Which Wavewalk Boat is RIGHT for Me?
Comparison of Wavewalk Model Features and Benefits:
W700 provides maximum buoyancy - and the stability to STAND
“The World’s Best Fishing Kayak” – Now Improved by the W700.
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 twin hulls joined by a central structure, dubbed the “saddle”. This center seating structure is shared with personal watercraft (PWC), as well as motorcycles and horses. But in paddlecraft, this unique design is only found in Wavewalk boats.
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, or kayaks the W-Boat’s cockpit allows boaters to either sit or stand with one leg in each hull.
The exclusive twin hull and saddle design creates small, lightweight watercraft that offer more efficiency, stability, comfort, control, 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.
The first Wavewalk model was the W500, introduced in May of 2009. 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 became an instant success. Enthusiastic buyers dubbed it “The World’s Best Fishing Kayak” (although, except for the use of kayak paddles, the W500 shares virtually no features with tippy, wet, heavy and uncomfortable kayaks!) Many, many have submitted positive reviews of their Wavewalk 500’s, along with the modifications and custom features they have added.
Standing to fly fish in a cold mountain lake. NO problem in a Wavewalk W700.
The Wavewalk family of “W-Boats” expanded with the addition of the larger W700 in August 2015 (and now the new Series 4 skiff.) While the smaller and lighter “classic” W500 continues to be popular, the W700 is even better in the opinion of most anglers. The W700 is longer, wider, faster, rides even more shallow, has greater storage, and is even more stable! The W700 is unmatched as a fishing boat for one AND two anglers. It has everything anglers wanted MORE of – maneuverability combined with stability, more storage, a larger, dry cockpit and greater motor capacity.
At only 80-pounds, the bare W700 is light enough for one person to load on a roof rack. And for anglers who want to expand their range, the W700 can be powered by electric trolling motors and small, lightweight gas outboard motors up to 4.5 hp. With a 550-pound weight capacity and a larger 7’6” cockpit, the W700 is also very popular for tandem paddling and motoring. There is ample capacity for an outboard motor, two adults and all their fishing or camping gear.
The Wavewalk W700 is an excellent value, as well. Many kayak anglers spend extra money to outfit their tippy boats with stabilizers – but they never reach the designed stability of the W700 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. 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.
For less money, these unhappy kayak anglers could own a roomier, more stable, and more comfortable Wavewalk W700. Plus, the W700 is DESIGNED to not only accommodate motors, but to be driven safely and efficiently under motor power.
Compare the features of the Wavewalk W700 with ANY other canoe, kayak or paddle board and you will agree that there is no more complete fishing boat. Does the W700 replace the W500 as “The World’s Best Fishing Kayak”? Compare the features below with your requirements to decide:
Wavewalk Model W700
1. Flush mount rod holders shown. This is a Dealer installed OPTION. Other surface-mount rod holder styles and accessory tracks are also available.
2. The W700 hull is formed from Rotationally Molded High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE). The Center Saddle connects the two side catamaran hulls. The seating saddle is 90” long, 15″ high, and 14” wide. The high seating position of the W700 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’s hard to get down into the seat and even harder to get back up!
The long seating saddle in the W700 provides room for two paddlers – an extra 18” longer than the W500. But the sleek W700 is still easy for the solo paddler to propel and control.
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 W700 hull. Or you can stand to fish and have the best long-distance visibility – better than any kayak or paddle board.
The MOST comfortable - and powerful - paddling position: Wavewalk W700
3. Cockpit: 7’6” long, 31″ wide, 17″ deep. The solo paddler can move from end to end of the W700 cockpit and instantly adjust the seating position for perfect weight distribution in wind and waves. You have unlimited leg room. The larger cockpit on the W700 also makes it the perfect size for two anglers or recreational paddlers. The load capacity is 550 pounds so you can include the family!
