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Vanhunks Pike Fin Drive Fishing Kayak

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Original price $1,695.00
Original price $1,695.00 - Original price $1,695.00
Original price $1,695.00
Current price $1,575.00
$1,575.00 - $1,575.00
Current price $1,575.00

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2024 Vanhunks Pike 9’8 Fin Drive Fishing Kayak

The Pike is standard fitted with a removable Tool Pod, and this is where adaptability and versatility make the Pike an exciting option. Equipped with the Tool Pod, this is an exciting maneuverable 9’8 fishing Kayak offering you excellent stability.

Remove the tool pod, and your fin drive fits right in, transforming your Kayak in a few easy steps. Should you wish to add a propeller drive instead, not a problem; the Pike is fully compatible with Fin Drive or Propeller Drive. You have multiple upgrade options in one Kayak.

Manufactured from robust 5mm Polyethylene, the Pike maintains its strength and longevity while taking nothing away from the sleek and fluent design.

Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Pike Fin Drive Specs

  • Length: 275 cm / 9’8 ft
  • Width: 87 cm / 35 inches
  • Height: 34 cm / 14 inches
  • Weight: 33.8 kg / 75 lbs
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 190 kg / 419 lbs
  • Seating: Single Seater
  • Style: Sit on Top
  • Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design
  • Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel fittings. Inserts: Brass
  • Optional Upgrades Not Included: Motor Mount, Electric Motor, Drive Cover, Fish Finder

Vanhunks Pike Fin Drive Features

Hull Design

A lot of thought went into the Pike’s hull design to optimize all the aspects needed for an enjoyable experience. With its shorter shape, the Kayak is easy to maneuver, and with the Double Pontoon-shaped hull and swallowtail, the Pike’s stability is never in question. The Double Pontoon Hull allows the easy flow of water through the channels, increasing traction and increasing speed. Even though the Pike is a short kayak, the hull and shape have created extra buoyancy, and the Pike has a carrying capacity of 190kgs / 419lbs comfortably. The additional weight capacity was a crucial element in this model’s design, and the Pike offers a lot of storage for a Kayak of this size.

Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Rudder System

The Pike has an easy-to-operate adjustable foot control or hand-controlled rudder system, and the system is interchangeable from one system to another. The Deep adjustable rudder provides great direct action and limits drift therefore keeping the speed of the Kayak. As a bonus, the Rudder blades are compatible with the Bixpy motor. Should you wish to add a Trolling motor, there are Brass inserts molded in at the Stern of the Kayak to make provision for a side motor mount.

Storage Space

Storage is always a must on kayaks, and the Pike has a square hatch in front of the raised seat that opens up into the hull, which is perfect for those bigger catches. Should you take on some water from inserting your catch of the day or merely needing to rinse out the craft, there are two drainage holes at the Kayak stern that can easily unscrew to allow drainage water. The Kayak’s bow, complemented with a large flip-up hatch, and the Kayak’s stern area, a large storage tank well with bungees, allow ample space to secure your gear.

Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Pike Fishing Kayak

Premium Seating

When you are on the water for a long-time, comfort is highly appreciated; the Pike has a raised Deluxe Aluminium seat to assist. The seating is adjustable to recline or upright to your comfort needs, and the raised element keeps the water under the seat and not on you. The Pike, fitted with a molded-in high or low seating position, makes for easy chair height adjustment. The low position for choppy conditions and the elevated position gives you an advantage view of the water and added comfort.

Vanhunks Pike Fin Drive Includes

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Michael Alfinito
So far so good

I got my new yak out for the 1st time last weekend for a shakedown cruise. I went out in 12-15 knot winds and I was impressed with the peddle system. My only complaint is that the lugs holding the peddle system kept popping loose.

Randall Chapman
Vanhunks Pike 9.8 fin drive.

Thanks ECO fishing shop for the great service and delivery. This Kayak is awesome. I'm 5'10" 220lbs. and this kayak is super stable and tracks great. I'm glad I went with this kayak.

Bernard Fawcett
Pike Fin

Love the kayak. If asked what to improve I would have to say the foot rudder controls. I figure if using the paddle probably wouldn’t really need to use foot controls so not to concerned but they need help.

Durable Hull With A Great Layout

I had been looking for a "legitimate" fishing kayak that could be transported in the 6'ft bed of my pickup without any bulky racks or road safety issues for longer trips. The Pike really fits the bill. It can do pretty much anything the Hobies and fancy fishing kayaks do; with arguably a better hull design, and a better price point. Not every feature is as clean-cut and smooth as the expensive fin-drive Hobies, but this is expected for -$2500 less out of your wallet. The Pike is definitely the best new kayak available that utilizes the original Hobie fin-drive (expired patent). Also I was not able to stand up in my last kayak on flat water. Now with the Pike I have been able to try my hand at some stand casting. Only drawbacks are: low seat (even in high position). And the rudder system is a bit clumsy.