Mount rod holders
  •   Kraken Specs
      Category Fish
      Style (SOT, Sit-In, etc) SOT
      Length (ft, in) 15′ 7″
      Width (in) 30″
      Height (in) 15.5″
      Weight (Pounds) 85 (90 w/seat, 110 with all standard accessories)
      # Seats one
      Seat Type (WW, Elite, Mold) Elite 3.0
      Hi-Lo Seating (Yes/No) No (trimmable fore/aft seating)
      Front Hatch (Y/N), Dimensions (in) Yes, 7.5″ – 12″ x 16″
      Day Hatch (Y/N), Dimensions (in) Yes, Hinging Center Hatch
      Rear Hatch (Y/N), Dimensions (in) Yes, 10″ round
      Deck Rigging (Y/N, Bow, Stern, Both) Yes, Both
      Rudder (Yes/No, Optional, Skeg) Yes, Optional
      Rudder Type (Smart, Peg, Skeg) Peg, Sea-Lect TruCourse
      Footrest Type Peg (new 2015 Ergonomic JK)
      Capacity (lbs) 400 lbs
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