Jackson Kayak has once again teamed up with professional kayak angler pioneer Drew Gregory to announce the release of their newest fishing kayak, the Big Tuna – a solo or tandem fishing vessel. This is the third fishing kayak that Jackson Kayak and Gregory have developed together following last year’s Coosa and the ‘Cuda, released earlier this year.
One of the unique elements of the Big Tuna is the “Tuna Tank” (patent pending), a bait/live well that requires no plumbing or electronics. The operating directions are to simply put your kayak in the water. It’s that simple, because it utilizes water from beneath the boat to circulate into the tank keeping fish lively and fresh. The tank also resides in the center of the boat for easy access, bait management and optimum boat performance.
“The Big Tuna is literally the most versatile kayak I’ve ever seen,” Gregory explained. “Sure, it’s a fishing kayak that can handle any style of fishing and do it with multiple anglers in the boat, but it is also built to handle any number of activities from general family recreation, to scuba, snorkeling, hunting, crabbing, lobstering, bow fishing, spear fishing and of course it’s the perfect guide boat!”
Other prominent Big Tuna features include the popular elite seats, with Jackson Kayak’s signature “hi/lo” seating as well as the new “face-time” seating. This allows users to rotate the front seat and face their partner. The boat’s functionality allows for more than 100 seating combinations. Jackson Kayak’s architects have made the Big Tuna easily convertible and fishable as a solo boat as well.
The Big Tuna will retail for $1,499 ($1,699 with rudder) and measures 14.1 feet in length and 35.5 inches in width. The boat will have a weight capacity of 575 pounds.