Vanhunks Whale Runner 9' Solo Fishing Kayak

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Vanhunks Whale Runner 9' Solo Fishing Kayak

The Whale Runner fishing kayak is very comfortable and super stable, making it suitable for rivers, lakes or the ocean.

Whether you are into fishing or like to tour, this single kayak is the one for you. All of the Vanhunks kayaks are built in world-class manufacturing facilities and offer you the highest quality components when it comes to fishing kayaks.

The Vanhunks Whale Runner is the younger brother to Vanhunks Deluxe 9-foot Manatee. As an entry-level kayak, we still wanted to give you everything you need, but understand that if you’re starting on your kayaking adventures, you may want to begin with the basics. This is what the Whale Runner affords.

Like the Manatee, Vanhunks Whale Runner is also a quick and agile 9-foot single-seater, up for all the same fun in rivers, lakes, and oceans. Take your new kayak fishing or touring. Paddle your way through sounds, straits, canals, lagoons, lakes, estuaries, mangrove forests, and wetlands easily.

Weighing in at only 50lbs, Vanhunks Whale Runner is light work to get loaded on your vehicle and into the water. We haven’t sacrificed storage or stability with our most straightforward vessel in the fleet, though. The 32-inch-wide sit-on-top kayak offers a maximum load capacity of 330lbs, and not only has 2 round storage hatches but a roomy rear bungee storage space for all your adventure gear too.

If you’re into fishing, you’ll appreciate the four molded-in rod holders, and the integrated swivel rod holder will ensure you have your line sitting at any angle or side.

Settle into your comfortable deluxe foam-padded seat, which can be adjusted according to your needs at the D-rings, and removed when it needs a wash.

Like its older and bigger brothers, the Whale Runner is a seamless rotomolded kayak made from 5mm polyethylene, making it UV resistant.

We’re positive the premium quality brass inserts and marine-grade stainless steel fittings will see you enjoying your Whale Runner for many years to come, come rain or shine.



Seating: Single seater

Style: Sit on Top

Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design

Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel.

Inserts: Brass

The Whale Runner 9' Solo Includes:

✔️ 1 Two-Piece paddle with three-position adjustment features. The shaft made of heavy-duty black EDC coated aluminum, built-in handgrips, and PVC anti-drip rings.

✔️ 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

✔️ 1 Deluxe padded seat

✔️ 2 Side handles with bungees to secure your paddle

✔️ 2 Rubber carry handles

✔️ Drain plug

✔️ 6 Scupper Plugs

✔️ Bungee at back storage area (with 6 D-rings)

✔️ Swivel rod holder

✔️ 4 Integrated Fishing rod holders

✔️ Cup holder

    Whale Runner 9' Solo Specs:

    Manufacturer Vanhunks
    Model Whale Runner 9' Solo Fishing Kayak
    Kayak Type Fishing
    Length 9'
    Width 32"
    Height 12"
    Weight 51 lbs.
    Maximum Weight Capacity 330 lbs.
    Warranty 5-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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