Kokatat Jackson Kayak

[please login to make this ad block disappear]


My favorite gear:
Login first to add this to your Likes or Haves.

Marlin HTP

4.0 (1)
11774   0   2   0   0  
Write Review
Marlin HTP - 5734_Marlin_1272379661
Marlin HTP - 5734_merllifestyle_1272379661

Short Facts



Phone: +49 8031 30 37-0

· Show brand details.
· Show all Prijon products.
Model Year
Intended Paddling Environment
Construction & Material


Please login to see full stats.

Rocky coasts, pebbly beaches and other obstacles won’t stop it, the MARLIN will go through thick and thin. Fully equipped with watertight storage compartments, a Flex-6-seating and various details, this boat is ready for any adventure.

An enormously agile kayak which at the same time has very good tracking. It is easy to ride on the edges and has a very safe position in the water. Athletic sea kayakers who surf the waves, wanting to keep control while doing so, will be enthusiastic. Safe forward gliding, fast changes of direction using the edges, everything can be done in a safe and precise manner. The very comfortable seating is absolutely suited for longer tours.


User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
3.0  (1)
4.0  (1)
5.0  (1)
Value / Money 
4.0  (1)
Already have an account? or Create an account
Overall rating 
Value / Money 

The Prijon Marlin is a beautiful and very responsive boat for experienced paddlers up to 1,90m / 6'3" and 90-95 kg. I am too tall and too big for this kayak (that's why I bought a Kodiak), but I have always been a fan of the fast tracking Marlin. My wife and a good friend of our kayak-club own HTP Marlins and I have done several hundred km in them, though always with an empty hull (no baggage/cargo in the boat).

While 58cm may seem large, the Marlin is way more tippy than most other kayaks. Prijon favors a hull design without any primary stability, which turns about all and every beginner off! The edges help to turn the boat, but they do not add any stability - the Marlin is not for your first hours or days in a kayak!

It is an excellent performer at sea, allowing the experienced kayaker to paddle for hours with waves coming directly from the side, but you need to develop some balance and confidence first. If you get there, you can let any wave pass underneath you, because the hull stays easily rectangular to your upright body position; a more "stable" kayak will stick rectangular to the water/wave surface - and that will (not even "could" or "might") lead to capsizing.

The boat has a tendency to pierce waves, rather than ride on top of them; this keeps the pace up, but you have to get used to the fact that about half the boat in front of you disappears under green water every few seconds, when paddling in waves. You might not need the rudder on rivers or lakes, but should add it when paddling on the sea.


About Me
Mid-40s hobby paddler on whitewater (class III) and on the sea (mainly day-trips), about 120 days per year on the water. 1,96m (6'6") and 115kg (260 lbs) with size 49 (GB 13, US 15) feet
Pros / The Good
- very fast for a boat
• indestructible
• comfy seat
• easy to turn due to sharp edges
• proven performance
• best hatch covers in the market
Cons / The Bad
- tippy
• heavy
• not for beginners
• glove box not watertight
• thigh-grips don't work for tall/big paddlers
• discontinued (only available in ABS/Prilite today)
Was this review helpful to you? 





See the AUP for our Acceptable Use Policy and a Privacy Statement. Verein Playak is responsible for all editorial content on this site (including all graphics). No part of this site may be duplicated in any way without explicit permission from Verein Playak. Verein Playak takes great care to only publish original content, but since part of the content is user generated, we cannot always guarantee this 100%. If you notice any copyright violations, please let the editors know through the contact form and they will take appropriate action immediately. As a news and information platform, we republish small text snippets and thumbnail images, but always link to original content on other sites, and thus aim to adhere to a 'Fair Use' policy. If you believe we violate this policy in any particular case, please contact us directly and we'll take appropriate action immediately.