We do like the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 sit-on-top fishing kayak and have much respect for the quality Ocean Kayaks puts into the builds and designs of all their models, while also keeping the price affordable. However, due to some confuse and complaints we read online, for a long time, we stayed away from reviewing the Prowler 13 fishing kayak model.
These customers complaints were found at AMAZON. Initially, we were unable to make sense of the complaints. However, to our satisfaction, the complaints have been explained and the problem fixed. So Indeed, now we feel comfortable reviewing this model. If your a big guy looking for something under $1000 this should be one you consider buying.
In case you were wondering about the complaints
In case you were interesting in buying this model then we should explain the complaints we were talking about at the beginning. When the Prowler 13 was first listed at AMAZON, for whatever reason, the pictures of the kayak used on the page were wrong.
The images on the AMAZON page were of the Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Angler not the Prowler 13. There were a couple customers saying they did not receive the kayak listed.
These customers opened the box and saw a completely different kayak then the one pictured (Trident 13). The Ocean Kayak Trident 13 is a bit higher end model so it’s understandable why these customers felt disappointed and came back to leave a 1-star review.
Not sure who is to blame over this mix up. Now the picture on AMAZON matches the correct kayak.
Who is the Prowler 13 best for
The Prowler is a quality fishing model, one of the best you can buy for under $1000. At 13 feet in length and 28 inches wide, tracks extremely well. With that said this is probably not the best choice for beginners or smaller people.
Its length and width it can present some issues in handling if the person is a complete beginner paddler. It is not the widest model at 28 inches and might present some stability challenges for a beginner. We recommend this model mainly to intermediate to expert paddlers.
With a load capacity of over 400 pounds it’s also a great choice for larger people or people (camping down a river) who pack a lot of heavier gear.
The kayak comes in two colors. The camo version picture above and the sand colored model shown in the picture below. Yes, they do look a little different but yes these are the same kayak models. Just with pictures take at different anglers and one shows the seat installed. We like the looks of the camo Prowler 13 fishing kayak much more than we do the sand color.
With a load capacity of 450 pounds the Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 sit-on-top fishing kayak is made to order for a big man looking for a nice inexpensive rig to take out on the lake. Besides the impressive load capacity, the Prowler 13 also a few nice features any angler can appreciate and a ton of storage space to be had for your fishing gear.
If you are currently in the market for a fishing sit-on-top for under $1000 the the Prowler 13 kayak is well worth the consideration. Even better since it’s actual price is right around $750.
If you are not yet familiar with this model it may be because it’s one of the newer models on the market in 2014. Overall, it has received good to excellent reviews from current owners. The only complaints which we already discussed above had nothing to do with the quality of this model.