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Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Original price $1,140.00 - Original price $1,140.00
Original price
$1,140.00 - $1,140.00
Current price $1,140.00

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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 Thursdat 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

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.

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 Vanhunks Shad 10’4 Fishing Kayak

Fast, maneuverable, stable, and heaps of fun.

The shad 10’4ft kayak is a kayak ahead of its time, with all its attributes molded into an excellent craft for the avid fisherman and the relaxed paddler who wants to take in the sights.

The Shad is standard fitted with a removable Tool Pod, equipped with the Tool Pod; this is an exciting maneuverable 10’4 fishing Kayak offering you excellent stability. Remove the tool pod and you can fit a fin drive, transforming your Kayak in a few easy steps. Should you wish to add a propeller drive instead, not a problem; the Shad is fully compatible with Fin Drive or Propeller Drive. You have multiple upgrade options in one Kayak. The Shad even have inserts for an electric motor on the Kayak’s stern should you decide to add an electric motor.

Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Shad Specs

  • Length: 305 cm / 10’4 ft
  • Width: 89 cm / 35 inches
  • Height: 36.5 cm / 14 inches
  • Weight : 32 kg / 71 lbs
  • Maximum Weight Capacity: 200 kg / 440 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, Fin Drive System

Vanhunks Shad Features

Hull Design

When looking at the hull design, stability was paramount, and the flat bottom with Pontoon Hull keeps the Kayak on an even keel and therefore allows confidence to sit or even stand easily. The shape and sleek lines in the hull design allow for much-needed speed and easy maneuverability. The Double Pontoon Hull allows the easy flow of water through the channels, increasing traction and increasing speed.

Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Rudder System

The Shad 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.

Storage Space & Seating

The Shad is equipped with a large equipment hatch at the Kayak’s bow, a round hatch behind the paddler, and a large Tank-Well in the stern, fitted with bungee cords to secure your load. The raised deluxe aluminum seating gives you a slightly elevated approach that assists with paddling and visibility and keeps you dry should there be excess water in the craft. The seating is adjustable to the front or the back and runs on a track system.

Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Vanhunks Shad Fishing Kayak

Angler Approved

The Shad designed for fishing; we added four embedded angled rod holders to assist with storage and rod positioning. Three accessory rails can take extra fishing rod holders, accessories, or a better still to mount your fish finder. A Fish Finder can be mounted to the Shad easily as there is spacing built into the Kayak’s hull for a transducer and cabling to run comfortably. The transducer plate protects your transducer and under the transducer plate, you will find pre-assembled inserts to secure your transducer.

Vanhunks Shad 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 6 reviews
Joel B.
Vanhunks SHAD - Bora Bora

Arrived wrapped extremely well, after unwrapping and inspecting I discovered a rear handle was broke in shipping. Contacted ECO and they got another one out to me right away. I haven’t been able to get it out on the water yet but I am currently getting it set up for spring. I don’t regret anything on this purchase, the SHAD is extremely well built, good storage and plenty of rails to mount accessories to. I will gladly update once I get it out on the water. I can’t wait!

Scott Smith
First Kayak - Very Happy

I am a happy customer of ecofishing and the VanHunks Shad 10'4". This is my first kayak so I cannot compare with other brands or models. I purchased the pedal drive with the kayak. Ecofishing provided a great purchase experience. The yak was delivered with zero damage from shipping (not so much as a scratch). The first time I took it out I discovered a defect in a weld on the drive unit (which is quite sturdy I might add). I notified ecofishing and they wasted no time contacting VanHunks, and VanHunks wasted no time shipping a replacement unit (great customer service on both ends). The Shad is pre-configured for a motor and also for fishing (rod holders, transducer mount point etc.). I find the seat quite comfortable and the factory paddle works well for me. The Shad is stable and I have no trouble standing up on it. It took me a few tries to get the rudder controls hooked-up but I can now easily remove the rudder for transport and re-install quickly in the field. I like the kayak’s responsiveness. The two primary reasons I chose the Shad is the weight (71 lbs) and price. I can single-hand load and unload the yak (the C-Tug works great with the Shad). This being my first kayak, I wanted to keep the cost down, and I believe the Shad fits my needs in great fashion. Cheers.

Wayne Watson
Silver springs Florida

Awesome experience

mark compton
shad rap

the VH Shad has exclusively fit my needs in size and loadability (vehicle). weight capacity at 400 or 450? dont recall. Stability has been great. I load up all the gear and stow my eight year old behind me and have not ran into one issue of imbalance even in a storm. My suggestion though..Go with the VH propellar peddle. I chose bixpy and after a week I knew it wasn't for me. But you get stuck with it because VH won't take it back if it's been in the drink. So I guess you have to wait for your kayak then just go borrow your neighbor's bixpy, since everyone has one, and take off in your yak to see if it is to your liking. otherwise, it's just a $1k purchase you can toss out and get another type for 7-800$. I'm going with the propeller drive next. but through someone who understands things don't always fit out of the box for everyone and has some leeway to take back for something else.
Back to the yak. Solid purchase in my book. tracks need another screw or two for serious strength, but that all i see wrong.

Jonathan Kelley
Best customer service

Awesome great customer interaction from the start to the finish. The kayak is hands down the best purchase I have ever made.