Vanhunks Fishing Kayaks: The Best Fishing Kayak Brand You Haven't Heard Of

Vanhunks Fishing Kayak Buyer’s Guide

Fishing kayaks have become a popular choice for anglers to explore the water. But before you head out and buy yourself any old fishing kayak, it's important to understand there are a lot of options out there that vary in stability, durability, and price. Started in South Africa, Vanhunks defines quality and practicality for a fishing kayak at a very affordable price. Vanhunks is a 100% family owned business that is really starting to make its dent in the quickly growing fishing kayak industry. Whether you are looking for a paddle, pedal, single or tandem kayak, Vanhunks provides you with the options you need.

To help you make the best choice, in this post we will introduce you to some of the best fishing kayaks available from one of the newest kayak manufacturers, Vanhunks.



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Vanhunks Manatee Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Manatee Fishing Kayak

Length: 9' | Width: 32" | Weight: 51 lbs / 23 kg | Carrying Capacity: 330 lbs / 150 kg

The Vanhunks Manatee fishing kayak is a roomy, stable, and maneuverable vessel that can easily get you to those hidden places that are home to the biggest fish. This 9-foot, 32-inch wide kayak has everything a serious fisherman or woman needs to reel in catches from their favorite fishing spots. The Vanhunks Manatee Deluxe single fishing kayak has been designed for comfort and stability with high-quality marine-grade materials.

The Manatee also comes standard with a comfortable deluxe padded seat which can be adjusted to three different positions using the aluminum track system on the bottom of the kayak. Also included are accessory tracks, perfect for mounting your favorite accessories or extra gear. It also features an adjustable Vanhunks Deluxe Padded Kayak Seat, paddle holder, rod holder, and much more.

$729

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Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Length: 9' 8" / 275 cm | Width: 35" / 87 cm | Weight: 62 lbs / 28 kg | Carrying Capacity: 419 lbs / 190 kg

Whether you're a drifting fisherman, a tournament kayak angler, or an avid recreational paddler; the Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak is the ultimate all-around kayak that will suit any water conditions. The Vanhunks Pike's maneuverable 9’8 design offers excellent stability and superior comfort. Combine this with the adaptability of the Tool Pod, and it becomes the perfect fishing companion.

And no matter if you are a novice or experienced paddler, this kayak is a great all-rounder for anglers wanting to get out on the water without breaking the bank. And with its sleek design and compatibility with either Vanhunks’ Fin Drive and Propeller Drive, it's equipped with many accessory and upgrade options.

Starting at $1,095

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Vanhunks 10ft Zambezi Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Zambezi 10ft Fishing Kayak

Length: 10' / 305 cm | Width: 32" / 80 cm | Weight: 61.5 lbs / 28 kg | Carrying Capacity: 407 lbs / 185 kg

Another perfect balance for both anglers and recreational paddlers, the Vanhunks Zambezi is quick, agile and ready to take on flat waters or open seas. With ten scupper plug points, the Zambezi is perfectly equipped to take on and drain sea spray to keep your working area dry. If fishing is what you are planning to do, the Zambezi's four integrated sloping rod holders are perfect for trolling.

While the Zambezi is a good start for those new to the sport, the Zambezi can also be upgraded to a prop or fin drive to free up your hands for optimal kayak angling. Mounted on both sides of the kayak are accessory rails for mounting all of your extra equipment, including a fish finder and extra rod holders. From novice kayakers to experienced anglers, the Vanhunks Zambezi has something for everyone.

Starting at $1,095

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Vanhunks Black Bass Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Black Bass Fishing Kayak

Length: 13' | Width: 34" | Weight: 73 lbs / 33 kg | Carrying Capacity: 550 lbs / 250 kg

Vanhunks’ Black Bass 13-foot fishing kayak is made and designed for the angler who seeks an edge on fish. Built to last, this high-quality product is made of a tough polyethylene blend that can handle even the roughest waters and hardest to reach fishing spots.

It comes with many features that will enhance your fishing experience, including a large front hatch for easy access, paddle holders so you can securely store your paddle while not in use, two integrated rod holders, a swivel rod holder, and two accessory tracks. With a whopping 550 pound capacity, you'll never have to sacrifice gear on the Vanhunks Black Bass.

$1,109

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Vanhunks Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak

Length: 11' / 335 cm | Width: 34" / 86 cm | Weight: 70 lbs / 32 kgs | Carrying Capacity: 407 lbs / 185 kg

Vanhunks Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak is designed to take your experiences to the next level. Anglers wishing to leave kayaking the old fashion way behind can upgrade to the fin or pedal drive system. Thanks to Vanhunks’ drives, motorizing the Mahi Mahi Fishing Kayak is fast and easy and keeps your hands free for better angling.

Superior stability give anglers the choice of standing up while on the Mahi Mahi. Storage space, premium seating, a rudder system, integrated fishing rod holders, and accessory tracks make the Vanhunks Mahi Mahi a great choice for kayak anglers.

