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Wilderness Systems Introduces the Definitive Fishing Kayak with the Radar Series

Posted: 09.26.2016

New tri-powered kayak features open, stable design and maneuverability

Wilderness Systems Introduces the Definitive Fishing Kayak with the Radar Series

New tri-powered kayak features open, stable design and maneuverability

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 11, 2016) — Wilderness Systems today announced the exceedingly versatile Radar 115 and 135, truly unique tri-powered kayaks that can be paddled, powered by the Helix MDTM Motor Drive, or pedaled with the groundbreaking, patent-pending new Helix PDTM Pedal Drive. 

“The Radar is the culmination of anything and everything a kayak angler would want or need in a fishing kayak,” said Evan Lyendecker, marketing director for Wilderness Systems. “The Radar was designed with S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology that optimizes the boat for paddling, pedaling or motoring. Versatility is also paramount as you can choose your mode of travel and leverage fish finders simultaneously. There is nothing like it on the market today.”

The Radar’s proprietary S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology combines stability, maneuverability, acceleration, responsiveness and tracking for optimal performance in multiple water environments and configurations. Design elements include an upswept bow for a dry ride, a defined keel line for excellent tracking, a rockered chine for responsive steering and a flat, stable platform for standing and freedom of movement in flat to rough water. A Sure to be a stand-out in the market, the Radar delivers stand-up stability without increasing the width of the hull, thanks to its S.M.A.R.T. Hull design. The boats also feature retractable rudder technology aiding in rudder longevity. 

Both models feature state-of-the-art outfitting including expansive SlideTraxTM rails and a multitude of storage opportunities. Wilderness Systems’ renowned premium comfort is continued with the Radar series, which includes the award-winning patented AirPro MAX high-low seat. It can be ergonomically trimmed for paddling or pedaling positions, and can also be stowed in a vertical position to increase standing area. With its new quick adjust levers, users can slide the seat fore and aft to set leg length, essential with use of the Helix PD Pedal Drive or adjusting the trim of a fully loaded boat. The Radar 135 is also compatible with the acclaimed, patent-pending AirPro 3D seat.

Wilderness Systems’ exclusive Flex Pod system

provides the versatility to deploy side-scanning or down-imaging electronics while using

either of the Helix Propulsion Technologies

The Radar features a premium, matte glass bead finish on the deck to reduce glare and is available in six colors: Desert Camo, Dusk, Mango, Midnight, Sonar, and Solar. The Radar 115 is priced at $1,349 USD, and the Radar 135 at $1,499 USD. Both will launch to retailers in January 2017. 

About Wilderness Systems Kayaks

Innovative designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader for 30 years. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks and accessories, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers.

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