INTRUDER 12 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
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The Pelican INTRUDER 12 is a very stable “JON” style fishing boat. Read more


The Pelican INTRUDER 12 is a very stable “JON” style fishing boat. Its maintenance free grooved and riveted deck offers great impact resistance and can contain up to 36 cubic feet of cargo. It features bench seats, 4 vertical rod holders, built-in motor mounts, oarlock receptacles and carrying handles. Made of RAM-X™ impact-resistant material, the INTRUDER 12 is built to last for many adventures. So create fishing stories worth sharing with everyone.
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  • 4 Vertical rod holders
  • Bench seats
  • Built-in motor mount
  • Carrying handles
  • Oarlock receptable


  • Length
    12 ft - 366 cm
  • Width
    48 in. - 122 cm
  • Weight
    127 lb - 57.5 kg
  • Capacity
    420 lb - 190 kg
  • Seating
    2 Seats
  • Maximum HP
    6 HP

Warranty & Materials

Pelican International works hard to ensure our products are free from defect. Therefore, we will repair or replace the hull on this item should it fail within 2 years of its purchase date due to poor quality in materials or workmanship. All accessories that come pre-assembled on your product are guaranteed for 1 year. Please see full details of warranty here.
RAM-XTM is a multi-layer material exclusive to Pelican. It is known for its high impact-resistance, its ability to regain its initial shape after violent impacts and its UV-protected exterior finish. RAM-XTM has become the benchmark of quality in the industry.


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Reviews & Questions

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good boat I always wanted a boat so when i saw this for 500 bucks i said oh well. It is excellent for what i need. I use a 6hp motor with a 30lb trolling motor up front. Added 2 seats and now it's all good.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for setting trot lines My Brother and I bought this boat last summer. We love it. However we are currently looking for a good option for a seat other than the built in bench, can get quite uncomfortable long hours sitting on the bench. Other than that we love it.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good design, but not perfect We bought this boat for a small flat water boat for fishing in tight places where we cant take our 17ft center console skiff. I love how quiet it is on the water, how stable it is, how well laid out it is, and how much storage space you have. It’s also much cooler to sit in and touch the inside surfaces than an aluminum jon boat when sitting in the sun. We ran it in a fairly strong current in a small river with a 3hp outboard and it performed as you would expect from a flat bottom boat. It seems very study and durable too. We hit a stump in the river and surprisingly it didn’t even leave a mark on the hull. The major disadvantage, and what I hate, is the seats are too low for someone my size (6’4” and 215lbs) to sit comfortably and mounting seats is a real challenge. There isn’t any wood inside the seat tubs so all you have to mount the seat to is the plastic tub top and I’m not sure thats going to be strong enough to hold a guy my size. There’s also the concern of drilling into the flexible tubs. It’s hard to seal something flexible like plastic so theres the danger of creating a place to funnel water into the hull. If the seat tubs were designed with wood reinforcements to be able to securely mount seats then this would be a 5-star boat all day long. It moves through the water effortlessly and silently, just not very comfortably.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for quick trips! Bought yesterday and took for a little ride in the canal close to home works perfect for what I need and can't beat the price. Got a 30 lb trolling motor 5 spd and works great with 2 adults! Also shout out to Jessie for going above and beyond to help me out, great experience overall and very helpful employees!
Date published: 2015-06-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Buy I love the boat, it works perfectly for everything i need!
Date published: 2016-05-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Intruder 12 overall happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good boat over all This boat is perfect for riding or fishing. The main feature I like is that It is a stable coat.
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from what ever just read the review! well the price is good , i had the boat sins a year know. lets see , i will say the good thing first then the things i think need improve . well first of all this boat got some space , woow i love the space it have i can now fit a cooler in the back ouh i can fit all my gear at the back no problems, cooler fishing lures and fishing gear + a small continuer with some things in it like light ad list goos on an on , then the factory fishing rood holder one of the best things about it , the handle is helpful. the siting positions is not that bad but you need something to set on it if you stay a long time in the boat. good thing that it coms with to motor mount , the material got some advantage and dis advancing .. it's though but it's hard to stick something on it or to modify . NOW LITS SEE BAD THINGS , no drain plugs so if you ben to some high waters you will have some hard time , the boat is not stabile as i wanted but some foam in the sides fixed it 50% , the sets had no back support :( . i would love to have 3 person in it ,, come on it's a 12 foot , but the thing is when the 3 person set the boat be come front heavy so waves gets in . so i would love to see this thing fixed , amm the max lode you can have in is 190 kg , i had a 8 foot and it got the same max lode !! last ting this thing is heavy so don't think that you can lode it on a car by your self.. do i recommend it? well yes i do but if you only can live with the dis advantage by the way this boat is a good boat to modify be your own , EXTRA INFO. i use this boat with a 2.5 mercury and the fastest i got with 2 person on board is 6 or 7 KM/H lights are addable if thy work by batteries ( using bicycles lights green and red) floor is not confortabil to set on so get something to bot behind your back and under you , this way you will stay longer in the sea , good way to add to the confortabil level is to install cop holder. (not much work ). you may need a jet ski trailer to move it essayer. GO AND HAVE FUN :)
Date published: 2015-12-18
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What type of oar locks does this boat use?

Asked by: Jh
The inside diameter is 1/2 inch. They fit regular size oarlocks.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-06-02

Is it true that your 10' Bass boat holds more weight than the 12' model? If so, why is that?

Asked by: Matt58
Because the weight of the seats are included. This is why the Bass Raider is heavier.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-06-01

I know it has a drain plug in the rear and I suppose another one for the hull; but can you drill holes in the middle and front sections to drain into the hull? It’s not fun having to turn the boat upside down every time I leave it. 

Asked by: Zephyr200
There is only one drain plug on this boat. And with the concern of always improving our products, we will take note of your comments.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-05-31

I'm curious as to why Cabela's website says 2.5 hp max, and yours says 6 hp max outboard? Is there's a mistake?

Asked by: bmag60
It is 6HP based on ABYC standards.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-05-31

What is the width and thickness of the transom on the Pelican Intruder Jon Boat I am going to buy one and wanted to order a boat dolly to roll it to the water the clamp open on it is 2 3/4 inches.

Asked by: Tmax264
 2 inches
Answered by: Mako
Date published: 2020-05-26

Is a Yamaha 15hp too much for this boat?

Asked by: laynlo
I've got a 13hp mud motor on mine and its absolutely fine pretty quick too
Answered by: Matt22
Date published: 2020-05-22

I wanted to purchase this boat but It is not available at my local Academy store. What do I do?

Asked by: JOHNNY
If you want to add swivel seats DO NOT purchase this boat! I just got mine and the ribs on the bench seats get in the way of any clamping devise you can buy. Pelican also states there is no wood under the seat for reinforcement to secure the seat. I'm very disappoint there is no way to add seats to this boat. 
Answered by: Dave
Date published: 2020-05-19

Has this boat ever come in a 14 foot size?

Asked by: Choward0000
No our biggest size, is 12 foot.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-05-14
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