Newport Vessels Launches NK-180S Kayak Motor

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 Jan 5th, 2021 by Keith Worrall 

Modified Jan 5th, 2021 at 12:10 PM

Newport Vessels Launches NK-180S Kayak Motor

[SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5, 2020] — Traveling farther and covering more water in one day just got easier for kayak anglers. Introducing the NK-180S electric motor by Newport Vessels. This new kayak motor launched today after two years of development with engineers and passionate anglers.

The innovative prop design delivers smooth, powerful acceleration with a 24- volt brushless motor and top speeds at more than 5 knots on most kayaks. The motor increases kayak anglers’ effective range and bolts to a 4-bolt Power-Pole style stern mount. The lightweight NK-180S features integrated steering with a variable speed throttle controller. Steering cables can be set up to turn the motor like a rudder using the kayak’s OEM mounted foot-pedal systems. Or, a pin can lock the motor in a fix-position for use on many styles of fishing kayaks, paddleboards, and inflatables.

“Our goal is to make getting out on the water more accessible for everyone,” Josh Loseke, brand manager for Newport Vessels, said. “Upgrading your fishing kayak shouldn’t come at the cost of a house payment, so we worked for more than two years to develop an affordable motor unlike comparable products already on the market, while also delivering industry-leading performance. Our latest kayak motor gives anglers the ability to travel farther and the mobility needed to catch more fish in a day.”

The NK-180S features the latest brushless DC motor technology and is optimized to deliver high efficiency in a compact package. The propulsive power of the NK-180S is roughly equivalent to a 1.8hp petrol outboard motor, but with silent and emission-free power delivery. The motor package can be easily installed on most fishing kayaks and set up to accommodate rudder steering or a fixed position for use with a paddle.

It is also significantly lighter than a conventional trolling motor, making it the perfect upgrade for your fishing kayak. It offers a quiet and affordable solution to upgrade your kayaking fishing experience forever.

Take it to the next level with a new NK-180S, available at www.NewportVessels.com. Power up, enjoy the adventure and make your time on the water the best it can be.


  • Cost: $799
  • Static Input Power – 600W/25A
  • Battery Type – Deep cycle marine battery – 24V
  • Optional Battery Type – 25.9V lithium battery
  • Steering – Cable steering or fixed
  • Propeller Speed – 1800 RPM
  • Max Overall Efficiency – 48%
  • Stow/Deploy Method – Cable lift
  • Trim Angles – 0*, 9*, 18*, 27*
  • Propeller Diameter – 5.9 Inches
  • Control Method – Digital controller
  • Mount Attachment – Four-bolt mount

Founded in 2008, Newport Vessels is a California-based direct-to-consumer provider of high-quality inflatable boats and marine products at the most affordable prices. Newport Vessels sells inflatable boats, trolling motors, and boat accessories. Newport Vessels has developed a continuous process improvement policy to guarantee production of world-class products and customer experiences.

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