New Fishing Kayaks for the 2018 Season!

New Fishing Kayaks for the 2018 Season
We are devoted to creating the best kayak fishing experience on the water for every angler. We are excited to add FIVE new fishing kayaks to our innovative lineup! Check out each new model here!


Titan Propel 10.5
Available: November 2017
Details: The award winning Titan series offers an incredible platform for kayak bass fishing. With the 10.5’ model, this Titan can be more easily transported in a truck bed while offering many of the same features as the 13.5’ model. All Titan models feature our Plastifoam technology which adds flotation for safety and increased stiffness for performance. The Titan 10.5 offers unsurpassed stability making the platform optimal for sight casting with plenty of leverage provided to reel in the catch. This boat features easy-to-reach horizontal rod storage with rod tip protection and elevated First Class Seating designed for comfortable transitions between standing and sitting. In addition, the boat features easy mounting of a Power-Pole Micro Anchor system. The Titan 10.5 can be purchased with a our transom-style motor mount that will accept many off-the-shelf trolling motors for a power-assisted ride, making this one truly versatile kayak fishing platform.


Titan Propel 12
Available: January 2018
Details: The Titan Propel 12 and 13.5 offer unsurpassed stability and ample room and flexibility to move around. Optimal for sight casting with plenty of leverage to reel in the catch, this is an angler’s fantasy fulfilled. This boat features easy-to-reach horizontal rod storage with rod tip protection. Elevated First Class Seating is designed for comfortable transitions between standing and sitting, and it can be moved out of the way in the 13.5’ model for a walk-around deck. The Titan also contains our Plastifoam technology, which adds flotation for safety and increases stiffness for performance. Featuring easy mounting for Power-Pole Micro Anchor systems and offering a custom motor mount accessory (sold separately) that will accept trolling motors for a power-assisted ride, the Titan 12 and 13.5 are truly in a league of their own.


Slayer 12 XC
Available: March 2018
Details: THE SLAYER XC 12 IS THE FIRST BOAT OF ITS KIND DESIGNED TO BE COMFORTABLE FLOATING RIVERS, STALKING THE FLATS, AND PADDLING OPEN WATER. The hull of the XC is designed towards cross conditions performance. A broad flatter hull not only allows river anglers to maneuver and control their boats in tighter conditions while sliding through shallow areas with a very shallow draft, but also gives an incredibly stable standing platform for sight fishing. When it’s time to cover some ground, a flip of a lever drops a directional skeg to allow the Slayer XC to track on a line to the next spot. The XC maintains a clean deck profile for anglers, but is carefully packed with fish ready features and advanced electronics capabilities for the biggest gear hounds. In designing the XC, we worked with a group of our pro staff to develop not only a layout fit for a pro, simple and clean, but feature rich. No cluttered deck, no tangled lines, just fishing on our mind.


Manta Ray Angler 12 XT
Available: February 2018
Details: AFFORDABILITY, FISHING READY FEATURES AND HIGH/LOW SEATING ARE THE NAME OF THE GAME WITH THE NEW MANTA RAY ANGLER 12 XT. This polyethylene adaptation of the thermoformed Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12 LT contains the same hull design focused on maximizing stability in a seated, paddling, or sight-casting position. The Manta Ray Angler 12 XT delivers the performance, confidence and comfort necessary for a long day on the water. The cruising speed and tracking of the Manta Ray Angler 12 XT is impressive given its 33-inch beam, and its sharp bow lines slice through the water with grace in choppy conditions and open water swells. With our never ending desire to improve our designs and outfitting, we have taken this model to the next level of comfort, adjustability, and appeal by installing a Frame Seat featuring two height positions: the lower position for paddling to and from the fishing spots and the higher position for transitioning to a standing position while casting.


Manta Ray Angler 12 LT
Available: November 2017
Details: THE MANTA RAY ANGLER 12 LT IS THE NEWEST ADDITION TO THE EVER POPULAR SIT-ON-TOP SERIES FROM NATIVE. We have taken this model to the next level of comfort and adjustability by installing a 1st Class Frame Seat featuring two height positions. With a new hull design focused on maximizing stability in a seated, paddling, or sight-casting position, the Manta Ray Angler 12 LT delivers the performance, confidence, and comfort necessary for a long day on the water. The Manta Ray Angler 12 LT has impressive cruising speed and tracking, and its sharp bow lines slice through the water even in choppy conditions. The seat provides generous fit, uncompromised comfort, and excellent breathability. It can also be easily removed to lighten the craft for transport. With proven Trylon ABS thermoformed construction, the Manta Ray Angler 12 LT is one of the lightest kayaks in its class, yet it is still fully featured from bow to stern.

