Although not actually a fishing kayak, we’ve included this review of the Ocean Kayak Frenzy because it’s such an accomplished and popular little kayak. What’s more, if you’re the DIY-type, it’s not a huge job to add flush-mounted rod holders to a kayak, like this. This could be a good – and fun – way of getting your hands on a great little fishing kayak.
- Length 9 feet
- Width 31 inches
- Height 18 inches
- Weight 43 pounds
Looking for a great little sit-on-top that is suitable for day touring yet carries enough gear for an overnighter as well? The Ocean Kayak Frenzy is without-doubt one of the most popular little kayaks on the market, meaning you can pick them up, both new and used, pretty easily.
This compact little kayak promises its owner some fun adventures. It is responsive and stable, handles well in the surf, but paddles easily and straight on flat water. It’s ideal for all manner of paddlers – from children to adults. The Frenzy’s keel and hull design ensure it tracks well, while its short length makes it nice and manoeuvrable. It’s a great bit of kit.
Pros of Ocean Kayak Frenzy
- Stable and straight in waves, swell, rivers and lakes
- Fast enough, but very manoeuvrable
- Comfortable seating position
- Great quality finishing
- Easily available, both new and used
Cons of Necky Vector 13 Sit-On-Top Touring Kayak
- Leaky – invest in some scupper plugs to stay dry!
- Narrow seat means it’s not ideal for larger anglers
The best feature of the Ocean Kayak frenzy has to be its handling – it’s a great kayak for stability, making it ideal for beginner kayakers, but also for anglers who carry lots of gear and who may not want to end up inverted! It’s fun to use and one of the most sure-footed kayaks in its class.
It’s hard to pick fault with this kayak, but perhaps the obvious one here is that it’s not designed with fishing in mind. If you’re looking for a kayak you can just unbox and take fishing, this isn’t the ideal purchase. Perhaps most obvious is the lack of rod holders.
My Personal Tips
If you have a bit of time on your hands, you love kayak fishing and you like to customise your gear – there can’t be many projects that rank higher than buying an Ocean Kayak Frenzy and adding your own fixtures and fittings.
The Frenzy ranks a massive 4.8 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and that’s based on 50+ reviews. It’s hard to argue that this is a great bit of kit, and if you can see past the need for customisation, you’ll be in for a treat.
Great kayak and easy to maneuver – would definitely recommend to others.
As one-man sit-on-top kayaks go, the Ocean Kayak Frenzy should definitely be one you consider adding to your shortlist. Priced somewhere around mid-range, great handling, extremely stable and good to paddle, it’s very popular among the kayaking fraternity. It needs a little customisation to become the perfect fishing tool, but there are plenty out there who consider that a small price to pay.
Ocean Kayak Frenzy Video