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Jackson Cuda 12 - 2018

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63.00 LBS
Calculated at checkout

Product Description

Introducing the 2018 Jackson Cuda 12


$99 Shipping most of the USA! 

Please Note: All 2018 Jackson Kayaks come from the factory "rudder ready" which means the tubing is installed by Jackson inside the kayak. Delaware Paddlesports can install the footpegs, wiring and string required to make your rudder operational ($50 fee). If we install the rudder for you we do everything except actually mount the rudder as it would get damaged in shipping. Mounting the rudder is very easy to attach when the kayak arrives to you.

2018 Cuda 12 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, and day hatch for easy internal access.

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

Located on both sides of the center hatch, the gear tracks are built in to the kayak in easily accessible locations for adding accessories and RAM Mounts.

6 - Ram Rod Holders

Each Cuda 12 includes two flush mount rod holders.

7  - 32 oz Nalgene / Central Beverage Holder

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

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. The Cuda 12 comes with one GoPro mount, one Ram 2007 rod holder, and 2 Ram rocket launcher rod holders.

12 - Rear Tackle and Rod Holders

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. Also, behind the seat the Cuda comes with two Ram rocket launcher rod holders that keep your reels clear of any saltwater that may splash up when paddling.

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.

Cuda 12 Specs


  • Length: 12’7″


  • Width: 31′


  • Height: 14′


  • Weight: 75 w/ Seat, 70 w/o Seat


  • Hi/Lo Seating


  • Front Hatch Dimensions: 9 3/8″


  • Rear Hatch Dimensions: 9 3/8″


  • Rear and Bow Deck Rigging


  • Optional Peg Rudder


  • Ideal Weight Range: 120-220 lbs


  • Capacity: 350 lbs


NOTE: scupper plugs can be purchased as an accessory and do not come standard with our fishing boats.



2018 Jackson Fishing Colors




CUSTOM DESIGNS: Minimum $200. Please contact DPS for pricing.
CUSTOM COLORS: Any custom, solid or multicolor, adds to the price of the boat.

Up to 4 colors – Red/White/Blue/Orange is $150
More than 4 Colors – White/Black/Blue/Black/White is $200

* Black, white and brown swirls may be added to any 2 colors.

Note: Shipping price is only good for the contiguous United States. Non U.S.A please call for shipping quote.

Shipping Note: We currently use Old Dominion Freight http://www.odfl.com/index.shtml for shipping. We usually get your kayak shipped out within 48 hours if we have in stock. We will forward you tracking after your kayak ships.


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Product Reviews

  1. Great all around kayak 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st Apr 2017

    Purchased the Jackson Cuda 12 . Great kayak and easy purchase online and they had the kayak wrapped up in cloth and bubble wrap to keep it protected during shipping process. Thanks for my awesome kayak
    David Vinson

  2. New to the Kayak World!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Mar 2017

    I was researching kayaks online when I found your website. I had a chat with Brian who answered all of my questions and helped me with my purchase. I ordered 2 Jackson Cuda 12 kayaks. The purchase was easy and the kayaks arrived earlier than expected, without a scratch on them. I got exactly the kayaks I wanted. Thanks again Brian and Chris.

  3. 2015 Cuda 12 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2014

    For my very first kayak purchase I spent quite a bit of time researching the most versatile yak I could find. Brian was a tremendous help for me settling on the new Cuda 12. Ordering and shipping all the way to Kentucky was seamless and I could not have been happier with the entire experience. The Cuda 12 is incredible and I can't wait to get it on the water.

  4. Cuda 12, the best all around boat on the market 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Dec 2013

    Whatever your fishing situation the Cuda 12 can handle them all. From shallow rivers and creeks to large lakes and even the ocean this boat's versatile size and incredible stability make it the only boat you'll need. I love my Cuda 12 and I also love knowing that this boat was proudly made in the USA!

  5. Cuda 12 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Mar 2013

    The Cuda 12 is a winner! Great features and looks great. Brian and the crew at Delaware paddlesports are very helpful. Great customer service!!!

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