For the dedicated kayak angler seeking the pinnacle of performance, say hello to the Newport NK180PRO. This isn’t just a motor; it’s a game-changer designed to push your angling adventures into uncharted territory.

600 W

PEAK POWER

100 MI

MAX RANGE

+6 MPH

SPEEED

37.5 HRS

MAX RUN TIME

POWER

SPEED

Max Range

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30-DAY RETURNS
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2-YEAR WARRANTY
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THE NK180PRO

Experience Performance Redefined as you accelerate to your favorite fishing spots with an astounding 16% increase in speed. This motor ensures superior stability and control in every condition. Quiet precision meets tactical mastery with Revamped Silence, providing a 25% noise reduction to stealthily navigate and outsmart even the craftiest fish. Optimized efficiency becomes your hardcore ally, extending your range by 25%, enabling you to conquer distant hotspots while minimizing downtime for recharging. It's not just a motor; it's a declaration of angling excellence.

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THE SPECS // AT A GLANCE

Unlocking the Potential of Newport Motors

  • POWER:600W (1.8 HP EQUIVALENT)
  • INPUT VOLTAGE:24V
  • AMP DRAW:25 AMPS
  • MOTOR WEIGHT: 14.3lbs
  • Shaft Length:21.7"
  • EXTERNAL BATTERY:YES
  • PROPELLER:7.5” Diameter
  • TRIM/TILT ANGLE:10°, 20°, 30°
  • MOTOR:BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR
  • DIRECT DRIVE:YES
  • MAINTENANCE-FREE:YES
  • LOWER MOTOR LENGTH:8.7"
  • LOWER MOTOR SIZE:4"
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NK180PRO
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36 LB Kayak Series
55 LB NV Series
Product
Propulsion Type
Purpose
Power
Shaft Length
Weight
Battery Meter
Stock Propeller
Motor
Max Amp Draw
Freshwater and Saltwater Compatibility
Battery Requirements
Mount
Outboard Motor
Primary Propulsion
65lb Thrust
(1.8 HP Equivalent)
21.7"
14.3lbs
Digital Battery Percentage & Voltage Display
2 Blade (NK180PRO)
Brushless
25 Amps
One 24V LiFeP04
4 Bolt Pattern
Outboard Kayak Motor
Primary Propulsion
60lb Thrust
(1.8 HP Equivalent)
21"
14.3lbs
Digital Battery Percentage & Voltage Display
2 Blade (NK180)
Brushless
25 Amps
One 24V LiFeP04
4 Bolt Pattern
Trolling Motor
Secondary Propulsion
36lb Thrust
(0.48 HP Equivalent)
24"
18lbs
5-Point LED
2 Blade (Standard)
Brushed
29 Amps
One 12V Deep Cycle
Standard
Transom Mount
Trolling Motor
Secondary Propulsion
55lb Thrust
(0.83 HP Equivalent)
30"
23lbs
5-Point LED
3 Blade (Standard)
Brushed
52 Amps
One 12V Deep Cycle
Standard
Transom Mount
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07/11/2024
JD
Jim D.
United States United States

Warranty motor

Over all experience was pretty good. What I wanted actually happened. Customer service could be a little more responsive. I also had issue with customer service contradicting what the manual says … code meanings were the issue. Once I completed all that they asked for and explained my issues I was taken care of very quickly. I now have my replacement motor and couldn’t be more happy. I’ve been a 180s user for 3 years and now I upgraded to the nk 180 pro. If this motor performs like the 180s did I will be happy. Love the motors. I use mine in salt and fresh water. I use them to make 5 mile runs, or go out 7 miles off shore and to tournament fish. The motors have been solid other than the one I replaced.

07/11/2024
WH
Wain H.
United States United States

M180

The motor ran for 5 to 6 hours l talk to Chris and the team started working on the problem they solved problem and sent a new motor.

07/10/2024
JP
John P.
United States United States

Made it right!

I submitted a Warranty Claim and it took a lot longer than expected. They made it right by upgrading me to the NK180 Pro a shipped it quickly. Super excited to try it! Best service in the industry.

07/09/2024
RM
Ron M.
United States United States

My NK180 Pro

The NK180 Pro performs as advertised. Period! There are no exaggerations by Newport in their description of the motor or in its performance. And it comes very neatly packaged with labeled parts and easy to follow instructions. I have a heavy Wilderness Systems Recon 120 and even loaded with fishing gear, a small icebox, tool box, etc, the 180 Pro delivers. It is one powerful, lightweight, little electric motor. I am very satisfied with my purchase of the NK180 Pro from Newport.

