• 12' 7"
  • Sit | Stand

Ultimate Fishability

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SS127 Overview

Not Your Run-Of-The-Mill Fishing Kayak

The SS127 “Sit/Stand” fishing kayak is the result of months of R&D and has been carefully designed for Ultimate Fishability™. Designed for maximum stability without sacrificing paddling performance and angler-friendly features where you need them, you really have to paddle this craft to fully appreciate it.

The experience starts with the incredibly comfortable HiRise™ kayak seating system. The ultra high-back seat allows you to sit with your knees bent, taking pressure off of your lower back. If you want to really dig in and cover some distance, the SeatRack™, and foldable seat frame allow quick and quiet conversion to a lower position.

You’ll notice right away that the SS127 sit-on-top fishing kayak is one of the most stable kayaks you’ve ever been in, which is surprising considering its 33.5” width. It’s not kind of stable. It’s crazy stable. A few paddle strokes later will leave you wondering how a fishing kayak this stable and only 12 feet-7 inches long paddles and tracks so well.  Stop paddling, and the next surprise is the smooth and sustained glide. The icing on the cake is that in spite of all of this, the SS127 turns really well. How did we get all of this performance into one hull? We tested, we measured, we refined, and we did it again – over and over and over until we got what we were looking for.

A great paddling sit-on-top or stand up kayak is nice, but a great paddling fishing kayak requires more than just paddling performance.  It requires something we call “Fishability”. It’s feeling confident enough to move around, sit or even standing up to fish. It’s having your gear out of the way but within reach.  It’s the comfort and ergonomics that enable long days on the water. It’s every piece, every part, and every function being carefully designed for versatility and with the kayak angler in mind. It’s an overall kayak angling experience in which things work the way they should work. For us, the bar was set at Ultimate Fishability™.

Whether lake fishing, river fishing, inshore or offshore fishing, the Bonafide SS127 is truly an incredible fishing kayak ready for all water environments. But don’t take our word for it. Visit your local Bonafide dealer, schedule a demo, and try it for yourself.  We think you’ll agree.

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  • Length: 12' 7"
  • Width: 33.75"
  • Honest Weight: 69 lbs hull weight, 85 lbs w/o seat, 94 lbs w/ seat
  • Capacity: 475 lbs
  • Deck Height: 15.5”
  • Hull Material: Rotomolded Polyethylene
  • Hybrid Cat Hull design
  • Sliding under seat Junk Drawer™
  • DryPod™ with transducer through-hull scupper
  • Bow hatch with Doubleheader™ hinges
  • Multi-rod and paddle management points
  • HiRise™ seating with ultra-high bass boat like position
  • PerchPads™ for additional standing position on top of gunwales
  • Integrated Doubleheader hinge with DryPod™
  • Boss Strap™ rod management system
  • Fat Grip™ bow handle w/ comfort insert
  • Fat Grip™ retractable stern handle w/comfort insert
  • YakAttack® Aluminum GearTrac™
  • Side carry handle with paddle storage
  • Low Profile Deck Fittings
  • SeatRack™ positioning system
  • Omni Hook™ stern tankwell tie-down system
  • Deck Traction Pads
  • Power-Pole Micro Anchor ready
  • Stern Access Plate for hull access
  • Replaceable dual stern skid plates
  • Dual Action Foot Braces™
  • Anodized aluminum foot brace track is strong and ultra-ridged
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3 reviews for SS127

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    I have been in multiple brands of kayaks, both paddle and pedal. This kayak, in my opinion, has been far more superior in every way. The comfort, stability, storage, and fishability is all there 100%. Top notch company, top notch product. Well done.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mike Kohler

    Sunday I demoed The SS127; this a rock solid yak! I used it with the seat in the high rise position all day and never felt tippy even when some crazy boater was purposely waking me! Stood and cast from it today which was a first for me! The junk drawer is great, I had tons of space for all my gear. I really liked being able to stage my fishing rods at my feet and still have room to move around. I also liked that it had two paddle keeps which allowed me to be able to store my paddle and secure my stake-out pole as well. The seat is very comfortable and the high rise position is a game changer for fishing in that position. Now it did take a little more effort to get moving and turn around then my current yak (pescador pro 120) but that’s probably because the differences in the hull design. Overall, I really enjoyed the bonafide, it’s incredibly stable, well built, and loaded with well thought out fishing features. If the new RS117 is as well built and laid out as its big brother, I see bonafide in my future.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jeremy Borel

    I have made 100’s of fishing trips on good kayaks like the Native Slayer, Ocean Big Game and a few other older models Malibu etc. I have recently made 2 trips down the Devils River in West Texas spanning 5 days each. First time with my Native Slayer and most recently with my Bonafide. While the Native tracked better in the water, the Bonafide out performed in every other way. From stability to pack ability to overall fun and pleasant. I never had to fight and find my gear or land a fish. Only thing I would like to see improved on is a wheel built in to the kayak. Will be a repeat customer. Thanks

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Industry Ratings

These kayaks are built from the ground up and manufactured in the USA. Everything from the hull, seat, padding, accessories, even down to the screws that come standard on this kayak are all 100% made in the USA!

- Fishingonline - December 2017 Read Review

This boat is fun to fish. Every inch is intentionally designed to make fishing and paddling easier and more enjoyable. Many features are completely new and totally unique. With so much excitement proceeding the release of Cifers’ latest invention, the heat is on.

- KayakAnlgler - November 2017 Read Review

When it comes to Kayak Design, Bonafide has thrown the book out the window. While staying true to efficient manufacturing, this team has re-thought everything that has come before. Bonafide = genuine, the real deal, authentic

- BBZ - October 2017 Read Review