W720 Catamaran Kayak-Skiff

W720 Kayak Skiff

The most stable kayak skiff that you can launch, drive, paddle and beach anywhere, and easily cartop

W720 Kayak Skiff Animation 2023

2024 W720 Kayak-Skiff

The 2024 model W720 is Wavewalk’s newest, patented catamaran kayak skiff from the 700 series.
The W720 delivers top performance in paddling and driving, for solo and tandem crews.

2024 Colors: Gator Green, White

Price: $2,200 + shipping to client’s address (see more info below).

Owners Reviews With Pictures »
W720 Video Playlist

Starting with a W720 walkaround:

Super stability, unrivaled by any kayak of any size

The W720 is not as stable as the S4 microskiff, but its stability is better than that of any kayak of any size, and it is comparable to that of a small fishing boat.

Motorizing and Driving the W720

You can drive the W720 riding the comfortable and stable saddle-seat, or standing up

With a load capacity of 400 lbs, the W720 can serve as a boat tender, and for touring:

The W720 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 average US male weighs 200 lbs, and the average US female weighs 165 lbs, so with its 400 lbs total payload, the W720 has enough room and carrying capacity for a crew of two adult passengers and their gear, or two adult passengers and one child.

Motorized W720 Kayak Skiff outfitted with a 3 gallon fuel tank in the front part of its cockpit, with the fuel line under the coaming

Carrying a Motorized W720 (Video) »

Summary of W720 Features, Benefits, and Pricing
W720 Price $2,200 + shipping (see info below)
Vessel Type kayak – canoe / with catamaran hull
Total Length 12’10”
Total Boat Width (Beam) 31″
Total Weight Without Accessories 80 lbs
Hull Width 2 hulls, each 9″ wide
Total Cockpit Length L = 7’6″
Total Cockpit Width W = 31″
Saddle-Seat Height 14 3/8″
MDO (Wood Composite) Saddle Bracket Installed yes, 1 unit
Molded-In Polyethylene Saddle Brackets yes, 7 units
Built-In Large-Size Saddle Flotation yes
Transom Motor Mount yes, with mounting plate for 3 HP motor
Max Payload (Passengers + Gear + Motor) 400 lbs
Paddling 2 adult paddlers in full comfort + child
Fishing 2 adult anglers in full comfort + outboard motor
Motorizing calm water, protected bays, estuaries
Driving With Electric Trolling Motor yes
Driving With 20″ Long (L) Outboard Gas Motor yes, max 3 hp motor
Driving With 15″ Short (S) Outboard Gas Motor no

For additional W720 kayak-skiff tech specs and info see here »

Owners Reviews With Pictures »

Looking for even more stability, seaworthiness, speed, and load capacity? Checkout the S4 Microskiff »
The S4 is the highest standard in small craft:  A 100 lbs twin-hull super skiff that delivers full-size boat stability, speed and seaworthiness, plus great paddling capabilities and hassle-free car-top transportation. Read more »

W720 Price and Ordering Info

  • Price: $2,600 plus shipping to your address.
  • $200 discount on factory pickup in Latta, SC 29565

Please contact us for a quote on shipping to your address

  • We ship to addresses in the contiguous US and Canada.
  • Shipping includes insurance and call before delivery service.
  • Shipping costs vary between $200 and $1,500, depending on the delivery address. Clients in extremely remote locations may have to pay more.
  • We ship every S4 Microskiff in a custom heavy-duty cardboard box.
  • We do not ship to addresses on islands, unless the island is connected to the mainland by a bridge enabling a trailer truck to cross over and deliver the S4 to the client’s address.
  • All overseas clients, including clients in Hawaii and Alaska, take care of shipping their order from the factory to their address. We’ve found that UPS Air Freight offers competitive rates for shipping to addresses in Europe and elsewhere. Please contact us for details.

Please contact us for a quote on shipping to your address

Sales Tax

Wavewalk does not collect sales tax, but you’ll be required to pay sales tax when you register your W720 motorized kayak with your local authorities.


