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Knarr FD

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425 lbs
138 lbs
Weight With Seat:
145 lbs
Weight With Seat & Drive:
158 lbs

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The Knarr FD is a revolutionary fishing platform designed specifically for conquering the challenges of oceans and vast lakes. With a keen focus on navigating surf, currents, wind, tides, and the elements, the Knarr FD is fully optimized for tackling any water adventure.


  • Our Flex Drive Mark IV (Patented) is the product of four years of constant evolution. The latest version of our Flex Drive is faster, quieter, and more durable than ever before. Learn more about the Flex Drive Mark IV here >> User Manual for Flex Drive Mark IV (includes Knarr steering cable routing) >> Explore the new Mark IV Drive, here >>
  • New steering improves turning in any condition. Simple, one or two-handed operation turns easily in big waves or tight spots. Learn more about steering system adjustments here >>   For advanced steering instructions. Please watch this video
  • Tall gunnels provide protected gear storage for rods and gear. The ‘yard sale proof’ rod management system is capable of securing 6 rods inside the kayak’s gunnels, keeping them safe through launching, landing, or when not in use.
  • Featuring YakAttack's top-loading geometry, Jackson’s TriTrak (Patented) is factory-installed around the entirety of the boat, providing almost unlimited gearing solutions. Using the channels in the TriTrack, installing electronics, and hiding the cables out of the way is a breeze. Learn More
  • The bow and stern are designed with trolling and electric motor installation in mind. This is due to an adaptable four-bolt pattern on the stern and a flattened, mountable area on the bow along with geometry to add foot-controlled steering.
  • Includes the Jackson Kayak Multibox, a multifunctional tackle, soft plastics and other storage management system Learn More
  • Jackson’s new EZ Hi-lo (Patented) seating system takes comfort to new levels and allows you to raise and lower your seat with one hand. Learn more here >>

Working with a team of expert big water, big game, and big tournament anglers, designer Tony Lee hand-shaped the hull with their challenges in mind. The Knarr is crafted for maximum speed, stability, handling surf, and tracking in any weather or water conditions. This remarkable kayak combined with the new FD Mark IV (Patented) makes this our most efficient pedal kayak ever.


The Knarr stands out as the go-to kayak for all things BIG. Engineered with a focus on vast oceans, expansive lakes, and extensive journeys, its hull is precisely crafted to tackle large surf, waves, currents, and windy conditions. Designed to handle the challenges of big water, the Knarr is your reliable companion for any aquatic adventure.

For tournament anglers or gear enthusiasts, the Knarr introduces a new perspective on electronics, tackle storage, and gear organization, revolutionizing deck management on a fishing kayak.

New for 2024 Models

  • You asked, and we listened. We have added the foam blocks and re-enforced the seating area to stiffen and add support across the entire deck of the Knarr FD (as of 2023)

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Warranty Information

This warranty applies to all Jackson Kayak products (kayaks, boats, coolers and kennels) and covers substantial defects in materials and workmanship in the hull and outfitting components sold new or as "demos". The warranty policy is subject to the exceptions lists. Review the full warranty list and details by clicking here.

3 Reviews

  • Ultimate Fishing Kayak

    Posted by Christian Gervais on Nov 7th 2022

    After fishing many years in a boat, I started fishing in a kayak this year. I already own two fishing kayak (another brand and now the Knarr FD). The Knarr is by far the best of my two kayaks. It's faster, has a lot more space, everything has been though of (to install accessories), it's super stable (fished in heavy winds and big waves). I love my Knarr. Jackson Kayak has really created the ultimate fishing kayak.

    You can put the prop in position two to pedal in shallow and make it also almost weedless. It turns fast. Yes it is heavy but it was not built to walk around with it. It's a real tank!

  • Best Kayak Ever

    Posted by Pedro Santos on Jul 27th 2022

    I purchased my Jackson Knarr on June 24, 2022, at "The Shack" store in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Since then I've been using my Knarr every weekend. About three weeks ago I had an epic kayak fishing day on my where I was able to fight big Tarpons at the Río Grande de Loíza, here in Puerto Rico. The Jackson Knarr FD handled extremely well and basically did not notice the traction power of these Tarpons. The new Flex Drive Mark IV is smooth and fast allowing me to move back and forward in the blink of an eye. The stability is outstanding, the cockpit area is huge and it allows me to accommodate up to six rods inside the kayak. The steering system on the right and on the left side of the boat allowed me to work the Tarpons without any problem when I had to change the rod from one hand to the other without losing steering control. The Jackson Knarr FD has changed the kayak fishing game for me. I cannot wait to upload a lot of Fresh and Salt water content for my YouTube Channel. The Jackson Knarr FD is the Ultimate Fishing Machine for the demanding angler on both the sea and the lake, period. I totally recommend it.
    Pedro Santos - Rema y Pesca -

  • Team Review #1 - Amazing out in Panama!

    Posted by James McBeath on Apr 22nd 2022

    We tested this boat in Panama and threw everything at it for days. Drive is amazing, boat is dry, stable and FAST! Finally a boat for open seas actually designed for the open seas!

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