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Vibe Shearwater 125 with X-Drive

Versatile comfortable fishing kayak with option to both pedal or paddle.

The Vibe Shearwater 125 is one of the most versatile fishing kayaks available, large enough to handle big water but still small enough to be car topped solo this gem from Vibe wants to get you out on the water.

Vibe shearwater 125 X Drive

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Vibe Shearwater 125 with X-Drive

The Vibe Shearwater 125 with X-Drive is an extremely competent little fishing kayak, with plenty of features to lust over. Designed to be used on both salt and fresh water this 12.5ft boat is brilliant for UK waters offering excellent stability and speed without being cumbersome or heavy.

This feature packed boat comes with a great number of standard features. These include noise cancelling EVA deck pads in the main cockpit area and also on the gunwales for increased height allowing greater visibility when casting without compromising on stability, a stand assist strap will help you get vertical when out on the water. Four flush mounted rod holders can be found behind the seat and horizontal storage for two additional rods, on either side, makes the Shearwater 125 a competition worthy fishing rig. The rigid phantom grip handles allow for easy manoeuvrability while the rear features dual “heavy load handles” to help if moving the kayak around when fully laden with gear – these work brilliantly when lifting onto a trolley like the Railblaza C-Tug. Four tracks can be found across the boat and gives the option to fit any number of accessories without needing to drill into the hull.

At the bow a mesh covered area gives storage for bulkier items and dual removable plates can be found perfect for installing hardware to the boat like fish finder displays, there is also a recess for a transducer in the hull and a scupper hole to run all cables through. A small tackle pod sits ahead of the versa pod and gives constant on boat storage. Moving further down the boat the Vibe Summit Seat can be found, this canvas covered metal framed seat offers exceptional comfort, this seat is four way adjustable and gives great lumbar support. Under the seat is a tray offering easy access storage area, while moulded recesses for Plano cases are located on either side of the seat itself, no more hunting for tackle. If standing on the gunwales isn’t allowing for enough vertical height or visibility when casting the Summit Seat can be folded forward and the reverse has an ultra grippy elevated standing platform 16” off the deck (or sit on it facing backwards to explore more areas to fish without turning the boat).

While set up as a pedal driven fishing kayak the Vibe Shearwater 125 can easily be paddled with a conventional kayak paddle, indeed it features foot pegs with toe-controls for the rudder to allow this to be fully utilised even if you have your hands full. When using the pedal drive the same rudder can be hand controlled to give easy turning even at full speed. Working in partnership with Bixby Electric Outboards, the Vibe Shearwater 125 includes an adaptor on the rudder which is ready to take this small electric motor if wanted. Alternatively, the X-Drive which sits perfectly into the Versa Pod offers the ability to propel the Shearwater through a pedal drive. Or stick to conventional means and utilise a paddle, the versatility of this Vibe kayak allows for all to be used to great effect. The X-Drive Pedal system which comes with the Shearwater 125 is an efficient fin system, which allows for a more efficient propulsion than can be found on traditional propeller drive units, it also allows for easier use particularly in shallower waters where the fins can be pressed to the hull of the kayak without requirement to stow the drive system.

All in all, the Vibe Shearwater 125 is a fishing kayak which has been considered end to end but remains true to itself. This fishing kayak offers excellent versatility regardless of how you like to get out to the fishing grounds and is perfect for salt water and fresh water alike.


  • Vibe Summit Seat, four-way adjustable and featuring the standing perch
  • Dual controlled Rudder System, hand or toe
  • Vibe X-Drive pedal drive.
  • Under-seat Versa Drawer
  • Vibe Versa Paddling Pod
  • Vibe Phantom Grip Carry Handles
  • Four horizontal rod holders
  • Four vertical rod holders
  • Multiple tackle tray slots, designed to fit Plano 3600 tackle trays
  • Comfortable, Adjustable Foot Braces
  • Integrated Slide Track Accessory Rails
  • Twin accessory mounting plates
  • Fast Access Bow Paddle Park
  • Rear Cargo Storage Area with Bungees
  • Stand-up assist strap
  • Noise Cancelling Deck Pads and Gunwale standing pads
  • Built-In Cup Holder


Vibe shearwater 125

  • Length: 381cm
  • Width: 88.9cm
  • Fully Loaded Weight: 49.4kg
  • Hull Weight: 37.2kg
  • Weight Capacity: 315.5kgOptimum weight capacity may differ - please contact us if you are unsure about the suitability of the Vibe Shearwater 125 with X-Drive for your weight


Vibe Kayaks shearwater 125  X Drive in Slate Blue

Slate Blue

Vibe Kayaks shearwater 125  X Drive in Galaxy


Vibe Kayaks shearwater 125  X Drive in Red

Tsunami Red

Vibe Kayaks shearwater 125 X Drive in Raven


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Nationwide Click & Collect available for the Vibe Shearwater 125 with X-Drive. Collection for orders placed online can be made from any of our Canoe Shops UK Stores. For full details on our Click & Collect service, please see: Nationwide Click & Collect

For further help and information about the Vibe Shearwater 125 with X-Drive, please call us on 01925 818437