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Ocean Kayak Trident 13 Review

Mark Armstrong
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When it comes to choosing a new kayak you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of choices there are. Even if you’ve narrowed it down to a fishing kayak, there can still be some questions you need answered.

So to give you a better idea of what you might expect from the Ocean Kayak Trident 13, we’re going to run through its features.

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  • Length: 13 foot 6 inches
  • Width: 29 inches
  • Weight: 79 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 355 pounds

The Trident Kayak Is Best For…

The Trident 13 is an angling yak, so if you plan to do a lot of fishing this could be a good choice of vessel. If you’re only looking for recreational….then you’re probably better looking elsewhere.

The hull is designed to offer a combination of stability and speed, so it can be ideal if you like to fish in open water and tend to cover longer distances. The length could be useful for added storage or if you plan to bring along your dog, as there’s plenty of room on deck.

If you’re looking for a vessel that’s stable enough for standing or if you want to bring along a second paddler, this is probably not going to suit. But if you’re after a yak that can handle the waves and has built-in fishing features, the Trident could be for you.

Trident 11

The Trident 11 is a shorter, 11 foot 6 inch version. It has a lot of the same features but in a more compact size for easier transportation. This one could be a good choice for beginners, as it’s built for stability with a wide 30.5 inch hull.

With the shorter length, it should also be easier to maneuver on the water and could perform well on slow moving rivers and flatwater.

Trident 15

The Trident 15 is a 15 foot 6 inch version that is built with similar features but with a faster, more efficient hull design. It’s just 28.5 inches wide, making it ideal for long journeys. With the extra length, there’s also additional storage space and an extra 100 pound capacity.

Ocean Kayak Trident Features

The Ocean Kayak Trident is a 13 foot 6 inch single person sit-on-top yak designed for fishing in a range of water conditions, including surf and rough water.

Storage Capacity

The Trident features plenty of storage options to allow you to bring along all the gear you should need for a full day on the water. The stern features a large tank well that can be ideal for storing a cooler or crate.

In the center of the kayak, there’s a convenient storage console, the Mod Pod II, which features a splash resistant storage compartment, a cup holder, accessory plate and tackle tray storage.

At the bow, there’s a handy 20 inch storage hatch with a Click Seal lid, that also benefits from having a storage bag insert, for a battery or small items.

Video: Ocean Kayak Trident 13 “Unboxing”

Ocean Paddling

This craft is built to be paddled in a range of conditions. Because of its narrow hull and longer length, it is designed to be faster over the water, which could make longer journeys easier.

It’s also been designed for stability in surf and rough water, so it should make a good vessel for ocean fishing, especially if you need to launch from a beach.


The Trident is ready for your next fishing trip, with two flush mounted rod holders and gear tracks along the sides. So you can easily install additional rod holders and other accessories.

When you’re concentrating on your catch, you can secure your paddle in the paddle holder at the front, so it won’t float away while you’re busy.

The scupper hole in the center, near the accessory plate is transducer compatible, and the hull has been designed with this in mind.

Padded Seat

The Trident features Ocean Kayak’s ACS II seat, which is padded and fully adjustable. This means you can adjust the height of the backrest, as well as lift up the seat bottom to a more comfortable position for your legs and thighs.

Video: Seat Adjustment (ACS II)

The seat also features adjustable lumbar support that can give you the added comfort to stay out on the water for longer.

Trident Not For You? Other Options…

Old Town Predator 13

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The Predator is a 13 foot 2 inch, 33.5 inch wide fishing yak that’s built for stability, letting you stand up to fish. It’s got lots of fishing features, space for accessories and room for your gear.

FeelFree Lure 13.5

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The Lure is a 13 foot 5 inch yak that’s geared for fishing. It’s 36 inches wide for extra stability, with a huge 500 pound capacity for all your gear. It could be a good choice for beginners and it has plenty of fishing features and storage.

> More on the Lure

Ocean Kayak Prowler 13

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The Prowler is a lightweight (56 pounds) fishing kayak that’s 28 inches wide and 13 foot 4 inches long, giving you speed and efficiency. It has rod holders and good storage and could be a good alternative with a lighter weight seat.

> Read more


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  • Versatility
  • Speed
  • Fishing features


  • Not compact
  • Can’t stand up for fishing

The Trident can be the ideal yak for paddling in a range of conditions and particularly if you like to venture along the coast. With its great storage and added fishing features it could be a fantastic vessel for a couple of days’ fishing trip.

If you think this will be a great fit for you, check it out here. And if you’ve enjoyed this review, share it with your fellow anglers. But don’t forget to leave us a comment with your thoughts.

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