Starting at $1,140

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Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Length: 10' 4" / 305 cm | Width: 35" / 89 cm | Weight: 71 lbs / 32 kg | Carrying Capacity: 440 lbs / 200 kg

The VanHunk's Shad Fishing Kayak is a kayak ahead of its time. This kayak is both suited to the avid angler or the relaxed paddler who simply wants to take in the sights of the open water. The Vanhunks Shad has been designed to provide the best paddling experience on both flat and open water. Plus it's exceptionally versatile, easy to paddle, and so stable that anglers can fish standing up with ease.

Out of the box, a swivel rod holder as well as two molded-in side handles located on either side of the hull are also included.​ Add the Vanhunks’ Fin Drive or Propeller Drive, and anglers can easily take a break from paddling whenever necessary and keep their hands free for better fishing. A rudder system for easy operation, ample storage space, and premium seating make the Vanhunks Shad a great choice for your adventure.

Starting at $1,140

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Vanhunks AmerJack Hybrid Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks AmberJack Hybrid Fishing Kayak

Length: 12' | Width: 32" | Weight: 77 lbs / 25 kg | Carrying Capacity: 550 lbs / 250 kg

Looking for a new challenge? One of the more unique fishing kayaks out there, the Vanhunks AmberJack Hybrid combines both the SUP and fishing kayak. This kayak concept started as a single fishing platform, but was quickly found to be enjoyed as a stand-up paddle board on lakes, rivers and even the ocean.

Coming with two swivel fishing rod holders, five accessory track rails, and bungie storage, the Vanhunks AmberJack Hybrid can be configured endless ways. Whether hunting for your trophies in your favorite fishing holes or paddling on a new adventure, the Vanhunks AmberJack Hybrid won't disappoint.

$1,159

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Vanhunks 12'6" Zambezi Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Zambezi 12'6" FIshing Kayak

Length: 12' 6" / 384 cm | Width: 33" / 85 cm | Weight: 70 lbs / 32 kg | Carrying Capacity: 407 lbs / 185 kg

At first glance, the vast amount of storage space jumps right out from the Vanhunks Zambezi 12'6" fishing kayak. A large, lockable, rectangular hatch is spacious enough for camping gear or your day's catch. Below the bow hatch, a center console opens towards the paddler allowing easy access while out on the water.

A great kayak for any adventurer, the Vanhunks 12'6" Zambezi did not forget about anglers. Four integrated sloping rod holders make trolling a breeze. Two more rod holders are positioned in front of the seat. Striking a perfect balance between length and width, the Zambezi 12'6" was built for stability and speed. With a whopping 617 pound carrying capacity, no adventurer will need to sacrifice any gear with this kayak. Can be upgraded to include the Vanhunks Fin or Prop drive.

Starting at $1,195

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Vanhunks Orca Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Orca Fishing Kayak

Length: 13' | Width: 35" | Weight: 81 lbs / 37kg | Carrying Capacity: 617 lbs / 280 kg

Finding a kayak that can strike the balance between being a tandem and still controllable by yourself is no small feat. Vanhunks set out to do just that with their Orca Fishing Kayak. After two years of development, the Orca was introduced. Space, versatility, weight capacity, and maneuverability are but a few of the achievements of the Orca.

Multiple accessory rails, a standing platform, and large storage compartments make the Vanhunks Orca another great addition to their impressive, versatile kayak fleet capable of any adventure. If angling is your passion, the multiple molded in rod and tackle box holders make the Vanhunks Orca a great choice for you and a partner as well.

$1,295

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Vanhunks Sauger Tandem Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Sauger Fishing Kayak

Length: 12' / 365 cm | Width: 34" / 88 cm | Weight: 71 lbs / 32 kg | Carrying Capacity: 595 lbs / 270 kg

Vanhunks' Sauger is their staple tandem kayak and is designed to be stable and extremely maneuverable, while remaining capable of carrying up to 595 pounds of weight. The wide-body design provides great stability for standing or casting, while the shallow arch hull allows you to paddle effortlessly in a variety of different water conditions. The VanHunks Kayak comes with two removable Tool Pods, which include marine-grade stainless steel fittings and a spare parts compartment.

Plus, with the addition of either the Vanhunks’ Fin Drive or Propeller Drive, the Sauger Fishing Kayak is completely accessible to those anglers that enjoy the option of pedal power or the assistance of an electric motor. So whether you are fishing solo or with a companion, the Vanhunks Sauger 12ft tandem fishing kayak is an exciting option that is sure to keep any fishing enthusiast happy.

Starting at $1,145

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No matter what type of fishing trip you're planning - whether it be out on the ocean water or meandering down a mountain stream - Vanhunks’ various fishing kayaks will give you access to the very best fishing spots. Birthed from Florida's subtropical waters, Vanhunks Fishing Kayaks bring their customers the best fishing kayaks made using the most advanced materials, modern manufacturing methods, and all put together by some of the finest shapers in the industry.

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