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24V - Lithium or AGM

5+ MPH Brushless Motor

freshwater & saltwater

Quiet Direct Drive Design

24V - Lithium or AGM

5+ MPH Brushless Motor

freshwater & saltwater

Quiet Direct Drive Design

  • Aluminum Mounting Bracket

  • Quick Release

  • Adjustable Steering Configurations

  • Magnetic Safety Shutoff Switch

  • Battery Meter

  • Forward & Reverse Stepless Digital Throttle Control

  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Motor Head

  • Adjustable Depth Lock

Quiet Powerful Efficient

With the NK180, Newport brings you the next generation of Kayak Fishing. Super quiet, highly efficient, and incredible powerful, the NK180 Kayak Motor will get you there, faster.

Extended Range

Extended Range

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

Intuitive Operation

Intuitive Operation

Regardless of your level of experience, the NK-180 offers an efficient, powerful motor in a durable package

Durable & Tough

Durable & Tough

The mount pivots freely to pass over underwater obstacles, but the durable aluminum motor head is ready for the ones you don't see

Modular

Modular

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

Powered by Flexibility

Choose your power source. The NK180 can be used with two 12V lead-acid deep cycle batteries or a single lighter-weight 24V lithium battery.

2 Operating Modes

2 Operating Modes

24V or 25.9V modes, allow the motor to be powered with 2x 12V GEL, Lead Acid, or lithium deep cycle batteries

24V DC System

24V DC System

Accepts a 24V DC battery or two 12V DC batteries wired in series for 24V DC.

Battery Types

Battery Types

Lithium, Flooded, Gel, or AGM deep-cycle batteries.

Capacity

Capacity

30 amp hours and above with a minimum output rating of 30 amps.

Four Bolt Aluminum Mount

The 4 bolt motor mount attaches directly to PowerPole ready fishing kayaks, and can be installed on other kayaks using a drill.

Simple Compatibility

Simple Compatibility

Bolts directly to the PowerPole 3.75" x 4.75" 4 bolt mounting pattern (See Fitment Guide for more info)

Lightweight, Strong, and Durable

Lightweight, Strong, and Durable

Constructed with thick gauge lightweight aluminum for great durability and strength

More Uses: Quiet Powerful Efficient Powered by Flexibility Four Bolt Aluminum Mount

Overview Overview

  • Developed Specifically for Kayak Anglers
  • Brushless Technology that Exceeds 5 MPH
  • Integrated rudder steering
  • Stow/deploy motor with the pull of a cord
  • No Steering - Motor used for forward and reverse only
  • Cable routing goes through the stern of the kayak

Operational Specs Operational Specs

  • Low-Noise, Direct Drive Design
  • Equivalent to a 1.8hp
  • Trim adjustment
  • Three Steering Cable Setup Options
  • Four-bolt aluminum mount (direct attachment to PowerPole mount)

What's in the box? 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)
  • BATTERY(S) NOT INCLUDED

Recommended Power Recommended Power

  • No Proprietary Battery Required
  • Works with Lithium or AGM Batteries
  • 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
  • Lithium, Flooded, Gel, or AGM deep-cycle batteries
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05/04/2022
Adam
United States United States

Excellent Products-Excellent Customer Service

I ordered the NK180 and it arrived faster than expected. It was shipped securely and was super easy to install on my kayak. I did not expect the kit to contain so much. Everything needed is included in the kit and it was very easy to install. I have a pedal-driven/rudder kayak and installing the steering to my existing rudder control plate was beyond easy-no foot pegs required and it is still very responsive. Unlike Bixpy and Torqeedo, the NK 180s allows you to use the battery of your choice, which is a big plus to DIY people like myself. So far the motor has been a gamechanger for me on the water and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It is a quality product and seems to be very well designed and well-built. It isn't often I encounter a company that offers both outstanding products as well as outstanding customer service. I contacted Newport Vessels by phone and was immediately speaking to an actual person. Not only was the customer service excellent, they actually knew about the products and made very helpful recommendations I would not have thought about otherwise. I found the item I ordered on another site for a lower price and Newport Vessels essentially price matched and refunded the difference. They also refunded some of my shipping cost when shipping was delayed on another order. I haven't encountered many companies that would do that. From my limited experience, Newport Vessels is a quality supplier offering items not available anywhere else. Their customer service is the highest quality and I genuinely believed they were interested in helping me. I would like to personally thank Tripp for helping not only myself, but also my friend who has also made several orders. I will continue to support, endorse and purchase items from Newport Vessels. I have been extremely satisfied with my purchases and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thanks for all you guys do!

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04/19/2022
Tou Y.
United States United States

Fanastic!

Super fast delivery, waiting on the battery. I can t wait to be blasting off farther than before! Thank you!

JS
04/14/2022
Jason S.
United States United States

Best Kayak Motor on the Market

Bought this motor for my Bonafide P127 and I couldn't be happier with this setup! Easy install! Very well made parts. Motor is quiet, smooth and strong! Plenty of power! Awesome company! Fast shipping. Great price! Thank you Newport Vessels!!!

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04/14/2022

Newport Vessels

Hi Jason, Thanks for the awesome pictures! The NK180 has a max rpm of 1800 making it quiet in the water but also very efficient. We dig your rig! Best, NV Support

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04/10/2022
Ken
United States United States

First run on the water

Fantastic! This is a game changer. The install was a perfect fit for my 2021 Hobie Outback. It is clean and neat. I use the NK-180s in the fixed position and just used original rudder system on the Hobie. I'm running a 24v 50Ah Bioenno Power battery. I ran it all out and got 5.2 mph in choppy water, then used the peddle drive with it and got 6 Mph and that is with me at 200lbs and fishing gear.

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04/11/2022

Newport Vessels

Hey Ken, We're very happy to hear the install was a breeze on your Hobie Outback. Paired with the Bioenno battery, you're unstoppable on the water. Thanks for the great feedback. Best, NV Support

CL
04/06/2022
chuck l.
United States United States

Smooth Ride

This was a replacement from warranty. Very happy to have it again.