Wavewalk® 700 Kayak Skiff

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The Wavewalk® 700

The popular, two-angler kayak and portable boat that you can launch, drive, paddle and beach everywhere, and easily car-top by yourself.

The W700 is a boat like which the world has never seen before.

With a design based on Wavewalk’s patented invention, this boat delivers to you the best of both boating and paddling worlds, and more, with across the board top performance.

 

 

 

 

 


 CONTENT

 

1 Stability 10 Materials
2 Motorizing and Driving 11 Color Options
3 Features, Benefits, and Pricing 12 Accessories
4 Dimensions 13 Ordering Info
5 Carrying Capacity (Payload) and Draft 14 Transportation and Carrying
6 Internal Storage 15 Users and Applications
7 Flotation 16 W500 or W700?
8 Speed 17 W700 vs Other Skiffs
9 Construction – How It’s Built 18 Links to Additional Info


 

Unique, unrivaled stability that redefines small boats

The popular W700 boat is stabler than the classic 500 kayak series, which is the world’s stablest kayak. This stability, eclipsed oly by the S4, is especially noticeable at heavier loads and higher speed (motorized). Practically speaking, the stability of the W700 is comparable to that of a good size regular fishing boat –

This video shows what sets the W700 apart from kayaks, and makes it a boat as far as stability is concerned:



 

Motorizing and Driving

This YouTube video is best viewed in high-quality HD 720p on a wide screen

Driving is easier and more fun with Wavewalk’s joystick steering :

With a load capacity of 550 lbs, the W700 can serve as a boat tender, and for touring:

The W700 passengers ride its 7’8″ long ergonomic saddle, which is similar to the saddles of jet-skis, all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and snowmobiles, and they can stand up anytime. The cockpit has enough room for three average size adult passengers, or two large size ones.


Features, Benefits, and Pricing Info

SERIES AND MODEL 700 R Series 4
Price $2,178. $2,505.
Availability Dealerships & Direct Order Dealerships & Direct Order
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Total Length 12’10” 13′
Total Width (Beam) 31″ 38″
Total Weight Without Accessories 80 lbs 98 lbs
Hull Width 2 x 9″ 2 x 13″
Total Cockpit Length L = 7’6″ L = 8′
Total Cockpit Width W = 31″ W = 38″
Saddle-Seat Height 14 3/8″ 15″
MDO Saddle Bracket Installed yes, 1 unit yes, 2 units
Molded-In Polyethylene Saddle Brackets yes, 7 units yes, 7 units
Tite-Lok Clamp mount rod holders no. order item separately no. order item separately
Built-In Large-Size Saddle Flotation yes yes
Standard Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes, L = 6ft, Diam. = 6″ no. order items separately no. order items separately
XL Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes, L = 12ft, Diam = 7 3/4″ no. order items separately no. order items separately
Transom Motor Mount (TMM) no. order the TMM 700 HD separately Preparation for mounting plate. Order the S4 mounting plate separately
Transparent Spray Shield no. order a spray shield separately no. order a spray shield separately
Joystick Steering System no. order joystick steering
system separately
no. order joystick steering system separately
CAPABILITIES
Max Payload = Passengers + Gear + Motor 550 lbs 650 lbs
Paddling 2 adult paddlers in full comfort + child 3 adult paddlers in full comfort
Fishing 2 adult anglers in full comfort + outboard motor 2 big and heavy anglers in full comfort + outboard motor
Motorizing offshore offshore extended
Driving With Electric Trolling Motor yes, requires a motor mount yes, requires installing an S4 mounting plate
Driving With 20″ Long (L) Outboard Gas Motor yes, max 4.5 hp. TMM 700 HD
motor mount required
yes, max 6 hp. mounting plate required
Driving With 15″ Short (S) Outboard Gas Motor no no
  • 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.

Our kayak and boat prices include free shipping to continental US addresses (48 states). We ship each kayak in a custom cardboard box. All our shipments are insured and include call before delivery.)

