The Vikings are heading west! The Vikings are heading west!
Yak Gear is proud to announce our United States distribution of Viking Kayaks, a New Zealand based kayak manufacturer is heading west to The Waterman’s Depot. As a United States retailer of Viking Kayaks and the accompanying line of paddling and fishing accessories, The Waterman’s Depot is distributing the newly designed Viking Kayak Profish Reload and the Viking Kayak Profish 400 Lite sit-on-top fishing kayaks.
About The Waterman’s Depot
The Waterman’s Depot started by Mike and Shannan Luzansky in October of 2012. Lovers of the water, Mike and Shannan find themselves spending every free minute out on the Pacific Ocean in Orange County, California. Whether it’s paddleboarding, kayaking or scuba diving, they love the water.
Initially starting with paddleboards, The Waterman’s Depot soon evolved into the ultimate retail store for water enthusiasts. With more than 100 brands of gear in their store, they carry the best brands in the kayaking, paddleboarding, scuba diving and freediving.
Recently, Mike and Shannan launched their latest website, ikayakfish.com. This new site is dedicated to kayaking and kayak fishing. From kayaks and accessories to fishing gear and apparel, product reviews and how to videos, this will be the ultimate dedicated kayak fishing site on the net.
To contact The Waterman’s Depot about the Viking Kayaks, you can call (888) 798-9797 or visit their website.
About Viking Kayaks
Viking Kayaks has been designing kayaks for the New Zealand market for almost 15 years. After recent success as a dominant kayak manufacturer in New Zealand due to their unique tracking and stability designs for offshore compatibility, Viking Kayak is now bringing their designs to the United States.
The development of Viking Kayaks is the result of the collaborative efforts of both Stephen Tapp – one of New Zealand’s most well know and experienced kayak anglers – and Grant Montague, owner of Viking Kayaks, New Zealand. Together, Stephen and Grant have a combined 28 years’ experience manufacturing and designing fishing kayaks.
Viking Kayak Models
The Viking Kayak Profish Reload (14.8 feet long, 29 inches wide, 64 lbs.) is a sit-on-top kayak that is fast, stable, and easy to manage on and off the water. The Profish is the choice for anglers seeking touring endurance combined with stability. The Profish Reload features the Reload Tackle Pod. The Reload Tackle Pod System offers the ability to have a fully integrated and removable depth finder, battery, and transducer setup combined with a large tackle storage space. It’s now quick and easy to remove or reload your valuable depth finder, transducer, and tackle – the ultimate in convenience. The Profish Reload will be available in two colors: Grey Mist and Yellow/Black combo.
Also offered is the Viking Kayak Profish 400 Lite (13.2 feet long, 30.5 inches wide, 54 lbs.). The Profish 400 is an excellent paddling kayak suitable for long offshore excursions as well as inshore paddles. Being lightweight makes it easy to load on to roof racks and carry to and from the water. The detachable tackle pod option makes setting up for your fishing trip quick and easy. The Profish 400 will be available in two colors: Green/Black combo and Orange/Black combo.
Built for Customized Rigging
Customization is key when rigging fishing kayaks for different types of fishing or individual preferences. Understanding this, Yak Gear is bringing in the two Viking Kayaks to the United States with the intention that the customer can finish much of the accessory design. Customization options include varieties of options for seat choice, flush mount rod holder placement, center pod configuration, anchor trolley positioning, and even external mount placement.
Not into rigging for kayak fishing? The two Viking Kayaks make great recreational and surfing kayaks as well!
For more information on the Viking Kayaks Profish Reload and the Viking Kayak Profish 400 Lite, check out the kayak walk around videos below!
Viking Kayaks Profish Reload:
Viking Kayak Profish 400 Lite:
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