The Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak

 

The Fin Drive System allows for a hands-free experience on the water for Kayak Fishing

You can focus your attention on getting your bait out in the water, and when the time comes, reel in that monster.

 

 

Hands-Free Experience.

The Mahi Mahi is a trophy fish found in temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters around the world, and just like its namesake, the Vanhunks Mahi Mahi sit on top Fin Drive System kayak loves the same conditions.

 

 

The removable Fin Drive System is straightforward to use, allowing you to reach top speeds in no time and maintain momentum when you are moving, and that frees up your hands when trawling. The easy-to-install Fin Drive System works on a push action making for natural movement for most people. The Mahi Mahi is a smooth ride and takes little effort to get it moving. The fin drive navigates the Kayak forward, and with the quiet propulsion of the Fin Drive System, the fish will not hear you coming and will still allow you the element of surprise. Kayak Paddles produce splash and generate noise, with the Fin Drive System you will not experience as much noise and disturbances giving you a stealth advantage over your next catch.

 

 

A one-handed rudder control allows for easy maneuvering. The rudder system is an integrated design with the bottom of the hull and no need to worry about obstacles that can damage your rudder; the rudder is securely horizontally aligned under the Kayak.

The superior stability of the Kayak makes it great for fishing. You can cast while you are standing up and not worry about the boat tipping or you falling off. Finding the perfect ratio between weight and balance meant we had to relook the length and width of this vessel. 11 feet in length and 34 inches in width and weighing in at 79 lbs with the fin drive system and 70 lbs without the fin drive system, we believe we found the perfect weight to balance ratio. Less length means less weight to be peddled, yet the wide hull still secures plenty of storage space, which is ideal if you bag that big one.

The bottom of this vessel is complemented with a Deep single V shape in the front towards a double V in the back for added stability and speed of water flow through the tail area. The hull is designed for superior stability, yet effortless forward propulsion.

Equipped with a round storage hatch between the paddler’s seat and the Fin Drive System, front storage, and rear storage system, with added space behind your seat, space will be no problem. The Mahi Mahi is equipped with six horizontal molded rod placements and two integrated rod holders at the back. On either side of the paddler, the integrated tackle box storage compartments are molded into the design, not to forget the molded-in cup holder.

When it came to seating, we equipped the Mahi Mahi with an adjustable Aluminium seat on a slider system to move your position forward and backward without much effort, to ensure a comfortable pedal. When you’re out on the water all day, you need to be comfortable, the Vanhunks Mahi Mahi Fin Drive System kayak provides just that. It’s spacious, and the raised padded seat ensures you’re not going to get soaked by any water in the seating area from ocean spray. With ample room to move around, entry and exit, as well as gear access, is easy. Recline your seat for a laid back paddle position, or secure it more upright for moments when you need to dash forward quickly.

As an added feature, the Mahi Mahi is equipped with the functionality to easily mount a motor mount on the back of the Kayak for when you want to get to your next secret spot quicker. The motor will not interfere with your rudder system and no need to make adjustments to your steering system.

The Mahi Mahi Fin Drive System allows for a hands-free experience on the water for Kayak Fishing. You can focus your attention on getting your bait out in the water, and when the time comes, reel in that monster.

Do not want to add a Fin Drive System, no problem, a drive cover box is available. Simply remove the Fin Drive and the cover box fits into the open space. The box allows for additional storage while transforming your Mahi Mahi to a paddle fishing kayak.

 

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MAHI MAHI COMPONENTS

 

1. STORAGE – Large rear and front storage with bungee for keeping bait, food, and other essentials

2. FIN DRIVE – 1 x Fin Drive System

3. FOOTRESTS – 2 x Adjustable footrests

4. RUDDER CONTROL – One-handed rudder control allows for easy maneuvering

5. DELUXE ALUMINIUM SEAT – 1x Deluxe Aluminum Seat: With breathable mesh for all-day enjoyment, and adjustable fittings, you’ll feel content chilling back in a reclined position as you cast your rod, and in full control in a forward position as you push your way across bays to get the good ones. The seating’s raised design ensures you’re not drenched in a pool of spray water collecting in the kayak throughout the day.

6. DRAIN PLUGS – 6x Drainage holes with scupper plugs

7. MOTOR MOUNT – 1 x Motor Mount in tail area

8. FISHFINDER COMPARTMENT – 1 x Fishfinder compartment (fishfinder not included)

9. ACCESSORY RAILS – 2 x Accessory track rails

10. STORAGE HATCH – 1x Small round storage hatch

11. CUP HOLDER – 1x Molded-in cupholder

12. ROD HOLDERS – 2x Molded-in fishing rod holders

13. RUDDER – Integrated Rudder System

14. PADDLE – 1x Two-piece paddle

 

MAHI MAHI KAYAK FEATURES

 

 

COMPARE KAYAKS

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Length: 11ft 13ft 9ft 12ft 12ft 13ft 12ft
Width: 34 Inches 34 Inches 32 Inches 32 Inches 32 Inches 35 Inches 30 Inches
Kayak Weight: 36kg/79lb (with fin drive) 33kg/73lb 23kg/51lb 35kg/77lb 25kg/77lb 37kg/81lb 28kg/62lb
Max Capacity: 185kg/407lb 250kg/550lb 150kg/330lb 250kg/550lb 250kg/550lb 280kg/617lb 250kg/550lb
Water Type: Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves. Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.
Accessory Tracks: 2 4 Yes No 5 4 5
Rudder System: Yes – One Hand Rudder Steering Yes No No No Yes – One Hand Rudder Steering Yes
Deluxe Aluminum Seat: Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (Sold Separately) Yes Yes
Deluxe Padded Seat: No No No Yes (Sold Separately) No No No
Waterproof Compartment: No 1 1 No No No 1
Built-in Rod Holders: 2 2 2 2 No 4 2
Swivel Rod Holders:
No No 1 2 2 1 1
Hatches: 1 3 2 2 No 2 3
Adjustable Sliding Seat: Yes No No No No Yes No
Tackle Box Holders: 2 No No No No 4 No
Fin Drive System: Yes No  No No No No No
Storage Areas: 1 x Round Hatch
1 x Stern Bungee Storage Area
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area
1x Large Triangle Front Hatch
1x Long Center Console Hatch
1x Small Round Hatch
1x Adjustable Rear Bungee Storage
1x Round Storage Hatch
1x Square Waterproof Storage Compartment
1x Stern Bungee Storage
Area
2 x Round Hatch
1 x Stern Bungee Storage Area 
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area
1 x Stern Bungee Storage Area 
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area

2x Round Storage Hatch
1x Stern Bungee Storage
1x Box Bungee Storage Area

1x Waterproof Square Compartment
1x Large Oval Hatch,
1x Square Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage

 

How To Install Your Mahi Mahi 11’0 Fishing Kayak Rudder System

3D View Of The Vanhunks Mahi Mahi 11’0 Fishing Kayak

 

 

 

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