 

HOW TO ORDER A WAVEWALK® BOAT?

Simply, send us an email to support@wavewalk.com and tell us which model, color and accessories you’re ordering, and we’ll process your order immediately, without waiting for your check to arrive and clear. By the time we receive your check, your order will be either ready for shipping or close to being completed. In your order please include your full name, the address where you want us to ship the boat, and a telephone number for the carriers to call to set the appointment for delivery.
Please make your check payable to Wavewalk, Inc.
Our address: Wavewalk, Inc., 3 Nicole Road, Mansfield, MA 02048
Call us  774 315-6009

Our kayak and boat prices include free shipping to continental US addresses (48 states). We ship each kayak in a custom cardboard box. All our shipments are insured and include call before delivery.

More Factory Direct Sale Info »

Locate Dealers »    Wavewalk® boats are available at our authorized local dealerships.

W700 Dimensions

Total Length: 154″  12’10” (391 cm)
Total Width: 31″ (79 cm)
Total Height: 17″
Total Weight: 80 lbs (36 kg) without accessories

Cockpit Length  91″  7’7″  (231 cm)

Hull Dimensions

Hull Width: 9″ (23 cm) x 2 hulls
Hull Height Below The Saddle: 9″ (23 cm)
Hull Tip Length From Cockpit To End: 30″   2’6″ (76 cm)

Saddle Dimensions

Total Saddle Height: 15″ up from the bottom of the hulls (38 cm)
Total Saddle Length: 90″ (228 cm)
Total Volume: 24 gallons (3 cubic ft / 90 liters) for the closed-wall part
Total Positive Buoyancy: (Net Flotation Capacity) 180 lbs (81 kg)

W700 Carrying Capacity (Payload) and Draft

The average US adult male weighs 200 lbs, and the average US adult female weighs 165 lbs. This means that with a maximal recommended payload of 550 lbs, a W700 boat can carry two big guys and their fishing gear, plus a motor. Alternatively, it can carry 3 average-size adult paddlers (male and female) together with their fishing and camping gear.

  • Max Recommended Load: 550 lbs (250 kg)
  • Draft: 7.75″ at 550 lbs load (20 cm at 250 kg load)
  • Draft: 2.5″ at 200 lbs load

SHALLOWEST DRAFT IN REAL-WORLD TERMS
The W700 is the only shallow-draft fishing boat (skiff) that offers its crew to paddle easily, effectively and comfortably in water that’s too shallow for an outboard motor’s propeller to work. Poling over long distances is not an option for most people, which is why the W700’s full paddling alternative to motorizing makes it the most practical boat for fishing in shallow water, as well as in places where aquatic vegetation and underwater structures limit the use of a motor. The full-fledged paddling option also makes it possible to launch and beach the W700 practically anywhere.

 


 

 

W700 Internal Storage

Total internal volume for storage and passengers: 20.5 cubic ft (153 gallons, 580 liters). This volume does not include the space inside of the watertight Saddle, which should not be used for storage, since it is designated to serve as flotation.

W700 Flotation

The W700 saddle is a large-volume watertight compartment that provides 180 lbs (81 kg) of positive buoyancy, which works as flotation in case of capsize. Therefore, models from this new series are offered without foam flotation modules.
Outfitting a W700 with a pair of inflatable detachable flotation modules can increase the amount of flotation by 146 lbs of positive buoyancy (Total 326 lbs of positive buoyancy)
The W700 RIB model comes with a pair of XL inflatable detachable flotation modules- standard. This increases the amount of flotation by 400 lbs of positive buoyancy (Total 580 lbs of positive buoyancy)

W700 Speed

Paddling mode: Compared to the 500 series, the W700 is considerably faster when powered by a tandem crew or a strong paddler, and noticeably faster for an average solo paddler.

