Vibe Sea Ghost 110 Review

​Take a look into our Vibe Sea Ghost 110 Review to see what makes this kayak such a beast on the water. Vibe is an awesome company for many reasons.

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One of the coolest things is that they seem to find ways to make high quality and rider friendly kayaks at incredibly low prices, all the while keeping innovation in mind.

The guys over at Vibe not only make kayaks, they are also avid riders.

This means that when you get a Vibe kayak, you’re getting something that was made with knowledge on what makes the best kayaking experience.

The Sea Ghost series from Vibe is no different. With two models, the 110 being a few feet shorter than the 130, they provide amazing stability, durability, and performance, without totally burning a hole in your pocket. But enough schmoozing, let’s get down to business and talk about what makes the Sea Ghost 11 a choice kayak!

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Specifications

  • ​11’ in length
  • ​33” in width
  • ​425lb capacity
  • ​62lbs in weight
  • ​Single-person design
  • ​Rotomolded single-piece high-density polyethylene build

Pro's

  • ​Very stable in rougher conditions
  • ​Tons of onboard dry storage and tank well storage
  • ​Pre-installed rudder system
  • ​Comfortable Vibe Hero Seat
  • ​Inexpensive for the quality

Con's

  • ​Center Console can be a bit big for some
  • ​Not very maneuverable
  • ​The rudder can comes up quite a bit

Features and Benefits

Rod Holders


It is pretty obvious right off the bat that this kayak is made for fishermen. One of the features that we really love about the Sea Ghost 110 are the 2 flush mount rod holders that are flush mounted into the stern. There are many reasons for this. For starters, this gives any fisherman the ability to mount multiple rods to increase their possibility of a catch.

It’s essentially like having 2 extra arms. Secondly, they cut the mounts pretty deep within the kayak so that your rods stay in safely and securely. We’ve dealt with other kayaks that have sketchier rod holders that weren’t very secure and it kind of defeated the purpose of having them there. Lastly, these rod holders are also capped, so if you don’t want to put your rod inside, you can keep the hole protected from water or anything else.



Center Console


 The center console is a very cool and unique addition to the Sea Ghost 110. Unlike most onboard dry storage compartments that we typically see on kayaks, this one has an insane amount of space to store any essentials you might be bringing out with you.


It is completely sealed, meaning you don’t have to worry about anything getting wet either. Atop the console, there are a few accessory mounting points if you want to customize your kayak. So whether you want to add something like a GPS device or an extra rod holder, the center console makes the customization aspect of the Sea Ghost 110 very
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Rudder System


The fact that this kayak comes completely equipped with a toe-controlled rudder system makes it the perfect monster for getting out in windier or rougher conditions. First off, when you receive the rudder system, you’ll notice that it is incredibly easy to attach and get going. It also makes it very easy to turn the boat or get it tracking straight when conditions aren’t ideal.

When you’re out in the chop, it’s easy to lose energy, especially if you’ve been putting everything into your arms for the past few hours. While a rudder for some may be just another thing to worry about, for most of us, it can make the difference between a kayaking session that is exciting or frustrating.


Storage Hatch


There are tons of options for storage when it comes to the Sea Ghost 110. On the bow of the kayak, you have your biggest dry storage hatch at 20” in circumference. This is much bigger than the hatches we’re used to seeing on kayaks of this size, so kudos to Vibe for making it happen. You also have a similar yet smaller dry hatch right behind your seat that is perfect for storing things that you’ll need easy access to such as a phone, camera, etc.

Both of them are sealed up watertight and have an easy-access twist and open latch. They also both come with bright red bag inserts. These are not only great because they keep all of your belongings safe and dry, but the fact that they are bright red makes it difficult to accidentally misplace anything or look in without seeing what’s in there.



Seat


Even though the Sea Ghost 110 comes with plenty of room to stand up and move around, you’ll probably want to keep yourself plopped in the ultra comfortable Vibe Hero seat. Long kayak journeys can be grueling if you don’t have a proper seat or proper support to keep yourself aligned. Luckily the Vibe Hero seat is one of the most comfortable kayak seats out there.

It’s made from a nice cooling mesh that not only provides an ample amount of airflow, but also dries quickly if it happens to get wet. There is tons of lumbar support that can be easily adjusted to support the specific user best with the simple tug of a few straps.

The Vibe Hero seat is also made to go from low to high, and can even be adjusted while you’re out on the water with a quick lift from the deck. Worried about tipping during current? The seat is tied down tight with four bungee cords to keep you securely attached to the boat, no matter how strong that bass might be.


