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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 is correct trolling motor for this boat

Asked by: Don
Max. is a 6HP based on ABYC standards.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-10-21

I got my intruder delivered this weekend. I’m curious how some of the others owners may secure or tie down the anchor rope once anchor is deployed? 

Asked by: Joe Grosz
Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend a particular set-up. What we can say is that anytime you are installing something on your kayak that requires you to cut into the boat, we recommend it being done above the water-line to minimize the possibility of leaks. Also note that any modifications you do, void the manufacturer's warranty in the immediate area surrounding your modifications. Nevertheless, there are many YouTube DIYers who have created videos on this subject. I would suggest watching some of those.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-10-21

Hi, I'm in Calgary and would like to purchase a Jon Boat. The Alberta retailers listed on this website do not carry Jon Boats. Kindly provide a contact such that I may make a purchase, preferably near Calgary. Thanks! 

Asked by: Adrian
Unfortunately, we have no visibility on in-store inventories. Our products are generally purchased by head offices and sent from their distribution centers through to their stores. We recommend that you use the retailer locator and call them directly for in-store availability details. We only sell our boats through retailers; there is no possibility to buy directly from Pelican. With the end of the summer season, many dealers will be ordering their new inventory in March 2021. We suggest that you check with them at that time.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-10-18

I"d like to add the intruder 12 in my shopping cart but it doesn"t walk

Asked by: AL
Pelican is a manufacturing company, our facilities are not open to the public. We only sell parts and accessories on line. We recommend visiting our website to find a retail store closest to you using our dealer locator. The retailer will be able to assist you with pricing inquiries and inventory availability.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-10-14

When will I be able to get a pelican intruder 12 foot boat there have been none available for a while are you going to continue to make them or not

Asked by: Mike
They are still being manufactured. This year our products are harder to find as water sports became very popular in a short period of time. You can contact the stores directly for information on their upcoming inventory.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-10-07

What kind of glue should I use to mount a piece of marine starboard on the transit for mounting transducer to avoid drilling holes in the boat.

Asked by: Nathan
Any marine grade glue
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-08-31

Is this type of boat light enough to be transported via car-mounted rack?

Asked by: BrettB
You cannot mount this on a car, you need to use a trailer
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-10-05

Can boat be use for salt water fishing like 3 to 5 miles away from beach line?

Asked by: Cj
All our products are made for calm waters, if you are to use in salt water we recommend to rinse after each use.
Answered by: Pelican
Date published: 2020-08-21
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