Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Speed test of the Stealth Pro Fisha range

An excellent review and analysis by Brett Challenor using a Garmin GPS unit of the three Pro Fisha kayaks from Stealth.

As you would expect, the mighty 575 is the quickest, averaging 11km/h!  That's damn quick for a fishing kayak but I suspect it might not be so easy if you're not a top paddler like Brett...
But the "big guy yak" 525 isn't that far behind at 10km/h.  This yak has a lot more buoyancy and stability, as tested by the well-muscled chap above (a good 30kg heavier than Brett!).

The shortest yak in the range (but still respectable) 475 managed an average speed of equivalent to the 525.  So what you gain in length doesn't really offset the greater stability needs of the 525.  Very interesting read.  Very impressed with my 575, it's the quickest fishing kayak I've ever paddled and as a dedicated platform it's not really missing anything that I need.  I'm not in any way affiliated with Stealth, but I really think the Pro Fisha 575 is great product and I'm happy to spread the word!

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