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

The NK180 brushless kayak motor offers excellent performance and power to any kayak angler looking to increase their range and catch more fish on fresh or saltwater. This brushless kayak motor offers excellent efficiency and extremely low noise with a direct drive design that allows you to sneak up on fish. It can be used with two affordable 12V lead-acid deep cycle batteries or a lighter-weight 24V lithium battery. Two operating modes, 24V and 25.9V, allow the motor to be powered with 2x 12V GEL, Lead Acid, or lithium deep cycle batteries. This kayak motor will greatly increase the effective range of any angler on a given day, it will bolt directly to a 4 bolt PowerPole style stern mount, or can be installed into the deck of a kayak (see fitment guide here). The mount pivots freely to pass over underwater obstacles, but the durable aluminum motor head is ready for the ones you don't see. Steering cables can be set up to turn the motor like a rudder using your kayak's OEM mounted foot braces, or a pin can lock the motor in a forward drive position for use on SUPs and inflatable kayaks. The reverse is enabled with a pull cord that locks the motor in a deployed position, keeping the propeller from lifting out of the water while you back your way out of trouble. Regardless of your level of experience, the NK-180 offers an efficient, powerful motor in a durable package.


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)


NK-180S Specs:

Equivalent to a 1.8hp

Designed for fishing kayaks (see fitment guide here)

Four-bolt aluminum mount (direct attachment to PowerPole mount)

Features trim adjustment

Integrated rudder steering

Stow/deploy motor with the pull of a cord

Three Steering Cable Setup Options

No Steering - Motor used for forward and reverse only

Cable routing goes through the stern of the kayak

Cable routing goes above the deck of the kayak

Compatible with 24V Deep Cycle Batteries or 25.9V LiFePo4 battery


Input Voltage: 24V

Shaft Length: 19.7"

Battery Type: Lithium or Lead-Acid

Total Weight: 14.3lbs

Thrust: 60lbs

Motor Housing Length: 8.75"

HP Equivalent: 1.8HP

Motor Housing Width: 3"

Inside Length: 86"

Max Amp Draw: 25A

Propeller Diameter: 5.9"

Max. Propeller Speed: 1800rpm

Mount Bracket Dims: 14" L x 6" W

Max Test Speed: 5.7mph

Min. Mount Dims: 5.5" L x 4.5" W

Shaft Diameter: 1.15"

Battery Cables: 7ft

Speed Controller Wire: 8ft

Trolling Motor Warranty

Two Year Limited Warranty - (Warranty is non-transferable)

  1. We guarantee that each new electric trolling motor (hereinafter to be referred to as the “product”) is free from defects in material and workmanship.
  2. If your product arrives in a badly damaged box, please notify Newport Vessels immediately. If the box has been opened during shipment, simply refuse delivery of the product and it will be delivered back to our warehouse so we can ship you a replacement. 
  3. This warranty applies only to defects in material and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase, it does not apply to normal wear and tear, or to damage caused by:
    • Neglect, abuse, accidents, theft, abnormal or improper use, or modification.
    • Use of an accessory or part not manufactured or sold by Newport Vessels.
    • Alteration or removal of parts.
    • Commercial use.
  4. This warranty does not cover incidental or consequential costs or expenses such as haul-out, launching, towing transport and storage charges, telephone or rental charges of any type, inconvenience, waste of time or income losses, or other consequential damages.
  5. To obtain warranty service for the Product believed to be defective, the customer must provide reasonable access to the Product for warranty service by Shipping the Product for inspection to the Newport Vessels distribution center. The customer must include in the shipment, and proof of original purchase. We shall then arrange for the inspection, repair or replacement, provided such service is covered under this warranty. The purchaser shall pay for all related transport expenses and/or any other expenses associated with that service. Any product or part shipped by the purchaser for inspection or repair must be shipped with transportation charges prepaid. Taking photographs and emailing them may suffice, contingent upon prior approval from a Newport Vessels manager.
  6. Newport Vessels' obligation under this warranty shall be limited to repairing a defective part, or at our discretion, replacing such part or parts as shall be necessary to remedy the malfunction resulting from defects in material or workmanship as covered by this warranty. We reserve the right to improve the design of any Product without assuming any obligation to modify any product previously manufactured. Each Product is entitled to one warranty claim submission and approval, once the claim is processed and approved, the Product is no longer eligible for future warranty claims.
  7. Trolling motors purchased from unauthorized retailers are not covered by this warranty such as 3rd party Amazon resellers, eBay resellers, or other liquidator.
  8. Trolling motors purchased as "Refurbished" or "Renewed" or "Used", are not subject to this warranty.
Kayak Motor NK180
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Peter B.
United States United States

Outstanding support

So far, support has been quick and informative to answer anuy questions I have had.

Steven K.
United States United States

Great Buying Experience

The ordering was easy and the customer service was great with the questions I had. And the product was delivered in just a couple of days.

Edgardo F.
United States United States

Service excellence and quality

The equipment was installed and tested upon receipt of the battery

Lor V.
United States United States

My 2 Cents

This little motor is a game changer for me on my kayak. I was skeptical about this product at first, but the fact that you can pair this motor up with other batteries of your choice was worth the purchase. Definitely worth the buy! It's also nice because it comes with everything you need to install making it very easy. The customer service was great and fast too. Although they didn't pick up right away, they made sure to call back. My Current setup is (2) 12 volt 60ah AMPED Outdoors LiFePO4 with the NK180s, and a foot steering kit. Have not yet run it completely dry and I run it hard all day when out fishing. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in kayak fishing. Why paddle and work yourself harder to get to your spot, when this motor will get you there quickly! Less time paddling, more time fishing!

Newport Vessels Kayak Motor NK180 Review
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Over all the NK-180S rates a five star. I would like the throttle control to have a short connection which can be disconnected from the motor. I like to remove both the motor and controls especially if I stay in a motel and it would be easier if it is in two pieces. The 90 degree connection on the throttle control is hard to disconnect and connect. If buying, get at least a 100 Ma Lithium battery.


Newport Vessels

Hi Bobby, Our Pigtail Extention cord will fix your issue. This has a right-angle connection, making it easier to attach and disconnect your controller from your motor. https://newportvessels.com/collections/nk-180s-accessories/products/speed-controller-pigtail-extension-for-nk-180s Please reach out to us if you have any questions at 866-721-0002 or support@newportvessels.com Best, NV Team