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Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black

$559.99

Truck Freight
Model # 15055635 | Mfg # 93574473
In stock online.

With a capacity of 500 pounds, this kayak is buoyant enough to bring back that 200-pound marlin that didn't get away!

Our Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak adds new meaning to the word stable. A kayak so stable we've even added an assist strap to help you stand up while you're under way. Stand up? That's right, not only can you paddle around with all the fishing gear you would ever need, you can even stand up to look for structure, make that needed flip cast that's impossible sitting down, hold your trophy catch up for all to see, pole your way through really shallow water or just stretch your legs. Try standing up with most kayaks and if you aren't adept at balancing on a ball with one leg you're more than likely going to be checking out how deep the water is.

If you're new to fishing from a kayak, why choose a sit-on-top over a sit-inside kayak? Options! It's easier to add accessories. And if you're like most kayak fishermen, outfitting your boat is half the fun! You'll have a better view of the water (and potential obstacles) around you and it's also easier to get out and back in if you feel the need to wade. Some fishermen even like the ability to hang a leg over the side when dealing with a large fish. Since you'll be more open to the elements, expect to get wet. If the water's warm, wear clothing that dries quickly and protects you from the sun's damaging rays. If the water or air is cold, you'll want to wear gear that also provides extra warmth. Neoprene shoes or boots (sold separately) feel really good instead of cold, wet feet after a day out in the elements.

Hull Design

Made from roto-molded polyethylene, the hull of the Cayman 11.5 is flexible and impact resistant so it will endure years of rough handling. The shape of the hull has been designed for superior stability while still maintaining maneuverability in everything from flat water to small surf.

Comfort

The Cayman 11.5 features a wide cockpit making it easy to enter and exit. A molded-in foot brace system allows you to adjust your leg positions for optimal paddling and then shift positions or stretch out during the day as needed. Scupper holes are found in several places so water that finds its way over the deck will automatically drain out so you won't sit in a puddle of water all day.

Seating

The unique, roto-molded double-decker seat has a low position to give you a lower center of gravity for more efficient paddling, while the high position offers a better vantage point and makes it easier to cast, fight and land your catch. Plus, an assist strap is included to help you stand up for even more versatility. Although the seat is molded-in, you can add an adjustable, padded back support and/or a padded seat bottom (sold separately) if you'd like.

Deck

The Cayman 11.5 features a recess in the bow with shock-cord rigging for securing items on top of the deck like a dry bag (sold separately) or jacket. A bow deck plate provides access to a more secure hull storage space. You'll find handy molded-in gear trays and accessory attachment areas, as well as a mid-ship hatch with a deck plate for stashing items so they're close at hand. Four molded-in rod holders are located behind the seat so your rods, net or gaff will be out of the way while you're paddling, but easy to grab when you reach your favorite spot. A molded-in recess with shock-cord rigging for a tackle box (sold separately) or other gear is found at the stern. Molded-in side handles at the proper balance point for one person to carry the kayak are a nice addition. Comfortable carrying handles are also found at the bow and stern to help with portaging or to provide tie-off points for docking your kayak. There's even a ruler molded in the side of the deck so you can measure whether your catch is within legal limits.

Anchor Trolley System

Along the side of the Cayman 11.5 is an included anchor trolley system that operates like a clothes line and allows you to deploy and retrieve an anchor (sold separately) and bring it close to stow it. Anchoring your kayak lets you adjust and hold your position to account for wind or current.

If you don't already own them or it's time to replace the ones you have, remember to order a kayak paddle and a life jacket (both sold separately) so you'll be ready to start catching your limit as soon as possible!

Construction

  • Roto-molded polyethylene
  • 11'6" length
  • 33" beam
  • 65 pounds

Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black

Best Use Fishing
Capacity 500 Pounds
Color Brown
Features Assist Strap
Trays
Rod Holders
Anchor Trolley System
Hull Construction Roto Molded
Length 11' 6"
Material Polyethylene
Seat Type "Double Decker Seat", Low and High Position
Type Sit-On-Top
Warranty Details Three Years (With Product Registration)
Weight 65 Pounds
Width 33"

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (10)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Easy in/out (8)
  • Easy to paddle (8)
  • Good maneuverability (5)

Cons

  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Day trip (7)
  • Flat waters (7)
  • Ocean swells (5)
  • Kayak camping (4)
  • Rivers (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 10 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it , its an awesome kayak

By Tha tazz manian fish hunter (tommy)

from Keywest Florida

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy To Lift
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable
  • Very stable in large ocean swells

