The Vanhunks Whale Runner fishing kayak is the younger brother to our Deluxe 9-foot Manatee fishing kayak. As an entry-level kayak, we still wanted to give you everything you need, but understand that if you're just starting out on your kayaking adventures, you may want to begin with reliability. This is what the Whale Runner affords.
Like the Manatee, our Whale Runner is a quick and nimble 9-foot single-seater, up for all the same fun in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Take your new kayak fishing or touring. Paddle your way easily through canals, lagoons, lakes, estuaries, mangrove forests, and wetlands.
Weighing in at only 23kgs, our Whale Runner is light work to get loaded on your vehicle, and into the water. Though, we haven't sacrificed storage or stability with this most classic vessel in the fleet. The 32-inch-wide sit-on-top kayak offers a maximum load capacity of 150kgs not only has 2 round storage hatches but a roomy rear bungee storage space for all your adventure gear too.
If you're into fishing, you'll appreciate the 2 molded-in rod holders, and the swivel rod holder will ensure you have your line sitting at any angle or side.
Settle into your comfortable deluxe foam padded seat, which can be adjusted according to your needs at the D-rings, and removed when it needs a wash.
Like its older and bigger brothers, the Whale Runner fishing kayak is a rotomolded kayak made from 5mm polyethene, making it UV, impact, and abrasion-resistant.
We're positive the premium quality captive brass inserts and marine-grade stainless steel fixtures will see you enjoying your Whale Runner fishing kayak for many years to come, come rain or shine.
Whale Runner's deluxe foam-padded, adjustable and removable seat will ensure comfort along your journeys for miles ahead.
The Whale Runner features large rear storage with bungees and 2 storage hatch compartments for storing bait, fish or other essential gear while you're out on your adventures – please note that these storage hatches are not waterproof.
Ready To Go
Unpackage your Whale Runner, fit your padded foam seat, put your paddle pieces together and you're good to go for a day out in nature.
Enjoy Simplicity, Safety, And Reliability
Vanhunks Whale Runner fishing kayak gives you what you need from your first kayak while keeping with our idea of not over-complicating your learning experience. With plenty of room to grow and add features you discover essential for you, Whale Runner keeps kayaking simple and easy.
Safety and stability play a big part in grooming your confidence to try new things as you're learning. Our Whale Runner is light enough to transport without a fuss but still stable and buoyant enough to stand and fish from.
Vanhunks kayaks were designed with optimized weight and durability. It's high-density polyethene rotomolded construction ensures excellent UV, impact, and abrasion resistance, and the marine-grade brass inserts will ensure the bits that keep your kayak parts together are primed against corrosion, providing longevity and reliability.
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