Jackson Kayak Announces The Return of the Big Rig FD and Cruise FD

Category: new products

 Sep 8th, 2023 by sworrall 

Modified Sep 8th, 2023 at 5:52 PM

Jackson Kayak is proud to announce the return of the Cruise FD and Big Rig FD

For immediate release:

Big is back and it is time to Cruise! Jackson Kayak is proud to announce the return of the Big Rig FD and the Cruise FD

By popular demand, two of the most popular kayaks are BACK! The Big Rig FD and Cruise FD have been updated and revamped for 2024. Featuring the fast, reliable, and durable Flex Drive Mark IV system.

The Cruise FD is the fastest pedal drive in the fleet. Cutting through wind and waves like butter. Making it an incredible recreational and fishing option.

The Big Rig FD has had a facelift and is better than ever. New EZ-HILO seating, upgraded features, and the New MKIV drive make it BIGGER and better than ever. The ultimate BIG boat is back and better than ever.

Walkthrough Videos will be available here. (After launch at 4:00 EST)

Cruise FD https://youtu.be/NrEVK7hMwDg

Big Rig FD https://youtu.be/RHk1vmhUR6g

About the Big Rig FD

The beloved Jackson Kayak Big Rig has returned, this time fully integrated with our Mark IV Flex Drive System. Our highest solo capacity kayak, the Big Rig FD is for those who want to bring everything and the kitchen sink out on the water and yet enjoy the stability and fishability only our Big Rig series can provide.


  • Tons of room and volume for all your gear
  • Massive amount of storage space in bow and aft storage wells
  • Four-hole bolt pattern on the stern to support accessories such as the PowerPole and Torqeedo trolling motor
  • Bungee-less bow design make it virtually ‘snag-free’
  • Rod management system is capable of securing four rods and protecting the tips, keeping them safe through launching, landing or when not in use
  • Molded-in fly rod holders keep your rod tips safe and secure
  • Tons of gear track from bow to stern allow you to rig it your way
  • Large transducer scupper fits most oversized transducers

NEW FOR 2024


The Big Rig FD boasts an enormous capacity and is well-suited for lakes, large, lazy rivers and inshore saltwater applications. Bring all the gear you’d like – we’re hauling it, with the Big Rig FD.

About the Cruise FD

The Jackson Kayak Cruise FD expands on the Flex Drive Mark IV family of kayaks with a solid recreational platform that is quick, nimble, and ready for casual touring. The hull of the Cruise FD is sharp and cuts swiftly, silently, and efficiently through any waterway (also makes for a sleek fishing kayak!).

Ready for the miles to roll by effortlessly? Let’s go for a Cruise!


  • Stable and FAST!
  • Storage space in bow and aft wells
  • Bungee-less bow design makes it virtually ‘snag-free’ to hooks
  • Easy-to-access hand-steering system

NEW FOR 2024


Perfect for inshore, lakes, ponds, and slow-moving rivers. Anyone looking to get out on the water and benefit from the simplicity of a kayak with the speed and versatility of a pedal drive.

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