Cuda 12

Cuda 12 The Cuda 12 is the little sibling to the Cuda 14; it was designed for those anglers who enjoy fishing many different water types – rivers, lakes, ponds, ocean – but can only purchase one kayak. The popular 12ft length makes it easy to store and transport off the water, yet is quick enough and maneuverable for any on water situation. The deck sports all the comforts and angler friendly features that fishermen have come to love about the Jackson brand. There is a rectangular center storage hatch where you can store your travel fishing rod. This helps your fishing rod stay dry while riding in Cuda 12.

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Product Features

  • 1  - Ergo Seat

    Jackson’s new Ergo Seat with all new 3D breathable mesh fabric, improved lumbar support, strengthened supports for hi-low seating, additional storage spots and compatible with the newer track/hi-low systems being built at JK.
  • 2  - Hull Design

    The Cuda 12 was designed to be the kayak that fits between the maneuverability of the Coosa and the speed of the Cuda 14. The Cuda 12 has a great secondary stability that makes the kayak extremely stable to stand and fish from.
  • 3  - Hinging Central Hatch Cover

    The Cuda’s center hatch is now hinged for easier use and comes with YakAttck gear tracks.
  • 4  - Center Hatch

    The Center Hatch allows you to access the hull of your kayak. This is a great place to store rods for a gnarly surf launch, or all your gear when traveling. It is easily accessible on the water. You can also add an tub insert that allows you to keep plenty of on the water accessories close by. The hatch cover has small indentions that keep items like hooks and weights from falling on the floor of you kayak, and eventually down a scupper. The hatch cover is also a great place to mount accessories like a GPS or a depth finder.
  • 5  - Gear Tracks  - YakAttack

    Located on both sides of the center hatch, the Yakattack gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories and RAM Mounts.
  • 6  - Flush Mount Rod Holders

    Each Cuda 12 includes two flush mount rod holders.
  • 7  - 32 oz Nalgene / Central Beverage Holder  - Nalgene

    Each kayak includes a Nalgene 32 ounce wide mouth water bottle.Made in the USA, our custom Nalgene bottles are decked out with Jackson Kayak logos.
  • 8  - Rod Tip Protector

    The Rod Tip Protector is a great way to store your rods when they are not in use or if you are paddling through tight areas like mangrove tunnels. By concealing the rod tips, they won't get snagged on brush or weeds, and helps prevent you from accidentally breaking your rod on the water. You're on your own with ceiling fans and car doors.
  • 9  - Heavy duty seat attachment buckle

    Durable and tough attachment that will outlast all the use and abuse you can manage, season after season. Keeps your seat locked in position and makes you feel connected to the kayak.
  • 10  - Hull Storage

    Open hull space that allows for safe storage of fishing rods, camping gear, PFD’s, dry bags, etc.. A great way to keep your gear safe when traveling and generous volume allows you to pack enough gear for expedition paddling.
  • 11  - Ram and GoPro Inserts  - GoPro

    There are molded-in inserts located throughout our fishing boats for GoPro and Ram mounts. They have have been placed in locations that are convenient for use and optimal for GoPro footage or fishing accessories via ram mounts.
  • 12  - Rear Tackle

    The Cuda has a very large rear tankwell for plenty of storage. Along the sides of the tankwell, there are 2 tackle stages that hold 3700 size boxes horizontally.
  • 13  - Rod Stagers

    Stagers are great locations to place items that you need handy but aren’t using at the moment. They also keep the rods from sliding around the kayak.
  • 14  - Paddle holders/stagers

    The perfect compliment to the rod stagers. These allow easy stowing of your paddle when you are ready to make that perfect cast.
  • 15  - Rudder Ready

    Comes pre-rigged for easy rudder installation, if it suits your paddling style.
  • 16  - Tankwell

    Large rear tankwell with bungee to put and secure gear, coolers or tackle
  • 17  - Stand-assist strap

    A handy strap that is within reach of the seat and that makes standing up and sitting down safe & easy!
  • 18  - Removable skid plate

    We protect the biggest wear area on the kayak with the skid plate. Your keel will last season after season with this smart feature.
  • 19  - Adjustable foot pegs

    Making the boat functional for paddlers of all sizes. The foot pegs adjust easily.
  • 20  - Two-Layer Standing Pad

    NEW Two-Layered Standing pad. Great for sound dampening and super comfortable for standing and fishing.
  • 21  - Ergonomic Handles

    NEW Ergonomic Handles with added grip textured inserts help you keep good contact when carrying your kayak, even when wet. Also, there is no fabric to ensure snag-proof days on the water.
  • 22  - RAM Rod Holder  - RAM Mounts

    Each Cuda 12 comes with a RAM 2007 Rod Holder and 1.5
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Comments on “Cuda 12”

  1. Adrian Gadd
    March 28, 2015 at 12:27 am

    What color is this cuda kayak as I want to order one!

    1. April 6, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Hey Adrian! Here are the colors, I found them under ”features”but maybe you can see this:

      Happy choosing! Clay

  2. Brady
    April 26, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Is the JK cuda 12 stable for standing and sight casting? Im looking for a all around kayak as I do not have the money for multiple kayaks. Also wondering how it handles choppy water. Thanks!

  3. Brady
    April 27, 2015 at 3:16 am

    How stable is the Cuda 12?How well does it deal with choppy water? Also how fast is this yak in perfect conditions. Im looking for an all around kayak as I only have money for a single kayak and I’m narrowed down to a couple different yaks. So far I believe the Cuda 12 is my best choice. Thanks for the help!

  4. Dan
    May 1, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Have you childrens seat , i need one for cuda 12 to fit over the center hatch ?

  5. Eddie Hebert
    February 16, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I am looking for a cart for my Jackson Cuda 12. Any recommendations? I’m a first time kayak owner.

  6. February 14, 2019 at 8:45 am

    The forest camo color of the kayak is really nice

  7. June 13, 2019 at 2:27 am

    Your blog really nice. Its sound really good. I am very time read your blog. Thanks for the sharing this blog with us. Keep it up.

  8. William M. Weikert
    August 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    need replacement seat or seat cover for my 12′ Cuda. Have found it isn’t very UV protected I have stored it in the yard and this seat cover has become brittle and ripped on the top. Need to fix it somehow or replace. Ideas?

    1. August 24, 2019 at 12:02 pm

      Check in on the STORE page to see if it’s an accessory you can order or call in to get one shipped that way. Sorry about the UV damage! Our Cust Service might have tips to prevent that in future and our RnD guys may or may not be aware yet. Hope you get sorted soon! Clay

  9. August 25, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Your blog really nice. Its sound really good.

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