Priced above $2,300, Brooklyn Kayak Company’s PK14 is one of their largest kayaks at 14 feet. This tandem sit-on-top pedal-driven fishing kayak will make a great companion for you and your buddy to have a fun day out on the water chasing fish. Relatively fast and incredibly stable, this is the kayak for you to spend some quality time with a friend or family member out on the water. Like its smaller predecessors, it is also available with a trolling motor instead of pedal drives.
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- Excellent tracking
- Comfortable for long days
- Smooth, efficient pedal drive
- Relatively fast
- Lacks maneuverability
- Small stern storage
Size and Weight
The PK14 is a tandem kayak that is one of the biggest in the Brooklyn Kayak Company’s fleet. It measures 14 feet / 426 cm in length, 34 inches / 86 cm in width, and 19.5 inches / 49.5 cm in height.
It has a dry weight of 95 lbs / 43 kg which is significantly heavier than the other kayak above 14 feet that BKC has – the SK287 touring kayak that weighs 44 lbs / 20kg.
It is also heavier than the Native Stingray, another tandem fishing kayak that weighs in at 80 lbs / 36 kg.
Good thing the PK14 is a tandem kayak, which means you’re likely going to have a buddy help you load it onto the car and launch it!
The PK14 has a maximum payload of 670 lbs / 304 kg, which gives plenty of room for two medium to large-sized adults and loads of gear.
Since the majority of the gear is shared, the kayak should easily be able to accommodate two adults and all the gear without much sacrifice in performance.
Like most BKC kayaks, the hull is a rotomolded single-piece High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) that is incredibly durable and can withstand years of being dragged across the ground. However, it is still recommended that you use silicone sealant at the start and end of each season to prolong its lifespan.
At the bow of the boat is a durable, rubber-lined front carry handle. Just behind it is a large oval-shaped waterproof hatch. There is an included dry bag, and this hatch is a through-hull, so when you lift the bag, you can access the inside of the kayak for more storage.
There are a total of 12 scupper holes and plugs all around the craft, and the cockpit’s deck has diamond-shaped grooves to increase the friction and make it easier to stand on the kayak.
In the middle of the deck is the BKC PKDRIVE pedal drive system that can instantly reverse. You can hinge the system out of place when it isn’t in use. The pedal cover can be secured by bungee cords and has a built-in cupholder and a small tray for tackle or other stuff.
Note: Brooklyn Kayak Company also offers the PK14 with a 12V, five-speed trolling motor instead of the pedal systems.
The PK14 has four accessory plates – two on each side of each paddler. These accessory mounts allow you to install your electronics like GoPros and fish finders without drilling holes into your kayak.
Two comfortable, metal-framed seats slide on rails and are easily adjusted to accommodate paddlers of every size. The straps on each side also allow you to tailor the angle of the backrest based on your personal preference.
There are three flush-mounted rod holders – two beside the front seat and one beside the back. Below each seat is a circular storage hatch with an included dry bag.
On the left side of the back seat is a lever to control the hand-controlled rudder. The rudder is flush with the bottom of the boat, so you won’t have to worry about the rudder snapping off if you hit a rock or log.
Behind the back seat is a shallow rear storage area where you can place a dry bag or cooler. It doesn’t come with included bungee cords, so you’ll have to find a way to secure it.
Behind the storage area is the rear carry handle as well as the drain plug to get any water that might have gotten into the kayak out.
The PK14 glides along the water with minimal effort, and if you put your back into it, your speed could easily equal the speed of a trolling motor which is about 3 to 5 miles an hour.
There isn’t too much of an effect on speed whether you pedal as hard as you can or you cruise at your own leisurely pace, so you can take it easy and find your rhythm.
The rudder is responsive, but it is sensitive so you’ll need to constantly adjust your bearing. Because of its length and weight, this kayak has a relatively large turning radius and will probably not suit places with sharp corners and tight turns.
The PK14 handles rough seas incredibly well and will stay stable even in big waves and strong winds.
Overall, the PK14 will make an excellent companion for a fun day out with your buddy! After all, the best things are shared.
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