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Locate Dealers

Authorized Wavewalk® Dealers and Demo Agents

 

Only businesses listed on this page are authorized to demonstrate or resell Wavewalk® products.

Since 2004, we’ve been selling our kayaks factory direct to clients in the US and in other countries. We also try to improve  distribution in some areas by reselling through local dealers. Our distribution includes factory direct sales, and exclusive local dealerships.
The rapid transition from a single product line (W500) in 2015 to three product lines in 2017 (W500, W700, and S4) has changed our distribution program. We welcome inquiries from individuals and businesses who are interested in reselling our products locally in the United States and in other countries. Learn more about our new dealership program »

No authorized Wavewalk® Kayaks dealer in your area, or country? – You are welcome to order kayaks, boats and accessories factory direct »

Local Demo Agents – Our demo agents are clients who neither resell our products nor take orders for them. They just offer to show their own rigged Wavewalk kayak or skiff to prospecting clients who are interested to see it before ordering one for themselves directly from Wavewalk.

 

UNITED STATES

 

 

Northeast


UPSTATE NEW YORK

 

Ernie and Diane Balch

Demo Agents, Malta and Syracuse, Upstate New York
Wavewalk clients since 2013

Products: W700, W500

As Demo Agents, Ernie and Diane offer to show their W700 and W500 to prospecting clients. They neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor do they take orders for them.

 


RHODE ISLAND

 

Wavewalk, Inc.

Riverside, Rhode Island

That’s us, since 2004. After over a decade in Massachusetts, we’ve moved to The Ocean State.

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4


CONNECTICUT

 

Roxanne Davis

Wavewalk client since 2005
Demo Agent, Northern Connecticut

Product: W700, W500

As a Demo Agent, Rox offers to show her rigged and motorized W700 and W500 to prospecting clients. She neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does she take orders for them.

 


PENNSYLVANIA

 

HBBCO Kayaks

Joe Stauder
Wavewalk distributor since 2013
Montandon, Pennsylvania
Also serving clients in New York, New Jersey, and Maryland
Product lines: W500, W700, and S4.
We can set a live demo for you close to where you live.

 

Virginia’s Beach Campground

Bob Krome
North Springfield, Lake Erie, Pennsylvania
Rental and resale of Wavewalk kayaks

Also serving clients in western New York and northern Ohio.
Product lines: W700, S4

 


NEW JERSEY

 

Kayak Fishing & Exploring Group

Rich Phillips
Since 2014 Wavewalk’s authorized dealer in Ocean View, South New Jersey

35 miles south of Atlantic City

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4

 

Southeast


NORTH CAROLINA

 

Alvin Jenkins

West Jefferson, western North Carolina
Wavewalk demo agent
Product lines: W500, S4

 

As a Demo Agent, Alvin offers to show his Wavewalk S4 and W500 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


John Sealy

Demo Agent, Stokesdale, North Carolina
John also serves clients in Virginia
Wavewalk client since 2014
Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, John offers to show his Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Jill Toler

Demo Agent, Coastal North Carolina
Wavewalk fly angler since 2015
Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Jill offers to show her Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. She neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does she take orders for them.

 


Fin Gold

Demo Agent, Emerald Isle, Coastal North Carolina
Wavewalk skiff owner since 2017
Product: S4

As a Demo Agent, Fin offers to show his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


FLORIDA

 

St. Augustine Paddle Sports

South of Jacksonville, Florida. Ask for Dave Hernandez
Wavewalk authorized dealership since 2015

Product lines: W500, W700, S4

We rent electric Wavewalk 700 boats

 


Gary Rankel

Demo Agent, Crystal River, Florida
Wavewalk client since 2005
Product: W700, W500

As a Demo Agent, Gary offers to show his Wavewalk 700 and W500 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Jesse Stephenson

Demo Agent, West Palm Beach, Florida
Wavewalk S4 owner since 2018
Product: S4

As a Demo Agent, Jesse shows his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Captain Larry Jarboe
Key Largo, Florida

Wavewalk’s distributor in south Florida since 2016

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4

Capn’ Larry offers Wavewalk S4 guided fishing and diving tours.

 

 

Texas

 


Glen Spinks

Demo Agent, Brownwood, Central Texas
Wavewalk skiff owner since 2017
Product: S4

As a Demo Agent, Glen can show his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients, but he neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 

 

Northwest


WASHINGTON

 

Chris Henderson

Gig Harbor, Washington State near Seattle

Wavewalk client since 2013
Demo agent for the W500, W700 and S4.

As a demo agent, Chris offers to show his Wavewalk kayaks to prospecting clients, including a motorized S4. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.


 

California

 


SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

Magnus Chung

Daly City, San Francisco Bay
Wavewalk client since 2017
Demo agent for the S4

As a demo agent, Magnus offers to show his Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor takes orders for them.

 

Midwest


MINNESOTA

 

Jeff Mikkola
Wavewalk client since 2017
Demo Agent, Northern Minnesota

Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Jeff offers to show his W700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Only businesses listed on this page as dealerships are authorized to resell Wavewalk’s products.

Interested in becoming a local Wavewalk® dealer in your area?
  • Wavewalk is looking to expand its network of local dealers in the United States.
  • We’re looking for new dealers in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and more –

More Info: Wavewalk® Fishing Kayaks Local Dealership – FAQ

Contact us by email »


INTERNATIONAL

Canada

 

Pyt Rotary

Demo Agent, Toronto, Ontario
Wavewalk client since 2010

Product: W500, S4

As a Demo Agent, Pyt offers to show his rigged and motorized Wavewalk S4 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Russ Popp

Demo Agent, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Wavewalk client since 2016

Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Russ offers to show his rigged Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


 

Darcy Paulin

Demo Agent, Vancouver, British Columbia
Wavewalk client since 2013
Product: W500, W700

As a Demo Agent, Darcy offers to show his Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

 


Scandinavia

 

fishing-kayak-dealer-north-Sweden-120Fiske Kajak Sverige

Kent Johnsen
Undersåker, Northern Sweden
Wavewalk’s distributor in Sweden and Norway, serves Denmark too.