Motorized: The W700 is much faster than the W500, for which the speed record is 13 mph. This is due mainly to the fact that the W700’s increased stability makes it easier to drive at high speed.


W700 Construction – How It’s Built

This product is assembled from two parts molded separately –

  1. The Saddle, which is closed from all directions and watertight. These attributes makes it effective as flotation for the boat.
  2. The Twinhull, which includes the two hulls, the Spray Deflector that goes around the cockpit, and a base for the Saddle part that’s dubbed the Central Platform.

The Twinhull is protected by seven molded-in plastic brackets integrated with the Saddle, plus one MDO (wood and polymer resin composite) heavy duty bracket installed behind the saddle, in a special compartment. This 3D animation video shows how the W700’s Twinhull and Saddle parts are assembled:

The saddle part is watertight, and serves as flotation. It features seven integrated (molded-in) plastic brackets (see above video) which keep the boat rigid.

Heavy Duty (HD) wooden saddle bracket at the saddle’s rear

W700 MDO saddle bracket 1024

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The above video doesn’t show the MDO (composite of wood and polymer resin) bracket installed behind the saddle, in a special compartment.
This additional bracket reinforces the boat’s structure in the area where the load created by the combined weight of a heavy passenger and a heavy outboard motor requires it.

 

 

 

 

W700 Materials:

Recyclable kayakHull: Rotationally Molded High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Saddle: Rotationally Molded High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Heavy Duty (HD) Saddle Bracket: Medium Density Overlay (MDO).

Our boats are made from 100% recyclable materials

W700 Country of Origin:

US flag 46Our kayaks, boats, paddles and accessories are 100% Made in USA

 

W700 Color Options

Since this product line is assembled from two separately molded parts, it can feature two colors. The color combinations we offer are –

Sunshine

Twinhull: Yellow,  Saddle: Orange

Yellow and Orange tandem fishing kayak top-view 640Tandem Fishing, Tandem Touring

 Microskiff

Twinhull: White,  Saddle: White

Microskiff-top-view-1024

Microskiff color combo. This unit is outfitted with a Spray Shield and a TMM 700 HD motor mount.

Safari

Twinhull: Green,  Saddle: Sand

Green and Sand Tandem fishing kayak 640

Green and sand fishing kayak 640

Combat

Twinhull: Sand,  Saddle: Green

Sand and Green tandem fishing kayak 640

Sand and Green fishing kayak 640

Series 4 Colors

White Light Gray Mud Brown

Wavewalk® Boating Accessories

1. Wavewalk® Paddles »
  • Wavewalk® PSP R  (9′ long)    Price: $186
  • Wavewalk® PSP L  (9’8″ long)    Price: $224

We don’t ship Wavewalk® paddles separately from Wavewalk® kayaks and boats, since any item that’s over 8 ft long requires shipping by freight truck.

Common kayak paddles are shorter than our paddles, and they won’t suit adults paddling our kayaks and boats. Other long paddles might be too ‘soft’ (flexible: slow, and waste your energy ), and/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 Wavewalk® paddles separately from Wavewalk® kayaks and boats.
Learn more about the Wavewalk® paddles »
2. Extra Pair of Standard Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes »

Price: $228.
Tube Length: 6ft, Tube Diameter: 6″
If outfitted with a second pair of inflatable flotation modules (total of 4 tubes), the W700 F and W700 SU function as a full-fledged Rigid-Inflatable Boat (RIB), and as such it works best for high speed motorizing and rough waters, offshore work, and diving, and it can still be effectively rowed if outfitted with rowing oarlocks. However, due to the extra width added by the inflatable tubes, this model is no longer easy to paddle. Note that it is advisable to detach the front pair of inflatable flotation tubes in case you want to use this model for angling.

3. Extra Pair of XL (12′) Detachable Inflatable Flotation Tubes »

Price: $432.
Tube Length: 12 ft, Tube Diameter: 7 1/4″
Note: The W700 RIB already comes with a pair of XL tubes, and the W700 SU and W700 Z models come with a pair of Standard tubes. Note: Outfitting a W700 with XL inflatable tubes restricts its performance in paddling applications, and it can be problematic for angling.

