While Vanhunks Tarpon is still a single sit-on-top fishing kayak suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers, we’ve taken this vessel and given it several deluxe upgrades.
Tarpon has been built long and slender to make short work of long, endurance trips, and while we love getting out into the ocean with our Tarpon fishing kayak, this 12-foot beast is no stranger to paddling estuaries, lagoons, lakes, and rivers either.
The center console hatch houses dry lining for you to keep your electronics and valuables (within the added care of a dry bag in case of capsizing), while the hatch behind the seat is where you can drop your fish once you’ve caught them.
We adjusted the original Tarpon’s 5mm rotomolded high-density Polyethylene mold pattern and made a place for our much loved deluxe aluminum, removable, padded mesh seat. Great for reclining while you wait for the fish to bite, or position it forward for a more comfortable paddle stance as you make your way over vast stretches of water. We especially are fond of our deluxe seat as it doubles up well around the campfire at night, and also makes an excellent choice as a beach chair if you decide to take a break from the water. Once you’re ready to hit the water again for another round, clip the seat back in the four-point seat locks.
Tarpon 2 sports five accessory tracks, including two tracks with adjustable bungee slider latches at the stern’s bungee storage area. The Tarpon 2’s swivel rod holder is no longer fitted to the kayak via inserts but rather slid onto any of the five accessory tracks flanking this boat’s edges. Aside from the included swivel rod holder, you’ve also got two molded-in rod holders so you can have more than one reel on the go at a time.
Who would be of benefit to the Tarpon 2’s tremendous fighting spirit against the elements? Anyone. From weekend warriors, daily paddlers and anglers, commercial touring and adventure companies, as well as hotels, lodges, and rental shops.
1. Storage Hatch: 1x Large front oval storage hatch.
2. Pedal System: The pedal system controls the fin movement, from left to right, which assists with steering and direction. Paddle a straight course and use the fin in center position to help the kayak track a straight path.
3. Storage Hatch: 2x Medium rectangle storage hatches.
4. Swivel Rod Holder: 1x Swivel Rod Holder, which rotates left, right, up, and down.
5. Rudder System: 1x Rudder system with cable launch and retrieval system.
6. Storage: The Vanhunks Tarpon 2 features large rear tank well with bungees.
7. Rod Holder: 2x Molded-in fishing rod holders.
8. Carry Handles: 2x Side carry handles, 2x Front and rear carry handles.
9. Deluxe Aluminum Seat: Deluxe padded mesh adjustable, removable seat with four-point seat lock system.
OPTIONAL EXTRA’S NOT INCLUDED:
• Motor Mount
• Electric Motor
• Length: 360 cm / 12 ft
• Width: 77 cm / 30 inches
• Height: 30 cm / 12 inches
• Weight: 28 kgs / 62 lbs
• Maximum Weight Capacity: 250 kgs / 550 lbs
• Seating: Single seater
• Style: Sit on Top
• Roto-mold: 5mm Polyethylene Design
• Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel.
• Inserts: Brass
Delivery is typically 4 - 7 days from the day of ordering.
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