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55lb Thrust - Kayak Series - Kayak Motor

25.50 LBS
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Trolling Motor for Kayaks

The 55lb thrust electric kayak trolling motor by Newport Vessels is designed with kayak anglers in mind. This is the first kayak specific motor on the market to offer good performance in a reliable, well produced package, at an affordable price. 

The 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. It uses extended cabling to provide 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. The five LED light battery indicator shows the current charge of the battery, allowing the user to estimate the remaining runtime. The 55lb thrust kayak trolling motor comes equipped with a 3-blade propeller, balancing efficiency and power for optimal performance. The kayak trolling motor is powered by one 12-volt deep cycle or marine battery (not included). See our battery guide here.

  • 24 Inch Adjustable Fiberglass Shaft
  • 55lbs of Thrust
  • 8 Speeds
    • 5 Forward
    • 3 Reverse
  • 3 Blade Propeller (10 inch diameter)
  • 5' 6" Battery Cables
  • 5 LED Battery Charge Indicator
  • 6" Telescoping Handle

Included In The Box:

  • Kayak Series 55lb Thrust Trolling Motor
  • 3 Blade Propeller
  • Propeller Hardware
  • 50 Amp Manual Reset Circuit Breaker
  • Owners Manual

Other Accessories Needed for Operation (Not Included):

  • 12V Deep Cycle or Marine Battery with at least 50 Amp Hour Rating on the battery. Amp Hours determine battery runtime, the runtime of your motor can be extended by choosing a battery with a 75 or 100 Amp Hour rating.
  • Check out our Railblaza Kayak Motor Mount

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

**Newport Vessels recommends a 50 amp manual reset circuit breaker in the outboard motor leads within 1.8m (72 inches) of the battery for this motor; this should be connected to the positive lead.This circuit breaker is included with your motor, and can be found in the propeller box. During the usage of the electric outboard motor, when the propeller is stuck by weeds, rocks, fishing lines etc, the circuit breaker will cut off the power automatically to prevent damage to electrical components.** 

Ready to test your skill? 

Check out our Beginners Guide To Kayak Fishing Tournaments! 


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 55lb thrust trolling motor ensures a stealthy approach, placing you right on top of fish bigger boats can only dream of finding.

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Compare the 55lb Thrust Electric Trolling Motor To Other Newport Vessels Motors:


 Kayak Trolling Motor Specifications:



How do Newport Vessels trolling motors stack up against Minn Kota and MotorGuide? 


Newport Vessels 55lb Thrust - Kayak Series - electric trolling motor stands out from major competitors like Minn Kota and MotorGuide thanks to its exceptional features and unmatched value. Both Minn Kota and MotorGuide make comparable transom motors, however Newport Vessels offers better features at a lower cost. One of the main ways in which the Kayak Series stands out against the rest is its compatibility with saltwater. It is the most affordable and reliable saltwater compatible motor on the market, with performance and features which are unmatched by Minn Kota's equivalent Endura and MotorGuide's R3 model. The 55lb - Kayak Series is an easy choice for kayak anglers and canoes looking for a reliable, durable, and affordable trolling motor, which outperforms its over priced competitors.

Made with zinc, aluminum, and stainless steel components that allow for dependable saltwater performance, the motor incorporates key features such as its sacrificial zinc anode. Another great feature of our motor is the 5-point LED meter incorporated into the top of the motor head, ensuring you always know how much battery life remains. The Minn Kota Endura Transom uses only a 4 point LED while the MotorGuide R3 Freshwater doesn't have a test battery meter. The 24-inch fiberglass composite shaft on Newport Vessels 55lb Thrust - Kayak Series electric motor is guaranteed for life, is very strong and offers optimal depth range for most kayaks, canoes and more. The Newport Vessels 55lb Thrust - Kayak Series electric trolling motor offers an excellent combination of performance and features, in an affordable package. All of our products are supported by our exceptional California based customer service team, and are backed by our warranty.



Shipping & Returns


Newport Vessels strives to offer the highest quality boats, trolling motors, and watercraft accessories on the market. That’s why we implemented the Float Your Boat Guarantee! It’s difficult to always know what you’re getting without seeing it, we not only want you to see the product, we want you to do whatever Floats Your Boat!  We stand behind our products, and strive for 100% customer satisfaction with each sale and customer interaction. We want you to love your Newport Vessels purchase, if you don’t love it, we encourage you to send it back within 30 days for a refund. All returns must include the original box, packaging and associated paperwork.

