Longer, with more storage capacity than the Ultimate 12 Propel, the Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5 Solo Propel is the perfect choice for the solo paddler with a fair bit of cargo and who wants to pedal and paddle. Rugged and reliable, Rotomold Polyethylene is able to stand up to years of frequent use and ultraviolet rays. New outfitting materials now meet the needs of even more paddlers adding to the boat's many unique features. You will love the new Propel Drive System. Discontinued model.
|Length:||14 ft 7 in / 4.45 m|
|Width:||30 in / 76.2 cm|
|Weight:||74 lb / 33.57 kg|
|Capacity:||450 lb / 204.12 kg|
|Leg Room To Peg:||44|
|Number of Paddlers:||2 - Tandem|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
The ultimate 14.5 propel model works well.It is a great kayak.Its stable and the propel unit works great.When I placed the order for 2 of them,they arrived pretty quick.The accessories arrived in a separate shipment,and it had arrived quick also.The product is good and I would consider buying there brand in the future specifically through Austin kayak.I have to say that the customer service displayed from Austin kayak,has made the experience more enjoyable than the actual use of the native ultimate 14.5 kayak.Thats weird.lol .Also I live 4 miles from a Native dealer and I was able to save about a $1000,considering the fact that it was also shipped from Texas to Florida.You might consider that outsourcing,but I gave the Native dealer first chance at my money.That is my experience so far and would expect my utlimate yaks to do well in the future.
Works as advertised, and does it well with one flaw: gurgling, splashing, and leaking from the well. The leaking mostly happens when the Propel unit is out of the well and I am paddling, as the water splashes up and hits the well cap with such force that it leaks out into the boat. A number of Propel users have rigged a foam "plug" to put in the well that seems to work and I will fashion one. Native watercraft should design and manufacture something similar. Lastly, I love this boat. I am a photographer, and being hands-free was just what I was looking for. This boat is exceptionally stable, and the chair is extremely comfortable.