Some states require issuing a title for a motorized kayak, and the W720 is classified as a kayak. You’d have to find out what the specific requirements are with your state’s authority that’s responsible for registering boats.

Ordering info

To order your W720 simply send us an email to support@wavewalk.com
In your order, please include your name, address, the color and accessories you chose for your S4, and the best phone number for the carrier to call you before delivery.


Please make your check payable to Wavewalk, Inc, and mail it to –

Wavewalk, Inc.
115 Terrace Avenue
Riverside, RI 02915

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W720 Dimensions

Total Length: 154″  12’10” (391 cm)
Total Width: 31″ (79 cm)
Total Height: 17″
Total Weight: 85 lbs (36 kg) including motor mount

Cockpit Length  95″  7’11”  (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-Seat Dimensions

Total Saddle Height: 14.375″ up from the bottom of the hulls (38 cm)
Total Saddle Length: 90″ (228 cm)
Total Saddle Volume: 24 gallons (3 cubic ft / 90 liters) for the closed-wall part
Total Positive Buoyancy: (Net Flotation Capacity) 180 lbs (81 kg)

W720 Carrying Capacity (Payload) and Draft

The average US adult male weighs 200 lbs, and the average US adult female weighs 165 lbs. With its maximal recommended payload of 400 lbs, the W720 tandem kayak-skiff can carry two average size passengers, plus a portable outboard gas motor up to 3 HP.

  • Max Recommended Load: 400 lbs (181 kg)

The W720 offers its crew to paddle easily, effectively and comfortably in water that’s too shallow for an outboard motor’s propeller to work in. Poling over long distances is not an option for most people, which is why the W720’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 W720 practically anywhere.

Onboard Storage

The W720 has an internal volume for storage and passengers that’s extremely large: 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. Practically, the W720 offers as much onboard storage space as a medium size Jon boat does. Read more about onboard storage »

W720 Flotation

The W720 saddle is a large-volume watertight compartment that provides 180 lbs (81 kg) of positive buoyancy, which works as flotation in case of capsize.

W720 Speed

Paddling mode: The W720 is considerably faster when powered by a tandem crew or a strong paddler, and it’s pretty fast for an average solo paddler.
Motorized: With a 3 HP outboard motor, the W720 can rarely exceed 10 mph.
Note: Currently, no manufacturer of outboard gas motors offers a 4-cycle 3 HP  model, and the closest are 2.5 HP outboards. As for various electric motors that are presented as being equivalent in power to 3 HP gas outboard motors, they are not, to the best of our understanding. See the “Thrust, Horsepower (HP) and Kilowatts (KW)” section in this article on motorized kayaks »

W720 Construction

The W720 is assembled from two parts rotomolded from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE). These two parts are –

  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 W720’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 and Motor Mounting Plate

W720 saddle bracket and motor mounting plate support
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The above video doesn’t show the MDO (composite of wood and polymer resin) W720 bracket installed behind the saddle, in a special compartment.

This additional saddle bracket reinforces the boat’s structure in the stern area, where the load created by the combined weight of a heavy passenger and an outboard motor requires it.

In addition, this bracket provides support for the W720 motor mounting plate, which is attached to it from behind by means of a pair of 5/16 bolts and a pair of screws.

W720 lite-duty mounting plate for 3 HP outboard motor
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The wooden bracket and mounting plate form the motor mount for outboard motors up to 3 HP.

For more W720 kayak-skiff tech specs, see here »
W720 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) coated with urethane.
Mounting Plate for Outboard Motor: Medium Density Overlay (MDO) coated with urethane.

Thanks to the extra durability and resilience of Polyethylene, it is the polymer resin of choice for molding nearly all modern kayaks.

Our boats and kayaks are made from 100% recyclable materials

W720 Country of Origin:

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

Paddling Kit

Paddling Kit for Kayaking and Canoeing »  Price: $110

This kit includes a 9 ft long, 2-piece dual blade ‘Kayaking’ paddle and a pair of T-grip handles.
The two halves of the XL paddle can be instantly outfitted with handles, and transformed into 2 canoe paddles.
This paddling kit also complements driving the W720, since canoe paddles take less room on board than longer kayak paddles do, and you always need a paddle on board a small boat, to help with launching and beaching, going in shallow water, and just in case something goes wrong with the motor.