The whole family will enjoy the Wavewalk W700
The paddler is not confined to a low, narrow, fixed seat like in a kayak. You can face forward, turn around 180-degrees and face backward, as well as fish both sides – sitting or standing. The 31-inch width means you can choose a standard canoe paddle, if you prefer. The W700 is so stable that many paddlers use the long (9-foot) kayak paddle while standing. Or you can substitute a long stand-up paddle board paddle.
The W700 is SUPER stable - even with 100% weight in ONE hull!
One or BOTH anglers can stand in the W700!
The twin catamaran hulls make the W700 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 W700 and simply step into the cockpit between the hulls – front or rear – from dry land. No more wet feet!
Walk directly into the Wavewalk W700 from dry land - NOT from the side IN the water!
Keep your feet DRY! Enter from the center or either end of the W700
4. Optional cockpit bungees. Other options include tackle and gear decks, anchor trolleys along the sides of the hulls, and mounts for paddles, fish locator, lights, and cameras.
5. Four carry handles at each hull tip for loading and mooring. At only 80-pounds, the W700 is light enough for cartopping – including loading by one person!
Car-top the W700 on a compact car or in the bed of your truck. NO trailer required!
6. Molded-in saddle reinforcements (13 ribs molded into the saddle. Not shown is the standard marine plywood saddle bracket for added hull rigidity.)
W700 hull and saddle. Optional pad eyes, bungees, and "windshield" also shown
7. Hull tips for storage. All four hulls provide dry storage for a total of 20.5 cubic feet (153 gallons) capacity. The full 12’10” length is available to store paddles and fishing rods. No kayak has even 25% the storage! The W700 has the weight and storage capacity for overnight camping trips. In addition, the open hulls allow for unlimited customization for accessories. The easy access makes wiring fish locators, trolling motor batteries and navigational lights much more convenient than any kayak.
8. Twin Hulls: 12’10″ long, 14″ deep, 9″ wide. The long, straight hulls provide unmatched tracking when paddling. Unlike flat bottom kayaks, you never need a rudder or clumsy foot pedals in the W700. The flat bottom hulls position your feet and weight below the water line. Combined with the 31-inch width, the deep hulls provide the stability the W700 is famous for.
Standing to paddle, in choppy water, with a dog! NO problem in the W700!
The deep hulls also provide for the incredible 550-pound load capacity of the W700 – almost 200-pounds more capacity than the W500. And this is from a twin hull boat that only weighs 80-pounds! The narrow displacement of the twin 9-inch wide hulls reduces resistance and makes the W700 very easy to paddle, even by one person – or power with a small motor.
The added width and length of the W700 makes it the preferred boat for larger paddlers – those who have never felt secure in any kayak, canoe or paddle board. Not only can you sit and paddle comfortably and safely, you can even STAND to paddle or fish in the super-stable W700!
You will feel safe and secure in the W700 twin hulls!
Most importantly, the deep hull of the W700 is completely dry. No water washing over the bow like all other kayaks. No scupper drain holes. None of your gear sloshing around or getting lost over the side – including your trophy fish!
9. 3-inch high spray deflector. Added to the 14” hulls this creates a protected cockpit that is 17” deep for protection from wind and spray. Your weight is distributed over the entire length of the twin hulls resulting in very shallow draft. With a 200-pound load, the W700 has only a 2.5-inch draft – and only draws 7.25” under a 500-pound load! This makes the W700 popular with both shallow-water anglers and hunters. The W700 gives you access to shallow water off limits to ALL peddle kayaks! The lightweight, tough HDPE construction and shallow draft also makes the W700 the perfect two-man duck hunting boat – suitable dragging in the mud or poling or even a “mud motor” in the shallows!
