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Kayak Specs

Length
13' 10"
Width
29"
Weight
60 lbs
Capacity
450 lbs
Base Price
US $969
Main Propulsion
Paddle
Rudder
Optional
Passengers
1
Hull Type
Sit-On-Top
Hull Construction
Rotomolded
Production Status
Available

Manufacturer

Brand
Malibu Kayaks

Seeking performance with a plethora of fishing possibilities? The X-13 is your kayak. This 13' cross-performance kayak is designed for speed yet has plenty of storage space – including 4 rear rod holders – for those lengthy fishing trips.

Features

  • Hull transducer area for fish finder
  • Molded cup holder
  • Adjustable foot track system
  • Bow & stern handles
  • Side carry handles/paddle holders
  • Gator Hatch
  • Center rectangular hatch with bag
  • 4 rear rod holders
  • Rear bungee storage
  • Threaded eyelets
  • Shock cord cleats
  • Drain plug

Optional Features

  • 5 gallon live bait bucket with pump kit
  • Rudder system with 4" round hatch
  • X-Wing sliding console

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4.5  (6)
 
Malibu Kayaks X-13 2013-04-04 18:23:06 Lionel Haggard
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Lionel Haggard    April 04, 2013

Malibu X13

Great kayak for fishing and exploring

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Malibu Kayaks X-13 2013-04-02 17:21:37 FX4
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
5.0
FX4 Reviewed by FX4    April 02, 2013 View all my reviews

Exceeded expectation

On a whim I purchased the X-13 when Bass Pro had clearance sale on a 2012 model. I didn't have high expectations. To my delight the boat paddles fast, turns well, and is very stable for a fairly narrow fishing kayak. The boat is not a stand up in fishing kayak and I have not tried to stand in it. It has ample storage space and holds a ton of gear. It is well made. It also does not get pushed around in the wind. This kayak tracks so well I'm having a hard to convincing myself to install a rudder. The boat really does not need it. It cuts through waves well. Last weekend I was with a group of kayak fishermen and a couple of guys said we tried to follow you and there was no way, you are too fast. I like this boat a lot better than my Tarpon 160 which I found did not paddle as well as I would have liked and was very difficult to handle out of water. This is my fourth kayak and second fishing kayak. If you are looking for a fishing kayak that you can cover water in and don't want pushed around by the wind with ample storage I would suggest giving the X-13 a hard look.

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Malibu Kayaks X-13 2010-05-30 00:47:23 Unknown
Overall Rating of this Kayak For Fishing. 
 
4.0
Reviewed by Unknown    May 29, 2010

Great Yak

I've been using my girlfriends X-13 and I think it is a good yak. It tracks well for those that may be a beginner paddler. Not as fast as my scupper pro but is very stable. Dry ride if that is important to you. The only things I don't like is lak of rocker, it's hard to turn and it is heavy. I'm gonna get the scales out. I'm not sure Malibu is right on the weight.

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Malibu Kayaks X-13 2009-11-27 00:56:24 Admin
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5.0
Admin Reviewed by Admin    November 26, 2009 View all my reviews

X-Factor @ 18 months

I purchased an X-Factor as a first kayak because I wanted the stability to keep a beginner right side up while learning how to catch fish and paddle at the same time. I also own property on Pamlico Sound so wanted a ship able to handle rough water. At 6' and 180lbs I'm on the small side for an X-factor guy. Here are my observations after a year and a half: First off the kayak is a brute. Balance is everything when cartopping or carting.It is also large once you are seated. I don't know that I would recommend it to someone much shorter than myself as it is a long way to rod holders and front hatches.I'm flexible and creative. (2)The rigging options are nearly limitless. (3)Tracks extremely well W/O rudder. I spend most of my time trolling(2 rods) and believe a rudder would be a waste of $.(4)Handles rough water extremely well. I've had it conditions that were sending small boats for cover without any issues.(5)A very dry ride even with 30 lbs of gear on board. 5 star big guy kayak
Reviewer: Bruce Burton from Tulsa Oklahoma

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Malibu Kayaks X-13 2009-11-27 00:53:45 Admin
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4.0
Admin Reviewed by Admin    November 26, 2009 View all my reviews

X-13 Rocket

I consider it a rocket cause for a 13'10" length, it can hang with the longer boys quite well. Dig mine cause it's got a huge open hatch up front that allows you to stuff rods, seat, pfd, and paddle into it for transport like a suit case. It "punches" through chop and not so much over it. It sits low in the water so wind cocking is very minimum. Very manuverable also. Tracks extremely well due to the nice keel down the middle. I have mine ruddered cause of where I paddle, Lower Laguna Madre in Padre Island Texas area and the winds blow 10-20 mph pretty consistantly. The plastic is thick and tough. Very, very good yak to own if you want something a little shorter than the 15-16ft rockets on the bay these days.
Reviewer: Dave from Edinburg, TX

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