The Fissot MFK003 Modular Fishing Kayak (or the Fissot kayak for short!) is a motorized kayak that’s been on the market for a number of years now. This kayak is one of a kind and it has drawn both praise and criticism from many customers.
Being the outcast in the fishing kayak domain, the kind of attention the Fissot kayak has received over time is not unexpected. The Fissot kayak is a delicate balance between experimentation and a technological triumph on the verge of revolutionizing the fishing kayak market. Most people used to traditional kayak fishing might be surprised, excited or even appalled by the features this kayak comes with.
The MFK003 is, without a doubt, a testament of the bold steps Fissot has taken to shake up the fishing kayak market that is already dominated by kayaks of a certain accepted standard. Just like any other unconventional product, the success or failure of the Fissot fishing kayak will be determined by the consumers. There is no doubt that the Fissot MFK003 has brought on board some features that might be attractive to people.
Will this kayak be the product that you have been hoping to see hit the markets? We will take a look at the features of the modular Fissot fishing kayak below:
Frame of the MFK003 Fissot Kayak
The Fissot MFK003 features a frame made with the widely-used polypropylene, which supports two wings and the body. As a whole, the body measures almost 11′ x 33.5″ x 16.6″. This size puts it right in the middle of the short kayak class. Since it is a modular model, all the parts are attached to the central frame.
There are multiple plugs and controls for adjusting the various movable parts of the Fissot kayak. It also features a hull design for increased stability and performance. Stability is also improved upon by the wings on the side that open up to allow for weight distribution. There is an adjustable bar in the middle of the Fissot fishing kayak that provides support for when the paddler/angler is in an upright position.
In terms of shape, the MFK003 Fissot kayak looks like any other sit-on-top kayak when its wings are closed. When they open, however, it looks like a sea lion in reverse because of its elongated thin rear and protruding sides. In terms of weight, the Fissot MFK003 weighs about 105 pounds.
Much of the weight can be attributed to the motor, which adds an additional 20% to the body weight, as compared to non-motorized kayaks. Overall, the Fissot kayak is still generally light despite featuring multiple additions to its design.
Fissot Kayak Features
One of the most dominant features of the Fissot MFK003 Fishing Kayak is its side wings that open up and provide increased stability. When these adjustable wings open, you are able to stand on the kayak and reel in fish more efficiently.
In addition to that, the Fissot fishing kayak also has a 12V battery in the system that provides power to the motor. The battery runs for 2 to 3 hours before running out, after it’s charged for the same amount of time. In total, the electric power in the system is 480W. There is a single paddle included in case the power runs out, or you would rather paddle for fun.
The MFK003 modular fishing kayak is a single-person sit-on-top machine that has three rod holders, two of them located at the front and the other in the back. The Fissot fishing kayak is said to provide forward propulsion at a speed of about 6 miles per hour. It also features a fairly large cockpit with ample space for keeping a few important items within reach.
The Fissot fishing kayak is also large enough to support users of different sizes, and also has foot pedals at the front and a rudder at the rear for controlling the direction of the machine. There is a seat included, even though it does not offer much support for the back.
The Fissot MFK003 has a number of storage options. There are hatches at the front and rear that are great for storing dry items and caught fish. These hatches have a rubber covering.
However, the storage compartments are not particularly waterproof, so it might be necessary to keep water out of the kayak if you have sensitive items in the storage. There is a big water bottle holder in the middle of the cockpit. There are also two additional storage hatches on the two arms that spread out.
Overall, this Fissot kayak has ample storage for its size and can hold a weight of up to 500 pounds, so it is definitely a decent machine for carrying loads of fish.
- The motor, included with this Fissot kayak, simplifies the operation process
- Adjustable side arms to improve stability
- Fissot Kayak can cruise at a decent speed
- Provides an efficient way to fish and kayak at the same time
- The motor allows for reverse and forward motions
- Great performance overall
- Multiple, adjustable parts can cause problems
- Not versatile enough to be used with dynamic flow conditions
- The Fissot fishing kayak is quite pricey when compared to other kayaks on the market
- The inclusion of a motor makes the kayak less of a kayak, and more like a small boat
Fissot Kayak Review Conclusion
The Fissot MFK003 Fishing Kayak is a different kind of sit-on-top kayak, which has a number of definitive features and characteristics. It is a divergent product with minimal accessories and various enhancements.
This Fissot kayak comes with a sufficient motor that can push it at a considerable speed. It also comes with a paddle, which is not really needed with the kayak since it is motorized. However, for those days where you might want to paddle around a lake and enjoy nature, it will be available.
Altogether, the MFK003 Fissot kayak is designed for small-time fishermen. It’s definitely not built for those who might want to spend long hours on the water, as it does not provide sufficient comfort. Because of its modular construction, the kayak is also not suitable for rapids and other potentially turbulent flow conditions.
Because of this, rivers and streams are places that you don’t want to take this Fissot kayak. Still water and small water bodies are, however, perfect places to take the MFK003.