Product lines: W500 and W700

 


New Zealand

 

Dennis Hodgetts

Wavewalk’s distributor in New Zealand since 2011

  • Hamilton, Northern Island
  • Nelson, Southern Island

Product lines: W500, W700 and S4

 


Australia

 

Dario Lazaric

Demo Agent, Melbourne, Victoria
Wavewalk client since 2016
Product: W700

As a Demo Agent, Dario offers to show his Wavewalk 700 to prospecting clients. He neither resell Wavewalk’s products, nor does he take orders for them.

Wavewalk has neither dealers nor distributors in Australia, and we ship directly to our clients there.

 


South Korea

 

Sungjin Kim

Wavewalk’s agent since 2010, Incheon, South Korea

Product: W500

 

 


Direct Sales to Clients Overseas

 

We ship Wavewalk® kayaks regularly, by ocean freight, to individual clients in Hawaii, Australia, and several countries in northern Europe. For such shipments we charge an ocean freight fee of $290 for a W500 kayak, $340 for a W700 kayak, and $370 for an S4 kayak.
This price covers shipping from the US factory to a major sea port in the destination country (or island, in Hawaii), and it includes insurance (CIF, US Factory to Destination Port). The client is responsible for all local expenses in their country (if applicable), including customs clearing, duty and local taxes, and local storage and transportation (if applicable). Shipping from the factory to the mainland US port is free of charge.

Clients in Alaska prefer us to ship their orders to an Alaskan shipping company’s freight terminal in the US West Coast, and they deal directly with that company. Shipping from the factory to the US West Coast freight terminal is free of charge.


Only businesses listed on this page as Wavewalk dealers or distributors are authorized to resell our company’s products.

 

 

Interested in becoming a Wavewalk® distributor in your country, or territory?

  • Currently, Wavewalk has no distributors in Australia, Canada, UK, Japan, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy, and other countries and territories where we’re looking to expand our distribution.
Contact us by email »  or call us at 774 315-6009  8:00 AM -8:00 PM EST

 

No authorized Wavewalk® Kayaks dealer in your country, state, or territory?  Order a Wavewalk® kayak factory direct »

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Price List

Price List and Purchasing Information

How to order from us

You can simply email or text us your order, or mail it to us in a letter. There is no online ordering form to fill, and you don’t have to print out anything.
Please include in your order your full street address, zip code, phone number and preferred email address, if possible.
We accept payments by personal check, cashier check, and direct wire transfer (ACH).
You’ll find our address and contact information at the bottom of this page.

This price list is designed to help you review our product offering, and prepare your factory-direct order from us. It is not an online ordering form –

You can also purchase a Wavewalk® locally, at a local authorized dealership »

If you have any question, please contact us by phone / text (774) 315 6009 or by email »

CONTENT

1. KAYAKS and BOATS

More information about the 500 Series »

More information about the 700 Series »

More information about the new Series 4 »

Free shipping on all KAYAK AND BOAT models in the contiguous US (48 States)

Wavewalk® Kayaks

 

KAYAK SERIES AND MODEL 500 R700 R
Price$1,440.$2,180.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Total DimensionsL = 11’4″ W = 29″L = 12’10” W = 31″
Total Weight60 lbs80 lbs
Cockpit DimensionsL = 6 ft W = 29″L = 7’7″ W = 31″
Flush Mounted Rod Holder Installednono
Clamp Mount Rod Holdersnono
Detachable Flotation Modules
(Polyethylene Foam)
1 pairno. the saddle serves as flotation
Built-In Large-Size Saddle Flotationnoyes
MDO Saddle Bracket Installedyes, 1 unityes, 1 unit
Molded-In Saddle Reinforcementyes, gussetsyes, 7 pairs of Polyethylene brackets
CAPABILITIES
Max Payload: Passengers + Gear (More info below on crew size and other possibilities*)360 lbs500 lbs
Tandem Paddlinglight crewfull tandem + more
Tandem Fishinglimited tandemfull tandem
Suitable For Electric Trolling Motor (Requires installing a motor mount)yesyes
Compatible With Outboard Gas Motors Featuring a 20″ Long (L) Propeller Shaft (Requires installing a motor mount)yes, max 3 hpyes, max 4.5 hp
Compatible With Outboard Gas Motors Featuring
a 15″ Short (S) Propeller Shaft
nono

 

Motor mounts are shipped non-installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.

Wavewalk 500 color options

 

 

White
Yellow
Green

 

 

More information about the 500 Series »

More information about the 700 Series »

Free shipping on all KAYAK AND BOAT models in the contiguous US (48 States)

 

Wavewalk® Boats

More information about the new Series 4 »

More information about the 700 Series »

 

Being extremely versatile, the W700 features both in the Kayaks and Boats section

SERIES AND MODEL700 RSeries 4
Price$2,180.$2,760.
AvailabilityDealerships & Direct OrderDealerships & Direct Order
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Total Length12’10”13′
Total Width (Beam)31″38″
Total Weight Without Accessories80 lbs98 lbs
Hull Width2 x 9″2 x 13″
Total Cockpit LengthL = 7’6″L = 8′
Total Cockpit WidthW = 31″W = 38″
Saddle-Seat Height14 3/8″15″
MDO Saddle Bracket Installedyes, 1 unityes, 2 units
Molded-In Polyethylene Saddle Bracketsyes, 7 unitsyes, 7 units
Tite-Lok Clamp mount rod holdersno. order item separatelyno. order item separately
Built-In Large-Size Saddle Flotationyesyes
Standard Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes, L = 6ft, Diam. = 6″no. order items separatelyno. order items separately
XL Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes, L = 12ft, Diam = 7 3/4″no. order items separatelyno. order items separately
Transom Motor Mount (TMM)no. order the TMM 700 HD separatelyPreparation for mounting plate. Order the S4 mounting plate separately
Transparent Spray Shieldno. order a spray shield separatelyno. order a spray shield separately
Joystick Steering Systemno. order joystick steering
system separately
no. order joystick steering system separately
CAPABILITIES
Max Payload = Passengers + Gear + Motor500 lbs650 lbs
Paddling2 adult paddlers in full comfort + child3 adult paddlers in full comfort
Fishing2 adult anglers in full comfort + outboard motor2 big and heavy anglers in full comfort + outboard motor
Motorizingoffshoreoffshore extended
Driving With Electric Trolling Motoryes, requires a motor mountyes, requires installing an S4 mounting plate
Driving With 20″ Long (L) Outboard Gas Motoryes, max 4.5 hp. TMM 700 HD
motor mount required
yes, max 6 hp. mounting plate required
Driving With 15″ Short (S) Outboard Gas Motornono
  • Motor mounts and mounting plates are shipped non-installed. Installation is easy and takes 5 minutes.
  • Spray shields are shipped non-attached.
  • Inflatable tubes can be easily inflated without a pump. Note that the presence of such tubes on the kayak’s sides makes paddling les effective.