We do not ship this paddling kit separately from the kayak itself.

Transportation and Carrying

Car topping a W720 is easy and quick, even for one person –

Carrying a W720 can be as easy as dragging it on the ground:

Note: We ship the W720 without Nylon eyelets (tie-downs), flotation tubes,  and spray shield seen in this video. The motor mount seen in it is an old, discontinued model. We do not recommend driving or paddling the W720 in the open ocean.

Owners Reviews »

W720 – Users and Applications
  • Big Guys. These users can enjoy extreme stability, a roomy cockpit, and a high saddle seat that’s considerably more comfortable and ergonomic than any other kayak seat.  Read a big guy’s review »
  • Tandem Paddlers (Touring). Typically, two paddlers looking to paddle together in a stable, comfortable, dry, and easy to paddle craft that they could car-top without problems. The W720 is a better solution compared to both canoes and regular tandem kayaks. With two average size paddlers on board, the W720 can carry some gear on board as well, or a small child, or a dog.
  • Tandem Kayak Anglers. Typically, two guys who fish out of a large size kayak or canoe. Recommended models: W720 or S4, depending on propulsion preference (paddle or motor), and type of water (e.g. flat water, bays, offshore). The W720 is a perfect tandem fishing kayak that works well with a small, lightweight outboard motor up to 3 HP, while the S4 is a high-performance motorboat that works pretty well as a tandem kayak too.
  • Solo Hunters. There is enough room on board a W720 for a large size hunter, plus plenty of hunting gear including dozens of decoys (see storage video), a motor, and a dog or two.
  • Tandem Hunters. Typically, duck hunters and other waterfowl hunters, and their gear. Recommended models: W720, S4. The W720 works perfectly for paddling, and the S4 works perfectly for motorizing, including with a surface drive (mud motor).
  • Families. The W720 is suitable for a couple paddling on flat water together with two young children, and it can be outfitted with an outboard gas motor up the 3 HP.
  • Boaters. The 720 works very well as a tender (service boat) for a big boat or a yacht. The S4 works better in this capacity thanks to its bigger payload capability and seaworthiness, and the fact that you can tow it behind the boat, which is not advised for the W720.
  • Solo Kayak Anglers. The W720 is lighter and much more stable than any high-end SOT or sit-in fishing kayak out there. The S4 has a bigger load capacity, and it’s more seaworthy than all kayaks and most microskiffs.
  • Flats Fishermen. Typically, these anglers fish out of a Jon boat, a microskiff or a 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 effectively. The W720 is easy to car top even for one person, and unrivaled as a mobile and stable paddle craft.  More microskiff info »
  • Offshore Fishermen. The S4 is considerably more seaworthy than the W720.
  • 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: S4.
  • Catamaran-Dinghy Sailors. For a 1-2 crew. Recommended model: S4.
  • Speed, Fun, and Adventure Seekers. For a 1-2 crew. Recommended model: Motorized S4.
W720 Owners Reviews »

W720 or S4?

  • W720 advantages over the S4:  Solo kayaking, solo canoeing, light tandem kayaking, light tandem canoeing, portability.
  • S4 advantages over the W720: Driving, seaworthiness, ocean, tandem motorizing, tandem fishing, stability, offshore trips, load capacity (big guys, additional passengers, heavy gear, powerful motor).
  • Shallow water – The S4 drafts a bit less than the W720, and it features a skiff stand up casting platform, but the W720 paddles better.
  • Offshore –  The S4 is much more seaworthy than the W720.
  • Motor – The S4 features a molded-in motor mount and a 1.5″ heavy-duty wooden mounting plate, while the W720 features a 3/4″ wooden mounting plate that’s attached to a wooden saddle bracket inside its cockpit. The S4 is considerably more stable and has a higher load capacity than the W720, and due to all these differences, the S4 is rated for a 6 HP motor and the W720 for a 3 HP motor.

W700 vs S4

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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.

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