Wavewalk Series 4:
The World’s Most Stable Fishing Boat, Seaworthy and High-Performance Micro Skiff
The World’s Most Stable Fishing Boat, Seaworthy and High-Performance Micro Skiff
All Wavewalk boats are based on an exclusive patented design. Wavewalk is the name and registered trademark given to a patented NEW type of watercraft.
All Wavewalk “W-Boats” use this same patented design: two full-length twin hulls joined by a central structure, dubbed the “saddle”. This center seating structure is shared with personal watercraft (PWC), as well as snowmobiles, motorcycles and horses. But in paddlecraft, this unique design is only found in Wavewalk boats.
The Wavewalk S4 displaces less water - but has greater stability!
Because each twin hull Wavewalk model is lightweight and narrow, boaters use canoe or kayak paddles for propulsion. For this reason, the US Coast Guard (USCG) classifies the Wavewalk models as “kayaks”. But unlike common catamarans, canoes, sit-in or sit-on kayaks, the W-Boat’s cockpit allows boaters to sit upright in a natural position or stand with one leg in each hull.
The exclusive Wavewalk twin hull and saddle design creates small, lightweight watercraft that offer more efficiency, stability, comfort, control, better tracking and versatility than any other kayak or small paddlecraft. Importantly, ALL Wavewalk models are also designed to allow the addition of either electric or gas motors – or both! Adding motors to kayaks and canoes is forbidden by most kayak and canoe manufacturers since it destroys the stability of these narrow vessels. In contrast, the wide and stable hull design of the Wavewalk models is PERFECT for motorized applications.
All Wavewalk boats are DESIGNED for stability while standing!
Wavewalk first introduced the W500, followed a few years later by the W700 twin hull catamaran-style “kayaks”. No other paddlecraft offered more stability. No other paddlecraft provided more dry and total storage volume. No other paddlecraft provided the same comfortable seating position - and the W500 and W700 have become very popular with many devoted owners. Enthusiastic buyers have dubbed these versatile boats “The World’s Best Fishing Kayaks” (although, except for the use of kayak paddles, the W500 and W700 share virtually no features with tippy, wet, heavy and uncomfortable kayaks!)
In 2017, the Wavewalk family of “W-Boats” expanded with the addition of the larger and more capable “Series 4” boat. While the smaller and lighter twin hull W500 and W700 continue to be popular, the new “S4” skiff has a long list of advantages for anglers. The S4 is longer, wider, faster, rides even more shallow, has greater storage, and is even more stable!
THREE adults in a Wavewalk S4 - including STANDING on the bow deck
The S4 is unmatched as a fishing boat for up to three adult anglers. The S4 is the perfect flats boat, yacht tender, duck boat and shallow water work boat. It has everything boaters wanted MORE of – maneuverability combined with stability, more storage, a larger, dry cockpit and greater motor capacity. The S4 is best if you fish big, wind-swept lakes and rivers with strong currents.
Wavewalk S4 trolling on Lake Erie
At only 98-pounds, the bare S4 is still light enough for one person to load on a roof rack. NO trailer is required! (Although an inexpensive flat deck utility trailer will haul the S4 easily.) For anglers who want to expand their range, the S4 can be powered by electric trolling motors (bow and/or stern) or economical and lightweight gas outboard motors up to 6 hp. With a 650-pound weight capacity and a larger 8-foot cockpit, the S4 is perfect for tandem paddling, fishing, trolling and motoring. There is ample load capacity for an outboard motor, two adults AND all their fishing or camping gear.
Wavewalk S4 with flared bow to deflect salt spray - offshore in Florida
The Wavewalk S4 is an excellent value, as well. It is priced well below other “micro-skiffs” and comparable motor boats. It is in another league compared to treacherous, flat-bottomed jon boats in waves and fast current.
While the Wavewalk S4 is technically a “kayak” – because the USCG includes it with other paddlecraft – it really bears no resemblance to kayaks. The capacity and versatility of the S4 can NOT be matched by any kayak – including fishing kayaks that sell for more!
