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NuCanoe Unlimited – Build for Any Adventure, Solo or Tandem

NuCanoe Unlimited – Build for Any Adventure, Solo or Tandem

Fishing, Hunting, Solo or Tandem

Good inventions are built from a desire to share an idea. Great inventions are built from a passion – a drive to share a personal love with everyone around you. In 2006, Tim Niemier set out to put “a billion butts in boats.” From his ambition and partnership with Blake Young, NuCanoe was built.

Based in Bellingham, WA and roto-molded in Oostburg, WI, more than 95% of the parts and accessories to make NuCanoe boats are made in the USA. Whether you are an angler, hunter, rower, diver, or pleasure-cruiser, NuCanoe has a kayak to fit your lifestyle.

Versatility is critical with NuCanoe Fishing Kayaks. Any model, any time, NuCanoe kayaks can be paddled, pedaled, or powered. The switch is easy and does not require drilling holes in your kayak. This is important for owners who want to start small and upgrade over time without drilling into their kayaks.

Let's dial in and cast our gaze at the NuCanoe Unlimited kayak. A kayak that is truly unlimited in its configurations and uses, the Unlimited is designed for any and all purpose, whether that be fishing, hunting, or recreational paddling. Perhaps one of the greatest qualities not often discussed is the Unlimited's tandem capability.

NuCanoe Unlimited

Comfort & Stability for Solo or Tandem Kayaking

At 12'6" long and 41" wide, the Unlimited is stable, fast, and ready for both freshwater and seawater. Outfitted with over 22' of aluminum freedom accessory tracks, you can outfit your kayak in any way imaginable. The Fusion Seat fits on the freedom track and can be moved wherever you find most comfortable. Built for comfort, the Fusion seat was named so because the fabric and frame are fused together – no more sagging or constant tightening. For those who want even more freedom, you can add the 360 Fusion seat that comes with a 360 degree swivel.

When you combine the 22' of aluminum Freedom tracks and the Fusion seat, you get one of the most customizable solo or tandem kayak experiences on the market. Transitioning from solo to tandem is as easy as adding another Fusion seat to the Freedom track. What sets the Unlimited apart is your ability to adjust your positioning on-the-fly when switching between tandem and solo. Many tandem kayaks have fixed positions that can make tandem kayaks difficult to operate and maneuver when using solo.

NuCanoe Unlimited Tandem

If you are considering a multi-purpose fishing or hunting kayak and you'd like the choice to take a companion out with you, the NuCanoe Unlimited is unrivaled in its solo to tandem functionality.

Paddle. Pedal. Power.

As mentioned, all NuCanoe kayaks are able to transition from paddle to both a pedal drive and powered motor drive without drilling holes in your kayak.


NuCanoe's PIVOT Drive uses a reinforced drive cable to power the pedal drive. An interesting feature of the PIVOT Drive system is your ability to use it with a bow motor mount as well as the stern. With no mechanical noise, the PIVOT Drive is quiet while giving the operator superior position control. Sleek in its design, the drive was made to preserve an open deck. If you are worried about your prop in shallow water, don't be, the PIVOT Drive has Kick-Up release technology on the prop shaft!

If you have the PIVOT Drive and wish to once again upgrade, converting to a Torqeedo or EPS motor is made to be simple. NuCanoe's Electric Propulsion, Simplified (EPS) system is compatible with the PIVOT Drive. Interchangeable, changing between power and pedaling has never been easier, or more seamless, than with the PIVOT Drive. Not many kayaks allow their owners to start simple and change their propulsion type as they grow in experience all in the same kayak.


Whether you are new to fishing kayaks or a seasoned pro, NuCanoe's Unlimited is a blank canvas waiting for you to paint it however you want. Newcomers can start simple with a paddle, a seat, minimal gear and have the freedom to add as they learn what they need. Experienced anglers and hunters can build out a fully-loaded kayak customized with a propulsion system and all of the exact accessories they need.

Additional Specs & Features of the NuCanoe Unlimited

NuCanoe Unlimited Fishing Kayak

Length: 12'6" | Width: 41" | Weight: 84lbs | Carrying Capacity: 650lbs

Although the Unlimited is a canvas waiting to be painted, there are tons of functional features built in to the kayak from the day of your purchase. Some built-in pleasure features include molded-in cup holders, built-in carry handles, molded tackle pockets and two flush mounted rod holders.