The 700 RIB model ships with a pair of XL inflatable detachable flotation modules, which are not practical for angling or paddling. This model is designed to serve as a boat for offshore work, diving and rescue, and as a tender and lifeboat for big boats and yachts.

700 Series Color Combinations

Color Combination NameTwinhullSaddle
“Microskiff”
White
White
“Sunshine”
Yellow
Orange
“Combat”
Sand
Green
“Safari”
Green
Sand

 

Wavewalk Series 4 (S4) Colors

WhiteLight GrayNEW: Gator Drab GreenMud Brown

 

More information on the 700 Series »

More information about the new Series 4 »

All Wavewalk® 700 models feature 4 ergonomic carry handles

Free shipping on all KAYAK AND BOAT models in the contiguous US (48 States)


Note: All Wavewalk models can be purchased with extra clamp mount rod holders

Please don’t hesitate to call or email us for consultation.

2. PADDLES

Wavewalk® PSP R  (9′ long)    Price: $190

Wavewalk® PSP L  (9’8″ long)    Price: $230

We don’t ship Wavewalk® paddles separately from Wavewalk® kayaks since all items that are over 8 ft long require shipping by freight truck.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PADDLES

Common kayak paddles are shorter than our paddles, and they won’t suit adults paddling our kayaks.
Other long paddles might be too ‘soft’ (flexible: slow, waste your energy ), or not sturdy enough.
Our composite paddles are extra rigid and durable, so that you can use them for launching and beaching in difficult spots, for stand up paddling, and even for poling in shallow water.
We don’t ship W paddles separately from W kayaks.
Learn more about the Wavewalk® paddles »

 

 

3. TRANSOM MOTOR MOUNTS

 

Transom-Motor-Mount-20-15Model TMM 20-A for 20″ long (L) propeller shafts only. For Wavewalk® 500 Series only.  Learn More »
Price: $160

 

 

TMM 700 120x800Model TMM 700 Heavy-Duty (HD) motor mount for Wavewalk® 700 Series.
Fits 20″ long (L) propeller shafts only.  Learn More »
Price: $190

 

Series 4 (S4) Heavy Duty (HD) Motor Mounting Plate: $130

1.5″ thick. Made from Medium Density Overlay (MDO) and coated with urethane.
Each mounting plate ships with a pair of 5/16″, 3″ long bolts, and self locking nuts.
Fits 20″ long (L) propeller shafts only.

Click image to enlarge

 

SHIPPING MOTOR MOUNTS AND S4 MOUNTING PLATE: If you order a motor mount separately from a Wavewalk® kayak or boat, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

 

4. ACCESSORIES

INF-20-motorized-kayak-with-spray-shieldSPRAY SHIELD FOR MOTORIZED KAYAK & BOAT    Learn more »
Price:  $140
We don’t ship this item separately from our kayaks.

 

W700-joystick-outboard-Motor-Steering-120x120W700 OUTBOARD MOTORS JOYSTICK STEERING SYSTEM  Learn more »
Price: $270.
SHIPPING: If you order a joystick steering system separately from a Wavewalk® 700, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

 

 

clamp mount rod holder for fishing kayakTITE-LOK CLAMP MOUNT FISHING ROD HOLDER     Learn More »
We don’t ship this item separately from our kayaks.
Price: $46

 

inflatable-flotation-tubes-standard-120PAIR OF STANDARD INFLATABLE DETACHABLE FLOTATION MODULES
NOTE:  Inflatable (INF) floats modules are much wider than ones made from Polyethylene foam, and they are not optimal for paddling.   More info »
Price: $230
SHIPPING: If you order standard inflatable flotation modules separately from a Wavewalk® kayak, please add $25 for shipping in the Contiguous US (48 states), and $30 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

PAIR OF XL INFLATABLE DETACHABLE FLOTATION MODULES More XL info »
Price: $440
SHIPPING: If you order XL inflatable flotation modules separately from a Wavewalk® kayak, please add $30 for shipping in the Contiguous  US (48 states), and $40 for shipping to addresses in Canada.

 

 

Bracket for fishing kayak

W500 SADDLE BRACKET
Note: Since November 2013 all W500 kayaks come outfitted with a saddle bracket, standard, and there’s neither a need to order one separately, nor to order a spare one. If you want to use saddle brackets for projects such as a dog platform, please refer to the dimensions and instructions in the Saddle Bracket page »  Feel free to contact us for technical support.


Kayak_Fishing_Cap_KhakiTHE W CAP  Featuring Wavewalk’s embroidered logo
Price: $20

 

5. SHIPPING

  • We ship each Wavewalk® in a custom heavy duty cardboard box for maximum protection
  • No extra charge on paddles and accessories shipped together with the kayak or boat
  • All our shipments are insured
  • We ship paddles only together with kayaks – No separate shipment for paddles.
  • Upon special request, we can ship other accessories separately from kayaks, in the US and worldwide, but in such case we charge a shipping fee depending on the shipped accessory and the destination address. Please contact us for details »

Shipping Wavewalk® kayaks and boats in the Contiguous US (48 States) is free of charge

Shipping kayaks to addresses in the contiguous US is free of charge and it includes tracking and free call before delivery service.

Shipping to other countries, and overseas

Canada

Bonded shipping to addresses in Canada:
  • W500 models: $60 US for bonded shipment, including tracking and call before delivery.
  • W700 models: $80 US for bonded shipment, including tracking call before delivery.
  • S4 models: $100 US for bonded shipment, including tracking call before delivery.