Many kayak anglers spend extra money to outfit their tippy boats with stabilizers – but they never reach the designed stability of the S4 twin hulls. Many anglers spend additional money trying to attach motors to their kayaks – but the results are usually crude, always inefficient, and often dangerous due to the lack of structural integrity and the detrimental effects the added weight and thrust have on kayak stability.
Wavewalk S4 rigged for coastal fishing - optional seat cushions shown
Many kayak anglers have tired of paddling and opted for expensive pedal drives – at a cost of $1,000 or more. But when they are done with their “upgrades”, the kayak has turned into lumbering vessel that weighs 150-pounds or more. Their next purchase is a $1,000 trailer - and now they are forever tied to boat landings. Thousands of anglers have lost the freedom that attracted them to kayaks in the first place.
No kayak offers the wide, flat bow casting platform found on the S4. No kayak or skiff offers the same roomy and DRY cockpit found in the S4.
For less money, unhappy kayak anglers could own a roomier, more stable, more capable, and more comfortable Wavewalk S4 skiff. Plus, the S4 is DESIGNED to not only accommodate motors, but to be driven safely and efficiently under motor power.
Wavewalk S4 with flared bow and non-skid bow deck
Compare the features of the Wavewalk Series 4 skiff with ANY other canoe, kayak, skiff or other small fishing boat. You will agree that there is no more complete or versatile fishing boat.
Does the S4 also replace the Wavewalk W500 and W700? NO, those motor-ready paddlecraft are still unmatched when compared to kayaks. But the Wavewalk S4 is MORE capable in rough water, under heavy loads, can be powered by a larger outboard motor, and for travelling longer distances.
The S4 is actually faster than the smaller Wavewalk W700 with the SAME horsepower outboard. The S4 is much faster than heavier aluminum or fiberglass small boats and skiffs, and inflatable tenders while NOT sacrificing seaworthiness, load capacity, or boater comfort. (Owners report up to 15 MPH with only a small 6 hp motor!)
The W500 continues to be the most popular, lightest “W-boat” for the solo paddler. The W700 is the perfect boat for tandem paddling, with the option of motorizing for use on calm waters. But the S4 is DESIGNED to be a motorboat for two people in the most demanding conditions – that can also be efficiently paddled!
Compare the Wavewalk Model Series 4 features below:
The S4 hull is formed from Rotationally Molded High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The Center Saddle connects the two side catamaran hulls. The seating saddle is 95”” long, 15″ high, and 14” wide. The high seating position of the S4 eliminates the biggest COMPLAINTS of kayak paddlers: the kayak seat is too low, it hurts the back and stresses the hips and knees, the seat is too confining, it is hard to get down into the seat and even harder to get back up!
Wavewalk S4 with twin hulls and raised, dry bow casting deck
The S4 is designed with the patented Wavewalk twin hulls. Each hull is 13’ long, 17″ deep, 13″ wide – tapering to the bow. The long, straight hulls provide unmatched tracking when paddling or powered by a motor. Unlike flat bottom kayaks, you never need a rudder or clumsy foot pedals in the S4. Unlike any other skiff or flat-bottom jon boat, the hard chines of the S4 hulls enhance tracking and eliminate “side slipping” in cross winds.
The flat bottom hulls position your feet and weight below the water line. Combined with the 38-inch width, the deep hulls provide the stability the S4 is famous for.
Stability impossible in any other paddlecraft! The Wavewalk S4
The deep hulls also provide for the incredible 650-pound load capacity of the S4 – almost 300-pounds more capacity than the W500. And this is from a twin hull boat that only weighs 98-pounds! The narrow displacement of the twin 13-inch wide hulls reduces resistance and makes the S4 very easy to paddle, even by one person – or power with a small motor. (The super-stable S4 is narrower than most canoes at midships.)
Solo paddling the Wavewalk S4 with kayak paddle
The added width and length of the S4 makes it the preferred boat for larger paddlers – those who have never felt secure in any kayak, jon boat or micro skiff. Not only can you sit while fishing and motoring, you can STAND to fish in the S4.
Most importantly, the deep hull of the S4 is completely dry. No water washing over the bow like fishing kayaks. No scupper drain holes. None of your gear sloshing around or getting lost over the side – including your trophy fish!
