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- Native Watercraft Titan Propel 13.5
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- Build QualityEditor: 92%
- Storage CapacityEditor: 98%
- ComfortEditor: 91%
- StabilityEditor: 96%
- ManeuverabilityEditor: 90%
Many anglers, especially those who’ve accumulated several years of kayaking experience, are ready to stop making sacrifices or trying to find the best deal. Instead, they just want one of the best kayaks money can buy.
While such distinctions are inherently subjective, the Native Watercraft Titan Propel 13.5 certainly deserves consideration for this title. Continue reading the Native Titan Propel 13.5 review to understand how it is built like a tank, yet agile on the water, and is one of the best-performing and best-equipped kayaks available.
- Remarkable amounts of storage space
- Foam-filled hull is rigid and quite buoyant
- Included pedal-drive makes it easy to get around on the water
- No skid plate included
- Quite heavy, and you’ll need help carrying it to the water
- Provides great value, but it is expensive
The Titan Propel 13.5 features a typical kayak design, with sharp bow and stern entries. These serve to ensure the craft tracks well and cuts through the water like a knife. The hull is rigid, strong and built to stand up to years of use on the water.
Several nice design features are also included in the hull, such as a recessed area and mounting plate for your transducer. Additionally, the hull contains an internal foam layer, which improves buoyancy (and therefore, carrying capacity) and rigidity.
The Titan Propel 13.5 provides a ridiculous amount of storage space. The bungee-equipped storage hatch in the bow if very spacious, and the smaller storage compartment behind the seat provides an additional place to store tools or tackle.
Accessory rails are placed all over the kayak, and the rear cargo deck is very large, so you can bring along bigger coolers and live wells. Horizontal rod holders will keep up to four rods secure, and a single flush-mounted rod holder is located on the right side of the cockpit.
The Titan Propel 13.5 provides a very comfortable ride, even for long trips that have you on the water all day long. The seat is elevated for better visibility, and it can be adjusted in several ways, so you can achieve a comfortable riding position – you can even slide the seat forward or back to achieve the best possible pedaling position.
The cockpit is very roomy and provides enough space for even the largest anglers. Deck padding is also provided so that your feet won’t get tired while standing up to fish.
Like most other Native Watercraft kayaks, the Titan Propel 13.5 is incredibly stable. However, this is to be expected of a craft that is more than 41 inches wide. Most anglers will find it very easy to stand up on the Titan Propel 13.5, and its 550-pound capacity ensures that you can bring along all of the tackle, tools and equipment you like.
Because it comes with a keeled hull and an included rudder system, the Titan Propel 13.5 is easy to maneuver. It tracks very well, even over long, straight stretches, and because the pedal-drive system can be operated in two directions, you can move the craft forward or back with ease. The Titan Propel 13.5 is quite heavy and weighs nearly 180 pounds once fitted with the pedal-drive system, so you’ll need a friend to help you carry the kayak to and from the water.
However, the four included carrying handles will make this much easier. Additionally, you can purchase a trolling motor mount to put on the stern, which will give you the chance to fly around the water without lifting a finger.
The Native Watercraft Titan Propel 13.5 is definitely not an economically priced kayak, but when you are looking for the best kayak available, you will have to pay premium prices. However, those who are willing and able to accept its high price point will certainly love the Titan Propel 13.5. The craft is well-built, rigid and durable, and it handles and turns better than most other kayaks of this size. It isn’t the fastest craft on the water, thanks to its 41-inch beam, but it is very stable, and most anglers will feel perfectly comfortable standing up on the deck.
The included pedal-drive system will help you scoot around lakes and rivers quickly and efficiently, and the rudder system will allow you to pilot the craft with pinpoint control. Finally, the Titan Propel 13.5 provides all of the storage space an angler could want and includes plenty of accessory rails so that you can add an array of other tools and electronic devices if you wish.
|Model||Titan Propel 13.5|
|Price||Check on Amazon|
|Color(s)||blue lagoon, copperhead, hidden oak, lizard lick|
|Length (ft / cm)||13'6" / 411cm|
|Width (in / cm)||41.5" / 105cm|
|Height (in / cm)||14"/ 36cm|
|Kayak Weight (lbs / kg)||178 lbs / 80.7kg|
|Weight Capacity (lbs / kg)||550 lbs / 249.5kg|
|Cockpit Size (in / cm)||N/A|
|Number of People||1|
|Salt Water Friendly||Yes|
|Adjustable Foot Braces||No|
|Other Included Items||None|