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Meet the Vibe Shearwater™ 125  — The Ultimate Fishing Kayak

Written by Lauren Nelson on December 05, 2019

Kennesaw, GA (December 2019) — The exclusive Vibe Shearwater 125, ICAST 2019’s most talked about customizable, versatile and feature-rich pro angling kayak – with an unrivaled choice of Vibe X-Drive pedal drive, Bixpy Jet power motor, paddle, or all three together — offers industry-best pro angling performance coupled with features that anglers customarily had to choose one over the other. All at the incomparable starting MSRP of $1299. The Shearwater 125 represents relentless force poured into an extreme, awe-inspiring look that’s unmistakably Vibe.   

The 2020 Vibe Shearwater 125 will be rolling out at Vibe dealers late March 2020.

 

OWN THE WATER


"The Shearwater 125 doesn't just change the over $1,000 fishing kayak game — it ends it by raising premium standards to all-new heights," says Josh Thomas, Vibe Kayaks' CEO.

"The Shearwater is not just Vibe's newest creation, it's now the bar for which all fishing kayaks will be measured in terms of versatility, angling features, customization, and premium value at the very best price. Any angler can now build the best-in-class kayak of their dreams at the pace and price they want and can afford. With the Shearwater 125, they can truly ‘own the water’ — whether that’s freshwater, ocean, or both. With this ultimate fishing kayak, there are no limits."

Two years in the making, this ground-breaking, unrivaled addition to Vibe’s Elite Series family of fishing kayaks is the first to offer the quick-switch choice of Vibe's new ultra-lightweight 7-pound saltwater-ready Vibe X-Drive "fin propulsion" pedal drive system, or Vibe partner Bixpy's Jet motor, or simply a paddle. With a choice of pedal, power, or paddle, Vibe's Shearwater 125 inspires unrivaled confidence with every cast.

Vibe Shearwater 125 Fishing Kayak

AWE-INDUCING COLORS


Colors for the Shearwater 125 are as exciting and vibrant as the new kayak itself. Brand new Vibe colors such as the awe-inducing Tsunami Red and Raven will be offered alongside the best-selling Caribbean Blue. Galaxy, 2019’s new super-popular kick-ass color, will only be available for a limited time for those who pre-order the Shearwater 125.

Vibe Shearwater 125 Fishing Kayak

 

POWER MEETS PERFORMANCE & STYLE


Speed and stability has been optimized across the range of water types and conditions. Powered acceleration and mobility is a decision between Vibe X-Drive pedal drive, Bixpy Jet motor or Vibe Evolve paddle. The 'fighter-delta' aggressive chassis hull geometry ensures excellent handling, stability, and stealth whether standing or seated, while also ensuring it's unmistakably Vibe at a glance. As the perfect blend of power options and performance, the Shearwater is able to deliver everything you need, when you need it most.

 

YOUR CHOICE OF PROPULSION: PEDAL, POWER OR PADDLE



Shearwater 125’s propulsion options are as flexible and versatile as everything else offered on this game-changing fishing kayak.

Vibe X-Drive Pedal Kit (MSRP $599): The Vibe X-Drive allows fast but smooth-and-easy pedal acceleration and stopping; whether traveling long distances between fishing spots or for nuanced kayak positioning while sneaking up on the big ones. The X-Drive Pedal Kit includes the X-Drive Pod, X-Drive pedal system, and a steering handle that can be mounted on either side of the Shearwater.
Save $100 when purchased with the Shearwater 125

Bixpy Jet Motor Kit (MSRP $1,199): The Bixpy Jet marries the advantages of a compact jet drive motor with those of a propeller drive motor to deliver a stealthy and powerful punch at a weight of only 9 lbs including the battery pack. The Bixpy Jet Motor Kit includes the Bixpy Jet Thruster, Outboard Power Pack (333 Wh), Wireless Remote Control, Magnetic kill switch with leash, 100 - 240V Wall Charger, and a rudder mounting adapter.
Save $100 when purchased with the Shearwater 125.

Vibe Evolve Paddle (MSRP $109.99): With a Vibe Evolve paddle in hand, you are able to take a more classic approach to covering any corner of your world, while compromising nothing in terms of having an arsenal of angling features at hand on a sea monster-catching machine.

 

3 PODS FOR ANY NEED ON THE WATER


With your choice of three activity-versatile specialty drop-in pods – maxing-out 'space', 'storage' and 'speed' – the Shearwater 125 uniquely allows you to further customize the world's best-in-class fishing kayak to precisely fit how and where you wish to fish.

