Perception, a leader in recreational and touring kayaks for 40 years, today announced the newest member of its renowned Pescador family of fishing kayaks. The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top packed to the gills with fishing features and complete with the Pilot Drive pedal system and EasyGrip rudder system, all at an incredible RRP price of $2599 AUD.
“The Pescador Pilot offers big performance at a small price. It allows anglers to get to their fishing spots quickly and multiplies the number of casts they can throw,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Perception.
“For the recreational user, the ability to propel a kayak without a paddle gets those who may be paddle-adverse or even those
with disabilities into kayaking and fishing, helping to open doors to the sports we love.”
The optimized gear ratio in the Pilot Drive allows for effortless all-day cruising, while the custom-designed, patent-pending Turbo Flaps reduce noise and keep turbulence to a minimum under the kayak and inside the Pilot scupper. The intuitive Pilot Drive makes launching or docking easy—simply insert the Quick Key to engage or disengage—while the view into the Pilot scupper simplifies aligning the prop for zero draft transitioning. A recess in the hull stores the lightweight drive while not in use and the center scupper lid allows for easy transportation and storage. Forward and reverse motion paired with EasyGrip low-profile rudder steering control allows for a super tight turn radius, offering all-around maneuverability in those hard-to-reach places while eliminating line tangling.
In addition to the drive system, the Pescador Pilot is full of features serious anglers seek including a stadium-style, comfort-focused Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustability to fit a range of heights. Bow Storage Pods with a transducer scupper provide a secure space for gear and electronics. Pre-installed inserts for transducer mounting and precisely placed inlet/outlets for direct wiring to the transducer scupper and display makeelectronic installation a breeze.
The Pescador Pilot also comes loaded with Pilot Drive pedal system, EasyGrip rudder system, two YakAttack GearTracs with easy mounting points for all accessories, a cup holder, four molded-in rod holders, as well as bow and stern tankwells for ample, easy-to-reach storage.