Are Viking Kayaks good?

The Viking Kayaks Profish GT is the 4wd of the Viking kayaks fleet for its incredible stability, carry capacity, and the excellent tackle management system. The Profish GT is equally an ideal kayak for those fishing Sunshine Coast dams, rivers and equally at home fishing the close reefs like Moffat and Coolum.

What is the best fishing kayak to buy?

Best Fishing Kayaks of 2021

  • Bonafide EX123. Length: 12’3″ | Width: 29.5″ | Weight: 67 lbs.
  • Bonafide SS107. Length: 10’7″ | Width: 34.5″ | Weight: 84 lbs.
  • Bonafide RS117.
  • Bonafide SS127.
  • Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 360 Series (12 and 14)
  • Hobie Mirage Passport 12.
  • Hobie Mirage Compass.
  • Hobie Mirage iTrek (9/11)

Who owns Viking Kayak?

Grant Montague – A keen outdoorsman, he started the company in 1999. He quickly identified kayaks as ideal for fishing from and also an enjoyable way for families to experience the outdoors. Grants passion for kayaking, and especially kayak fishing has driven the constant development of Viking products.

Is Kayak Fishing worth it?

With the many benefits that come with using kayaks for fishing, every angler has a reason to opt for it over other vessels for fishing. Kayaks are the vessels you need for versatile fishing over different water bodies to catch all kinds of fish. Clearly, getting a fishing kayak is worth your money, time and effort.

Where are Viking Kayaks made?

New Zealand
Where are Viking Kayaks made? Viking Kayaks are made in our Sunshine Coast, QLD Australia Factory & Matamata New Zealand factory.

What length kayak paddle should I get?

Kayak Paddle Sizing Guide

Kayak Width Under 23″ 28″ to 32″
Paddler Height Recommended Paddle Length
Under 5′ 200 cm 220 cm
5′ to 5’6″ 210 cm 230 cm
5’7″ to 6′ 220 cm 230 cm

Do kayak paddles make a difference?

Next to the kayak itself, your paddle has the biggest impact on your performance on the water. Even a short tour involves thousands of strokes, so a proper paddle can make all the difference. Shaft choice: A bent shaft or feathered blades can also improve a paddle’s effectiveness.

How do I know what size kayak to buy?

Kayak Sizing — What Size Kayak Should I Buy?

  1. Recreational class kayaks are less than 12 feet in length and are greater than 24 inches in width.
  2. Light-touring class kayaks will range in length between 12 and 16 feet long.
  3. Touring class kayaks are longer than 16 feet in length and will have a width of 22 or fewer inches.

What size kayak should I get for my height?

Kayak Length for Height Chart

Height Weight
Low Volume Kayak < 5 ft. 6 in. < 140 lbs.
Medium Volume Kayak 5 ft. 7 in. – 5 ft. 10 in. 150 lbs. – 180 lbs.
High Volume Kayak > 5 ft. 10 in. > 180 lbs.

Are there any kayaks made in New Zealand?

The whole team at Viking Kayaks use kayaks whether it is just for Cruising or for serious Kayak Fishing – just ask Stephen Tapp and Grant Montague about their successful fishing adventures in their Viking Profish kayaks! Viking Kayaks are made in New Zealand to the highest standards and have been designed with Safety and Stability in mind.

How are Viking kayaks rated in New Zealand?

Viking reputation, buyer feedback, want to support NZ made and local store blokes, recommendation by best stores, tour guys use Viking, website, hold their value, stable, quality, 30-year warranty – I could go on! Great reviews online and plenty of detailed YouTube videos.

Is there a warranty on a Viking Kayak?

Viking Kayaks stand by the Quality and Craftsmanship of their kayaks. The free extended 30 year limited warranty is available to the original purchaser, however you must register your new kayak HERE to transfer the standard one year warranty to the 30year warranty.

How big is the PROFISH 400 Viking Kayak?

Matt Watson of the ITM fishing show chose the Profish 400 due to it’s light weight and manoeuvrability. Filling the “mid-size” category the Profish 400 takes Vikings incredibly robust design and wraps it in a package weighing just 27kg (unruddered) without compromising our 30-year hull warranty*.