Rudder System


The fact that this kayak comes completely equipped with a toe-controlled rudder system makes it the perfect monster for getting out in windier or rougher conditions. First off, when you receive the rudder system, you’ll notice that it is incredibly easy to attach and get going. It also makes it very easy to turn the boat or get it tracking straight when conditions aren’t ideal.

When you’re out in the chop, it’s easy to lose energy, especially if you’ve been putting everything into your arms for the past few hours. While a rudder for some may be just another thing to worry about, for most of us, it can make the difference between a kayaking session that is exciting or frustrating.


Accessories

One of the things that the Sea Ghost 110 comes with is the Vibe Journey paddle. This is an excellent all-around paddle that suits people of all different skill levels and paddling styles. The blade is made of a tough polypropylene material and the shaft is made from a durable aluminum. It is incredibly responsive out on the water and can really help pull you even in tougher conditions. You’ll notice that it’s not too rigid either like some paddles and beginner kayakers will have an easy time getting their rhythm down with this thing.

While it isn’t necessarily a built-in accessory, we love that the guys over at Vibe added on a port so that you can mount your own fish finder accessory. This is what truly marks the Sea Ghost 110 as a fishermen’s kayak. The transducer port comes with a nice protective lid that not only helps keep your fish finder in tact, but also protects without obstructing the imaging technology so that it can work to its optimal ability.


Frequently Asked Questions


What kinds of water is the Sea Ghost 110 best for?

The Sea Ghost 110 has tons of versatility in terms of what kinds of water you can take it out on. Because it is nice and big, you’ll have an easy time using it as a recreational craft to float around larger flat-water lakes. The unique aspect about the Sea Ghost 110 is that it comes with the pre-installed toe rudder system, which gives you the ability to take it out in ocean chop if you decide. While it is rated for class II rapids, we would be careful about which rivers you decide to take it on unless you are very experienced. The reason being is that the kayak isn’t as maneuverable as you might think due to the size and wide build. Even some veteran kayakers have noted that it’s more difficult to turn than kayaks that they are used to. If you are trying to get into tighter quarters, or trying to get to places where there isn’t a ton of room to launch out, we would recommend looking for a kayak that is a bit smaller and more maneuverable such as the Skipjack 90.


What makes the Sea Ghost 110 an exceptional kayak for fishing?

The Sea Ghost 110 is all-around versatile. For starters, the fact that it is made from a durable polyethylene and has a heavy-duty skid plate on the bottom, means that you can take it closer to rocky shorelines without fear of damaging the kayak. This gives you the advantage of catching fish that most guys couldn’t. Secondly, the Sea Ghost 110 is pretty wide at 33”. While that might not do a lot for its maneuverability, that makes the vessel incredibly stable so that you can stand up, set hooks, and do some hardcore fishing, without ever feeling like you’re going to go overboard. Lastly, it has the built-in fish finder transducer port and tons of room for additional fishing accessories that you won’t find on other kayaks.


Are there any things I should consider upgrading on my Sea Ghost 110?

Absolutely! Here are few suggestions we have if you truly want to make the most out of your fishing experience.

  • Anchor Trolley: Having an anchor can make fishing in one spot a piece of cake. This can increase your chances of catching a fish by making your kayak a bit more inconspicuous. The anchor that Vibe sells is super lightweight, attaches easily to your vessel, and is designed in a way so that it won’t do damage to the lakebed when lowered.
  • Camera Mount: Railblaza makes an awesome camera mount that you can not only take with you out on your kayak, but also put on your boat, farm bike, and an array of other surfaces. The Sea Ghost 110 makes this super easy to install as well. If you want to have the ability to share your fishing trip with others so that they can live vicariously through your yakking experiences, we would highly recommend picking one of these up
  • Vibe Evolve Fiberglass Paddle: If you’re really serious about paddling, we would recommend upgrading from the Vibe Journey paddle to the Vibe Evolve Fiberglass Paddle. Made from a fiberglass reinforced nylon and a massive blade to really help propel you through tougher waters, this is an ideal paddle for those who are looking for a bit more acceleration and control


Does the Vibe Sea Ghost 110 come with a warranty?

Yes, Vibe has a limited lifetime warranty on all of their products. While it does cover any manufacturer defects for up to a year after the initial purchase, it will not cover normal wear and tear, modification, or improper use / storage of any kind. In other words, take care of your yak!


Final Thoughts – Should You Buy?

I​It’s hard to think of many negatives when it comes to the Sea Ghost 110, as it is truly an awesome kayak.

With its length and width alone, it’s a great kayaking for getting into some serious fishing. Add on the fact that it comes with a wide array of additional features and you’ve got yourself a high-end kayak for a great price!

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