Canadian clients are not required to have a customs agent in order to clear customs, and there’s no need for anyone to be present at the US border. Thanks to NAFTA, Canadian duty on US made products is negligible, and you can clear customs by yourself locally, easily, and within a few minutes at the local Canadian Customs office in your town. You can also do it online through clearit.ca. Meanwhile, the carriers keep the boxed Wavewalk kayak in bondage in their warehouse. After you contact our bonded carrier and inform them that you’ve cleared customs, they will deliver the box to your address by appointment.
More information about importing a Wavewalk® kayak from the US to Canada »

Clients Overseas

We have distributors in New Zealand and in Scandinavia »
Direct Sales: We ship Wavewalk® kayaks regularly, by ocean freight, to individual clients in Hawaii, Australia, and several countries in northern Europe. For such shipments we charge an ocean freight fee of $290 for a W500 kayak, $340 for a W700 kayak, and $370 for an S4 kayak.
This price covers shipping from the US factory to a major sea port in the destination country (or island, in Hawaii), and it includes insurance (CIF, US Factory to Destination Port). The client is responsible for all local expenses in their country, including customs clearing, duty and local taxes (if applicable), and local storage and transportation (if applicable). Shipping from the factory to the US port is free of charge.

Clients in Alaska prefer us to ship their orders to an Alaskan shipping company’s freight terminal in the US West Coast, and they deal directly with that company. Shipping from the factory to the US West Coast freight terminal is free of charge.

 

6. PAYMENT

We accept payments by check and by direct transfer (ACH).
Payment by personal check is fine, and there is no need to send us a cashier check.

You can send your check by regular mail. No need for registered mail.

Please make your check payable to WAVEWALK, INC. and mail to our address below

US checks and international checks in US dollars are cleared within 24 hours.
Checks from Canadian banks are accepted by US banks for payments in US dollars too, if you write US Funds twice on the check: next to the sum in digits, and next to the line that features the sum in words (known as the ‘Legal Line’).

Note:

  1. Paying by check won’t delay the execution of your order: Just send us an email or a text message telling us what you’re ordering, your address, and your phone number, and we’ll start processing your order without waiting for your check to arrive and clear.
  2. Banks don’t charge for payments by check, but they charge both payer and payee a ‘Wire Transfer’ fee for direct payments (ACH).

For more information email us to  support@wavewalk.com »

We do not accept credit cards, PayPal etc. due to the excessive merchant fees associated with these services.

When emailing us your order, please include the following information –

  • Your Full Name
  • Shipping Address including Zip Code
  • Telephone Number – For the carrier to call you in order to schedule the delivery time
  • Your Email Address -We need your email address to send you an order confirmation message and to contact you in case we have questions. We also need it for sending you the shipment’s tracking number, as well as your kayak’s manufacturer’s certificate of origin and bill of sale.

Our company does not share customer information, and does not spam.

Please mail your check to our address:

WAVEWALK, INC.
115 Terrace Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915

Tip: Once you’re ready to mail your check, please give us a call, email us or text us, and let us know about it as soon as possible. Doing so would enable us to save time by starting to process your order in advance, before we receive your payment, and thus have your order ready for shipping earlier. Normally, we ship within a week from receipt of order and payment.
Transit time in the contiguous US is between two to five business days – The longer the distance the more time it takes. Typically, freight companies serve metropolitan areas faster than rural areas.

Documents and other information

Upon request, we’ll provide you with a Manufacturer’s Certificate Of Origin (MCO) and Original Bill Of Sale (BOS) for your Wavewalk®, free of charge.

If you have any question please email us , call (774) 315-6009 or text (774) 315-6009

For additional information on delivery, cancellation of order, product warranty, return policies, and after sale service, please visit our website’s Service and Warranty Policies section »

 

 

Business Opportunities

Be a local Wavewalk® dealer

We welcome inquiries from individuals and businesses who are interested in reselling our products locally in the United States and in other countries.
« Return to our list of dealers

NEW: Wavewalk has started recruiting local Demo Agents ⇓

Wavewalk’s distribution includes factory direct sales, and exclusive local dealerships in some areas, and countries.
Wavewalk has been rapidly evolving from a company with a single product line of W500 kayaks in 2015, to a company with three product lines of kayaks and portable boats in 2017 (W500, W700, S4). This fast process is changing our distribution, while creating opportunities for new dealerships that are better fit to resell our current products, and serve a broader range of clients and markets.
We welcome inquiries from prospecting dealers who are interested in reselling our products locally in the United States, and in other countries.

What’s a Wavewalk® authorized dealer?

A Wavewalk® authorized dealership is a business owned and operated by our company’s local dealer in their exclusive area. Our dealers are either established local businesses with a commercial storefront that sell products such as boats and motors, or fishing equipment, or new businesses that our dealer runs from a place where they store display our boats and.
Local authorized Wavewalk® dealerships are legal and commercial entities that are independent and separate from the Wavewalk company.

What is the relationship between Wavewalk and its local dealers?

The relationship between Wavewalk and its authorized dealers is exclusive, which means that Wavewalk does not distribute its products in a dealer’s area through any other local dealer but them.
We are careful not to install dealers too close to each other, because we want to avoid unproductive conflicts between our dealers.

We prefer to work with local resellers who personally enjoy using our products and like them because of the good experience they have with these products, and we enjoy and appreciate close, friendly relationships with our dealers.

  • Start and End

We’ve been selling our products factory direct since 2004, and we began experimenting with distribution through local dealers in recent years. Since 2015, Wavewalk has transitioned from offering just one product line (W500) to a company with three product lines (500, 700, 4). When we recruit a dealer we make sure they get from us all the attention and help they need to become successful. We’ve learned to work with various types of new dealers, and we’re highly motivated in this work. However, we are not committed to keep a relationship with a dealer who continuously under-performs, and if after a reasonably long period of time and efforts on our part we conclude that the dealer has done a poor job, we discontinue their dealership.

What does Wavewalk offer to its local dealers?

