Vibe Maverick 120 Paddleboard Review: Specs, Pros & Cons

By: Tony Acevedo on March 28, 2019
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It’s paddleboard review time!

Picking a paddleboard can be tough, but it should be a little easier with this Vibe Maverick 120 review, as well as the Kaku Kahuna review we did recently.

In this review, I’ll share the specs, pros and cons, and some on the water footage catching fish on it.

And since we’re not affiliated with Vibe, or any other company, you can be sure that this is a completely unbiased review.

Enjoy!

Vibe Maverick 120 Paddleboard Review [VIDEO]

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Specs:

  • Length: 12′
  • Width: 33.5″
  • Weight capacity: 475 lbs
  • Weight: 72 lbs

Conclusion

redfish on vibe maverick 120

Is the Vibe Maverick 120 for you?

Have you used this board before?

If so, let us know what you thought in the comments!

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LLOYD PAGE
LLOYD PAGE
9 months ago

Hello im currently trying to decide between the maverick, kaku kahuna and a board very similar to the maverick by elkton outdoors called the ibis i was curious if anyone had heard of them or has one because i cant really find any reviews other than 5 on amazon

W. R.
W. R.
9 months ago
Reply to  LLOYD PAGE

I was wondering the same thing. According to their specs they look exactly the same (Elkton & Vibe). Possibly made by the same company? If anyone has any information please share.

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 months ago
Reply to  LLOYD PAGE

Lloyd… One thing… The Maverick is foam filled…. It’s a solid platform… SOLID

Nina Walton
Nina Walton
11 months ago

Are the Maverick 120 boards suppose to have soft spots?? Received mine yesterday brand new and it has some soft spots anyone have any knowledge on these boards

Isaac Hulan
Isaac Hulan
11 months ago

So I just picked up a Maverick on Friday and took it out for the first time on Saturday. I’ll start by saying I love everything about it. However, I had one issue. Within the first hour of paddling down the river, the plastic deck began to bubble and separate from the injected foam. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Or is it just a case of getting a lemon?

Alone
Alone
10 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Hulan

I’m having the same issue. It started as a small bubble abou 6 inches on the front starboard side but has now moved all the way up to the yack bar in the middle of the hull. I emailed Vibe and theu haf me put in a warranty claim. But other than that its an awesome boat. I get comments on it everytime I take it out.

Melissa
Melissa
8 months ago
Reply to  Isaac Hulan

Hi Isaac. Where did you buy your maverick from?

Matt Price
1 year ago

i ordered two, one for myself and one for my wife or son, I got one 2018 closeout model and one 2019 model, got them in 4 days. The 2019 has WAYYYY better handles, so much im mad there not on mine, but storage unit has a spin lock lid that completely detaches which I do not like.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago
Reply to  Matt Price

You can buy the handles from Vibe. They are not that expensive and come with all the hardware needed to swap out.

Matt Price
1 year ago

I am going to purchase 2 of these for me and the family, but I have to figure out how or where to store it. Can someone provide me the thickness I might be able to squeeze em between my ceiling and not hit the garage door? Thanks for the help

Matt Price
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Thanks for the quick response

Austin Harris
Austin Harris
1 year ago

Is it possible to put a kaku voodoo seat on the Maverick?

Luke Simonds
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Austin Harris

As long as the dimensions of the seat are within the width of the Maverick, then the seat should fit.

Robert cole
1 year ago

I am a big fan of Vibe products. I have their 13 ft seaghost kayak and couldn’t be any more satisfied with it.

Andrew Williams
1 year ago

Good info Tony! What about the seat? Does the Vibe come with it or is it pretty much a standardized seat that fits the rails?
Thanks

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Thanks for the info.

Jeff Johnson
1 year ago

Hey tony, I’m looking to upgrade from my kayak to a paddle board soon. I have not been out on a paddle board yet but I stand on my kayak and fish all the time. Just based off of specs I’m considering a vibe maverick or Kaku Kahuna. Would you recommend one over the other. I mainly fish skinny water flats with the occasion canal, when it’s colder.

Jeff Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Thanks for the reply. I actually messaged the owner of kaku to see if I can demo one and there’s a vibe dealer not far from me. I really like the idea of the foam injected being more quiet. I’ve been seeing so many nice fish on the water lately and it seems by the time I’m within casting distance, they already know I’m there. I have an eagle talon 120 from dicks and it’s an ok kayak but it’s not the most quiet or stable thing out there. Thanks again for the input.

Robert Knowles
10 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Johnson

Where is the Vibe dealer? I’m in Orlando area. Want to test one before purchase. Thanks

Anderson Horn
1 year ago

I’m buying one…either this one or a Kaku, which do you like better? The idea of 2 seats and taking my daughter with but still being able to go out on my own easily as well is too much to pass up. I’ve got to have one…

Anderson Horn
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Seems fair. One thing I hate, is when a manufacturer doesn’t list a price on their site and neither do the dealers. Kaku doesn’t appear to be selling the kahuna anymore, they are on to the Voodoo now…but no idea what it costs. Vibe is selling the 2019 model Maverick for 80 bucks more with either type of seat. I think buying it with a seat and adding the other for my daughter is going to be the Bee’s Knees. Thanks for the info Tony, you’ve become my goto opinion on pretty much everything saltwater fishing these days.

Hector Castellanos
1 year ago

Tony thanks for this review. I have the Inshore Slam and Kayak Mastery, but I really liked having an SUP. I purchased the Vibe late last year after a ton of research. I especially like the built in track system…no drilling for accessories. YakAttack has a ton of options for the rails. Any suggestions for an anchor…stake or small anchor? I mainly fish the flats in Tampa near the Gandy or Weedon Island. Also, how did you remove the plugs?

Hector Castellanos
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Thanks for the info!

Erickson Delgado
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

Hey Tony, I can’t see it clearly in the video but do you use a string for the anchor pin that can sort of trolley across the board so you can anchor both bow and stern?