What makes the Unlimited shine beyond its customization capability is the built-in functionality features. 22' of accessory tracks, a built-in transducer scupper port, steering handle inserts for when you upgrade to a drive system, and built-in rod tip holders make the NuCanoe Unlimited ready to store and protect all of your gear. Planning on braving the rain or waters with some chop? You'll appreciate the Tarpon draining system.

Beyond having seven scupper drains, the Unlimited has drainage channels that help guide water to the scupper holes which is quite helpful in actually draining water from your deck. Finally, the NuCanoe Unlimited has a deck plate that can be combined with a Gear Pod for even more storage. It may sound repetitive, but the NuCanoe Unlimited is the ultimate kayak for any adventurer looking to build their experience exactly how they want.

NuCanoe Unlimited Specs


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NuCanoe Kayak Fishing Accessories

NuCanoe designs their kayaks to be built out the way you want to use them. With a great variety of add-on accessories, owners truly take the driver’s seat to customize their kayak to their needs. Transform your experience on the water with NuCanoe Kayak Accessories.

Our Top NuCanoe Fishing Accessories

NuCanoe PIVOT Drive

NuCanoe PIVOT Drive Pedal System

The NuCanoe PIVOT Drive System is a high performance pedal drive accessory for the F10, Flint, Frontier 12, Pursuit or Unlimited.

The PIVOT drive does note require a hole in the deck floor, has a transom mounted prop for superior maneuverability, and preserves a clean and open fishing deck.

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NuCanoe GearPod

NuCanoe GearPod

Capacity: 10 gallons | Weight: 8lbs | Dimensions: 30" x 22" x 7"

Enjoy a clean open deck with the ability to combine the UNLIMITED and Flint with the all-new 2021 Gear Pod! Fully removable storage solution to maximize organization while still protecting your deck space.

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MotorGuide Xi3

MotorGuide Xi3 Freshwater Kayak Trolling Motor

Lightweight, easy to stow and deploy while sitting, the MotorGuide Xi3 is a near silent trolling motor you can control using a wireless remote from the comfort of your seat.

Intuitive remote-control steering makes the MotorGuide Xi3 ready to use right out of the box. The MotorGuide Xi3 has a max thrust of 55 lbs, is a bow mount, has a shaft length of 36" and is compatible with the NuCanone Unlimited.

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NuCanoe Fusion Seat

NuCanoe Fusion Seat

Weight: 11lbs | Dimensions: 24" x 18" x 8"

The Fusion Seat delivers superior comfort and support. The fabric and frame are fused together for consistent tension and no sagging. Features a recumbent seat bottom and adjustable seatback. Mount to a swivel or to the crossbeams.


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YakAttack BlackPak


YakAttack BlackPak Fishing Crate

Includes: 3 Holders & Lid | Dimensions: 12" x 16" x 11"

This crate has 10 stations for rod holders for 50 possible positions. The top rails are designed for MightyBolt accessories eliminating the need for GearTracs. Also includes drain holes and carry handles for easy transport.

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NuCanoe Plug and Play Kit

NuCanoe Plug and PLay Bow Mount Motor Kit

Weight: 8lbs | Dimensions: 16" x 16" x 10"

The Plug and Play Motor Kit Bow Mount is the easiest way to use a bow mount motor. It preserves your open deck and balances the weight of the motor and battery. Includes the internal Motor Wiring Kit, Battery Box, & Bow Motor Mount.

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Shop NuCanoe Fishing Kayaks and Accessories

If you’re going to be spending a lot of time on the water and desire a blank canvas fishing kayak to build exactly how you want, a NuCanoe Kayak is the Fishing Kayak for you. With the right kayak underneath you, you're sure to explore deeper waters, find better fishing spots, and catch bigger fish than ever before.

Whether you’re just getting into fishing kayaks or are a seasoned pro, our lineup of NuCanoe fishing kayaks has a kayak that is right for you. All our products are available to you via free and fast shipping, to check them out click HERE.

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