Advanced Elements, Inc., makers of world-class inflatable kayaks, has once again pushed the innovation and evolution of the inflatable kayak with the development of its StraitEdge Angler PRO fishing kayak.
With a history of leading the industry in the evolution of inflatable kayaks, the design team at Advanced Elements has always seen inflatable kayak design as a craft and pride themselves in their consistent innovation, refinement, and evolution of their well-thought-out designs. With a growing demand for Angling Kayaks, the StraitEdge Angler PRO is no exception to this ethos. As AE’s designers describe it, “We live in a very mobile world that’s also witnessing a square footage downsizing of sorts with things like the Tiny House movement and people moving back to more urban areas with smaller homes and apartments. People still want a fishing boat with all of the ‘bells and whistles’ and today’s world shouldn’t limit them. This is what led us to develop the StraitEdge Angler PRO, a primetime fishing kayak that can not only be packed away in a closet, loaded into the Mini for a trip to the local lake, or flown by helicopter into remote mountain lakes, but provide great performance too.”
The design of the StraitEdge Angler PRO features Advanced Elements’ patented aluminum rib-frame technology in the bow and stern, along with Drop-Stich technology in the floor, to provide an ultra-rigid kayak that’s not only incredibly stable but can track well in open water conditions. AE’s designers add, “As shown in our inflatable standup paddle boards, drop-stitch technology allows us to create high pressure forms that are extremely rigid. This is a great feature on the Angler PRO because it not only creates a hull with chine, for added tracking ability, but it adds superior rigidity for stand-up ability and provides more stability in rough conditions or while bringing in big catches.” Of course, stability and on-water performance are only a part of what serious anglers are looking for in a kayak. Higher up on their lists are items such as gear rigging, comfort, and propulsion, all of which the team at Advanced Elements has figured out as well.
For gear rigging, the StraitEdge Angler PRO features a revolutionary Accessory Frame System that offers a variety of easy access options. By adding aftermarket 1-inch rail-mounts, an angler can customize the kayak with rod holders, a fish finder, or other equipment. For comfort, the Angler Pro’s AirFrame PRO seat with mesh paneling provides real support and comfort on long days while a fin mount on the bottom of the kayak covers propulsion by providing a direct connection for a Current Drives ElectraFin, which can provide hours of hands-free propulsion.
- MODEL AE1055
- COLOR SAGE/GRAY
- LENGTH 10’6”
- WIDTH 38.5″
- WEIGHT 45 LBS. (20.5 KG)
- PERSON/S 1
- MAX. WEIGHT 400 LBS. (181 KG)
- CHAMBERS 5
- FOLDED SIZE 32″ X 18″ X 11″
Hull Design: Built-in aluminum ribs define the bow and stern and improve tracking while drop-stitch floor construction provides rigid stability.
Versatile: The Accessory Frame System gives the ability to mount aftermarket rod holders, fish finder, and other equipment.
Propulsion Capable: Fin box designed to hold an ElectraFin® Motor.
Comfortable: High support, adjustable AirFrame PRO seat provides comfort for hours of paddling.
Durable: Abrasion Pads in high use areas for maximum durability.