  1. Discounts – We offer our dealers a 30% discount on small wholesale orders, and bigger discounts on bigger orders. The basis for discounts is our actual, guaranteed, real-life, online retail price list, and not just a hypothetical MSRP that no one cares about.
  2. Free shipping – Our retail prices for W500, W700 and S4 boats include free shipping to dealers’ addresses in the Contiguous US (48 states), including US ports. Accessories ordered together with boats ship free of charge too.
  3. Exclusive Area – Every Wavewalk® dealer gets an exclusive dealership area around their town. This is a large size area in which Wavewalk won’t install other dealers. In scarcely populated regions or smaller states, a Wavewalk dealership area may include an entire state, and stretch across state borders.
  4. Support – We offer full technical and marketing support for dealers and their clients, by phone and by email, seven days a week and all year long.
  5. Listing – We list our dealers on our website’s dealers list, with links to their websites.
  6. Sales Leads – We forward to our local dealers sales leads that we receive from prospecting clients in their area, and often from adjacent areas too. In many cases, a lead includes detailed information that the client provided about themselves and what they’re looking to buy.
  7. Free Website – For every Wavewalk® dealer who needs a website for their dealership, we create a full-featured website for free, with free setup and free tech support.
  8. Online Marketing Assistance – We actively help our dealers promote their websites on Internet search engines and on online classified ads websites (e.g. Craigslist).
  9. Help in Creating Website Content – We actively help our dealers generate and edit content for their websites, which over time helps their websites achieve a better ranking in Internet search results, and get more traffic from local prospecting clients. We also help our dealers learn how to shoot video, and we can edit their movies for them, if needed.
  10. Marketing and Sales Support – We’re always available and ready to help our dealers improve their marketing and sales, and if necessary, we can communicate directly with clients who have special questions or requirements.
  11. Limited Warranty – We offer our dealers and their clients a limited warranty for materials and workmanship under regular usage conditions, and excluding normal wear and tear. More info about our warranty and other company policies »

What doesn’t Wavewalk require from its local dealers?

  1. We don’t require from our local dealers to make large orders before the beginning the fishing and boating season in their area. Having said that, we do require that a Wavewalk dealer maintain a basic inventory that would enable them to sell to a client who wants to come over, buy a Wavewalk kayak or boat, and drive home with it, without having to wait for the dealer to order that unit from the Wavewalk company.
  2. Wavewalk has no MSRP system, and we don’t require from our dealers to resell any of our products above or below certain price levels. We don’t intervene in our dealers’ pricing policies. However, we do expect their pricing to be fair and reasonable, and support long term growth and profitability.
  3. We don’t require that our dealers restrict their sales to their areas. Our dealers often sell to clients who live in distant areas, and even in other states.

What are the minimum wholesale order and basic discount rate?

  • The minimum wholesale order is $7,000 in retail terms, based on our actual Online Retail Price List.
  • Wavewalk’s basic discount rate to our dealers is 30%. This discount rate applies to orders between $7,000 and $9,000 in retail terms. Bigger orders entitle dealers to bigger discounts.
  • Free shipping is applied automatically to orders placed by dealers in the contiguous US (48) states.

Example: A dealer who places an order for products totaling $7,000 in retail terms pays Wavewalk $4,900 total after a $2,100 discount. Shipping to the dealer’s address is free, and accessories ordered together with boats ship free of charge too.

For overseas dealers – shipping to the US port is free of charge.

Wavewalk is committed to selling at our online retail prices to retail clients that order factory direct, and we don’t offer discounts to such clients.

We ship each kayak and boat in a custom cardboard box that offers maximal protection in transit and storage.

We ship full containers (FCL) to dealers overseas.

Questions you may want to ask yourself before becoming a Wavewalk dealer

We can neither guarantee nor predict your success as a Wavewalk dealer, but if we think that you or your business are not a good match for us, we’ll tell you, because we want to avoid investing time in a potentially unproductive relationship.

Based on our experience, we think that asking yourself the following questions, among others, could help you reach a better decision:

  1. Are you convinced that Wavewalk® patented kayaks and boats solve people’s paddling, fishing and motorizing problems in ways that no other kayak or small motorboat does, and that more people should know about Wavewalk’s products and benefit from using them?
  2. Are you serious about reselling Wavewalk’s products in your area in the long run?
  3. Do you need the extra income from selling Wavewalk® kayaks, and would you benefit from diversifying you product offering? If you do, it’s a good start.
  4. Do you feel confident about being able to answer potential Wavewalk clients’ questions, at least after some time in this business, and getting support from us?
  5. If you already own and operate an existing boat dealership, or another outdoor related business, would it be easy for you to sell Wavewalk’s products as well?


NEW: Demo Agent Program

  • A demo agent simply agrees to show their W700 or S4 to prospecting clients in their area.
  • A demo agent neither resells Wavewalk’s products, nor do they take orders from clients.
  • Demo agents are not required to offer live demos, or perform any selling or promotion activities.
  • Demo agents are not part or the commercial transaction between Wavewalk and the client, and they represent neither Wavewalk nor the client.
  • Wavewalk compensates the demo agent in case a client who saw their W700 or S4 ordered one factory direct from the company.
  • Wavewalk also compensates the Demo Agent in case a client who saw their W700 or S4 ordered one from a Wavewalk dealer, but the compensation in such case is smaller.
  • Not every Wavewalk 700 or S4 owner qualifies to be a demo agent, and in fact, few do.

 

Questions? Comments? Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1 774 315-6009 or email us » Ask to speak to Yoav, the founder of Wavewalk, and the guy who designed the W500, W700 and S4.

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Wavewalk® national distributor

In general, the national distributor is responsible for a country or a large size territory outside the United States, and their job is to import our kayaks and boats to their country, and distribute them locally to end users and local dealers.
Depending on which country or territory they serve, a large population and large territory may require additional things from our distributor, such as shipping to clients in remote locations, recruiting local dealers in other areas of their country, keeping a substantial number of kayaks and car-top boats in stock, developing a national Wavewalk website for their country or territory with country-specific verbal and visual materials, etc.

We provide assistance with all these things. More information about becoming a national Wavewalk® distributor »

 

Wavewalk® Fishing Kayaks and Boats – Local Dealership FAQ

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Wavewalk’s distribution includes factory direct sales, and exclusive local dealerships in some areas.
Wavewalk has been rapidly evolving from a company with a single product line of W500 kayaks in 2015, to a company with three product lines of kayaks and portable boats in 2017 (W500, W700, S4). This fast process is changing our distribution, while creating opportunities for new dealerships that are better fit to resell our current products, and serve a broader range of clients and markets.
We welcome inquiries from prospecting dealers who are interested in reselling our products locally in the United States, and in other countries.

