Prowler Elite 4.5

Prowler Elite 4.5

Ocean Prowler Elite 4.5 Review

Ocean Kayak - Prowler Elite 4.5

Ocean Kayak – Prowler Elite 4.5

Within the prowler elite you will find a combination of all the best features from the prowler 13 and prowler 15 and then some more.

The prowler elite 4.5 is as suggested 4.5m in length giving the ability to deliver good speed, and is the ideal kayak for battling into headwinds. With several below deck storage areas this kayak could well be considered as an alternative to the traditional sit-in sea kayaks for touring and paddling expeditions.

A centre moulded bucket hatch is standard along with tackle box, 2 flush mounted rear rod holders, paddle holder and a comfort seat.

Extensive use of the 100% waterproof ‘insert’ attachment system for saddles and other fittings.

By | 2018-03-23T08:52:33+00:00 March 20th, 2009|Ocean Kayak Reviews|2 Comments

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Site Administrator Glenn Kilpatrick has a passion for all types of sea angling. Past winner of the Whitby Sea Anglers fishing club on 2 occasions, Glenn now mainly focuses on summer fishing with bass and pollack being his favoured target fish. Glenn now also prefers Kayak Fishing over any other type of Sea Fishing.


  1. Robert Quinn January 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    Having owned the elite 4.5 for 9 months now I have to say that I am very happy with it overall. It is my first kayak of any description so cannot offer a direct comparison to anything else on the market at the moment. I have paddled a malibu xl however and although found it very stable it was very sluggish and would have taken considerably more effort to go the same distance as the 4.5 elite.

    I am 14.5st and 6ft and find the cockpit more than roomy enough for me, I think it is a well laid out yak too with most things and the rear hold easy to reach when fishing side saddle.

    It is more than stable enough for me and I have yet to capsize it whilst fishing ! I have had a play around with it in the surf with a wetsuit on and found that you have to tip it quite a long way before it goes over, although when it does go it goes quickly !! It is a lot more seaworthy than I would have given it credit for and punched its way out through waves with breaking faces of around 4-5ft easily with the scupper holes draining quickly after taking a big wave. Forget about surfing in on waves though as it will just swing around sideways and dump you in the water !! much safer and easier to come in backwards.

    I find it a joy to paddle and at slack tide with no wind or sea to battle I can average around 4-5 mph easily with up to 8mph being my fastest !! and I am not the fittest fella in the world !!

    The things I have changed so far include the essential anchor trolley, a more comfortable seat with a higher back and more padded base which I find essential on 8hr + days. I found mine very tiring to paddle in a cross wind or sea when you are paddling on one side constantly, a rudder kit completely solved that problem for me and I would say it is an essential on a long yak like the 4.5 elite.

    I have obviously customized mine with all the usual electronics, rod holders and crate etc etc. However after a few months I soon realised that simplicity and functionality is far more important than having a yak bristling with toys and gadgets !! and I will be de-cluttering mine and re-thinking my storage before this coming season.

  2. lee brockbank May 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    Having owned one of these for about 2/3 month i have realized how good of a yak it really is, it just cuts through the water and very sturdy, as i have only been out in it a couple of times i have felt really safe in it,plenty of room for storage and yourself. The only thing about my yak is that the anchor trolley only goes 3/4 of the way down my yak so going to move it in the coming week.

    cheers lee

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