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Vanhunks Sauger Fin Drive Fishing Kayak

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Original price $2,645.00
Original price $2,645.00 - Original price $2,645.00
Original price $2,645.00
Current price $2,525.00
$2,525.00 - $2,525.00
Current price $2,525.00

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Free Shipping Guarantee

Eco Fishing Shop is offering FREE SHIPPING on most kayaks delivered within the contiguous United States (except Hawaii).

In Stock & Ready to Ship: In Stock & Ready to Ship Kayaks can expect to ship on the Thursday following your order date. We typically have truckload pickups every Thursday (or every other Thursday during non-shipment weeks) so please reach out to a live rep to find your exact ship date. *During off season, kayak truckload days may vary*

Expedited Shipping: We also offer Expedited Shipping for next day shipping if you want to receive your kayak in 2-5 days

Exclusive Pre-Orders: Pre-Orders indicated that the item is currently not in stock, but an allotted amount has been secured from the Vendor with an estimated shipping time frame.

The ETA listed on the product page indicates the estimated time frame that the item will start its shipping process from our warehouse. Once the shipping process has begun, typically orders take 7-10 business days to arrive at the customer. (Delivery time may vary based on location)

Damage Free Guarantee

*Some kayaks will ship from our warehouse while others will ship directly from the Vendor. Please read below for all information.*

Kayaks from our warehouse-Here at Eco Fishing Shop we partner with the top of the line freight carriers in the country to ensure that your kayaks arrive fast and safely. 

We have secured a new partnership with a white glove delivery service that will ensure ZERO Damaged Kayaks. You will no longer be required to sign and inspect your kayak. But do not worry, this carrier has a 99.97% damage-free rate and they have assured us of this. In the rare occasion damage has been detected, Eco Fishing Shop will take care of the replacement as long as the damage is reported within 2 hours of delivery and pictures of the damage are submitted via email. If the damage is cosmetic and/or able to be repaired, such as dents or scratches, EFS will provide a repair kit. If you choose to replace a kayak with minor cosmetic damage instead, then you will be charged a 20% restocking fee.  

The Eco Fishing Shop definition of damage is when the kayak is delivered in a condition that compromises the hull and is confirmed with the vendor that would void the warranty.

Kayaks from the Vendor- These kayaks will ship directly from the vendor within 2-4 business day. While we cannot guarantee this option to be damage-free, you will receive your kayak in 3-5 business days. They will wrap your kayak in extra cardboard, put extra "fragile" and "no forklift" stickers on it, and do everything in our power to make sure it arrives safely.

You will be required to fully inspect your kayak PRIOR to signing the delivery report. If there is major damage to the hull, you will need to immediatly reach out to Confluence either by submitting a form online or calling.
or 1-888-669-6960

Lowest Price Guarantee

Eco Fishing Shop will not be undersold!

We will match ANY advertised price for the same kayak + shipping! In the event that you find a lower price from another online store on a currently in-stock new kayak, we will match it.

To be eligible for a price match, your request must meet the following conditions:

  • The online store must have the identical kayak (plus sales tax and shipping) priced accurately at the time you submit your request.
  • Our Best Price Guarantee does not apply to previously owned/used, special order, or e-Bay items. No close-outs, misprints, special buys, special promotions, auctions, trade show pricing, or liquidations.
  • Applicable to US-based price offers, continental US shipments, and in US Dollars only. If you live in a state where we have a store, sales tax will still be added on to the matched price.
  • All price matches must be submitted prior to ordering.
  • Our Best Price Guarantee takes into account the price of the competitor's kayak AND their shipping & handling costs, if any, as well as our own shipping costs.

All you need to do is request a price match using one of the 3 easy ways below.

  • Call us at: 844-987-5777
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2024 Sauger 12’0 Tandem Fin Drive Fishing Kayak

The Vanhunks Sauger 12ft tandem fishing Kayak is standard fitted with two removable Tool Pods, and this is where adaptability and versatility make the Sauger an exciting option for families and recreational to professionals. Equipped with the two Tool Pods, this is an exciting tandem kayak offering you excellent stability. Remove the tool pods and your fin drive or two can fit, transforming your kayak in a few easy steps. Should you wish to add a propeller drive instead, not a problem; the Sauger is fully compatible with Fin Drive or Propeller Drive. You have multiple upgrade options in one kayak.

