Pelican International has been putting out smart, thermoformed kayaks for years. In summer 2018, they jumped in the pedal kayak market with the Catch 130 Hydryve.

Using a first-generation Hobie MirageDrive design, they improved on the components and construction for a more side drive that is lighter and faster.

At the 2019 ICAST tradeshow, Pelican International took center stage with a new 10-foot-long hybrid skiff that can be paddled or motored: the Catch PWR 100.

The small boat is 38 inches wide for solid stability. At only 10 feet long, the Catch PWR is easy to turn, making it a capable paddle kayak for any angler.

The PWR stands for power. The Catch PWR can accommodate a trolling motor with 55 foot-pounds of thrust. The motor fits on a bracket in the transom powered by a 12-volt marine battery in the bow.

The motor and battery are connected with cables that run under the deck. The boat has a high-level, swivel seat that can be moved fore and aft to improve ballast.

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Ric Burnley
“Thank God my dad wasn’t a podiatrist,” jokes Ric about following in the footsteps of a famous outdoor writer. After graduating from Radford University and serving two years in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing for The Fisherman magazine, where his dad was editor. When the kayak fishing scene exploded, Ric was among the first to get onboard. His 2007 book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman is one of the first tomes to introduce anglers to paddle fishing and hundreds of articles and seminars have brought countless anglers into the fold. When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.


  1. I’m a disabled man of a young 50 years and wondering about the pkg. with the motor and also is it easy to get up and stand or sit for a long time.?Thank you

  2. Hi,
    Is the Catch 100 PWR going on the market soon? I’m wanting a kayak for this falls upper Mississippi smallmouth. I’m looking at really the only other option and that’s a NuCanoe Frontier 10, but it’s a little above my budget point.
    Can’t wait to hear from you, and if I can pre-order…I would do that.

    Jim Brown
    Zimmerman, Minnesota


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