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Perception Introduces the Pescador Pilot

Posted: 07.15.2016

GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 11, 2016) – Perception, a leader in recreational and touring 
kayaks for 40 years, today announced the newest member of its renowned Pescador 
family of fishing kayaks. The Pescador Pilot is an affordable sit-on-top packed to the gills 
with fishing features and complete with the Pilot Drive pedal system, all at an incredible 
price of $1,799 USD. 
“The Pescador Pilot offers big performance at a small price. It allows fishermen to get to 
their fishing spots quickly and multiplies the number of casts they can throw,” said Evan 
Lyendecker, marketing director for Perception.
“For the recreational user, the ability to 
propel a kayak without a paddle gets those who may be paddle-adverse or even those 
with disabilities into kayaking and fishing, helping to open doors to the sports we love.”
The optimized gear ratio in the Pilot Drive allows for effortless all-day cruising, while the 
custom-designed, patent-pending Turbo Flaps reduce noise and keep turbulence to a 
minimum under the kayak and inside the Pilot scupper. The intuitive Pilot Drive makes 
launching or docking easy—simply insert the Quick Key to engage or disengage—while 
the view into the Pilot scupper simplifies aligning the prop for zero draft transitioning. A 
recess in the hull stores the lightweight drive while not in use and the center scupper lid 
allows for easy transportation and storage. Forward and reverse motion paired with 
EasyGrip low-profile rudder steering control allows for a super tight turn radius, offering
all-around maneuverability in those hard-to-reach places while eliminating line tangling.
In addition to the drive system, the Pescador Pilot is full of features serious fishermen seek
including a stadium-style, comfort-focused Captain’s Chair with on-the-fly adjustability to 
fit a range of heights. Bow Storage Pods with a transducer scupper provide a secure 
space for gear and electronics. Pre-installed inserts for transducer mounting and 
precisely placed inlet/outlets for direct wiring to the transducer scupper and display make
electronic install a breeze.
The Pescador Pilot also comes loaded with two YakAttack 
GearTracs with easy mounting points for all accessories, a cup holder, four molded-in 
rod holders, as well as bow and stern tankwells for ample, easy-to-reach storage. 
The Pescador Pilot is $1,799 USD and launches to retailers in December 2016.