What’s a Wavewalk® authorized dealer?

A Wavewalk® authorized dealership is a business owned and operated by our company’s local dealer in their exclusive area. Our dealers are either established local businesses with a commercial storefront that sell products such as boats and motors, or fishing equipment, or new businesses that our dealer runs from a place where they store display our boats and.
Local authorized Wavewalk® dealerships are legal and commercial entities that are independent and separate from the Wavewalk company.

What is the relationship between Wavewalk and its local dealers?

The relationship between Wavewalk and its authorized dealers is exclusive, which means that Wavewalk does not distribute its products in a dealer’s area through any other local dealer but them.
We are careful not to install dealers too close to each other, because we want to avoid unproductive conflicts between our dealers.

We prefer to work with local resellers who personally enjoy using our products and like them because of the good experience they have with these products, and we enjoy and appreciate close, friendly relationships with our dealers.

  • Start and End

We’ve been selling our products factory direct since 2004, and we began experimenting with distribution through local dealers in recent years. Since 2015, Wavewalk has transitioned from offering just one product line (W500) to a company with three product lines (500, 700, 4). When we recruit a dealer we make sure they get from us all the attention and help they need to become successful. We’ve learned to work with various types of new dealers, and we’re highly motivated in this work. However, we are not committed to keep a relationship with a dealer who continuously under-performs, and if after a reasonably long period of time and efforts on our part we conclude that the dealer has done a poor job, we discontinue their dealership.

What does Wavewalk offer to its local dealers?

  1. Discounts – We offer our dealers 30% discount on basic, small wholesale orders, and bigger discounts on bigger orders. The basis for discounts is our actual, guaranteed, real-life, online retail price list, and not just a hypothetical MSRP that no one cares about. Our retail prices for W500, W700 and S4 boats include free shipping to addresses in the Contiguous US (48 states), including US ports. Accessories ordered together with boats ship free of charge too.
  2. Exclusive Area – Every Wavewalk® dealer gets an exclusive dealership area around their town. This is a large size area in which Wavewalk won’t install other dealers. In scarcely populated regions or smaller states, a Wavewalk dealership area may include an entire state, and stretch across state borders.
  3. Support – We offer full technical and marketing support for dealers and their clients, by phone and by email, seven days a week and all year long.
  4. Listing – We list our dealers on our website’s dealers list, with links to their websites.
  5. Sales Leads – We forward to our local dealers sales leads that we receive from prospecting clients in their area, and often from adjacent areas too. In many cases, a lead includes detailed information that the client provided about themselves and what they’re looking to buy.
  6. Free Website – For every Wavewalk® dealer who needs a website for their dealership, we create a full-featured website for free, with free setup and free tech support.
  7. Online Marketing Assistance – We actively help our dealers promote their websites on Internet search engines and on online classified ads websites (e.g. Craigslist).
  8. Help in Creating Website Content – We actively help our dealers generate and edit content for their websites, which over time helps their websites achieve a better ranking in Internet search results, and get more traffic from local prospecting clients. We also help our dealers learn how to shoot video, and we can edit their movies for them, if needed.
  9. Marketing and Sales Support – We’re always available and ready to help our dealers improve their marketing and sales, and if necessary, we can communicate directly with clients who have special questions or requirements.
  10. Limited Warranty – We offer our dealers and their clients a limited warranty for materials and workmanship under regular usage conditions, and excluding normal wear and tear. More info about our warranty and other company policies »

What doesn’t Wavewalk require from its local dealers?

  1. We don’t require from our local dealers to make large orders before the beginning the fishing and boating season in their area. Having said that, we do require that a Wavewalk dealer maintain a basic inventory that would enable them to sell to a client who wants to come over, buy a Wavewalk kayak or boat, and drive home with it, without having to wait for the dealer to order that unit from the Wavewalk company.
  2. We don’t require from our dealers to resell any of our products above or below certain price levels, and we don’t intervene in their pricing policies. However, we do expect their pricing to be fair and reasonable, and support long term growth and profitability.
  3. We don’t require that our dealers restrict their sales to their areas. Our dealers often sell to clients who live in distant areas, and even in other states.

What are the minimum wholesale order and discount rate?

The minimum wholesale order is $7,000 in terms of our Online Retail Price List. Boat prices on this retail list include free shipping to addresses in the contiguous US (48) states, which is why our US dealers benefit from free shipping as well. Accessories ordered together with boats ship free of charge too.
This basic order entitles the dealer to a 30% discount, and bigger orders entitle the dealer to bigger discounts.
Wavewalk is committed to selling at the online retail prices to retail clients that order factory direct, and we never offer discounts to such clients.
We ship each kayak and boat in a custom cardboard box that offers maximal protection in transit and storage.

We ship full containers (FCL) to dealers overseas.

Questions you may want to ask yourself before becoming a Wavewalk dealer

We can neither guarantee nor predict your success as a Wavewalk dealer, but if we think that you or your business are not a good match for us, we’ll tell you, because we want to avoid investing time in a potentially unproductive relationship.

Based on our experience, we think that asking yourself the following questions, among others, could help you reach a better decision:

  1. Are you convinced that Wavewalk® patented kayaks and boats solve people’s paddling, fishing and motorizing problems in ways that no other kayak or small motorboat does, and that more people should know about Wavewalk’s products and benefit from using them?
  2. Are you serious about reselling Wavewalk’s products in your area in the long run?
  3. Do you need the extra income from selling Wavewalk® kayaks, and would you benefit from diversifying you product offering? If you do, it’s a good start.
  4. Do you feel confident about being able to answer potential Wavewalk clients’ questions, at least after some time in this business, and getting support from us?
  5. If you already own and operate an existing boat dealership, or another outdoor related business, would it be easy for you to sell Wavewalk’s products as well?

NEW: Demo Agent Program

(Starting September 2017)

  • A demo agent simply agrees to show their W700 or S4 to prospecting clients in their area.
  • A demo agent neither resells Wavewalk’s products, nor do they take orders from clients.
  • Demo agents are not required to offer live demos, or perform any selling or promotion activities.
  • Demo agents are not part or the commercial transaction between Wavewalk and the client, and they represent neither Wavewalk nor the client.
  • Wavewalk compensates the demo agent in case a client who saw their W700 or S4 ordered one factory direct from the company.
  • Wavewalk also compensates the Demo Agent in case a client who saw their W700 or S4 ordered one from a Wavewalk dealer, but the compensation in such case is smaller.
  • Not every Wavewalk 700 or S4 owner qualifies to be a demo agent, and in fact, few do.

