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The Sauger 12’0 Tandem Fin Drive Fishing Kayak. Flatwater, white water, fishing water… If you can stick a paddle into it, it’s made to be kayaked!
You get canoes. You get kayaks. And then you get Vanhunks sit-on-top kayaks – the next level of kayak evolution. Light-years away from a floating log, these zippy, stable, easily maneuvered craft are roto-molded from premium quality polyethylene for a lifetime of enjoyment.
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Become Legendary On A Vanhunks Fishing Kayak :
The Sauger 12’0 !
The Vanhunks Sauger 12ft tandem fishing Kayak is standard fitted with two removable Tool Pods, and this is where adaptability and versatility make the Sauger an exciting option for families and recreational to professional. Equipped with the two Tool Pods, this is an exciting tandem kayak offering you excellent stability. Remove the tool pods and you can fit a fin drive or even two, transforming your kayak in a few easy steps. Should you wish to add a propeller drive instead, not a problem; the Sauger is fully compatible with Fin Drive or Propeller Drive. You have multiple upgrade options in one kayak.
At first look, the Sauger is a beautiful kayak with excellent finishes, and coloring but underneath that attractive appearance is a beast in manufacturing. Built from 5mm polyethylene, the Sauger is tough and can take what the elements throws at it.
When it comes to Hull’s design, the main objective was stability and speed. The Sauger has a Double Pontoon-shaped hull and a swallowtail, increasing the stability and carrying capacity of this kayak. The Double Pontoon Hull allows the easy flow of water through the channels, improving traction and increasing speed, making those long trips a pleasure. To Assist with tracking and steering, the Sauger is fitter with a hand controller rudder system. The control of the rudder system can be by either the front or the back paddler. As a bonus, the Rudder blades are compatible with the Bixpy motor. Should you wish to add a Trolling motor, there are Brass inserts molded in at the Stern of the Kayak to make provision for a side motor mount.
Even though the Sauger weighs 32kgs/70lbs (with out the fin drive attached), it’s easily manageable as there are carry handles on all sides to make lifting, loading and transportation easy.
Storage is ample on the Vanhunks Sauger, with rectangular hatches situated in front of both seats to allow easy accessibility for the paddler and access into the Sauger’s Hull. The hatches are both lockable and easy to operate. There is a corded bungee area at the bow and stern for any excess equipment you may have.
When you are on the water for a long-time, comfort is highly appreciated; the Sauger has a raised Deluxe Aluminium seat to assist. The seating is adjustable to recline, or upright to your comfort needs and the raised element keeps the water under the seat and not on you.
The Sauger, fitted with a molded-in high or low seating position, makes for easy chair height adjustment. The low position for choppy conditions and the elevated position gives you an advantage view of the water and added comfort.
The Sauger has all the positive attributes and is sure to get you out on the water and have fun with a companion.
☑ Length: 12ft
☑ Width: 34 inches
☑ Height: 13 inches
☑ Weight w/out drive: 71 lbs
☑ Weight with drive: 90 lbs
☑ Maximum Weight Capacity: 595 lbs
☑ Seating: 2 Seaters
☑ Style: Sit on Top
☑ Roto-molded: 5mm Polyethylene Design
☑ Hardware: Marine Graded stainless steel fittings. Inserts: Brass
☑2 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.
☑2 Tool Pods (double up as storage hatches)
☑2 Deluxe aluminum adjustable seats
☑2 Storage hatches
☑2 Molded-in side handles
☑3 Molded-in carry handles (front and back)
☑2 Drain plug
☑6 Scupper plugs
☑4 Integrated fishing rod holders
☑4 Accessory track rails
☑2 Adjustable Footrests
☑2 Molded-in tackle box holders
☑Bungee cords at bow and stern tank well area (with 6 D-rings)
☑Hand controlled rudder system
Optional Extras (Not Included)
||Manatee||Whale Runner||Amberjack||Tarpon||Tarpon 2|
|Width:||34 Inches||34 Inches||32 Inches||32 Inches||32 Inches||30 Inches||30 Inches|
|Kayak Weight:||36kg/79lb (with fin drive)||33kg/71lb||23kg/51lb||23kg/51lb||25kg/77lb||28kg/62lb||28kg/62lb|
|Water Type:||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.||Calm rivers, lakes, and calm ocean with small waves.|
|Rudder System:||Yes – One Hand Rudder Steering||
Hand Controlled System
||No||No||No||With Foot Pedals||With Foot Pedals|
|Deluxe Aluminum Seat:||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes (Sold Separately)||No||Yes|
|Deluxe Padded Seat:||
|Built-in Rod Holders:||2||
|Swivel Rod Holders:||
|Adjustable Sliding Seat:||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No|
|Tackle Box Holders:||2||
|Fin Drive System:||Yes||
1 x Round Hatch
1 x Stern Bungee Storage Area
1 x Bow Bungee Storage Area
2 Storage Hatches, 2 Tool Pods (double up as storage hatches)
1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Square Waterproof Storage Compartment,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
|2x Round Storage Hatches, 1x Stern Bungee Storage||2x Bungee Storage Areas||
1x Round Storage Hatch,
1x Large Oval Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
1x Waterproof Square Compartment,
1x Large Oval Hatch,
1x Square Storage Hatch,
1x Stern Bungee Storage
No disappointments here, this kayak was delivered fast and protected very well! It is very stable and cuts through the water well. It also looks awesome.
We use our tandem kayak to enjoy our local resevoir as a family, my husband, myself, and our 8 year old. We can all fit comfortably for now until our little man needs his own kayak. Sometimes I take the kayak out with just my son and I am able to handle the vessel by myself. We are able to leave it on the shore so it is a matter of dragging it up onto the shore and flipping it over. FYI, I am 120lbs and 5'8"; not super strong but mom capable. I cannot give 5 stars because the side bungee that hold the oars when not being used have broken twice and we have only used it 3 times. Light as air did send us replacements when I requested it but VanHunks should consider a non plastic solution for these. Overall, we love our tandem kayak!
Vanhunks Sauger 12’0 Tandem Fin Drive Fishing Kayak
We have rented kayaks in the past,and tried out different kinds and brand's.
We are very pleased with our new boats tracking is not a problem with the sauger. They are a little bit on the heavy side but you know that up front. Very stable stood up with no problem to shift my weight >200 while I was fishing alone in the Gulf of Mexico in order to get floating again sandbar 4” of water.
I might have to look at the single model for when I am by myself. Love the boat’s.
Nice Kayak. Very stable in the water. We have received lots of compliments on it's look.