By Paul Lebowitz
Florida-based Kaku Kayak is teasing a new fishing hybrid SUP-yak, the Kahuna. Judging by the early photos, it’s a looker.
Kaku Kayak owner Kevin Hawkins said the bottom is based on a modified V hull. That should make for better tracking. “It is the first stand-up to have a ready mount for the Power-Pole Micro, which I am definitely proud of,” he added.
The stats are still in prototype and subject to change. The pictured model is the first one out of the mold. It’s 12 feet long and 34 inches wide.
“I can tell you that it is incredibly stable, even with the Power-Pole mounted and an 8.5-foot pole sticking up in the air. It is also very efficient sitting on the cooler and paddling it with a kayak paddle,” Hawkins said.
He’s aiming for a January release and an MSRP around $700, which falls well within his company philosophy. “We're trying to make the best boats we can for under $1,000,” he said when he announced the well outfitted 12-foot Wahoo earlier this year.