Native Watercraft's history of feature-rich designs and premium products has another amazing boat to add to their legacy, the Native Watercraft Slayer Propel MAX 12.5. The 12.5' long boat is 34" wide and 13' deep. It comes in at a beefy estimated 108lbs fully rigged weight, but provides a 500lb weight capacity.
The drive for the Propel MAX 12.5 is the brand new 701 series pedal drive with simple hands free forward and reverse. The drive includes streamed line pedal cranks, super grip pedals with hex traction pins, and a metal weed guard integrated into the lower cartridge of the drive. The drive is warrantied by Native Watercraft for 5 years against any manufacturer defects. For those of you with a 601 series, you can upgrade the drive with a new lower cartridge and the crank upgrade and you basically get the improved drive.
This MAX 12.5 has an improved seat from Native Watercraft giving it an ultra-comfortable, adjustable, and elevated seating. This new seat improves the pedaling position and makes it easier to get to a standing position.
The designers have also created an integrated electronics panel and battery storage area on the Slayer Propel MAX 12.5 -- no need to purchase costly accessories as they are integrated to the design.
The Slayer Propel MAX 12.5 includes a hi-performance rudder. The rudder includes an aluminum post for stiffness and it has a 25% improvement in surface area dramatically improving the control on the MAX 12.5.
On the deck, there is horizontal rod storage on-board.
And, to help you from getting soaked on choppy days, the hull is designed with a rockered bow to allow you to get up and over the chop.
Finally, it is Sidekick compatible. This highly recommended accessory is an add-on trolley system that bolts to the rails to help you transport the kayak from the water to your vehicle.
Clearly the rule for this design team was to be forward-looking, and give the customer what they needed. The Native Watercraft Slayer Propel MAX 12.5, truly a premium boat for 2020. Available for sale now for September shipments.