Anglers around the world recognize the advantages of a higher line-of-sight and a dependable watercraft that can access places no other craft can go. Combining design ingenuity and feedback from those anglers, Native Watercraft built a stand-up paddleboard model which possesses all of these advantages. The Native Watercraft Versa Board Angler stand up or sit down paddleboard features an extremely stable hull that offers surprising performance and handling in surf, the open ocean, rivers, or lakes. The deck is broad and wide to provide plenty of room for coolers or other fishing gear without restricting standing space. Its unique, retractable spring loaded skeg system provides exceptional tracking while in flatwater or while riding a wave but can be easily retracted when in the shallows. The Versa Angler comes with a center-mounted groove track and fore and aft deck bungees with recessed hardware. Unlike fiberglass, this roto-molded polyethylene SUP is durable and affordable. The Versa Board board combines tried-and-true design elements with modern innovation.
|Length:||12 ft 3 in / 3.73 m|
|Width:||33 in / 83.82 cm|
|Weight:||53 lb / 24.04 kg|
|Capacity:||300 lb / 136.08 kg|
|Leg Room - Total:||50|
|Number of Paddlers:||1 - Single/Solo|
|Type of Kayak:||Sit on Top|
Very stable, great fishing platform. It's not fast so I would not use it for long distance outings, but the versatility to use it as a kayak or paddleboard is great. The negatives are that it is a noisy watercraft. Due to the shape of the hull, there is a lot of water slap noise against the hull in anything but very calm waters. Also, I had to install side grab handles because this board doesn't have any. Side handles make lifting the board by myself much easier than the single center handle. Last, you have to purchase an additional seat unless you want to be sitting in a puddle of water in the indented seat that's molded into the hull. I purchased the expensive first class swivel seat.
The board is AMAZING!!! - would be even better if maybe there were handles on the sides of the board for easier two person transport?....or better grip or positioning on the ends of the board. While the wheel is GREAT - sometimes we need to carry a longer distance. It is awkard to carry with the handles on the ends of the board.