The deep 17-inch hulls create a protected cockpit for protection from wind and spray. The bow of the S4 is flared to direct spray away from the cockpit under motor power.
The long seating saddle in the S4 provides room for up to three adults. But the 38” width still permits the passengers to paddle using kayak or canoe paddles. The straight, hard chine of the S4 hulls means it is MUCH easier to control in wind and waves than any canoe!
Boaters feel very secure in the Wavewalk S4 - MORE than any kayak or canoe!
The raised center saddle means your feet are below your knees for a natural seating position – unlike every kayak. Your back, knees, and legs are never stressed. You can comfortably fish or paddle seated for hours. When you need to stretch, you can stand confidently in the wide S4 hull. Or you can stand to fish and have the best long-distance visibility – better than any kayak or canoe.
A full 8-foot seating area for maximum comfort and stability
Unlike other skiffs or jon boats, you are not restricted to bench seats, either. Passengers can move anywhere along the length of the center seating saddle to adjust the trim for rough water and head winds or tail winds.
Wavewalk S4 with unlimited legroom and massive dry storage
The S4 cockpit is 8’ long, 38″ wide, and 17″ deep. All passengers have unlimited leg room. The larger cockpit makes it luxurious for two anglers and capable for three adults. The load capacity is 650 pounds so you can include the family and gear!
The Wavewalk S4 is DRY and STABLE for the whole family!
Passengers are not confined to kayak seats or bench seats. Each passenger can face forward, turn around 180-degrees and face backward, as well as fish both sides – sitting or standing. The S4 is so stable that many anglers either paddle or operate the motor while standing.
Your weight is distributed over the entire length of the twin hulls resulting in very shallow draft. With a 200-pound load, the S4 has only a 2.5” draft – and only draws 6” with a 600-pound load! This makes the S4 popular with both shallow-water anglers and hunters. The S4 gives you access to shallow water off limits to ALL peddle kayaks! The lightweight, tough HDPE construction, shallow draft, and enormous capacity also makes the S4 the perfect duck hunting boat – suitable dragging in the mud or poling or even a “mud motor” in the shallows!
Wavewalk S4 equipped with a "mud motor" for accessing shallow duck blinds
The wide front deck and stable twin catamaran hulls make the S4 the easiest boat to enter and step out of. Unlike canoes, kayaks and paddle boards, you don’t need to enter from the center. You can beach the S4 and simply step onto the bow deck from dry land. No more wet feet! You don’t need to wear rubber boots or waders to fish from the S4 in cold conditions!
Two anglers can easily carry the Wavewalk S4 down to the beach - WITHOUT a boat landing!
The S4 has four carry handles built in – two at the bow and one on each stern hull. Two anglers can carry the S4 with ease. Or add a set of dolly wheels and roll the S4 to the waterside like a wheelbarrow. At only 98-pounds, the S4 is light enough for cartopping or loading into your truck bed – including loading by one person!
NO trailer required! Just slide the 98-pound S4 into your truck bed. (Hitch extender shown)
The unmatched stability of the S4 might even extend your hunting and fishing seasons. Only the twin hull Wavewalk design keeps you high and dry. Like the W700, the S4 can safely bridge the transition from open water to ice. The S4 is not only the perfect stable, dry, and safe cold-water boat – it is also the perfect ice RESCUE boat!
DON'T try this with any other canoe or kayak!!!
The Wavewalk is perfectly stable – “high-centered” - from water to ice (W700 shown)
The S4 is molded to accept an optional transom motor mount. The S4 is rated for a gas outboard (6 hp limit, 20’ long shaft.) The narrow, sleek design of the S4 catamaran hulls makes it perfect for propulsion by a motor. The S4 requires far less horsepower than heavier jon boats or deeper V-hull boats.
The Wavewalk S4 is DESIGNED for an outboard motor (Owner-built shore dolly shown)
Unlike kayaks or canoes, the split twin hull design of the S4 allows the motor to be mounted forward of the stern. The weight of the motor is supported closer to the center of the vessel – and NOT cantilevered off the stern end. With kayaks, stern-mounted motors are positioned at the farthest, narrowest point. By design in the S4, the motor is positioned close to the widest point of the craft for maximum stability.