 


 

All Native Watercraft fishing kayaks are made in Fletcher, NC USA including all seating. Fish out of a Native and feel the difference.


 

PRE-ORDER ANY OF THESE MODELS NOW AT YOUR LOCAL DEALER. FIND YOUR LOCAL DEALER HERE.

 

Slayer 12 XC – SNEAK PEEK!

SNEAK PEEK AT THE SLAYER 12 XC!

The Slayer 12 XC is the first boat of its kind designed to be comfortable floating rivers, stalking the flats, and paddling open water. The hull of the XC is designed towards cross conditions performance. A broad flatter hull not only allows river anglers to maneuver and control their boats in tighter conditions while sliding through shallow areas with a very shallow draft, but it also gives an incredibly stable standing platform for sight fishing. When it’s time to cover some ground, a flip of a lever drops a directional skeg to allow the Slayer XC to track on a line to the next spot. The XC maintains a clean deck profile for anglers, but is carefully packed with fish ready features and advanced electronics capabilities for the biggest gear hounds. In designing the XC, we worked with a group of our pro staff to develop not only a layout fit for a pro, simple and clean, but feature rich. No cluttered deck, no tangled lines, just fishing on our mind.

ESTIMATED SPECS: Length: 12’2″ / 371cm – Width: 36.5″ / 93cm – Depth: 12″ / 30cm – Weight: TBD – Capacity: 500 lbs / 227kg

OUTFITTING: Multi-Adjust, Hi/Lo 1st Class Seating

ESTIMATED MSRP: $1,499 USD

Titan Propel 10.5 – SNEAK PEEK!

SNEAK PEEK AT THE TITAN PROPEL 10.5!

THE TITAN PROPEL WILL BE AVAILABLE IN A 10.5 FOOT PLATFORM THIS OCTOBER! The Titan model has proven itself to be a bass fishing kayak machine. With the 10.5 model, the Titan can more easily be transported in a truck bed while offering many of the same features as the 13.5’ model. The Titan 10.5 offers unsurpassed stability making the platform optimal for sight casting with providing plenty of leverage to reel in the catch. This boat features easy-to-reach horizontal rod storage with rod tip protection and elevated First Class Seating designed for comfortable transitions between standing and sitting. In addition, the boat features easy mounting of a Power-Pole Micro Anchor system. The Titan 10.5 can be purchased with a our transom-style motor mount that will accept many off-the-shelf trolling motors for a power-assisted ride making this one truly versatile kayak fishing platform.

Estimated Specs

 

 

*Fitted Hull Weight is the weight of the kayak without the seat and the Propel Pedal Drive installed. This is the weight that is typically lifted when transporting the kayak. // Fully Rigged Weight is the weight with the seat and Propel Pedal Drive installed. Typically, the seat and Propel Pedal Drive are installed when the kayak is about to be launched.

More info to come soon…

Check out the Titan Propel 13.5 here.

Bass Fishing World Champion, Jordan Lee Signs On with Native Watercraft

FLETCHER, NC USA- July 10th, 2017 – Native Watercraft, a leading manufacturer of innovative fishing kayaks, today announced a partnership with world champion bass fisherman and Bassmaster Elite Series angler Jordan Lee.

“I am super excited to sign on with the Native team as they make the most innovative fishing kayaks out there,” said Lee, the second -youngest angler to ever win the Bassmaster Classic. “I love bass fishing from my kayak – it really gets me back to my fishing roots. When I am fishing from my Native, it really complements my style and allows me to get to where the fish live to catch ‘em up!”

Jordan – the true “young gun” in professional bass fishing – was 25 when he won the Bassmaster Classic, the biggest bass fishing tournament in the world. In his young career, he also won the College Bass Classic Bracket Championship and has 14 more top 10 tournament finishes.

