Wilderness Systems stepped up to the plate this year with two new Wilderness Systems boats, the Patrol and the Recon, and a redesigned Tarpon Series.
Check out the newly designed Tarpon Series from Wilderness Systems. They have redesigned the hull for a more stable paddle, while keeping the nimbleness and maneuverability that the Tarpon is known for intact. The Tarpon 100 has been replaced with a slightly longer Tarpon 105.
We were curious if the Tarpon was graduating to the frame seat. However, the designers at Wilderness kept the Phase 3 AirPro seating with a new gray material with the Wilderness Systems Logo. Paddlers will enjoy the better connection to, and performance of, the boat with the AirPro seating.
The redesigned deck features the Wildy Dry Box that you’ve seen before on the newly designed Pungo series, a much cleaner deck, and molded-in storage compartments for soft plastics and other on-the-go organization. There is plenty of gear track on the gunwales and across the front of the deck.
Large bow storage with standardized Wilderness Hatches are featured as well. Note the rectangular hatch on the 105 giving a better user experience over the Orbix hatch in this location on the boat. The generous tankwells also include a bungeed cover. There is a handle for everyone with handles on bow, stern, and both sides.
Color pathways are forthcoming, but the iCast demo days gave us a glimpse of the Tarpon Series in Neutron and Borealis.
Preliminary Pricing is $899 for the Tarpon 105 and $999 for the Tarpon 120.