Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler Review

Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler Review
Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler Review
Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler Review


Weight: 47 lbs | 21.3 kg
Length: 11' 6.5" | 3.5 m
Width: 29.5" | 74.9 cm
Maximum Load (kg): 300-350 lbs | 136.1-158.8 kg
Seats: Seats one adult



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The Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler kayak features the same great attributes that have made its predecessors firm favorites for many families and now the kayak comes well kitted out for kayak fishing as well.

Posted October 9, 2016 by

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Even if you are new to kayaking, you would have probably heard of the Ocean Kayak Frenzy, which was an affordable and compact kayak that was suitable for the whole family. The reason the Ocean Kayak Frenzy was such a hit was that it had the stability required for novices to really get into the sport, and to feel comfortable and confident on the water. So when Ocean Kayak brought out the Scrambler kayak, which really just took the popular Frenzy model and stretched it a tad, kayakers that wanted to do a bit more with their kayaks really took notice. In addition, the Angler version of the Scrambler is really the perfect choice for the kayaker who wants a bit of everything. Since the Scrambler 11 Angler is extremely maneuverable and super stable, it is perfect for the paddler who may want to do some kayak fishing, do some kayak cruising, or who may even want to surf a little, it is just so versatile.


The original Ocean Kayak™ Scrambler™ was introduced in the early 1990s, and due to its popularity with many families it soon became one of the most popular sit-on-top kayaks ever made (maybe even one of the Best fishing kayaks under $1000). Ocean Kayak has leveraged this reputation with the Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11, and has designed a kayak that will suit the whole family, as well as being a feature packed fishing kayak.


Design features

The Ocean Kayak Scrambler’s new hull shape delivers good hull speed, but it also provides for great tracking and superior stability. Once again, one of the most important features for an Angler kayak is to ensure superior stability on the water, and comfort for those longer kayak fishing expeditions. The kayak comes standard with a comfort seat and bucket hatch, but you also have the option of adding a further front oval hatch as well.

ocean-kayak-scrambler-11-seatUnlike many of the Ocean Kayak Scrambler’s competitors in the extremely competitive sit-on-top kayak category, the comfortable Comfort Plus™ seat back comes as a standard feature, and is not an add-on as per most of the other kayaks in this price bracket.

What we also liked about the kayak was that it features four moulded carry handles, so carting around the kayak (which weighs in at 49 lbs) is never really an issue. It also comes with paddle holders, a transducer scupper, cannon rod holder inserts, two flush mount rod holders, rear bungie and a large rear tank well.


With all of these features, the new Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler kayak promises to really bring versatility and fun for sit-on-top kayaks to a whole new level.


Ocean Kayak Scrambler – Paddling Notes

The new Scrambler kayak features an improved drainage system, which the marketing folk over at Ocean Kayak punt will provide kayakers with the driest, most comfortable paddling experience of any the Scrambler™ models (is it drier than the Perception Pescador 12 – see our review).

One of the improvements over previous models is that the Scrambler provides a broader seat well, which will now accommodate a much wider variety of body types.


Ocean Kayak Scrambler – Overall

The Ocean Kayak Scrambler 11 Angler features the same great attributes that have made its predecessors firm favorites for many families, and now with some enhancements and catering for the fishing kayak community as well, the kayak is sure to be a hit amongst buyers. Novices and experienced kayakers will appreciate the versatility of the Scrambler, and most kayakers have also commented on just how easy they are to paddle, making this a fun yet sturdy kayak.








I have been kayaking since I was 10 years old and am now the Editor-in-Chief of ModernKayaking magazine. My role allows me to spend time out on the water whilst requiring me to review the latest kayaks and kayaking gear, and when I'm not working you will usually find me doing some fishing from my kayak out on some lake somewhere!


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