LED battery meter

Extendable Handle

freshwater & saltwater

shaft length

LED battery meter

Extendable Handle

freshwater & saltwater

shaft length



Designed with kayak anglers in mind, the Newport Kayak Series trolling motors build on the tried and true design of the NV Series trolling motors, featuring a height adjustable 24-inch shaft for correct depth placement. Extended cabling provides for flexible battery placement, ensuring compatibility with all transom mount kayaks, canoes, and paddle boats. Five forward speeds and three reverse speeds allow for a smooth and efficient ride.


Fishing from a kayak allows you to get in close to the action without scaring away bass and other shallow water fish. Fighting water currents and navigating the wakes and chop of bigger boats can be extremely time consuming and draining. Utilizing a trolling motor allows kayakers to quickly access their favorite fishing spot, so they can spend the day fishing and not paddling. The ultra-quiet operation of our Kayak Series trolling motor ensures a stealthy approach, placing you right on top of fish bigger boats can only dream of finding.

Key Features


Specially Designed for Kayak Use

Tiller Handle

6" Telescoping tiller handle for extended operation.


5 Forward, 3 Reverse


Saltwater & Freshwater


36lb thrust or 55lb thrust


24" long, optimized for kayaks

  • Operational Specs

    Five LED light battery indicator shows the current charge of the battery.
    Durable propeller, balancing efficiency and power for optimal performance.
    Must be powered powered by one 12-volt deep cycle or marine battery (not included).
    View the Newport battery guide for more details.

    All Newport trolling motors are designed to be used with Lead-Acid style Deep Cycle or Marine batteries (Flooded, SLA, AGM or Gel). The use of Lithium batteries is not recommended and won't be compatible with some of the features offered on our motors. For more information, please read our post Lithium Batteries With Trolling Motors?

    Other Accessories Needed for Operation:
    12V Deep Cycle or Marine Battery (Lead-Acid) rated at least 50 amp hour (ah). Amp hours will determine the run time of the motor.
    12V Battery Charger.

    Each kayak motor comes with our 2 year warranty and is backed by our California based, industry renowned customer service team!

  • What's In The Box?

    Kayak Series Electric Trolling Motor 24" Shaft
    Propeller: 2 Blade -Small (36lb) || 3 Blade -Large (55lb)
    Propeller Installation Hardware: Drive-Pin, Washer, Tightening Nut and Spanner/Wrench
    Circuit Breaker: 40A (36lb) || 60A (55lb)
    Kayak Trolling Motor Owners Manual

  • Owner's Manual

The Specs // At A Glance

  • Power: 36lb || 55lb
  • Water Compatibility: Saltwater & Freshwater
  • Horsepower Equivalent: 0.48 HP || 0.83 HP
  • Speeds: 5 Forward | 3 Reverse
  • Max Amp Draw: 29A || 52A
  • Weight: 18lbs || 23lbs
  • Shaft Length: 24"
  • Propeller: 2 Blade Small (36lb) || 3 Blade Large (55lb)
  • Shaft Diameter: 1.15"
  • Tiller/Handle: 6" Telescoping
  • Battery Meter: 5 Point LED
  • Total Height: 35" || 36"
  • Voltage: 12V
  • Lower Motor Diameter: 3.2" (36lb) || 3.7" (55lb)
  • Recommended Amp Hours: 50AH or larger
  • Lower Motor Length: 13.7" (36lb) || 15.4" (55lb)
  • Battery Cable Length: 5'6
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Maruf A.
United States United States

Great initial impression

Its a nice solid motor. Tried once, it has good power to move OT PDL Bigwater 132 fully rigged kayak.

Terry S.
United States United States

Motor issues solved

replaced without hassle.. excellent customer service!!! hands down one of the best companies to work with.

United States United States

Covering water has never been easier.

I have the Newport 55lb thrust Kayak Trolling motor rear-mounted on a Hobie Outback with a handle extension to provide easy handling and steering. Extremely easy to mount, and even easier to handle on the water, the motor has absolutely changed the morning commute on the water for me. The motor is secure enough to leave in a straightforward position and steer with the rudder on the Outback, meaning I can comfortably rig, have my coffee and breakfast, and survey conditions effortlessly on the way to my starting spot. The range and durability of the motor have most impressed me. As I am typically using the motor on Southern California reservoirs, I can easily traverse the entire lake in a morning of fishing and make it back to the launch without worrying about the battery charge. The efficiency I can cover water with now has improved my ability to eliminate water during tournament preparation and has provided a huge boost of confidence that my pedaling efforts are worthwhile once it comes time to fish for a check. I’d recommend this for anyone from a serious tournament angler to a recreational explorer on their kayak looking to cover water faster and easier, leaving more of your energy to enjoy your surroundings and the real reasons you are out on the water.

james p.
United States United States

Great service great products!

Everything was great, delivery time was exceptional and the trolling motor and battery are both fantastic!!!

Tom B.
United States United States

Great motor/ great customer service

Purchased the 36lb motor 3 years ago. I only got to use it 2x in the first 2 years, i’m disabled and my window of opportunity is small. Last year I didn’t get to use it at all. The first year I had some problems and customer service helped me out. This year I went to use it and the motor was completely seized up. I store it inside, off the floor. I contacted the company again and they honored the warranty and sent me a new motor even though it was 1 year outside of the warranty period. Great company. Great customer service. Thank you Newport Vessels.