Wilderness Systems Launches Tarpon 130X Kayak

GREENVILLE, S.C. (April 19, 2016) – Wilderness Systems today announced the hotly anticipated arrival of its performance driven, sit-on-top Tarpon 130X kayak.

The new Tarpon 130X combines the original Tarpon’s speedy and exceptionally stable performance attributes with modern shaping and a bevy of new customizable features. With a profile similar to the Tarpon 120, Wilderness Systems added length and sidewall flare to create a remarkably fast, nimble, yet stable ride. The result: a high-performance fishing kayak for experienced and recreational anglers alike.

“The Tarpon models are some of kayak fishing’s most popular and trusted kayaks. The Tarpon 130X takes the line to new levels with a quick yet stable platform, and an updated deck with customizable features for electronics and accessories,” said David Maughan, product designer for Wilderness Systems.

The Tarpon 130X includes the versatile Flex Pod OS, a drop-in, self-contained console that is compatible with the new plug-and-play Helix MD™ Motor Drive.  The ultra-comfortable AirPro MAX Lite seat, though not height adjustable, features a new slide-on-track system for increased fore/aft trimming and adjustable thigh support while maintaining all of the comfort features found and loved in the AirPro MAX high/low seat.

The Tarpon 130X is available in six colors: Desert Camo, Dusk, Flint, Mango, Midnight and Sonar. 





Deck Height



Tarpon 130x




78 lbs.

$1,469 USD


About Wilderness Systems®
Innovative and award-winning designs, premium outfitting, and an uncompromising attention to detail have made Wilderness Systems an industry leader since 1986. Today the brand continues to push the limits of technology, performance, comfort, responsiveness and aesthetics. Taking that same drive into the angling market with high quality fishing kayaks, Wilderness Systems now offers the ultimate on-the-water experience for everyone from passionate anglers to recreational boaters and expedition paddlers. Explore Wilderness Systems, part of the Confluence Outdoor family of made in the USA brands, at

Christina Erb LoVullo 
Verde Brand Communications