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Pescador Pilot 12.0

Pedal-Driven Performance at an Unbelievable Price

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The Perception Pescador Pilot 12.0 kayak’s superior stability and fishing performance make it the ultimate boat for paddlers of all abilities. The Pilot Drive propeller system effortlessly propels the boat, even in reverse, while leaving both hands free. The spacious, sit-on-top design with generous storage and accessory mounts make the kayak easy to customize. Superior stability even allows anglers to cast from a standing position. Boasting more performance, comfort, features, and storage than any kayak at this price, the Pescador Pilot sets the new standard for value and innovation.

A full day on the water demands ultimate comfort, and the Pescador Pilot is built for just that. The roomy captain’s chair features zonal mesh to promote cooling airflow where you need it most. On-the-fly seatback adjustment tilts back for relaxed pedaling or forwards for sportier pedaling.

Propel your exploration and fishing to a new level with the most value-packed pedal kayak on the planet.  The Pescador Pilot Pedal kayak is proudly designed, molded and hand assembled in the USA and is backed by a 5-Year Warranty.

NEW!  The Pescador Paddle - features a sturdy blade design designed specifically for control and maneuverability of the Pescador family of fishing kayaks.


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Length: 12' 5" / 381 cm Width: 33.75" / 85.73 cm
Boat Weight: 85 lbs. / 38 kg Deck Height: 16" / 41 cm
Max Capacity: 475 lbs. / 216 kg

*Prices shown are suggested U.S. and Canadian Dollar retail prices, net not including taxes. Prices in your market may vary due to currency, VAT, and other taxes. Prices subject to change without notice.

*Colors may vary slightly from those shown. Color combinations (Déjà Vu, Funkadelic, Moss Camo, Red Tiger Camo, Sea Spray, Sonic Blue and Sunset) will vary from those shown and are unique for each boat we produce. Variations in color are not covered by warranty.

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Pescador Pilot 12.0 Features

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  • Leak-proof one-piece construction
  • Built-in buoyancy
  • Assured on-water security
  • Permanent U.S. Coast Guard compliant hull identification number

Most Comfortable

Most Comfortable

  • Back-friendly seats
  • Superior cushioning
  • Best-in-class ergonomic support
  • All-day comfort
  • Large open cockpit
  • Easy on legs

Most Stable

Most Stable

  • Easiest to enter/exit
  • Steady on-water feel
  • Most secure paddling experience
  • World-class design and engineering

Most Durable

Most Durable

  • Highest UV, impact and abrasion resistance
  • Proprietary high-density polyethylene
  • Industry-leading rotational molding process
  • Wear-proof colors and graphics

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About Pedal Kayaks

About Pedal Kayaks

In recent years, pedal kayaks have grown in popularity.  Originally designed for anglers, the pedal kayak has also become popular with recreational kayaks who enjoy using a boat with foot-propulsion.  One of the main advantages of a pedal kayak is that it allows you to move across the water hands-free, making activities like fishing or taking photos easier. Some people also find they can propel their kayak with less effort using foot pedals versus a paddle.  Of course, you can still paddle a kayak with foot pedals.

There are several different styles of pedal kayak on the market today.  The Perception Pilot model featured above comes with a bicycle-style rotational peddle drive that users pedal in a circular fashion (versus a push pedal drive) This motion feels natural for most kayakers and, one key advantage offered by this drive over some other pedal drives is the ability to go in reverse without making any additional adjustments.  Some pedal drives must be removed from their housing and flipped to accommodate reverse paddling.  

All pedal drives must be retracted when the kayak enters shallow waters, typically at depths of less than 18 inches.  So, when launching or coming ashore, the drive of your pedal kayak will be in a retracted position and then you will deploy the pedal drive while on the water.

Basic maintenance for a pedal kayak involves a low pressure fresh water rinse after use on salt water and annual lubrication of the drive following the instructions provided in the kayak owner’s manual.

Paddlers of any age or ability can enjoy a pedal kayak such as the Perception Pescador Pilot.