The Freedom 12 represents the next generation of Freedom Hawk Kayaks, taking Stand-Up Kayak Fishing to a new level — at a price every budget can afford: Only $1,095.
This ultimate fishing machine features a patented inline outrigger system, giving anglers a choice of 3 positions. It paddles like a conventional kayak when in the first position. Position two offers additional stability when fishing or rigging a rod. The third position fully extends the outriggers into their patented “inline position” for maximum efficiency when paddling, fishing, polling, or motoring (with the optional motor mount). Now you can stalk fish with less drag and water movement, or gain additional paddling stability in more challenging paddling conditions.
The Freedom 12 also features a new lightweight hull, featuring a break down carrying weight just over 50 pounds.
There’s only one fishing kayak innovative and stable enough to put you in position to catch more fish — the new Freedom 12 by Freedom Hawk Kayaks.
Our PATENTED inline outrigger design is now available with a third inline position, maximizing your performance in every situation – whether polling, motoring, paddling or standing.
Ask any pro bass angler and he'll tell you, to catch more fish, you need to stand. Freedom Hawk kayaks are ruggedly engineered for stability with the standing fisherman in mind.
The outriggers are easily removed for transport and storage. When removed, the overall length of the kayak is reduced to 9' and it's carrying weight is only 49 lbs.
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Patented Inline Outriggers
The Freedom 12 features a redesigned Inline Outrigger System which provides an additional position for the angler, revolutionizing kayak fishing with its efficiency and stability. (Click image for larger view.)
Optional Motor Mount Availble
Inserts on the stern deck allow the easy installation of an optional motor mount. Turn your kayak into a motor assisted boat and increase range and fishing options. (Click image for larger view.)
Standing in a kayak has never been easier. Our Casting Brace provides additional stability for stand-up fishing or poling, and stores neatly in the recess of the deck when not in use. (Click image for larger view.)
Push Pole Recess
The deck has an integrated, snag-free Push Pole Recess to house the optional 12’ sectional push pole. (Click image for larger view.)
Keeping yourself hydrated is important. Store your favorite beverages in these over-sized cup holders. (Click image for larger view.)
Two Flush Mount Rod Holders
Each Freedom 12 comes standard with two Flush Mount Rod Holders, allowing you to effortlessly paddle or stand with your favorite poles in close proximity. (Click image for larger view.)
The Freedom 12 offers all-day storage capacity for gear of any size. Featuring waterproof storage compartments on each outrigger and bow tank well storage for oversized gear, you'll have a safe place for all your tackle cases, decoys, photography equipment and diving or snorkeling gear. (Click image for larger view.)
The Freedom 12 provides two watertight storage compartments for storing essential gear that you need to remain dry and out of the way while you are working the water. (Click image for larger view.)
Self Baling Scupper Holes with Scupper Plugs
Four scuppers with plugs allow the cockpit area to be drained quickly and safely in wet or heavy sea conditions. (Click image for larger view.)
Multi Position Molded-In Footbraces
Our Molded-in Footbraces provides proper fit and performance while simplifying the deck for snag-free fly fly fishing. (Click image for larger view.)
Although you'll likely be doing more standing than sitting, this high-back adjustable seat provides comfort and performance when you're paddling or relaxing. (Click image for larger view.)
Freedom Hawk is the only fishing kayak that features a reinforced floor suitable for the extra stresses of stand-up fishing. (Click image for larger view.)
|Total||Hull||Outriggers||Total||Body Only||Max Weight Capacity|
|12' 3"||9'||45"||31"||72 lbs.||54 lbs.||250 - 275 lbs.|
|373 cm||274 cm||114 cm||79 cm||32.6 kg||24.5 kg||147.5 kg|
"Fly fishermen and bass fishermen spend a lot of time on their feet, and the Freedom 12 facilitates stand-up techniques like sightfishing, long casting and flipping." —ESPN Online Magazine
"Another big hit at the ICAST show was the new Freedom Hawk 12, this new, smaller and lighter version is still the cream of the crop when it comes to stand up fishing… Retail price for this kayak will be under a $1000 – pretty impressive!" —Kayak Fishing Magazine
"AWESOME! The lodge just received its new Freedom 12 kayak. WOW! The best shallow water fishing kayak got even better." —Jeff Kean, Casa Arroyo Lodge, TX
"The design is amazingly simple. The retractable outriggers stay neatly tucked into the hull while paddling, offering sleek performance. Once you’ve decided where to fish, simply pull a lever and the outriggers are deployed from the kayak’s aft end. These outriggers provide a solid fishing platform." —Outdoor Life Online
"Just got some pictures of the new Freedom Hawk kayak. This thing opens up a whole lot of territory for fly fishing. I'm thinking still water, bay, and even drifting some open stretches or river." —Allen, NJflyfishing.com