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Industry News 3/2/2017

Perception Pescador Pilot Hits Retailers Nationwide

Perception, a leader in recreational, touring and fishing kayaks and SUP for 40 years, today announced the arrival of its newest Pescador fishing kayak at specialty retail stores: the Pescador Pilot. The feature-rich, sit-on-top kayak offers fishermen and recreational kayakers an integrated Pilot Drive pedal system at an incredible price of $1,799 USD.


“Demand for this kayak has been off the charts,” said Richard Krause, CEO and president of Confluence Outdoor. “It offers big performance at a small price. 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 intuitive Pilot Drive makes launching or docking easy—simply insert the Quick Key to engage or disengage the pedal drive—while the view into the Pilot scupper simplifies aligning the prop for zero draft transitioning. 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. A recess in the hull stores the lightweight drive while not in use and the center scupper lid allows for easy transportation and storage. Custom-designed, patent-pending Turbo Flaps reduce noise and keep turbulence to a minimum under the kayak and inside the Pilot scupper.

In addition to the drive system, the Pescador Pilot is full of features to maximize your time on the water including a stadium-style, comfort-focused Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustability to fit a range of heights. Bow Storage Pods provide a secure space for gear and electronics. The Pescador Pilot also comes loaded with 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.

About Perception®

For 30 years, Perception has successfully matched lifestyles and kayaks. Whether you like to discover new waters with the family, kayak fish or embark on solo excursions for fitness and exploration, Perception has recreational, touring and fishing boats and SUPs for a lifetime of fun. Located in Greenville, S.C., as part of the Confluence Outdoor family of brands, Perception builds on its own legacy of “fun on the water for everyone” with great design and top-notch quality. www.perceptionkayaks.com