 

Questions? Comments? Please don’t hesitate to call us at 1 774 315-6009 or email us »  Ask to speak to Yoav, the founder of Wavewalk, and the guy who designed the W500, W700 and S4.

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Motor Kayaks

  • Why motorize your kayak, and do you really need a motor on board?

  • What type of motor would best fit your needs – electric trolling motor, or outboard gas engine?

  • How to motorize your Wavewalk® kayak on a budget?

  • What are the practices we recommend to follow in kayak motorizing?

 

This section of our website is dedicated to answering these questions, and others. Please don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have more questions.

NEW: A playlist (selection) of videos showing various motorized Wavewalks:

 

What about a car-top boat that paddles very well?

And what if you actually need a trailer-free, ultra-lightweight, two-person fishing boat that’s easier to paddle than a kayak?  Check out our 700 Series »

We classify the new, patented Wavewalk® 700 series as a two-person, car-top fishing boat (microskiff) because it offers enough room and load capacity for two anglers, and stability that’s on par with the stability offered by good size Jon boats and dinghies.
Common SOT and Sit-in fishing kayaks, including the biggest and widest ones, are prevented from providing such stability because of their monohull design, which is the primary reason why they cannot be driven with powerful outboard gas motors.
However, Wavewalk’s car-top boats from the 700 series are just 31″ wide, and they are much easier to paddle and more comfortable than SOT and Sit-In fishing kayaks are. Learn more »

And maybe you need a portable skiff that works well in a kayaking or canoeing mode? If you need to take two big and heavy anglers on board, plus a lot of fishing, hunting and camping gear, and a powerful motor, you may want to check the new Wavewalk® Series 4 »

 

The 500 Wavewalk® Kayak Series

Kayaks from the 500 are smaller than car-top boats from the 700 series. They can be outfitted with smaller, less powerful outboard gas motors, and carry less load.
Here is an example of a Wavewalk® 500 model outfitted with a 2HP outboard gas engine and a pair of inflatable side flotation modules, driven in choppy water at Horseneck Beach, Massachusetts –
This video demonstrates the high-capacity inflatable tube flotation, detachable spray shield and motor mount that turn this W500 fishing kayak into a small, high performance, motorized fishing kayak:

Why Motorize Your Kayak?

A motor adds to your kayak’s speed and range of operation. In certain situations, this can make the difference between being able to come back home, and staying out on the water, or beaching far from where you had launched from. That is to say that a motor can add an element of safety to your kayak fishing or touring experience.
Another consideration is that a motor can make life easier, if you don’t feel like paddling, or in case you’re not capable of paddling where you want to go.
If you’re fishing from a kayak, a motor can be useful for trolling, and for quickly skipping from one fishing spot to another.

Electric Trolling Motor or Outboard Gas Engine?

If you don’t own a Wavewalk® kayak, you may as well skip this section, since other kayaks are not suitable for outboard gas engines, and they can accommodate only weaker, electric motor systems that are commonly know as trolling motors, because they typically involve going at low speed, and generally on flat water.
However, if you own a W500 kayak and you’re looking to motorize it, you’re facing the problem of choosing between an electric power system, and an outboard gas engine.
Before going further, we’d like to clarify a number of things about outboard gas engines:
First of all, we don’t recommend using an outboard motor that’s rated above 2.5hp with a Wavewalk kayak from the 500 series, simply because there’s no need for more, in our opinion, and we think that a stronger motor might overpower the kayak, which is hazardous.
Second, when we refer to outboard gas engines, we mean 4-Cycle (4 stroke) motors that are cleaner, quieter, and easier to operate than the old, 2 stroke motors that require mixing oil in the fuel.
Third, we recommend using an outboard gas engine with a 20″ (long) shaft, and not a 15″ (short) shaft.

What are the drawbacks of outboard gas engines?

The most obvious is that they are noisy, while electric motors are quiet.
As far as fumes and ease of operation, the new 4-cycle motors are as clean and easy to operate as electric motors are: No fumes, no need to mix oil in the fuel, and starting them is easy.
Weight: The 2hp 4-cycle Honda outboard gas engine weighs 28lbs. It’s heavier than some small or expensive electric motor systems, but considerably lighter than others that can weigh up to 80lbs. In any case, at this weight you can lift the propeller out of the water and paddle your W500 without feeling much of a difference in performance. You can drag the kayak on the beach, and you can even car top it.
Price wise, a new 4-cycle outboard gas engine can cost between $500 and $1,500, while an electric trolling motor system can cost between $250 and $1,500.
Maintenance: Outboard gas engines require some maintenance while electric motor systems are almost maintenance free, but the new, 4-cycle motors are much easier to maintain than the old 2-cycle ones, so this is not necessarily a big disadvantage.
Some areas are restricted to motorboats, but not to ones that are powered by electric motors.

What are the drawbacks of electric trolling motors?

