Native Titan Propel 13.5
The Titan Propel 13.5 is arguably the best fishing kayak made by the popular Native brand. Anglers report that this kayak offers excellent on-the-water features, as well as an abundance of features that make this possibly the ultimate fishing kayak for many users. The kayak’s large size might be viewed as a disadvantage by some, but there’s no denying that this kayak is able to deliver on being one of the most stable of its kind with plenty of storage options. If you’re in the market for a premium pedal-driven fishing kayak, the Titan Propel 13.5 is certainly worth a closer look.
- Excellent stability
- Smooth pedal system
- Horizontal rod storage and protection
- Ample storage
- Great agility and control
- Very heavy
- No skid plate
Size and Weight
The Titan Propel 13.5’s overall size and weight could be viewed as a drawback, especially to users who prefer a compact kayak. This kayak’s length is 13’6” (411 cm) and width is measured at 41.5” (105 cm), which makes it much wider than most other models. The weight of the Titan Propel 13.5 may be an issue with users who prefer lightweight kayaks as this one tips the scales at a fully-rigged weight of 178 lbs (80.7 kg).
With such a high overall fully-rigged weight, the Titan Propel 13.5 does compensate for that disadvantage with an increased capacity of 550 lbs (249.5 kg). This weight isn’t likely to be an issue for professional kayak anglers who usually transport their crafts using a trailer, but this kayak is certainly not one to be car topped or transported in the back of a pickup truck.
There’s no denying that the Titan Propel 13.5 is one of the most feature-heavy kayaks produced by Native. The Propel pedal-drive system is one of the smoothest of any pedal kayaks and users will find that they have full control over the direction of their vessel with instant forward and backward capability.
The propeller also comes standard with a built-in weed guard that protects against being tangled in things like fishing line or anything else you might find in any given waterway.
The Titan Propel 13.5’s spacious deck is perfect for anglers who like to move around a bit on their kayaks. Users report that this kayak offers outstanding stability and many anglers can even fish off the bow and stern areas without feeling like they could flip over.
Like other kayaks in the Titan lineup, the Propel 13.5 features a highly comfortable seat that can be adjusted into a high or low position, as well as being reclined to fit the user’s preference. The entire seat slides backward and forward, giving users the ability to get just the right length between their seat and the pedal system. The seat also offers ample storage both underneath and on either side.
Anglers will appreciate having a horizontal rod holder on either side of the seat with matching rod top protectors that extend the length of the bow. The Titan Propel 13.5’s bow also features an oversized dry storage hatch that is perfect for stashing nearly anything anglers need to have protected during their trip.
The Titan Propel 13.5 also offers a transducer mounting plate and a built-in recess that’s capable of storing batteries and other accessories related to electronic and sonar systems.
The stern offers a very large open well area that can easily store multiple coolers, extra tackle boxes, crates and other gear. The kayak also has two specific pockets where a two-piece paddle can be easily broken down and stored with one piece on each side.
Also located on the stern is a large, circular floor hatch where users can stash even more gear. The Titan Propel 13.5 is fitted with molded rod holders behind the seat, as well as dual power pole mounts on the stern.
Despite it’s large, bulky size and heavyweight hull, the Titan Propel 13.5 is surprisingly agile and can move along at a decent clip. Thanks to a pronounced keel and hull design that optimizes the extended rudder system, users will find that this kayak has near perfect tracking, even in the roughest of water conditions.
The Titan Propel 13.5’s body is one of the widest kayaks in the premium fishing kayak category, but that width is meant to reinforce what many users describe as unmatched stability on the water. Even when loaded down near full capacity, the Titan Propel 13.5’s on-the-water performance is able to rival many other premium fishing kayak brands on the market in 2023.
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Specification: Native Titan Propel 13.5