Base Pod (Included): Killer sight-fishing comes standard on the Shearwater 125 with the Vibe Base Pod, included with Shearwater 125. The Base Pod allows you to max-out your open deck to make standing and casting anywhere and everywhere a breeze, while also giving you the awesome option to quickly and easily swap-out the Base Pod for the optional storage-supreme Vibe Versa Pod (MSRP $79.99) or crest the waves with the optional Vibe X-Drive Pod's (MSRP $69.99) ability to drop-in select pedal drive systems, to include the Vibe X-Drive pedal system.

Versa Pod (MSRP $79.99):The Vibe Versa Pod is versatility defined. Huge weather-tight storage, magnetic tackle tray, quick-access cargo net & more! With the Versa Pod you can make sure you don't have to leave anything behind on shore, while also making sure that delicate items or electronics remain weather-and-water-safe no matter what Mother Nature throws at you.

X-Drive Pod (MSRP $69.99): Quick-drop & go your Vibe X-Drive Pod to easily add the Vibe X-Drive pedal system or select other 3rd party pedal drives. Lightweight premium pedal power at your beck & call to hit every one of your secret spots in just half a fishing day and then get home quick against wind and tides.
(Fits select 3rd party pedal drives. Included in the Vibe X-Drive Pedal Kit)

 

VIBE SUMMIT SEAT — NEXT GEN SEATING


Vibe Shearwater 125 5 Seating Options with Standing Perch

The new all-weather-tough Vibe Summit Seat (with optional Standing Perch) delivers superior comfort, generous lumbar and back support, as well as cooling-drying airflow, for all day, every day fishing. Coupled with four easy-adjustable angling positions for better sight fishing or for optimizing different propulsion positions, no other kayak seat is designed to improve your fishing while giving you high-low and 2 different recumbent angles for maximum comfort.

The unique and optional Summit Seat Perch (MSRP $89.99) is a Vibe accessory to the Summit Seat which attaches to the back of the seat to offer kayak sight fishermen a platform to gain a much higher sitting position or the ultimate standing vantage point. The Vibe Summit Seat Perch puts kayak sight fishing at a whole new level when you are elevated 16 inches off the water! See the sea monsters way before they see you.

 

EXCLUSIVE SIGNATURE-SERIES SHEARWATER 125 PRE-ORDERS


Vibe Shearwater 125 Fishing Kayak Raven Signature Series

This holiday season, an exclusive limited number of pre-orders will be available to receive the Signature Series Shearwater 125 which includes limited edition Tsunami Red piping premium EVA deck padding. In addition, the exclusive recipients will also receive a Pre-Order Shearwater Gift Box including:

— Limited Edition Shearwater Hat
— Limited Edition Linecutterz Ring
— Limited Edition Shearwater Sun Jammer
— Limited Edition Shearwater Patches and Stickers

Shearwater Signature Series pre-orders will be available in Tsunami Red, Raven, Caribbean Blue and Galaxy (Galaxy is ONLY available through Pre-Order).

Pre-Orders will ship the first week of March 2020.

Get Notified For Pre-Order: CLICK HERE!

 

Feature Tour


 

Dimensions and Specs

Length 12' 6"
Width
35"
Capacity 475 pounds
Weight (hull) 77 pounds
Weight (fully loaded) 92 pounds
Paddlers
Single person kayak
Material Rotomolded single piece high density polyethylene
Package Includes Vibe Summit Seat, Base Pod, Gravity Rudder Kit

Features

Comfort
  • 4 position high-low Vibe Summit® Seat
  • 8" of seat trimming for comfortable weight displacement
  • 4 Vibe Phantom Grip® carrying handles
  • 2 molded-in, heavy-payload rear handles
  • Bixpy Jet® motor-ready Vibe Gravity® Rudder System
  • Vibe FreeFlow® Rudder Control padded foot braces
  • Hand-steering rudder control ready
  • Premium non-slick deck padding
Standability
  • Flip down Vibe Summit Seat® standing / sitting perch (sold separately)
  • Easy access gunwale standing perch
  • Stand up assist strap included
  • Open deck with large, padded standing area
Propulsion Options
  • Paddle
  • Foot Pedal (requires Vibe X-Drive Pedal Pod® and foot pedal system and steering handle)
  • Bixpy Jet® Motor (attaches to Vibe Gravity® Rudder)
Gear Mounting
  • 4 flush mount fishing rod holders
  • 4 horizontal fishing rod holders with rod tip protectors
  • 4 integrated top-loading gear tracks
  • Removable sealed fishfinder pod with built-in transducer mount
  • 2 Side bungee paddle parks
  • 2 Reinforced Power Pole® mounting locations
Cargo
  • 3 6" sealed hull access plates
  • Front cargo storage area with Flex Top® gear cover and paddle park
  • Rear cargo storage area with bungee tie down
  • Rear cargo bungee includes 4 snap-on Vibe Versa Cooler Clips
  • 4 tackle tray holders: Fits PLANO™ 3600 tackle tray
  • Vibe Versa Drawer® with optional mesh cover
  • Removable Electronics Pod with Transducer Mount
Construction
  • Rotomolded single piece polyethylene
  • 8 scupper holes (plugs included)
  • Replaceable skid plate