Mud motor (reversed for transport) shown on smaller Wavewalk W500
The hard chine adds rigidity to the hull and greater stability than any single-hull boat, canoe, or kayak. Effectively, the saddle joins two very narrow boats. There is no need to add clunky stabilizer pontoons to the W700. The W700 is faster, more stable, and provides greater capacity than the W500 – which was the previous CHAMPION in “kayak” stability! The W700 is “light years” ahead of every canoe or kayak as a result of the patented twin hull saddle design.
The W700 is MORE stable and FASTER than any kayak of the same length!
The unmatched stability of the W700 might even extend your hunting and fishing seasons. Only the Wavewalk design keeps you high and dry. Only the W700 can safely bridge the transition from open water to ice. The W700 is not only the perfect stable, dry, and safe cold-water boat – it is also the perfect ice RESCUE boat!
The Wavewalk W700 is perfectly stable – “high-centered” - from water to ice
10. Not shown: Optional motor mount for electric trolling motor (bow or stern) or gas outboard (4.5 hp limit, 20’ long shaft, stern-mount only.) The narrow, sleek design of the W700 catamaran hulls makes it perfect for propulsion by a motor.
Optional laminated MDO mount for electric or gas motor - 4.5 hp maximum on W700)
Unlike kayaks or canoes, the split twin hull design of the W700 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 W700, the motor is positioned close to the widest point of the craft for maximum stability.
The W700 is stable and FAST - faster than any other boat with the same horsepower
In addition, the 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.) Because of the open twin hull design, it is also possible to mount an electric trolling motor between the bow hulls – for forward propulsion with the efficiency of a front-wheel drive vehicle! The tapered twin hulls also make back-trolling a breeze.
All these features make the Wavewalk W700 the most efficient, most versatile and LEAST expensive GUIDE boat in the world!
See the incredible Wavewalk W700 in action in this short video:
Wavewalk W700 Important Facts to Consider:
The W700 is the world’s most stable paddlecraft – even surpassing the “classic” W500. The W700 is MORE stable than kayaks equipped with outriggers. The W700 is your choice if you are a larger paddler, plan to regularly carry a heavy load or passenger, or fish rough water – especially in cold, dangerous conditions.
The W700 is the most comfortable paddle boat. Unlike every kayak, the W700 does not force you to sit with your legs stretched forward. 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 W700 is the easiest boat to paddle – either solo or in tandem. The long twin hulls track better in the wind. No rudder and no foot pedals are required. (With the exception of equipping the W700 with a sailing rig.)
The W700 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. Losing your balance is never a question in the W700, unlike canoes, kayaks, and especially paddle boards. This is even more critical when fighting large fish or hunting from the W700.
The W700 is lighter than most fishing kayaks. It’s the most mobile paddlecraft, enabling launching, paddling, fishing and beaching even where other heavier kayaks can’t go. The wide, flat catamaran hulls make car-topping easy.
The W700 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 league.) The cockpit is designed for one or two passengers, plus pets. The open hulls provide full-length storage for paddles and fishing rods.
The W700 is the world’s most versatile paddle boat. You can paddle in confidence is any weather and water condition, including cold water, shallow water and the ocean surf – even paddling in tandem (within the weight capacity of the boat.) You are high and dry in the W700, never wet from cold water sloshing over and through a kayak.
The W700 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 4.5 hp. Unlike canoes, kayaks, and paddle boards, the W700 performs perfectly under power. You can travel farther, safer, and more comfortably in the W700 than any other small vessel.
The Wavewalk W700 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 W700.
W700 Series Color Combinations:
Since the W700 is assembled from two separately molded parts (hull and flotation saddle), it can feature two colors. The 2019 color combinations offered: (not all color combinations shown above are currently available)
Color Combination: Twin Hull Color Saddle Color
GG Gator Green Gator Green
GW Gator Green White
YG Yellow Gator Green
YW Yellow White
Wavewalk Model W700 costs ONLY $2,000.00 (plus shipping.) Call today to place your order. Choose from the FOUR color combinations above. Ask about custom options including motor mounts, rod holders, paddle holders, and more.
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!)