Jackson Kayak began shipping its latest innovation-laden fishing kayak, The Kilroy, to dealers world-wide this past week. The Kilroy is a specialized sit-inside kayak and comes to the market logistically set up for both fishing and hunting. The Kilroy is set up with integrated storage, gear management design, convenient YakAttack and RAM integration, Hi/lo seating, and improved standability all in a kayak aimed at keeping the paddler high and dry.
The Kilroy was a full team effort with design leaders Tony Lee, Joe Walton, Damon Bungard, Drew Gregory and others on the JK fishing team all collaborating to make the ultimate fishing craft. The Kilroy caters to all fishing styles, but includes notable improvement for fly fisherman with a large, open deck where no line can be snagged and lots of stable floor-room for standing. Tackle box storage is conveniently handled by extensive bungee systems throughout the open deck and the storage of hooks, poles are stored in a dry side tube system and fish handling gear is aided by a new hard deck cover laden with storage points and mount points for position either at the front or back of the kayak.
“Sit-on-tops aren’t the only option anymore.” Notes Jackson’s Product Manager, Damon Bungard. “The Kilroy brings together all of Jackson Kayak’s great fishing innovations, plus a few new ones, in a sit-inside fishing kayak package. The Kilroy features include incredible stability, a unique floor system, hi-lo seating, balanced hull performance for a wide variety of conditions, unique rod and tackle storage and organization, and an interchangeable deck system. Easily customizable for fishing, hunting, photography, or just a comfortable paddle with the dog or kids, the Kilroy does it all in a package that is distinctly Jackson Kayak.”
“The sit-inside hybrid style of fishing kayaks have been popular among many anglers over the past several years.” States Drew Gregory, JK Fishing guru, “However, until the introduction of the Kilroy there has been little innovation to really shake up this genre. Simply put, the Kilroy gives anglers the best of what our sit-on-tops offer in a in a sit-inside hybrid style which allows anglers to capitalize on the advantages of both!”
About Jackson Kayak: Jackson Kayak was founded in 2003 by Eric Jackson and Tony Lunt. Currently located in Sparta, Tenn., near the Caney Fork River, Jackson Kayak designs, builds, and manufactures leading whitewater, fishing and exploration paddlesports products. With the moto “Build it like it’s your own”, all of their products are Made in the USA in growing support of the local Tennessee economy. Market leaders in both the whitewater and kayak fishing, kayak manufacturing and strong in the exploration sector, Jackson Kayak continues to introduce new product lines each year; this year including a new SUP line are amongst 8 new products for 2013. Jackson Kayak’s success is largely due to delivering high quality products through paddlesports specialty shops globally; all supported by regional, national and international team members who are engaged to promote the paddling lifestyle.
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Retail Price – $1149
Length: 12â€² 4â€³
Weight: 69 lbs w/seat (64 w/o seat)
Rear Hatch Dimensions: 9 3/8â€³
Bow Deck Rigging
Hard Accessory Deck Included – Fits Bow or Stern Cockpit Area
Capacity: 375 lbs