Wilderness Systems Radar 115


If you are wondering what an awesome fishing kayak looks like, this is probably the best thing available on the market today. The Radar 115 from Wilderness Systems won the 2016 PADDLEexpo’s Coolest Product of the Show Award for Kayak Fishing. If any kayak is awesome, this one is it.

The Radar 115 was selected for a number of reasons, however, its tri-powered design was considered the most stand-out feature. The versatile Radar 115 is a truly unique tri-powered kayak that can be paddled, powered by a motor drive, or pedalled with a new groundbreaking, patent-pending pedal drive.

The Radar’s proprietary S.M.A.R.T. Hull Technology combines stability, manoeuverability, 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. The Radar delivers stand-up stability without increasing the width of the hull, thanks to its S.M.A.R.T. Hull design. The boat also features retractable rudder technology aiding in rudder longevity.

The Radar 115 features state-of-the-art outfitting including expansive SlideTrax™ rails and a multitude of storage opportunities. 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.

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 pedalling 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 the use of the Helix PD Pedal Drive or adjusting the trim of a fully loaded boat.

The Radar features a premium, matte glass bead finish on the deck to reduce glare and is available in six colours: Desert Camo, Dusk, Mango, Midnight, Sonar, and Solar. The Radar 115 is priced at USD1,349 USD. The Radar family also includes the Radar 135 priced at USD1,499. The Radar 135 launches to retailers in November. The Radar 115 launched in December 2016.


Radar 115
Length 356cm
Width 88cm
Height 38cm
Weight 37kg
Capacity 204kg

Source: Wilderness Systems

Jackson Williams

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.