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Native Watercraft

Ultimate 12

Ultimate 12
Hidden Oak
Stable enough to stand up... but so comfortable you don't want to.
Native Watercraft-Ultimate 12
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This is the boat that launched their brand, the original and still #1 seller for Native. With a patented hull design and revolutionary performance, the Ultimate 12 marked a new class of boat; a class of boat designed around people the way we sit, the way we move, our postures when relaxed. All that research results in the most enjoyable and comfortable kayaking experience on the water.

Sometimes its hard to tell where a kayak lets off and a canoe begins. In this case, the Ultimate 12 takes the best of both worlds and melds them into something quite unique. The Ultimate 12 has been praised by our staff of birders, photographers, anglers, and others who just want a stable platform for any aquatic activity.

With its removable seat, the Ultimate 12 can be easily car-topped. As an extra feature, the removable seat can also be used as a camp chair when you get to your destination. Supportive, breathable, and ultimately comfortable, the seat is made to drain and dry quickly.


  • Performance Promise
  • Stable ride sitting or standing
  • Comfortable support for rear end and lower back
  • Ideal for flat water and up to Class II rivers
  • Optional rudder
  • Tons of available accessories
  • Removable First Class Seat
  • Tunnel Hull
  • Easy Foot
  • Adapt-a-Trak    
  • Groove
  • Two anchor trolleys
  • Clean, open floor plan

More Info

  • Length: 12' 1" / 368 cm
  • Width: 30" / 76 cm
  • Fitted Hull Weight: 44 lbs / 25 kg
  • Fully Rigged Weight: 49 lbs / 22 kg
  • Depth at Beam: 12" / 30 cm
  • Capacity: 350 lbs / 159 kg