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Cycling, Paddling, Sailing, Fishing & Outdoor Sports Gear
Pedaling Kayaks

Click on any of the links (or pictures) below to visit each manufacturer's web site for detailed info on that type of pedaling watercraft...

Native Watercraft 

Native Mariner 12.5 Propel Angler  

  • Totally intuitive to use
  • Forward & Reverse capabilities
  • 1 to 10 Drive ratio - Go fast & far with less work
  • Body position mimics a recumbant bike
  • Adjustable back and thigh support for custom fit
  • Completely sealed agains sand
  • Marine-grade anodized aluminum housing for light weight
  • Other components are stainless steel (rust proof & maintenance free)

The Propel Pedal Drive System is a revolutionary propulsion system with remarkable features but is also astonishingly easy to use.  Enjoy total boat control with forward and reverse capabilities, plus the 1:10 drive ratio converts each pedal crank into ten revolutions of the prop.

Yes, you can go fast. More importantly, you will go far with less fatigue as the sleek hydrodynamic design allows efficient propulsion with minimal drag. Your body position mimics a recumbent bike, and with easy adjustments you can set back and thigh support for a custom fit and even more comfort.

The internal drive unit is completely sealed against sand, grit, and mud so it is virtually maintenance free.  The drive unit’s housing is marine grade anodized aluminum so it is light, tough and rust proof.  Plus, because the other components are stainless steel, the system is protected from salt water damage. 

PROPEL Drive unit detail

The Propel system uses a simple pivot system to be lowered or lifted out of the water easily.  It secures easily with a pin once in place and a tough nylon flow plate prevents backwash from entering the boat.

Here are some of our most popular models: 

   The sit-on-top Mariner features an open rear deck that is great for a small passenger or gear for a day on the water. The unique low rear deck design coupled with unrivaled stability means that climbing back in after a swim or snorkel is almost effortless. The Propel pedal drive enables you to enjoy the Mariner's maneuverability and comfort all day.

Mariner 10 Propel

Mariner 12.5 Multisport Propel Angler (Camo) 

   With all the comfort and convenience of an Ultimate™ plus the versatility of a Multisport kayak, the Ultimate™ 12 or 14.5 Propel is the definition of sovereignty. You can pedal forward or backward and the rudder control lets you steer with a single finger while you enjoy the luxury of the First Class™ Seating system and the stability of the Tunnel Hull™.

Ultimate 12 Propel

Native Ultimate 14.5 PROPEL

    This Multisport blends all of the innovative features of the Ultimate Tandem series with the advantages of the Propel pedal drive system. The Propel unit is driven and controlled from the rear seat while the front passenger can either paddle or sit back and ride in style. The Propel drive unit features a 1:10 gear ratio with forward and reverse capability.
Ultimate 16 Propel

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