To kick off the partnership, Native, which created the Propel Pedal Drive System, will be highlighting Jordan fishing from his Titan Propel 13.5. Offering unsurpassed stability as a large and in charge bass fishing machine, the Titan is truly like no other fishing kayak on the market today. The Titan can utilize Native’s Propel Pedal Drive system offering hands-free forward to reverse or be fitted with a motor mount to employ an off-the-shelf trolling motor.

“We are very excited to work with such an incredible, young angler who is a driving force in the professional bass fishing world,” said Tyler Brown, Director of Marketing for Native Watercraft. “Having Jordan sign on to the Native team allows us to further showcase the capabilities of Native fishing kayaks and why they truly offer the best kayak fishing experience for everyone… casual to professional anglers alike.”

Check out Jordan fishing from his Titan here:

For more information on the Titan Propel 13.5 click here.

#howirigmynative PHOTO CONTEST

We want to see how you rig your Native Watercraft!

Here is how to enter the contest…

  1. Make sure you like our Native Watercraft Facebook and/or Instagram page. You must like at least one or both to win.
  2. Like and Share the #howirigmynative PHOTO CONTEST post on Facebook OR Like the #howirigmynative PHOTO CONTEST Instagram post.
  3. Post a picture of your Native Watercraft kayak on Facebook and/or Instagram AND include the hashtag #howirigmynative and tag @nativewatercraft in the post. You must do both to be entered to win.

The eligible contest posts with the most likes and shares by February 28th, 2017 will be entered to win a Native Watercraft / Railblaza Pro Package! (Make sure you get your friends to like and share your post!) The contest winner will be announced March 1st, 2017. The Pro Package includes…

  • NATIVE WATERCRAFT RAILBLAZA STAND ‘N CAST
  • RAILBLAZA VISIBILITY II KIT
  • RAILBLAZA STUB PORT WITH MOBI
  • RAILBLAZA ROD HOLDER R with STARPORT HD and TRACMOUNTS

 

ELIGIBILITY: You must be in the contiguous United States to win and be at least 18 years old. Contest ends 2/28/2017.

Titan Propel 13.5 SNEAK PEEK

SNEAK PEEK OF THE TITAN PROPEL 13.5!

The Titan is a “First with Reverse” Propel Pedal driven bass fishing kayak extraordinaire. Large and in charge, the Titan offers unsurpassed stability and ample room and flexibility to move around. Optimal for sight casting with plenty of leverage to reel in the catch, this is a fisherman’s fantasy fulfilled. This kayak features easy-to-reach horizontal rod storage with rod tip protection. Elevated First Class Seating is designed for comfortable transitions between standing and sitting, and it can be moved out of the way for a walk-around deck. The kayak also features two stern Power Pole mounts for dual anchoring to further increase stability. The Titan can be purchased with a custom motor mount that will accept trolling motors for a power-assisted ride. The image above displays some of the many features found on the new Titan.

The Titan will be available at a dealer near you March/April 2017. The colors offered will be Hidden Oak, Lizard Lick and Copperhead. Current specs are… Length: 13′ 6″, Width 41.5″, Weight: TBD, Capacity: 550 LBS. Retail Price is currently slated at $3,249 USD with the super quiet Propel Pedal Drive System, $3,339 USD with Transom-Style Motor Mount Included or $2,489 USD without the Propel Pedal Drive.

To find/contact a dealer near you, please go to our dealer locator map by clicking here.

Also, check out our new Propel Pedal Drive kayak models available now…

Manta Ray Propel Angler 12 Fishing kayak
Manta Ray Propel Angler 12
Slayer Propel 12 LT Fishing Kayak
Slayer Propel 12 LT

 

Photo Credit: BASS Australia Nation

Ben Faro Wins the Fish Arrow Australia Blue Rock Blitz!

Native Watercraft Pro Staffer, Ben Faro takes the Fish Arrow Australia Blue Rock Blitz! Check out the video of Ben describing how REVERSE was key to his BASS Australia win…

To learn more about Native Watercraft models that offer the Propel Pedal Drive System with Reverse, click the models below.

SP10 SP13 UP13

Featured Image Photo Credit: BASS Australia Nation