Tarpon Fishing Kayak2022-03-05T14:50:11+00:00

THE TARPON FISHING KAYAK

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COMFORTABLE. STABLE. SPACIOUS.

DESIGNED FOR THE AVID FISHERMAN

Much like its predecessor, the Tarpon, our new, upgraded Vanhunks Tarpon fishing kayak also lives up to its nickname, The Silver King.

Our great saltwater and freshwater touring or fishing kayak will have you taking on adventures with the ease and stamina of the silver king itself.

Tarpon has been built long and lanky to make short work of long endurance trips, and while we love getting out into the ocean with our Tarpon kayak, this 12-foot beast is no stranger to paddling estuaries, lagoons, lakes, and rivers either.

Vanhunks Tarpon is a single sit-on-top fishing kayak suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced paddlers, We’ve taken the original vessel and given it several deluxe upgrades.

We’ve kept all the favourites from the original Tarpon, and added definite creature comforts. The first changes you’d notice when comparing the two is that, where the first Tarpon had two small round storage hatches, as well as the 50cmx25cm oval hatch at the bow, the new Tarpon now sports more significant rectangle storage hatches measuring 35cmx25cm in the round hatches’ places.

The center console hatch houses dry lining for you to keep your electronics and valuables (within the added care of a dry bag in case of capsizing), while the hatch behind the seat is where you can drop your fish once you’ve caught them.

We adjusted the original Tarpon’s 5mm rotomolded high-density Polyethylene mold pattern and made a place for our much loved deluxe aluminum, removable, padded mesh seat. Great for reclining while you wait for the fish to bite, or position it forward for a more comfortable paddle stance as you make your way over vast stretches of water. We are especially fond of our deluxe seat as it doubles up well around the campfire at night, and also makes an excellent choice as a beach chair if you decide to take a break from the water. Once you’re ready to hit the water again for another round, clip the seat back in the four-point seat locks.

Where the original Tarpon fishing kayak offered two accessory tracks at the bow’s bungee storage, our all-new Tarpon sports five accessory tracks, including two tracks with adjustable bungee slider latches at the stern’s bungee storage area. The Tarpon’s swivel rod holder is no longer fitted to the kayak via inserts but rather slides onto any of the five accessory tracks flanking this boat’s edges. Aside from the included swivel rod holder, you’ve also got two molded-in rod holders so you can have more than one reel on the go at a time.

Our new Tarpon fishing kayak is as stable and buoyant as the original model with its 30-inch width, weighs in at 61lbs, and has a max weight capacity of 550lbs.

Let’s talk about the rudder system on the Tarpon fishing kayak for a moment. Aside from the cable launch-and-retrieve system to control the rudder blade with, the foot pedals are now adjustable. Tracking a straight course is a breeze now. We guess you also spotted the extra inserts at the tip of the stern. These are where you have the option to mount an electric propeller with a motor size of up to 46lbs, should you choose to give your kayak a propulsion boost. Of course, the motor can be purchased as an added extra.

So, who would be of benefit to the Tarpon’s tremendous fighting spirit against the elements? Anyone. From weekend warriors, daily paddlers and anglers, commercial touring and adventure companies, as well as hotels, lodges, and rental shops wanting to give their guests a great outdoors experience.

EXPERIENCE THE

TARPON 12’0

SINGLE

FISHING KAYAK

THE TARPON FEATURES

Accessories Track

For mounting extra rod holders or additional navigational equipment

Center Console

Center console for secure storage

Deluxe Aluminum Seat

Maximum comfort

Flip up Rudder System

Pull the cord to lift the rudder

Foot Controlled Rudder System

Foot controlled steering when paddling

Large Front Oval Hatch

Storage at the front

Large Bungee Tank-Well

Rear storage secured by a bungee cord

Motor Mount Inserts

The ability to attach a motor mount and motor

SHOP THE TARPON 2

Tarpon 2 – 12’0 Fishing Kayak

$655.00

IN STORE PICK-UP ONLY (NO SHIPPING)

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Additional information

Weight 61.73 lbs
Dimensions 141 × 30 × 11.8 in
Colour

Aqua Green, Bora Bora, Oceana Blue

OVERVIEW

  • Seating: Single seater
  • Style: Sit on Top
  • Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design
  • Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel.
  • Inserts: Brass

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

ADDITIONAL FEATURES AND EXTRA’S INCLUDED:

  • 1 Two-Piece paddle with three-position adjustment features. The shaft made of heavy-duty black EDC coated aluminum, built-in handgrips, and PVC anti-drip rings
  • 1 Aluminum adjustable seat
  • 3 Accessory tracks
  • 1 Water-resistant hatch cover
  • 2 Storage hatches
  • 2 Side tackle box compartments
  • 2 Side handles with bungees to secure your paddle
  • 2 Rubber carry handles
  • 8 Scupper plugs
  • Bungee at the back storage area
  • 1 Swivel rod holder
  • 2 Integrated Fishing rod holders
  • Rudder system (Foot pedal & Fin)
  • Kayak dolly

TECHNICAL SPECS

KAYAK SPECIFICATIONS:

Length: 360 cm / 12 ft
Width: 77 cm / 30 inches
Height: 30 cm / 12 inches
Weight: 28 kgs / 62 lbs
Maximum Weight Capacity: 250 kgs / 550 lbs

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

OPTIONAL EXTRA’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Motor Mount
  • Electric Motor

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THE TARPON USER PROFILES

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Ocean
Rivers
Distance
Tracking
Stealth
Speed
Maneuverability
Stability
Comfort
Storage
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