 

About Vibe: Vibe is a kayak company founded by avid fishermen and kayakers from Atlanta, GA, who love the water, its inhabitants, and everything associated with being in the outdoors. We’re committed to serving our community of fellow outdoor and watersports enthusiasts by providing them with the best kayaks and accessories. Our kayaks are designed to give paddlers of any skill level the opportunity to experience freedom, the outdoors, and fishing in a whole new way. Get outside and experience the good vibes Mother Nature has waiting for you! www.vibekayaks.com
Contact: Gary Lacey gary@vibekayaks.com
(678) 938-8234

14 comments
by Nick B on December 06, 2019

So how might someone get access to the Shearwater Signature Series pre-orders? I need this beauty of a kayak in my life!

by Jason Hanson on December 06, 2019

I bought my first kayak 2 years ago and it was SG 110. I am now ready to upgrade to a pedal kayak that is more stable so I can stand and sight fish reds in skinny water. The trade out for stable has always been the weight and transportability. Very curious to how stable this kayak is going to be at only 77 lbs which is just a few more lbs than my SG 110. Finding a demo is also an issue as very few dealers carry Vibe. How can this be improved so consumers don’t have to travel several hours to demo one?

by Kevin Logan on December 06, 2019

When and where will we be able to pre order?
I would love to be able to get the Signature Series!

by Dennis Hunter on December 06, 2019

your hull design looks fast + stable… the Galaxy colour….WOW…!
hope you can ship to Canada… need a dealer…?

by Ashley Robles on December 06, 2019

Will the peddle drive operate in both forward and reverse? This is the kayak I’ve been waiting for just hoping it does both.

by cindy on December 06, 2019

likes all the changes can’t wait to see the final kayak and the low down of prices hope u put them on your web page soon so we know how and what we want on our new vibe kayak

by Brian M on December 06, 2019

I preordered early based on the prototype and ICast video reviews and I am disappoint by a few things……
1. Looks like the seat perch will now be an up charge
2. The standard ‘pod’ will offer no storage ( storage will be an up charge)
3. No cup holder as Josh mentioned on the iCast demos: ‘cup holders should come standard on any kayak’ ( effectively an up charge)

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still excited, but not getting what I was originally sold.

by Mike Hill on December 06, 2019

Pre orders through dealers as well or just Vibe directly?

by David ostrowski on December 06, 2019

Been waiting since the first reveal. Great new features and awesome layout. Now to decide on color.

by Bob Lackner on December 06, 2019

Which credit card do you want?

by Guy L on December 06, 2019

Wow! Looks like Vibe has really raised the bar! I already own 2 Sea Ghosts and love em! Really glad to see the pedal drive option and that SEAT!!!! Please tell me that the stability of that hull will honestly support me standing on that (optional) seat platform and I might be the first one fishing the Indian River/Mosquito Lagoon in one of these beauties!!!!! That could be a Major League game-changer!!! I’m a Salt Strong fishing club member (approx 10,000 members) and a lot of us are kayak fishermen. Would LOVE to get the word on on this model! Wow! Nice job guys!!!!

by Leo on December 06, 2019

I am excited about this kayak. Will be putting in a pre-order and doing a review on it. Thinking it may become my new tournament kayak. Will the steering be available to purchase separately if you don’t buy the X-drive? Thanks Vibe!

by Ra murray on December 05, 2019

Oh my god this is it , this is my first kayak . I’ve been researching different kayaks for a year now and this is the one , the shear water tops the all

by Matt C on December 05, 2019

Ohhhh myyyyy goooooodnesss. That signature series is… Stunning

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