07/03/2024
MB
Mark B.
United States United States

Assistance w problem

Very good. We are a retailer and have more issues because of the number of motors that we sell. Chris & Romel are very helpful. W Chris Capeletti as our contact we get all the assistance we need to get issues resolved. Both Chris & Romel are awesome!

07/01/2024
BH
Brad H.
United States United States

More power

This thing definitely has more power than the last model right off the get go. 599 watts at 100% throttle. It’s also quieter with a lower pitched whine compared to the last model.

06/28/2024
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Choua
United States United States

NK180Pro

Love how easy it is to install. Had to make a custom plate for my Bonafide SS107 since it doesn't have a big enough flat spot but it went fairly well. Was able to get just under 5MPH on my heavy, fully loaded SS107. The noise from the brushless motor is actually louder than my old brushed Minn kota motor but I'm not to concerned about noise.

06/27/2024
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Eric S.
United States United States

NK180 Pro

Looks great can’t wait till my battery finally shows so I can use it. Very disappointed since I ordered the motor and battery together and mistakes were made in the shipping and I now have to wait.

06/25/2024
MR
Matthew R.
United States United States

Nk180 Pro

Was presently surprised by the performance of this motor. My brother got the transom mounted 55lb thrust Newport tiller motor. The NK180 Pro smokes it. Get yourself one you won’t be disappointed!!

06/24/2024
A Newport Vessels Customer
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Ian V.
United States United States

Stellar motor!

Took it out for the third time tonight and I am thoroughly impressed with its performance! Hitting about 5.3 mph in my native slayer max 12.5. Opens up new fishing possibilities that were limited to how far I wanted to pedal before. Newport is a class act company as well! Loved receiving my hand written thank you for Josh! Keep making stellar products!

06/24/2024
BC
Bill C.
United States United States

Replacement of old NK 180

Newport’s customer service was excellent. After troubleshooting the problem of my old NK 180 it was determined that it needed to be replaced under warranty. I received a new NK180 Pro promptly.

06/19/2024
JS
Jacob S.
United States United States

What a simple instal vs my first DIY motor install

Super easy to install powered on as expected.

06/18/2024
JD
Judy D.
United States United States

Perfect Father’s Day gift

I purchased for my husband. He’s used it in two tournaments since I received it and he is beyond pleased with its performance!! Due to the heaviness of his kayak he hasn’t gotten the 6mph advertised but does get 5.3-5.5mph. Easy to install and it performs much better than his old one which gave him top speed of 4-4.5mph. To reach 5 he had to peddle as well. Highly recommend!!

06/18/2024
WH
William H.
United States United States

Excellent motor

The motor shipped very fast and I received multiple updates from the company. You can tell they actually care

06/17/2024
CM
Choua M.
United States United States

NK180PRO

Love how easy it is to install. Had to make a custom plate for my Bonafide SS107 since it doesn't have a big enough flat spot but it went fairly well. Probably the most complete system out on the market.

06/08/2024
JB
Josh B.
United States United States

Had a shipping issue they fixed it quick:)

They seam to be getting better after other feedback on warranty issues. Business is hard and you are going to make regretful decisions. Only a good business changes for the better and puts its customers and reputation first over money. Definitely worth buying the product is 1000000000%great!

Newport Vessels Newport NK180PRO - Electric Kayak Outboard Motor Review
Find Answers to Your Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Range
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    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?
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    -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

  • Warranty & Return Policy
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    NK180 Electric Kayak Motor Warranty:

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

  • Range
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    1 MPH = 100 Miles
    2 MPH = 36 Miles
    3 MPH = 15.5 Miles
    4 MPH = 5.1 Miles
    5 MPH = 3 Miles
    6 MPH = 1.8 Miles

    * Run time shown is estimated with the Newport 24V50AH lithium battery on an 8-10ft Kayak.

  • Owner's Manual
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  • How much power does the NK180PRO have?
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    The NK180PRO has the equivalent power of a 1.8-horsepower motor or 600W at full throttle.

  • What type of Battery do I use with the NK180PRO?
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    Accepts a 24V Newport DC battery or two 12V DC batteries wired in series for 24V DC.

  • How heavy is the NK180PRO and Battery together?
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    42.5 lbs