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Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak



Focus your attention on getting your bait out in the water, and when the time comes, reel in that monster!

The Mahi Mahi is a trophy fish found in temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters around the world, and just like its namesake, the Vanhunks Mahi Mahi sit on top Fin Drive System kayak loves the same conditions.

The optional removable Fin Drive System is straightforward to use, allowing you to reach top speeds in no time and maintain momentum when you are moving, which frees up your hands when trawling. The easy-to-install Fin Drive System works on a push action making for natural movement for most people. The Mahi Mahi is a smooth ride and takes little effort to get it moving. The fin drive navigates the Kayak forward, and with the quiet propulsion of the Fin Drive, the fish will not hear you coming and will still allow you the element of surprise. Kayak paddles produce splash and generate noise, but with the Fin Drive you will not experience as much noise and disturbance, giving you a stealthy advantage over your next catch.

A one-handed rudder control allows for easy maneuvering. The rudder system is integrated with the design of the bottom of the hull so no need to worry about obstacles that can damage your rudder. The rudder is secure and horizontally aligned under the kayak.

The superior stability of the kayak makes it great for fishing. You can cast while you are standing up and not worry about the boat tipping or you falling off. Finding the perfect ratio between weight and balance meant we had to relook the length and width of this vessel. 11 feet in length and 34 inches in width, weighing in at 35kgs with the fin drive system and 32kgs without the fin drive system, we believe we found the perfect weight to balance ratio. Less length means less weight to be peddled, yet the wide hull still secures plenty of storage space, which is ideal if you bag that big one.

The bottom of this vessel is complemented with a deep single ‘V’ shape in the front towards a double-V in the back for added stability and speed of water flow through the tail area. The hull is designed for superior stability, yet effortless forward propulsion.

Equipped with a round storage hatch between the paddler’s seat and the Fin Drive System, front storage, and rear storage system, and added room behind your seat, space will be no problem.

The Mahi Mahi is kitted out with six horizontal molded rod placements and two integrated rod holders at the back. On either side of the paddler, the integrated tackle box storage compartments are molded into the design, and don’t forget the molded-in cup holder.

When it came to seating, we equipped the Mahi Mahi with an adjustable Aluminium seat on a slider system to move your position forward and backward without much effort, to ensure a comfortable pedal. When you’re out on the water all day, you need to be comfortable, the Vanhunks Mahi Mahi Fin Drive provides just that.

It’s spacious, and the raised padded seat ensures you’re not going to get soaked by any spray water pooling in the seating area. With ample room to move around, entry and exit is easy and so is gear access. Recline your seat for a laid back paddle position, or secure it more upright for moments when you need to make a dash forward quickly.

As an added feature, the Mahi Mahi has the functionality to easily mount a motor at the stern for when you want to get to your next secret spot quicker.

The motor will not interfere with your rudder system and no need to make adjustments to your steering system.

Do not want to add a Fin Drive System? No problem — a drive cover box is available. Simply remove the fin drive and the cover box fits into the open space. The box allows for additional storage while transforming your Mahi Mahi to a paddle kayak.


The kayak’s stability is excellent for fishing as it enables standing and casting without the risk of tipping over or falling. To achieve the optimal weight and balance ratio, we had to re-evaluate the vessel’s length and width, resulting in an 11-foot-long and 34-inch-wide kayak weighing 35kgs with the fin drive system and 32kgs without it. This weight allows for easy peddling due to its shorter length while still providing ample storage space for catching big fish.

  • Seating: Single
  • Style: Sit on Top
  • Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design
  • Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel fittings.
  • Inserts: Brass
  • Fin Drive Compatible
  • Prop Drive Compatible
  • Electric Motor Compatible



  • 1 Two-Piece Paddle with three-position adjustment features. The shaft made of heavy-duty black EDC coated aluminum, built-in handgrips, and PVC anti-drip rings
  • 4 Carry handles
  • Large rear and front storage with bungee
  • 1 Deluxe adjustable aluminum seat
  • 2 Accessory track rails
  • 2 Integrated fishing rod holders
  • 1 Drain Plug
  • 6 Drainage holes with scupper plugs
  • 1 Cupholder
  • 2 Adjustable footrests
  • 1 Fish-finder compartment (fish-finder not included)


  • Motor Mount
  • Electric Motor
  • Drive cover
  • Fishfinder
  • Fin Drive
  • Prop Drive


  • Length: 335 cm / 11 ft
  • Width: 86 cm / 34 inches
  • Height: 30 cm / 11 inches
  • Weight without drive: 32 kgs / 70 lbs
  • Weight with drive:  36 kgs / 79 lbs
  • Maximum Weight
  • Capacity: 185 kgs / 407 lbs


VanHunks - Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak

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