Boat Book – Wilderness Systems

Each week, we highlight companies in Canoe & Kayak’s 2010 Boat Book. Today, we look at the 2010 designs of Wilderness Systems. Stay tuned next week for more from our Boat Book.


PUNGO 120 UL

$1299, thermoformed plastic

L: 12′; W: 29″; 40 lbs.

Our best selling performance recreational kayak, the Pungo is at the head of the class. The multi-chined hull tracks straight with speed. Roomy cockpit and premium outfitting offer all-day comfort, and the stable, manageable design is great for paddlers of many skill levels. Lightweight plastic offers livelier speed and maneuverability.



TSUNAMI 145

$1225/1450 (without rudder/with rudder), rotomolded plastic

L: 14’6″; W: 24.5″; 55 lbs.

A touring kayak with capabilities as diverse as your outdoor lifestyle, it offers the stability of a recreational boat and the comfort, speed, and tracking from a touring series. The patented Phase 3 outfitting gives the perfect fit and overall comfort for a wide size range of both paddlers and adventures.



TARPON 120 ANGLER

$1050 (available without Angler package for $875), rotomolded plastic

L: 12’3″; W: 30; 70 lbs.

The Tarpon is fishing’s most trusted angler kayak series to ever hit the water. The best-selling Tarpon is a versatile sit-on-top that’s size isn’t as extensive as its performance, yet still has plenty of room for gear. SlideTrax accessory system allows custom rigging with no tools required.



COMMANDER 120 ANGLER

$1195/1420 (Angler without rudder/Angler with rudder), rotomolded plastic

$995/1220 (without Angler package and without rudder/without Angler package with rudder)

L: 12′; W: 30.25″; 64 lbs.

The newest entry into the canoe/kayak hybrid category, it’s the ultimate fishing vessel. Wide, pontoon style hull for excellent stability and performance. Loaded with features, like the dual-seating system that includes a removable interior seat and molded in sit-on-top Captain’s perch and SlideTrax rails. Package includes rod holders and anchor trolley.



TEMPEST 165

$1595, rotomolded plastic (also available in composite, $2,995)

L: 16’6″; W: 21.5″; 57 lbs.

One of the most capable sea kayaks around, it’s beginner friendly but packs control, edging, and speed for experienced paddlers from a Shallow V-hull. Designed for paddlers with a smaller frame, it features a lower deck, narrow beam, and amazingly comfortable Phase 3XP outfitting that add up an amazing expedition.


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