THIS COMPANY IS GOING TO TURN THE KAYAK WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN / Newport Vessels Launches NK-180S Kayak Motor
[SAN FRANCISCO, FEB, 2021] — Traveling farther and covering more water in one day just got easier for kayak anglers. Introducing the NK-180S electric motor by Newport Vessels. This new kayak motor launched today after two years of development with engineers and passionate anglers.
The innovative prop design delivers smooth, powerful acceleration with a 24-volt brushless motor and top speeds at more than 5 knots on most kayaks. The motor increases kayak anglers’ effective range and bolts to a 4-bolt Power-Pole style stern mount.
The lightweight NK-180S features integrated steering with a variable speed throttle controller. Steering cables can be set up to turn the motor like a rudder using the kayak’s OEM mounted foot-pedal systems. Or, a pin can lock the motor in a fix-position for use on many styles of fishing kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables.
“Our goal is to make getting out on the water more accessible for everyone,” Josh Loseke, brand manager for Newport Vessels, said. “Upgrading your fishing kayak shouldn’t come at the cost of a house payment, so we worked for more than two years to develop an affordable motor unlike comparable products already on the market, while also delivering industry-leading performance. Our latest kayak motor gives anglers the ability to travel farther and the mobility needed to catch more fish in a day.”
The NK-180S features the latest brushless DC motor technology and is optimized to deliver high efficiency in a compact package. The propulsive power of the NK-180S is roughly equivalent to a 1.8hp petrol outboard motor, but with silent and emission-free power delivery. The motor package can be easily installed on most fishing kayaks and set up to accommodate rudder steering or a fixed position for use with a paddle. It is also significantly lighter than a conventional trolling motor, making it the perfect upgrade for your fishing kayak. It offers a quiet and affordable solution to upgrade your kayaking fishing experience forever. Take it to the next level with a new NK-180S, available at www.NewportVessels.com. Power up, enjoy the adventure and make your time on the water the best it can be.
BATTERY OPTIONS FOR THE NK-180S
At Newport Vessels, we realize that not everyone can pay the price of a used economy car to outfit their fishing kayak. That is why the NK-180S kayak motor was designed to bring a high quality brushless motor to the kayak fishing world at an affordable price. The NK-180 is capable of delivering excellent performance with several different battery options, intended to fit any budget.
First it can use an inexpensive 24V lead acid deep cycle battery system, a lithium 24V deep cycle battery, or a higher voltage 25.9V Lithium battery which will be available from Newport Vessels around summer 2021.
Static Input Power – 600W/25A
Battery Type – Deep cycle marine battery – 24V
Optional Battery Type – 25.9V lithium battery
Steering – Cable steering or fixed
Propeller Speed – 1800 RPM
Max Overall Efficiency – 48%
Stow/Deploy Method – Cable lift
Trim Angles – 0*, 9*, 18*, 27*
Propeller Diameter – 5.9 Inches
Control Method – Digital controller
Mount Attachment – Four-bolt mount
ABOUT NEWPORT VESSELS
Founded in 2008, Newport Vessels is a California-based direct-to-consumer provider of high-quality inflatable boats and marine products at the most affordable prices. Newport Vessels sells inflatable boats, trolling motors, and boat accessories. Newport Vessels has developed a continuous process improvement policy to guarantee production of world-class products and customer experiences.