Shearwater 125

12' 6"
Width (in)
Weight (lb)

Shearwater 125 Description

The Shearwater 125 is a fully-equipped fishing kayak with customizable features. With a 12.5 ft frame, it excels in speed and stability across many water conditions. Adaptable by design, the Shearwater 125 comes standard with a paddle pod and accommodates various paddle, pedal, or power propulsion systems. Shearwater 125 owners can now opt for the instant-reverse propeller-driven Impulse Drive or the shallow-water-friendly X-Drive fin system. Package Includes: Vibe Summit Seat, Versa Pod, Pre-Installed Gravity Rudder Kit


Shearwater 125 Specs and Features

  • Structure: Rigid / Hard Shell
  • Cockpit Type: Sit on Top / Open Cockpit
  • Seating Configuration: Solo
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Ideal Paddler Size: Average Adult, Larger Adult
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Additional Attributes

  • Comfort =
  • Optional 4 position high-low Vibe Summit® Seat.
  • 8" of seat trimming for comfortable weight displacement
  • 4 Vibe Phantom Grip® carrying handles
  • 2 molded-in, heavy-payload rear handles
  • Bixpy Jet® motor-ready Vibe Gravity® Rudder System
  • Vibe Freeflow Rudder Control padded foot braces
  • Hand-steering rudder control ready
  • Premium non-slick deck padding
  • Standability =
  • Flip down Vibe Summit Seat® standing / sitting perch (sold separately)
  • Easy access gunwale standing perch
  • Stand up assist strap mount
  • Open deck with large, padded standing area
  • Propulsion Options =
  • Paddle
  • Foot Pedal (requires Vibe X-Drive Pedal Pod® and foot pedal system and steering handle)
  • Bixpy Jet® Motor (attaches to Vibe Gravity® Rudder)
  • Gear Mounting =
  • 4 flush mount fishing rod holders
  • 4 horizontal fishing rod holders with rod tip protectors
  • 4 integrated top-loading gear tracks
  • Removable sealed fishfinder pod with built-in transducer mount
  • 2 Side bungee paddle parks
  • 2 Reinforced Power Pole® mounting locations
  • Cargo =
  • 3 6" sealed hull access plates
  • Front cargo storage area with Flex Top® gear cover
  • Rear cargo storage area with bungee tie down
  • Rear cargo bungee includes 4 Vibe Versa Bungee Clips
  • 4 tackle tray holders: Fits PLANO™ 3600 tackle tray Vibe Versa Drawer®
  • Removable Electronics Pod with Transducer Mount
  • Construction =
  • Rotomolded single piece polyethylene
  • 8 scupper holes (plugs included)
  • Replaceable skid plate

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Shearwater 125 Reviews

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I have had my kayak for…

Submitted by: WolfAngler on 6/1/2021

I have had my kayak for almost a year now and have logged quite a bit of trips on it so far. Overall I believe the kayak is amazing. I love the stability of the kayak and have never worried about flipping it. I am 6'4" and 215lbs and have stood up in the kayak without any problems. The kayak tracks well and is pretty easy to maneuver. Mine has been upgraded with the Xdrive Pod and the pedal system from Vibe and I have been enjoying every bit of it. I have had a few minor issues with the kayak and they were mainly with the steering lines that are ran through the hull of the kayak. The lines are not tight and pop out all the time and cause the lines to loosen up and limit the rudder control. Not a big deal but it can be a nuisance. The rudder feels a bit too slim and does not allow for some sharper turns or going at low speeds. Havent tested it out with a bigger ruder yet but that is what I have experienced so far. Overall I am really happy with the kayak and its performance. The amount of space it has is great for my use and I know it has the potential to carry 8 rods but the max I carry is 3. I love the rod grooves on the side of the chair that allow me to put the rods down if im going into wooded areas or anywhere that I have a potential of snagging my rods into places. I find myself putting my rods there more than I do in the rod holders besides when Im trying to paddle.


This kayak has been a great…

Submitted by: razorklaw on 7/13/2020
This kayak has been a great addition to my fishing equipment. Extremely stable for standing and site fishing. The ability to switch from paddle to pedal to use of the Bixpy motor on the gravity rudder opens up countless possibilities. The electronics pod is well designed to allow a water proof system that can be removed from the kayak as a single unit. The seat is extremely comfortable and with the perch pad added gives an elevated seating option.

Ok, I have had my new…

Submitted by: guest-paddler on 6/1/2020
Ok, I have had my new Shearwater 7 full days and have fished out of it 4 times with each trip not being less than three hours. My view is a little skewed because I have fished the last 4 years out of a Sun Dolphin 10ss. (3) Cons - (1) Keel Guard isn't tall enough to protect the keel, it is actually below the keel of the kayak. Needs to be at least a 1/2" taller. (2) Cooler storage area is fairly spongy when pushed down on, I would want to use it as a step getting into the kayak. (3) Gravity rudder doesn't deploy, I have to use my paddle to get it to drop. Pros MANY - Very Stable, Seat is very comfortable, Pull out tray under the seat is awesome no searching for pliers, phone, scissors, etc. Sonar Pod isn't really needed for storage, but I'm looking forward to adding a fish finder. I purchased the Storage Pod and would recommend this option to anyone that is not setting up for Pedal Drive. The tackle box storage works great (4) 360 boxes and the storage pod WOW! Tracks great with very good glide forward and backward, Rudder pedals work well. (Looking forward to the new ones that are to follow.) Your not going to turn on a dime but they work well in the wind and on long paddles. The flat deck pod works great also. I took my grand daughter with me on one trip and she sat on a padded milk crate in front of me. Plenty of room, I paddled, she fished and she even caught fish. She weighs about 80 lbs and we still moved easily around. The Keel guard is my biggest complaint. I already have some pretty good scars on the keel. Even that being said I still think this kayak deserves 5 stars. I love fishing out of it. Storage is amazing handles like a dream. I would definitely recommend. Jack, Kansas

I just purchased my new…

Submitted by: paddler758462 on 4/14/2020
I just purchased my new Shearwater 125 and can't hardly wait to get in it and try it out.

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