Unlike stern mounts on kayaks or canoes, the S4 driver can easily reach the motor to raise or lower it, adjust the speed and direction of travel (in some cases a tiller extension handle is recommended.) You can also mount a remote-control electric trolling motor on the large bow deck for forward propulsion. The centered motor mount between the tapered twin hulls also makes back-trolling very efficient.
The motor mount on the S4 is ahead of the stern - adding control and stability
The long twin hulls of the S4 provide enormous storage. There is 34 cubic feet (250 gallons) in the four tips of the hulls. The full length is available to store paddles and fishing rods. No kayak has even 10% the storage! The S4 has the weight and storage capacity for overnight camping trips. In addition, the open hulls allow for unlimited customization for accessories.
The open hulls provide easy access makes wiring fish locators, trolling motor batteries and navigational lights much more convenient than any kayak. Further customization can include anchor trolleys along the sides of the hulls, and mounts for paddles, fish locator, lights, and cameras.
All these features make the Wavewalk S4 the most efficient, most versatile and LEAST expensive GUIDE boat in the world!
Important facts to consider - Wavewalk “Series 4” Motor Skiff:
• The S4 is the world’s most stable paddlecraft – even surpassing the “classic” W500 and W700. The S4 is MORE stable than kayaks equipped with outriggers. The S4 is your choice if you are a larger paddler, plan to regularly carry a heavy load or passengers, or fish rough water – especially in cold, dangerous conditions. This is even more critical when navigating big open water or fighting large fish or hunting from the S4.
330-pound boater enjoying the dry, efficient, stable Wavewalk S4 design!
• The S4 is the most comfortable paddle boat. Unlike every kayak, the S4 does not force you to sit with your legs stretched forward. Like all Wavewalk models, you sit in a natural position with your knees extended comfortably and your feet below your hips. You have the advantage of switching positions – or safely standing – to avoid fatigue, leg and knee pain, sore back and a wet butt. You are not confined to a narrow kayak seat. You have unlimited leg room.
• The S4 is the easiest boat to paddle. It is not too big to paddle solo, and the S4 is perfect for tandem paddling – with kayak or canoe paddles. At 13-feet long, the S4 has more capacity than canoes or tandem kayaks – but is shorter, narrower and lighter. The long twin hulls track better in the wind. No rudder and no foot pedals are required. (With the exception of equipping the S4 with a sailing rig.)
• The S4 is the only paddlecraft that offers true stand-up paddling and fishing in safety and confidence. It provides the highest seating position, but you don’t sacrifice stability when standing. With your standing weight centered below the waterline, losing your balance is never a question in the S4. The patented Wavewalk design has created the first and only two or three person STAND-UP fishing boat. NO other canoe, kayak, or paddle board can compare. The S4 also includes the bow platform for fishing, throwing a cast net, or entering from a dock.
• The S4 is lighter than most fishing kayaks and canoes, and all jon boats or skiffs. It is the easiest paddlecraft to transport, enabling launching, paddling, fishing and beaching even where heavier kayaks cannot go. The wide, flat catamaran hulls make car-topping easy.
Car top the Wavewalk S4 - only 98-pounds - on ANY car or truck!
• The S4 is a very roomy boat. It provides more open and dry storage space than any kayak. (Fishing paddle boards are not even in the same category.) The cockpit is designed for one, two, or passengers, plus pets. The open hulls provide full-length storage for paddles and fishing rods.
• The S4 is the world’s most versatile paddle boat. You can paddle (solo or tandem) in confidence in any weather and water condition, including cold water, shallow water and the ocean surf (within the weight capacity of the boat.) You are high and dry in the S4, never wet from cold water sloshing over and through a kayak.
The Wavewalk S4 provides dry, safe, and economical motoring for THREE adults
• The S4 is the easiest paddlecraft to motorize. It is DESIGNED to allow the addition of a stern and/or bow mount electric trolling motor. It is DESIGNED to allow the addition of a gas outboard motor up to 6 hp. Unlike canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards, the S4 performs perfectly under power. You can travel farther, safer, and more comfortably in the S4 than any other small vessel.
