With paddle, peddle, power, sail, length and weight (of both angler and kayak), budget, personal needs and fishery options, there’s a lot to consider in selecting a first fishing kayak.
There is no single “Best Fishing Kayak” just some that are designed and made better than others. The best kayak is simply the one that fits each angler’s particular needs, at any price point. Claims of any model being “the best” are subjective and the position of the claimant. Objectively, there are some kayaks that by virtue of design, manufacturing process, quality of materials and proven history, last longer than others.
As a rule, Kayakfishing.com has never recommended or endorsed new kayak models until they were consumer proven in the field (usually about a year) and the manufacturer has a chance to work out any initial bugs or make changes. Part of the process, that happens sometimes and is not necessarily a sign of an inferior company.