There’s a much broader choice of electric trolling motor systems on the market today, which means there are numerous advantages and disadvantages to consider.
The most common disadvantage in electric trolling motors is their limited range and speed, and the two are closely linked to each other. Gas motors offer unlimited mileage at high speed, since you can take plenty of extra fuel on board in a can. This is not the case with electric systems that depend on batteries that are either very heavy (too heavy to carry more than one on board at a time), or very expensive. Going at full speed with an electric trolling motor, even a weak one (30-40 lbs thrust) can drain your battery pretty quickly, even if it’s an expensive high-tech battery. This leaves you with a choice of a weaker electric motor, and consequently reduced speed.
When evaluating the potential of an electric trolling motor, you need to remember that going at full power instead of half power would never double your speed (in fact, in some cases the effect of adding power may be hard to notice…) but it would surely drain your battery at half time. You also need to bear in mind that both water and weather conditions often require using more than a fraction of your electric motor systems’ capacity, because the real world is not an ideal one. Knowing this, you need to view electric trolling motors data as representing perfect world situations that have partial, or little relevance to real-life situations in which you could, and eventually would find yourself on the water.
Weight: A standard, deep cycle marine battery can weigh between 40-60lbs. That’s a lot for a small, car top boat such as the W500 kayak. On top of this, the motor itself adds weight, so the entire electric trolling motor system can weigh more than the kayak itself, which is counter productive and problematic. For example: If your heavy, deep cycle marine battery runs out of juice far from your starting point, you’d need to paddle your kayak back with an additional heavy load on board – It’s a point worth consideration, especially if you imagine going against a tidal  current, and/or strong wind, while being tired after a long kayak fishing or touring trip.
Price: A battery, cheap electric motor and charger can be yours for less than $250. This is a good deal, but you’ll pay the price in high weight and low speed. At the other end of the spectrum, a computerized electric trolling motor system with integrated GPS would cost you over $1,500, and although it will be lighter than an outboard gas engine, it would still offer less speed and a smaller range of travel.
Maintenance: While electric motors are practically maintenance free, their batteries need recharging, which takes both time and a power outlet that might not always be available to you.

Thrust, Horsepower (HP) and Kilowatts (KW)

People outfit their W500 kayaks with electric trolling motors ranging between 25-70 lbs thrust, with the typical range being 30-50 lbs thrust.

As for outboard gas motors,  the range for W500 kayaks goes from 2 HP to 3 HP, with the typical unit being a long shaft 2.3 HP motor, and up to 6 HP for the W700 in the special RIB configuration.

We recommend not to overpower your W kayak, as doing so may be hazardous.

Kilowatts and Horsepower
  • 1 KW = 1.34 HP
  • 1 HP = 0.745 KW

This basic information could be useful when you read electric motor specs…

Conclusion? -Between outboard gas engines and electric trolling motors there is no winner or loser, and it’s up to you to systematically weigh the pros and cons, relatively to your touring, camping and fishing needs, as well as your carrying capabilities, and last but not least – your budget.

Tip I: If you’re thinking long trips, camping, moving water and tandem – think outboard gas engine. If you’re thinking short trips, flat water and lighter loads, think electric trolling motor. Needless to say that more power equals more fun, but too much speed could be hazardous.

Tip II: Whether you choose to outfit your kayak with an electric motor or a gas outboard engine, if you’re planning to take your W kayak in saltwater, make sure the motor is rated for saltwater.

Understanding Thrust vs. Horsepower – read more »

Smarter electric motors and Lithium-Ion batteries – A winning combination for kayak fishing By Gary Thorberg

Wavewalk 500 Battery Pack  By Captain Larry Jarboe

Motor Kayak Recovery

Whether you motorize your kayak with an outboard gas engine or an electric trolling motor, you’d need to take into consideration the extra weight, and consequently add flotation to your kayak, so that you may be able to recover it case of an accident. Read more about flotation »

How To Motorize Your W500 Kayak On A budget?

The number of options and price range of small outboard gas engines is limited, which makes it easier to decide. The choice of motors for the W700 series is much broader.

As for electric trolling motors, you can find inexpensive ones online and in stores, and the same is true for batteries and chargers, although buying a battery online doesn’t make much sense due to the high cost of shipping – unless the battery is shipped free, for store pickup.

Side Mount or Transom Mount?

It’s possible to mount a small, lightweight gas outboard on the side of the W500, as demonstrated here »    But due to their weight and power, we recommend mounting such motors at the back of the W500 kayak cockpit, using a transom mount. In this position, steering is made easy by the use of a long, articulated (U-jointed) tiller extension.

As for electric trolling motors, being lighter, they can be mounted either at the back of the cockpit (transom mount), or on its side.

Some of the more expensive electric motor systems come with a kayak mount, but we recommend you double-check if the mount is compatible with the W500 kayak – Chances are that it is not.

Short Propeller Shaft or Long Shaft?

20″ Long (L) propeller shaft outboard motors fit both the W500 and W700 series perfectly, and these are the motors that we recommend using.
As for short (typically 15″) shaft motors, they don’t perform well with Wavewalk® kayaks and boats, and we do not recommend using them. This is true both for electric and gas motors.

The 20″ distance is measured from the inner top side of the motor’s clamp bracket to the horizontal ventilation plate located above the propeller. More info on how to measure the outboard propeller’s shaft length »

Any motor, whether electric or gas, whose propeller shaft is shorter than 20″ is not recommended for use with Wavewalk® kayaks or portable boats.

More info:  Testing 15″ short (S) shaft outboard motor performance with Wavewalk kayaks and boats »

Accessories For Motorized Kayaks

Wavewalk offers 2 models of transom motors mounts for its 500 series –

  • The TMM 20 fits 20″ long (L) propeller shaft motors
  • The TMM 20-A fits 20″ long (L) propeller shaft motors
  • The TMM 700 HD (Heavy Dury) fits 20″ long (L) propeller shaft motors. This is a W700 accessory.

high volume DETACHABLE inflatable flotation modules

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More information about these Inflatable Flotation Tubes »

DETACHABLE transparent spray shield

beached motorized kayak

More information about the Spray Shield »

Overpowering your motorized fishing kayak

Overpowering a kayak or a boat can be hazardous, and result in accidents, which is why we recommend not to do it.
The following article discusses various aspects of overpowering, and features a video of a W500 powered by a 6 hp outboard motor »

beached motorized fishing kayak

W500 motorized kayak

Important SAFETY ADVICE

For users of Wavewalk’s motor mounts from all models: Before going on a motorized trip, verify that the wide wooden bolt knobs that secure the Wavewalk® motor mount to the kayak are safely tightened to the maximum. Failing to tighten the bolt knobs could result in unwanted vibrations and noise. If you feel such unusual vibrations and/or hear unusual noise, stop the motor, turn around, and tighten the bolt knobs to the max.
Driving with loose bolt knobs is hazardous, similarly to driving with the motor’s clamp screws loose, and it could result in an accident.

Adding a pair of 5/16″ nuts would lock the knobs in place, and prevent them from getting loose.

Never operate the motor without the motor’s stop switch (“kill-switch”) attached to your arm.
For motor operation and maintenance please refer to your motor’s owner’s manual.

 

Read more: 10 good reasons to motorize your kayak