Ocean Kayak Frenzy Sit-On-Top Kayak Review

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.

Ocean Kayak Frenzy Sit-On-Top Kayak Review

Product Review

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

Best Feature

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.

Worst Feature

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.

Customer’s review

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.

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James Green loves nothing more than casting a fly in pursuit of salmon, seatrout or, when the opportunity arises, a tailing bonefish, tarpon or permit.