I got a Kracken this past spring and I love it. It's a stable platform to fish or paddle with my dog but it paddles well. I tried a lot of fishing kayaks and just couldn't find one that paddled well enough. Until my Kracken. Lots of room for tackle and gear, comfortable seat. Nice boat!
A+ Product! Never owned a kayak before, have been a lifelong canoer, a sometimes fisherman, and lifelong waterbaby [triathlons, waterski, etc]. Studied up on kayaks, and being 6'2" and 200#, wanted to make sure I could go into lakes comfortably, paddle, exercise, and get from point a to b. Also to go fishing on occasion. The Kraken 13.5 nails my requirements! I didn't quite understand the term 'tracking', but after going into Lake Erie at 10+ knot winds and 3 foot chop, it doesn't take much to keep this kayak going right into the waves and into the wind. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised that I could keep up speed in such conditions and not get pushed around! Wow! Well designed, uber comfortable seat, and high quality fit and finish. At $1200 this product is a very good buy.