Just as its name implies, the lightest kayak in the stable Freedom Hawk fleet is the new Freedom 12 UltraLight.
Weighing in just over 60 pounds, the Freedom 12 UltraLight is nearly effortless to portage into remote lakes and ponds, or to lift onto the roof of even the tallest SUV. To substantially shed even more weight, remove the outriggers (just like our other models) and you're left with a lifting weight of slightly over 40 pounds!
Our patented inline outrigger system, which is also found on the standard Freedom 12, offers three positions. It paddles like a conventional kayak 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 optional motor mount).
Don't just sit there - stand up and catch more fish this season in the new Freedom 12 UltraLight.
Our PATENTED tri-position outrigger design gives you the best performance for every situation, providing optimal settings whether you're standing up or paddling.
The traditional "Y" formation provides optimal stability. For stability and high performance paddling/polling, adjust the outriggers to their inline position.
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 47 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.)
This padded Casting Platform positions you high and dry off the floor of the boat. While it provides an elevated position for sighting and casting, the foam deck also gives maximum padding and non-skid comfort. (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.)
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.)
|Total||Hull||Outriggers||Total||Body Only||Max Weight Capacity|
|12' 3"||9'||45"||31"||64 Lbs.||47 Lbs.||225 - 250 lbs.|
|373 cm||274 cm||114 cm||79 cm||29 kg||21.3 kg||113.4 kg|
"With the pontoons deployed, it's almost impossible to capsize." —Mick Fletoridis, Boat Fishing Magazine
"Good Morning Freedom Hawk. I had my new kayak out on the water this morning. Finally a kayak I can cast from. Skipping baits under docks has never been easier …Thanks!" —D. D., Minnestota
"This product way exceeded my expectations. If you like to fish standing but want the solo boating ease of a kayak, this product is awesome. Extremely well designed and thought out. Well built. Incredibly fun to use. I thought it might be a little gimmicky. I was wrong—it works so well. I have two other fishing kayaks. It is so much better to fish from the Freedom Hawk." —MaineFlyFisherman from Rangeley, Maine (llbean.com)
"I purchased a Freedom Hawk from you last year and really enjoy it, especially being able to stand and fly cast." —J. B., Illinois