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Ocean Swells

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

I use it for offshore fishing and flats fishing

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Cayman kayak

By ShoreGuy

from NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Flat Waters
  • Rivers

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

Bought this kayak at my local store. Sales staff was great with helping me get the kayak out to my car as well as offering additional accessories I might want or need. Only two complaints I have is 1 they don't keep the owner's manual with the kayak and 2 when the kayak was put up on the display rack Everly got scratched at the bow. Just a surface scratch but a scratch none the less! If I really wanted to I could repair it. Overall, a good kayak for the money with plenty of add on space and room to get comfortable.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Excellent kayak for fishing here in the Florida keys

By Tommy

from Keywest Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Compact
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Handles waves very well
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Handles strong currents well
  • Ocean Swells

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

Plus my dog can move around in it freely to and its very well balanced

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Best buy for money

By TN Yak fisherman

from TN

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Poor Tracking

Best Uses

  • Flat Waters
  • Kayak Camping

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

I bought this kayak for fishing because of the higher adjustable seat. It is very stable and has plenty of room for gear. It will not win races, but that is nor why I bought it. Have taken it out several times and am happy with performance.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Extremely satisfied with this product!

By Pizz

from Belmar, NJ

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Not Enough Storage

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Ocean Swells

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

fun and easy to use. Great bang for your buck.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great kayak

By Yak 76

from Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Kayak Camping
  • Ocean Swells
  • Rapids
  • Rivers

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

Great stable kayak, handles great in rough currents and nice for fishing with the dog.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great kayak

By Nic

from Saint Petersburg, fl

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Kayak Camping
  • Ocean Swells
  • Rapids
  • Rivers

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

Great for fishing with the dog and very stable in rough currents.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great product... great price

By David

from San Juan PR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Stable

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Day Trips
  • Flat Waters
  • Kayak Camping
  • Lakes
  • Rivers

Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

recreational fishing on lakes and rivers...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

West Marine Cayman 11.5

By FishOn

from Virginia

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy Entry & Exit
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips

    Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

    Great value for the price!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (39 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    War machine

    By Ray Murda

    from Pennsylvania

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Stable

    Cons

    • Front Hatch
    • Weight For Some

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine Cayman 11.5 Sit-On-Top Angler Kayak, Yellow/Brown/Black:

      I purchased this yak after many demo days and research into a kayak that had a stable fishing platform wile standing. Standing was key because of back issues and if you ever paddled in a sit-in for a extended period of time you know how your legs and rear get. I was going to purchase a old town predator for 3 times the amount of money this costs and I'm glad I didn't! Your basically getting a bare bones predator platform that you can make your own. I tricked this yak out to the max with some incredible options making it one of a kind. Added a folding boat seat,redid anchor trolly with a Cooper anchor, tie down cleat to front hatch, 2 articulated scotty rod mounts,2 custom pvc rear rod holders for trolling, eye attachments for tools and whatever else, reinforced standing hull area, added 6 Inch hatch to rear of kayak, raymarine dragonfly fish finder, a rudder system with the ability to steer with added foot pegs,ran the cable through the inside of kayak, led lights for night fishing and a electric motor attached to rudder turning this "cheap" cayman into the WAR MACHINE! This doesn't come with some drawbacks tho. All the negatives can be easily fix tho so please do not pass because of the need to use some elbow grease. Who wants a stock yak anyway?? First and foremost the front hatch. It's impossible to open when it gets hot. The hatch being black and the gasket they used will expand and the thing won't open. You will need to hose down the hatch to get it operational again. First thing you need to do is add a tie down boat cleat. This will serve a few functions. First the ability to open the hatch at any time. Second you can side rod in to hold wile paddling if need be and last but not least in a emergency you got a tie point if you need a tow. If you feel that's to much to add the cleat then remove the gasket entirely. Unless your in some whitewater Rapids or major chop and swells you will stay dry. For insurance add some Teflon tape if that makes you feel better. Purchase a quality paddle. This is a must for most all SOT and more so standing yaks due to them being very wide. This kayak handles great for the stability it gives in return. I could see with a cheap paddle it being a bit slow to get going. Weight is a solid 65 70 lbs. I'm 5"10 150 and with a custom redneck roof rack { foam blocks I got from job site attached to exercise mat. Traced hull with pvc pipe then carved out with a small hand saw.} and can pick it up over my head no problem onto my acura Tl. For some this may be a problem but if you are looking at this yak chances are you will have no problem. Buy this yak if you want a beast of a fishing platform for dirt cheap.

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