2012 Polar Kraft Kodiak 200 WT "Babe Winkelman Edition"
Comfortable on any lake, but especially at home in big water
By Matt Spencer
In Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Juliet says to Romeo in a dramatic monologue: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, By any other name would smell as sweet.” Meaning the essence of something’s being is completely separate from its moniker.
The reason for my own dramatic introduction to the 2012 Polar Kraft Kodiak 200 WT is that it at first appears to be a new model. But, really, it’s simply an old model with a new name. Formally the 200 TC, this boat will now make a two-letter shift to the 200 WT – a commonly used abbreviation in the industry for “walk thru.” The Polar Kraft brass wanted that commonality for the Kodiak 200.
Polar Kraft’s flagship, the Kodiak 200 WT is a true 19-foot, deep-V fishing boat. It’s a boat that is comfortable on any lake, but is especially at home in big water. It can slice a chop like it’s breakfast, rides incredibly smooth in rough water, rockets onto plane and is extremely dry. To be that well rounded as a deep V boat is really quite impressive.