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Newport Vessels NK180 1.8Hp Kayak Motor

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The NK-180 brushless kayak motor offers excellent performance and power to any kayak angler looking to increase their range and catch more fish on fresh or salt water. This brushless kayak motor offers excellent efficiency and extremely low noise with a direct drive design that allows you to sneak up on fish. It can be used with two affordable 12V lead acid deep cycle batteries, or a lighter-weight 24V lithium battery. Two operating modes, 24V and 25.9V, allow the motor to be powered with 2x 12V GEL, Lead Acid, or lithium deep cycle batteries. This kayak motor will greatly increase the effective range of any angler on a given day, it will bolt directly to a 4 bolt PowerPole style stern mount, or can be installed into the deck of a kayak (see fitment guide here). The mount pivots freely to pass over underwater obstacles, but the durable aluminum motor head is ready for the ones you don't see. Steering cables can be setup to turn the motor like a rudder using your kayaks OEM mounted foot braces, or a pin can lock the motor in a forward drive position for use on SUPs and inflatable kayaks. Reverse is enabled with a pull cord which locks the motor in a deployed position, keeping the propeller from lifting out of the water while you back your way out of trouble. Regardless of your level of experience, the NK-180 offers an efficient, powerful motor in a durable package.


1.8hp Equivalent Motor Unit

Four Bolt Aluminum Mount

Digital Speed Controller w/ Display

Steering Triangle

Height Adjustment Clamp

Reverse Cable Handle

Motor Lift Cable Handle

Emergency Stop Key

Motor Lift Arm

2x Carabiner

2x S Biner

Nylon Cord Kit

Braided Stainless Steering Cable Kit (may not be compatible w/ every brand of kayak)

Installation Kit (hardware included, additional hardware may be necessary depending on your exact make/model of kayak)


NK-180S Specs:

Equivalent to a 1.8hp

Designed for fishing kayaks (see fitment guide here)

Four bolt aluminum mount (direct attachment to PowerPole mount)

Features trim adjustment

Integrated rudder steering

Stow/deploy motor with pull of a cord

Three Steering Cable Setup Options

No Steering - Motor used for forward and reverse only

Cable routing goes through stern of kayak

Cable routing goes above the deck of the kayak

Compatible with 24V Deep Cycle Batteries or 25.9V LiFePo4 battery


Input Voltage: 24V

Shaft Length: 19.7"

Battery Type: Lithium or Lead-Acid

Total Weight: 14.3lbs

Thrust: 60lbs

Motor Housing Length: 8.75"

HP Equivalent: 1.8HP

Motor Housing Width: 3"

Inside Length: 86"

Max Amp Draw: 25A

Propeller Diameter: 5.9"

Max. Propeller Speed: 1800rpm

Mount Bracket Dims: 14" L x 6" W

Max Test Speed: 5.7mph

Min. Mount Dims: 5.5" L x 4.5" W

Shaft Diameter: 1.15"

Battery Cables: 7ft

Speed Controller Wire: 8ft