We can help you rig and add accessories. Bow mount remote electric trolling motor installed on S4
• The Wavewalk S4 is the boat that provides the most complete list of features and the longest list of benefits to the paddler and angler. You not only enjoy the performance of “The World’s Best Fishing Kayak” but you save money when you own the S4.
Check out the Wavewalk S4 in action in this video:
Wavewalk Series 4 Color Combinations:
Since the S4 is assembled from two separately molded parts (hull and flotation saddle), it can feature two colors. The hull/saddle color combinations offered:
GG Gator Green/Gator Green
GW Gator Green/White
WG White/Gator Green
Key Features and Benefits
L = 13 ft, W = 38″, H = 17″
Weight = 98 lbs (net)
Patented twin-hull (catamaran) Each hull is 13” wide; only 26” is under water versus full-width kayaks, canoes, and jon boats. Excellent tracking. Excellent stability in cross winds due to hard chine at outer hulls.
Weight Capacity: Up to 3 adult passengers or 650-pounds (total weight, passengers and gear.)
Outboard motor rating: Up to 6 HP (20” long shaft only.)
Very shallow draft: only 4.25” draft with 400-pound load or 6” with 600-pound load (passengers and gear)
Most seaworthy in rough water and when loaded with gear and passengers
Internal built-in flotation – full length of 8’ saddle
Front deck for fishing or throwing cast net. Also provides flat deck for entering and leaving skiff from shore or dock.
Can also be used to install bow-mount trolling motor.
More stable than any kayak or canoe. One, two or three anglers can fish while standing!
More stable than bigger, heavier boats. Wide, shallow draft for security and mobility along choppy shorelines or in fast river currents.
Only 98-pounds for the bare hull. One person can car-top the S4 by raising one end at a time (without motor and battery.)
Wide enough to be very stable. Narrow enough to use kayak or canoe paddles. The S4 is narrower than most canoes at midship.
You can even fish, paddle, or operate the motor while standing.
Zero maintenance HDPE hull. Easy to customize with accessories, options or paint.
Huge on-board storage space. Storage for long fishing rods and kayak paddles
Personal watercraft saddle-seat for best balance. Eliminate back pain because feet and knees are below seat height
Dry, spacious and comfortable cockpit: a full 8’ long and 38” wide. Room for three adults.
Wavewalk Series 4 Skiff costs ONLY $2,600.00 (plus shipping.)
Call to place your order for the Wavewalk S4 TODAY!
About Randy, your Wavewalk Dealer:
Randy has owned, rigged, and operated dozens of boats – from row boats to 21-foot tournament fishing boats with 250-hp outboards and tandem-axle trailers (requiring a diesel pickup truck to tow.) He has owned Royalex whitewater canoes, aluminum and fiberglass lake canoes, and Kevlar tripping canoes. He has paddled sit in and sit on top kayaks, and even inflatable paddle boards.
Randy has fished the dangerous, rough waters of the Great Lakes, Mississippi River, Missouri River, Devil’s Lake, and countless other inland and offshore waters. He has canoed, portaged, and camped on many week-long trips throughout Wisconsin and the Boundary Waters of northern Minnesota. He has run whitewater rapids in canoes and rafts. He has kayaked the inter-coastal waterway of the Atlantic as well as inland lakes and rivers.
Randy has never found the perfect lightweight and easily transportable fishing watercraft – until Wavewalk! If you are seeking the most versatile, stable, and economical alternative to tippy kayaks and expensive motorboats, contact Randy to see the Wavewalk models. You will agree that nothing matches Wavewalk, “The World’s Best Fishing Kayaks!”
Contact Randy to view the amazing Wavewalk boat models. He will help you choose the right model for your needs – and help you outfit your new Wavewalk boat with the options and accessories to make your days on the water even better!
On water demos and deliveries are available throughout the Midwest. Ask also about our Show schedule. All Wavewalk prices displayed are FOB Marshfield, Wisconsin.
Randy Gone Fishing
609 S Birch Avenue (mail and deliveries)
Marshfield, WI 54449
715-502-9042 (please leave a message if I am fishing!)