Newport Vessels cannot accept returns or refunds on boats once they have been registered, or products which have been modified or tampered with. Shipping costs are nonrefundable. All returns are subject to a return fee (see Hassle Free Return section for details).

Rest assured, 99% of Newport Vessels customers are 100% satisfied with their purchase, and we strongly encourage the other 1% to ship the item back within 30 days for a refund. We may contact you to learn why you’re not satisfied, but this is for us to learn from your experience so that we can improve our products, services, and offerings for the future!


Call Newport Vessels customer service during business hours at (866) 721-0002, we are located in California and are open from 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Standard Time. We will process the return for you, email you a shipping label, all you have to do is pack it up and drop the package off at your nearest FedEx location!


Step 1: Call Newport Vessels during regular business hours. We will create a prepaid return label for your return, and email it to you.

Step 2: Pack your product in its original box. Ensure the package is secure to safely make it’s return trip to our warehouse. Remove or cover all barcodes and labels on the box, this will minimize the chances of it getting lost or misplaced during shipping.

Attention: Customers are responsible for damages incurred due to improper packing.

Step 3: Securely tape our return label to the box, use packing tape to ensure it won’t be ripped off during shipping. Drop off the package at your nearest FedEx location.

Note: Write down your tracking number, this is to protect you in case the product is lost during shipment.

Step 4: Once the item arrives at our warehouse, please wait 10 business days for your refund to process. Refunds will be processed back onto the original method of purchase.

Hassle Free Return

We ship a lot of stuff, so we have a discounted corporate shipping account with FedEx. To help save you money, we’d like to create your label; that way, you receive the same volume discount rates that we do. We can track your return through our account, so you don’t have to worry about it!

- Boats have a standard $100 return fee.*This covers the return shipping and restocking costs.

- Trolling motors have a standard $40 return fee.*This covers the return shipping and restocking costs.

Think you can beat our shipping rate? Do whatever floats your boat! You’ll still need to create a return merchandise authorization number (RMA Number) with our customer service agent and provide us the tracking info. Returns which have not been processed through our system, returns which show up unannounced, or returns which do not have an active RMA number, will be rejected.

Products must be returned in their original Newport Vessels box, using the original packaging method. Products returned without original packaging will be subject to a rigorous inspection and additional 10% restocking fee. We do not accept returns without an RMA number, all returns must be processed by a Newport Vessels customer service member.

Using Our Label

We create your return shipping label for the same dimension box we ship your item in. If you are using a different dimension box for the return trip, you will be responsible for any additional shipping charges incurred.

Receiving Your Refund

Returns will be refunded onto your original method of purchase. Please allow 10 full business days from our warehouse receiving the returned product for your refund to be processed. Items returned in their packaging will be refunded the original price of the item, minus the return fee.

- No returns on pre-owned or second hand equipment.

- No returns from outside the USA on any equipment.

- No refunds will be issued on modified equipment or components that have been modified or tinkered with in any way. You modify it, you get to keep your creation!

- All shipping costs are nonrefundable.

- No returns or refunds on registered boats, or registration fees.

- No refunds on damages due to improper packing.


Buy the wrong item? We get it, hindsight is 20-20, even we make mistakes sometimes! If you are wanting to exchange your Newport Vessels product for a different one, follow the procedure detailed above.


Newport Vessels is not able to accept returns on vessels which have previously been registered. Registered boats are non-returnable and non-refundable.


We have a 2 year warranty on our boats, and a 1 year warranty on our trolling motors. Click here for our warranty policy. 

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The Kayak Series electric trolling motors are the newest evolution of the Newport Vessels electric trolling motor lineup. We have taken our many years of trolling motor design and manufacturing experience and applied it to an exciting new category, kayaking. By incorporating the design elements from our tried and true NV Series trolling motors, we have developed a series of trolling motors designed specifically for use with kayaks. The new Kayak Series trolling motors keep the 5-point LED battery meter display, so you always know how much battery is left. Our new Kayak Series trolling motors are both fresh and saltwater compatible thanks to our zinc sacrificial anode, as well as our corrosion resistant stainless steel and aluminum components. Enjoy the Kayak Series trolling motors by Newport Vessels.

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