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Top-Rated Shearwater 125 Upgrades

Whether you are purchasing a gift for your favorite kayak angler, or are browsing for a ‘yak upgrade from yourself— we’ve selected the top-rated items for Shearwater owners [or lookers]. The Shearwater is designed for 3 propulsion options: paddle, pedal, or power. A Vibe Ember Paddle, X-Drive Kit, or Bixby Motor Jet are upgrades that will take any kayaker to the next level. 

Ember Carbon Fiber Paddle

Ember Carbon Fiber Paddle

At a fraction of the price of the other premium carbon fiber paddles out there, the Vibe Ember is purpose engineered to be super lightweight, length adjustable, and easy to paddle. It has a built-in line-retrieval hook, and a blade edge designed to be used as a handy 'pull-closer' to grab a partner's boat or the dock. The shaft ruler lets you easily prove the length of a catch! 

  • Dihedral blades 
  • Adjustable cam-lock shaft 
  • 40-inch tape measure on shaft 
  • Built-in hook for retrieving a snagged lure
  • Available in two vibrant colors

Price: $159.99

X-Drive Pedal Kit

X-Drive Pedal Kit

The Shearwater base pod can quickly be transformed to the X-Drive pedal system for fast and smooth acceleration through fresh or salt water no matter the currents or weather conditions. It’s durable, lightweight, comfortable for bare feet, and corrosion resistant— the perfect upgrade to this ‘yak. 

  • Quick-drop & go pedal system
  • Fast, smooth & easy pedal acceleration
  • Corrosion-resistant components for saltwater
  • Ultra lightweight at just 7.5 lbs

Price: $699.99

Bixpy Motor Jet

The Bixpy J-2 is a versatile and compact water jet propulsion system that provides a massive punch on the water in less than 10 lbs or gear [including motor, battery, and rigging]. The Vibe Gravity Rudder on the Shearwater features a built-in Bixpy Jet Motor mounting location for quick installation. 

  • 80 minutes full speed, 10+ hours trolling
  • Wireless remote control with 12 forward and 3 reverse speeds
  • Outboard battery and remote float in case of accidental slippage
  • Waterproof and dirt-proof with corrosion-resistant components

Price: $1,199

Now that we’ve covered propulsion; it’s time to talk rigging. The Shearwater 125 has been engineered from the water up to be the most customizable fishing kayak on the market. Here is a punch list of our favorite rigging options to make that Shearwater truly unique to the angler. 

Stealth QR-2 Rod Holder

Amaze the kayak angler in your life by giving the gift of a Stealth rod holder that actually sets the hook when the rod is lifted! They can fight the fish, not the rod holder, and will thank you for the enjoyment of more time casting!

Pro tip: Buy 2 rod holders and your kayak angler can have an extra rod ready with different bait and/or reel, so they can switch it up in seconds for different species or conditions without having to take the time to re-do their rod.

Price: $39.99

Summit Perch

The Summit Perch instantly delivers superior sight-fishing by getting you higher off the water.  The additional seating position saves your back, legs and feet for all-day, every-day comfort and control, whether seated or standing.

  • Easily attaches to back of Summit Seat and Hero Seat 2.0
  • Adds 16 inches of height off water line
  • Slip-free premium EVA padding

Price: $119.99

The Shearwater 125 is the most complete fishing kayak fit for any budget. You can mod out this vessel to fit your adventure needs at your own pace. We've added a few more items perfect for this kayak below.