4. W700 Joystick Steering System »

Price: $265.
If you’re looking to drive your W700 F or W700 SU in optimal comfort, and have more fun driving over long distances, the plug-and-play Joystick Steering System is what you need.  Learn more »


 

W700 Transportation and Carrying

Car topping a W700 is easy and quick, even for one person –

 

Carrying a W700 can be as easy as dragging it on the ground:

 


 

Wavewalk Boats – Users and Applications

  • Big guys. These users can enjoy increased stability, a roomier cockpit, and a slightly higher saddle. The Wavewalk 700 is better for big and heavy guys than the 500 series. Read review »
  • Tandem paddlers. Typically, a middle aged or elderly couple looking to paddle together in a stable, comfortable, dry, and easy to paddle craft that they could car-top without problems. The W700 is the Best of Breed compared to both canoes and tandem kayaks. With two average size paddlers on board, the new model can accommodate a third paddler, or large-size dog. Recommended model: 700 R (kayak)
  • Tandem anglers. Typically, two big guys who fish out of a small microskiff, motorized dinghy, jon boat, large-size canoe, and other, heavier craft that require a trailer for transportation. Recommended models: 700 R, S4 – depending on propulsion (paddle or motor), and type of water (e.g. flat water, bays, offshore).
  • Hunters. There is enough room on board a W700 for a large-size hunter, plenty of gear, a motor, and a large-size dog. Recommended models: 700 R – depending on propulsion (paddle or motor).
  • Tandem hunters. Typically, duck and other waterfowl hunters, and their gear. Recommended models: 700 R, S4.
  • Families. The W700 is suitable for a couple paddling together with two young children. Recommended models: 700 R, S4   – depending on main propulsion (paddle or motor).
  • Boaters. The 700 and S4 are perfect tenders for a big boat or a yacht – as a paddle craft or rowing craft (“dinghy”), and motorized.  Recommended models: 700 R, 700 RIB, S4 – depending on propulsion (paddle or motor). Watch movie »
  • Kayak anglers. The only drawback the 700 has compared to the 500 series is its 20 lbs of additional weight. As far as everything else, it is a perfect car-top boat, while being lighter and much more stable than any high-end fishing kayak out there. Recommended models: 700 R (kayak), S4 – depending on propulsion (paddle or motor) and type of water (e.g. flat water, bays, offshore). Watch movies »
  • Flats fishermen. Typically, these anglers fish out of a Jon boat, a microskiff or skiff, which is a name given to a broad range of small, shallow-draft, stable motorboats that are too heavy to car-top, and can’t be paddled. As a microskiff, the 700 is easy to car top even for one person, and unrivaled as a mobile and stable paddle craft. Recommended model: 700 R, S4, depending on the number of anglers on board. More microskiff info »
  • Offshore fishermen. S4
  • Offshore technical crews. People working on offshore scientific, engineering and maintenance projects that typically involve the use of Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIB) or RIB (Rigid-Inflatable Boat).  Recommended model: W700 RIB, S4.
  • Catamaran-dinghy sailors. For a 1-2 crew. Recommended model: W700 RIB and S4.
  • Speed, fun and adventure seekers. For a 1-2 crew. Recommended model: W700 RIB, S4.


Wavewalk’s unique plug-in Joystick Steering Kit ».  Steering with the joystick makes driving easier and more fun in long trips and in rough water.


W500 or W700?