At first look, the Sauger is a beautiful kayak with excellent finishes, and coloring but underneath that attractive appearance is a beast in manufacturing. Built from 5mm polyethylene, the Sauger is tough and can take what the elements throws at it.

Vanhunks Sauger Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Sauger Fin Drive Specs

  • Length: 365 cm / 12 ft
  • Width: 88 cm / 34 inches
  • Height: 35 cm / 13 inches
  • Weight : 41 kg / 90 lbs
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 270 kg / 595 lbs
  • Seating: Double 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

Vanhunks Sauger Fin Drive Features

Hull Design

When it comes to Hull’s design, the main objective was stability and speed. The Sauger has a Double Pontoon-shaped hull and a swallowtail, increasing the stability and carrying capacity of this kayak. The Double Pontoon Hull allows the easy flow of water through the channels, improving traction and increasing speed, making those long trips a pleasure.

Vanhunks Sauger Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Sauger Fishing Kayak

Rudder System

To Assist with tracking and steering, the Sauger is fitter with a hand controller rudder system. The control of the rudder system can be by either the front or the back paddler. 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 ample on the Vanhunks Sauger, with rectangular hatches situated in front of both seats to allow easy accessibility for the paddler and access into the Sauger’s Hull. The hatches are both lockable and easy to operate. There is a corded bungee area at the bow and stern for any excess equipment you may have.

Vanhunks Sauger Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Sauger Fishing Kayak

Premium Seating

When you are on the water for a long-time, comfort is highly appreciated; the Sauger 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 Sauger, 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 Sauger Fin Drive Includes

Your Satisfaction with Vanhunks Boarding is Guaranteed:

  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • 12 Month Factory Parts & Accessories Warranty
  • Free Shipping & Lowest Price Guaranteed

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Aaron Eversole
Fishing kayak

I love my kayak it’s well made and very practical! The only thing I would recommend is having a better shipping strategy in place and having more product on hand. All in all this a great kayak!

Kelly Hutchings
Very comfortable yak

This yak is a very comfortable yak to be on for extended periods of time. The weight isn’t too bad and the pedal fins are awesome. The rudder could use some improvement, but it works. I do like that there is a lot of room for both people and stuff. This is my first kayak and I would recommend it to others.

Ronald Ignelzi
Vanhunks Fin Drive tandem Kayak

This was my first Kayak purchase. I researched a lot and found lots of good ratings on the Vanhunks line of Kayaks. They seemed a bit pricey, but the reviews all said they were worth the price. The quality of the unit and its sturdiness is great. There are lots of places to store items while kayaking. The fin drive system is really neat. It works very well and get the kayak going easily. It fit into the slot easily but the clamps that hold it down are too short to secure it well. The clamps come loose a lot while using it and have to be retightened to keep the fin drive from coming out of the kayak. I had to have new clamps made that would hold the fin drive in the kayak. I had no idea how to hook up the rudder system and once I finally did it is "crappy" at best. It barely moves the rudder, and the string guides at the back of the boat pop out while trying to use it. The rudder control is so close to the seat that it can only be moved a little bit in one direction. There is also some kind of rudder "pull up" system but it does not work correctly. The entire rudder system (steering and "pull up") I am going to redesign myself to make it work right. I was a very disappointed there is NO user manual. Half of the "accessories" on the kayak I don 't even know what they are. Maybe a more seasoned kayaker would know? I'm not sure. The response from Eco Fishing is that there are "lots of You tube videos on them." I found the videos useless and hate having to search all over the web when there really should be a Vanhunks website with videos. IF Vanhunks does not want to do a user manual then I suggest they do their own training/user videos for buyers. The Seats are comfortable and adjustable, but they do "pop" out of the mounts very easily. The bungee cord tie down for the back is okay to keep them from sinking if the kayak goes over, but the front one won't even pull tight the front tight to the kayak floor. Knowing what I know now if I was to buy a new kayak again, I would look at different brands for the money. It is a good Kayak but there is a lot of room for improvement.