1.8 HP


+5 MPH


63 MI



Li-Ion or AMG



Max Range




With the NK180, Newport brings you the next generation of kayak fishing. Super quiet, highly efficient, and incredibly powerful, the outboard NK180 Kayak Motor will get you there, faster.

Kayak Anglers

Developed specifically for kayak anglers to stay out longer, get there faster, and catch more fish on fresh or saltwater. This brushless outboard kayak motor offers excellent efficiency and extremely low noise with a direct drive design that allows you to sneak up on fish.

Key Features

Flexible Power

No Proprietary Battery Required; withs with Lithium or AMG Batteries

Extended Range

This kayak motor will greatly increase the effective range of any angler on a given day.

Intuitive Operation

Regardless of your level of experience, the NK180 offers an efficient, powerful motor in a durable package


Steering cables can be set up to turn the motor like a rudder using your kayak's OEM mounted foot braces, or can be locked in a forward drive position for use on SUPs and inflatable kayaks


Brushless Technology that Exceeds 5 MPH


Low-Noise, Direct Drive Design

  • Range

    20% Throttle = 32.2 Hours = 63.91 Miles
    40% Throttle = 10.0 Hours = 33.5 Miles

    60% Throttle = 5.2 Hours = 21.53 Miles

    80% Throttle = 3.2 Hours = 15.77 Miles

    100% Throttle = 2.25 Hours = 12.16 Miles
    * Run time shown is estimated with a 50AH lithium battery at 90% discharge. Increasing size of the battery to 100AH will double the time and rane estimates.

  • What's In The Box?

    -1.8hp Equivalent Motor Unit
    -Four Bolt Aluminum Mount
    -Digital Speed Controller w/ Display
    -Steering Triangle
    -Height Adjustment Clamp
    -Reverse Cable Handle
    -Motor Lift Cable Handle
    -Emergency Stop Key
    -Motor Lift Arm
    -2x Carabiner
    -2x S Biner
    -Nylon Cord Kit
    -Braided Stainless Steering Cable Kit (may not be compatible w/ every brand of kayak)
    -Installation Kit (hardware included, additional hardware may be necessary depending on your exact make/model of kayak)

  • Warranty & Return Policy

    NK180 Electric Kayak Motor Warranty:

    Two Year Limited Warranty - (Warranty is non-transferable)
    See warranty page for more details.

  • Owner's Manual



  • No Proprietary Battery Required
  • Works with Lithium or AGM Batteries
  • Wiring: 1- 24v Deep Cycle or 2 - 12v Deep Cycle wired in series for 24V 30Ah or above with a minimum continuous output rating of 30 amps
  • Battery Types: Lithium, Flooded, Gel, or AGM deep-cycle batteries

The Specs // At A Glance

  • Low-Noise, Direct Drive Design
  • Equivalent to a 1.8hp
  • Trim adjustment
  • Three Steering Options: internal cable routing, external cable routing, fixed/no cables.
  • Four-bolt aluminum mount direct attachment to PowerPole mount
  • Integrated steering triangle
  • Stow/deploy motor with the pull of a cord
  • No Proprietary Battery Required: Works with Lithium or AGM Batteries
  • Brushless Technology that Exceeds 5 MPH
  • Developed Specifically for Kayak Anglers
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Todd H.
United States United States

Great entry level kayak motor

Anyone would be incredibly satisfied with putting the NK180 on their kayak. Purchasing the motor through Newport was simple and I received it very fast. I have paired this motor with NuCanoe’s mount, so install was a breeze. Motor is plug and play with the correct battery and provides plenty of power and speed for anyone wanting to get rid of paddling and get to where the fish are faster. Can also be used to just enjoy a float on a creek or lake and enjoy the outdoors. Highly recommend for the price and performance.

Newport Vessels Newport NK180 1.8HP Electric Kayak Outboard Motor Review
United States United States

Super efficient brushless motor

This brushless motor has torque ! So far so good it didn’t come with extension or quick disconnect cable :( had to order one .

Chris S.
United States United States


Very good, excellent product, very Hi quality. Good simple design.

Lee W.
United States United States

Not happy

I received theNk180 and I’ve seen other mounts with quick disconnect . What mine came with was two round black screws and two cotter pins which I have to take off and try not to lose them to remove the trolling motor from my kayak. For me that poor way connecting the motor to the mount.

Russ A.
United States United States

NK 180 on my old Slayer Propel 10

Since my yak doesn’t have built in mounting brackets or holes, I had to remove my rear carry handle and used the mounting holes and I made a special angle to mount the other two bolts. I used the existing tracks to mount my cross beam. I found this set up to be the cleanest without having to drill new holes. So being a design engineer for 35 years it was a no brainer. All being said, at 67 years old I can still put my kayak on top of my SUV without having to trailer it or putting it on a truck. I like the fact that the only thing that stays on the yak is the mounting bracket which only added a few pounds. I will be making some fine tunning and mods in the future. Great product. I wished it has a GPS spot lock design built in. Come on Newport!