This is a question that each client would have to answer by themselves.
Most people who fish out of a W500 will tell you it’s the world’s best one-person fishing kayak, and we designed the W700 to be the world’s best two-person fishing kayak and the world’s best car-top fishing boat, and indeed it is both, according to its users »

In quantitative terms, we think that the main factors worth consideration (except dollars) are  Weight vs. Load Capacity. The models from the 700 series start at 80 lbs, which is 20 lbs (9 kg) more than the similar models from the 500 series.  And while the 700 series offers unrivaled performance across the board compared to other tandem fishing kayaks (including its being lighter than them), 20 lbs can be noticeable weight difference if you don’t really need a bigger Wavewalk® kayak. But if you’re a big guy who wants to fish with a fishing buddy on board, or paddle in tandem with one (or more) paddling partners, you’d better get a W700.

Having said that, at 80 lbs, and with its flat twin hulls, the 700 is still a car top boat, even for one person, and transporting it is easy.

As far as motorizing is concerned, being bigger and stabler, the 700 series models is suitable for more powerful outboards than comparable models from the 500 series. 700 models can go faster, carry more load including passengers, and handle more difficult waters. If these factors are important to you, you should get a 700, and if they aren’t, get a 500.  Read more and Watch movie »

In general, we’ve decided to offer all W500 models in the Kayak Section , together with the W700 R, while we offer all other W700 models under in this Boats Section. The difference being that while W500 and W700 R models work very well with motors, their main mode of propulsion is paddling.

Wavewalk® 700 Microskiff vs Other Skiffs

The W700 is an ultralight microskiff that you can car top easily and quickly, even if you have to do it by yourself, without help. It offers full tandem fishing capabilities when motorized, paddled or poled, as well as offshore capabilities. There is no other microskiff, dinghy, tandem fishing kayak or other small craft on the market that offers a similar combination of advantages, except the new Series 4 from Wavewalk »
Comfort wise, the 700 offers you to spend an entire day on the water without getting back to shore – as you’d expect from a full size fishing boat, and as a bonus, you stay dry.
The front and rear ends of the W700 cockpit’s spray deflector are designed in a way that allows for a transom motor mount to fit tightly, with no gap. This feature makes it even easier and more convenient to access an outboard motor’s controls, as well as to steer.

W700 or S4?

  • W700 advantages over the S4:  Solo kayaking, solo canoeing, tandem kayaking, tandem canoeing, portability.
  • S4 advantages over the W700: Motorizing, tandem motorizing, tandem fishing, stability, offshore trips, load capacity (big guys, heavy gear).
  • Shallow water – The S4 drafts less than the W700, and it features a skiff stand up casting platform, but the W700 paddles better, in general.
  • Offshore – Being more of a boat than the W700, the S4 is more seaworthy, and performs better when driving in the chop.


Do you feel unsure? Please don’t hesitate to call or email us. We’re always happy to answer questions about our products and the best ways to use them, and offer more details about performance, outfitting, etc.

 

More reading about the W700

6 Comments

  1. Bassman

    Wow! Starship Enterprise, Next Generation!!! Picard was a much better captain than Kirk and the 700 will be a much improved ship. Looking forward to ordering a threesome.

    Larry J.

  2. RoxCT

    Very nice design.

    Now that the load limit is 580lbs, you will meet the needs of many more
    customers.
    Two riders plus gear will be a lot more comfy, the larger folks, like my buddy
    Mike, weighs 385lbs, this new design would be perfect for him.

    Like I said before, the sky’s the limit.

    Keep up the great work Yoav, the W out does any stand up kayak out there.

    Tight lines and MoPaddle Safe All.
    Rox

  3. fish kayak (Post author)

    Thanks Rox 🙂

    Yoav

  4. John Fabina

    The 700’s look great Yoav. I can’t wait to see how the new owners add their own customizations to this craft.

  5. Dario Lazaric

    Would like to hear from any Aussie owners, amazing g what some of you people get up too, looking forward to my delivery

  6. fish (Post author)

    Hi Dario,

    According to the shipping documents your Sunshine W700 Z should arrive to Melbourne port around mid March.

    I can’t wait to see live pictures of it outfitted with the 3.5 hp Mercury outboard! 🙂

    Yoav

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