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Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12 Kayak

Casting platform features 3-hatch center deck with extra storage capacityCenter livewell Convenient mid-ship bait tank systemSpacious hull keeps fishing rods out of the elementsLow-profile Gator HatchSide carry/paddle holdersAdjustable foot track systemTwo front/two rear flush rod holdersOutfitted with the patented casting platform featuring a 3-hatch center deck with extra storage capacity, plus a center livewell storage system with a convenient mid-ship bait tank system. Spacious hull keeps your fishing rods completely out of the elements. Comes loaded with low-profile Gator Hatch, side carry/paddle holders, adjustable foot track system, and 2 front/2 rear flush rod holders. Various plumbing options, all self-priming. Length: 12'4". Width: 33". Weight: 60 lbs. Color: Stone. Maximum weight capacity: 450 lbs.Manufacturer model #: MK12-01-FD.
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Questions & Answers for Malibu Kayaks Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12 Kayak

Question

Best size 12' or 14' Stealth

I'm 5'9" and weigh about 220 pounds, also I would like to bring my son, he is about 65 pounds. With the type of fishing I do (bass mainly) I think the 12' would serve my purpose better, but is it big enough for me and for me and my son.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
VRCJ
 - SOUTHEAST
on Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12 Kayak
4 answers
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answer 1
ether one will work expecilly the the gator hatch seat.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
trouttracker
 - Texas
answer 2
You will be fine in a 12' however you will have A LOT more room in the 14' giving him the option to sit on gator hatch or back in the tankwell. If you are not concerned with the price difference I would go 14' it's worth it.

As you can see, this is my little one on the 12' and she loves it, but I also have the 14' and it has been much better giving her the ability to crawl around wherever she likes.
Best Answer
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
YakingItBlog
 - Central Florida
answer 3
The weight capacity on the Stealth 12 is 450 lbs. With you, your son, and lets say 30 lbs of gear - you would still be over 100 lbs below capacity. The 14 will be more comfortable for the 2 of you because of the additional room and capacity, but the 12 will definitely do the track. And as a kayak fisherman who mainly targets bass (on all types of waters) I would recommend the 12 for the best all around boat.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
NCyakfisher
 - NC
answer 4
The Stealth 12 is a one-person kayak. The max load weight is 450 lbs. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

Has Malibu addressed the leaks that have been documented and is only one color avaible thru Bass Pro Shops.

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
by
VRCJ
 - SOUTHEAST
on Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12 Kayak
3 answers
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answer 1
I can't help you about the color... I think it's whatever color BPS has in stock... but the leakage issue has been tremendously fixed. I have a newer model and and older model... I left them outside the other night in one of the worst rain storms we have had in a loooong time. While there was some water int he older model...the new model was bone dry... only some water in the livewell area. The new hatches have a great seal on them. For the people you read about dealing with crazy leakage it's all due to them not properly securing the gator hatch on the front. The bungee that is on the gator hatch has a purpose, it needs to be pulled over the clips on either side of the bow, this creates a tight seal.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
by
YakingItBlog
 - Central Florida
answer 2
I am not sure about the colors available through BPS, but Malibu made it a point to address the leaking issues. My Stealth 12 has zero issues with leaking and that has included running river rapids and battling 15-20 MPH winds on big lakes. It is now a non-issue.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
by
NCyakfisher
 - NC
answer 3
At this time, we have not had any issues reported about leaking by other customers. Please refer to Malibu Kayak for further technical assistance by calling (877) 9-KAYAKS. Yes, this is the only color we offer for the Stealth 12. Thanks
Staff Answer
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
by
BPSResource7
 - springfield, mo
Question

Does this come with the seat?

Does this come the standard Malibu seat or do you have to purchase the seat separately?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
by
slimyking
 - Orlando,FL
on Malibu Kayaks Stealth 12 Kayak
1 answer
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answer 1
Comes with Gator Hatch
Staff Answer
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
by
BPSResource10
 - Springfield, MO
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