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PacMotor's $82645 needed to start production is 100% funded on Kickstarter
February 18, 2022
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People who have supported PacMotor through Kickstarter pre-orders share their impressions
PacMotor is fully funded and for another 3 weeks. The patent pending idea of a dual thrusters system for effortless kayaking has proven to be in demand.
PacMotor is a revolutionary portable motor system that frees you from paddling and makes kayaking accessible for everyone.
Paddle-no-more wireless joystick to control your kayak
Dual thrusters to easily maneuver and turn 360 degrees
PacMotor is compatible with all 12V-20V marine batteries or Li-Ion battery packs. But you can consider PacMotor`s signature 16.8v powerhouse battery box to optimise speed and distance performance
PacMotor is compact, lightweight and easy to assemble and maintain. Go from set-up to launch in 5 minutes flat!
Product shipping is scheduled June-July 2022.
Matthew Becker: “Focus on what you love to do, not what you have to do”
January 26, 2022
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The lead engineer and founder of PacMotor shares the story of his Florida kayak fishing startup, which is 75% funded after two weeks on Kickstarter.
Matt Becker grew up on the banks of a canal in Fort Myers, Florida. Ever since he was a kid, Matt remembers fishing with his brothers and exploring the vast waterways of southwestern Florida. Over time, kayak fishing became more than just a hobby for Matt, taking up a central focus in his life.
The passion for mechanics and entrepreneurship runs in Matt’s family. His father, a professional sound engineer, gave Matt early access to the world of audio production. As a kid, Matt would visit his father’s studio and watch the engineers wire up equipment, solder, and do repairs — an experience that stuck with him for the rest of his life. When Matt got older, he became indispensable as the full-time mechanic for his father's landscaping business, Becker & Sons, repairing and maintaining company equipment for over ten years.
Pivoting in college, Matt pursued an education that led to an exciting career in software engineering.
Here’s how Matt describes the aha moment that inspired him to create PacMotor:
One day, five years ago, my closest friends and I went fishing. We were walking towards our kayaks and they each had motors in their hands. I saw them and thought, what if two motors could be synchronized to work in tandem on one kayak?
A lightbulb went on in Matt’s head and the patented idea for PacMotor's revolutionary portable dual-motor system was born.
Matt’s passion for fishing, love of mechanics, and professional background in electronics and software did the rest. He soon thought up PacMotor’s signature complementary features — a game-like joystick remote control, customizable mount, compact folding construction, and powerhouse battery — guided by the goal of making life easier for kayak-fishers and allowing them to focus on what really matters: enjoyment. The end product? A totally unique dual-thruster system that allows you to turn your kayak in 360 degrees on a dime, steering from the remote control that can be mounted right onto your fishing rod.
After several years of hard work, dozens of prototypes, and hundreds of hours of trials and testing, Matt’s invention is finally ready for production in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, and he could not be more thrilled.
The crowdfunding campaign for PacMotor is running right now on Kickstarter. For a limited time, you can pre-order PacMotor at an incredible discount, in addition to becoming an invaluable part of how this small-town startup went from a workshop on the banks of a canal to achieve the classic American dream.
You can support Matt and the PacMotor crowdfunding campaign
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Joystick-controlled dual motor system for effortless kayaking in fresh and salt water
January 12, 2022
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PacMotor got 4 500 preorders during prelaunch and goes for crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter on January 12, 2022 from Fort Myers, FL. Link to campaign page:
For more information you can write direct on Kickstarter or email to accounts@pacmotor.com
PacMotor is a revolutionary portable motor system that frees you from paddling and makes kayaking accessible for everyone.
Paddle-no-more wireless joystick to control your kayak
Dual thrusters to easily maneuver and turn 360 degrees
PacMotor is compatible with all 12V-20V marine batteries or Li-Ion battery packs. But you can consider PacMotor`s signature 16.8v powerhouse battery box to optimise speed and distance performance
PacMotor is compact, lightweight and easy to assemble and maintain. Go from set-up to launch in 5 minutes flat!
Exclusive discounts are available during crowdfunding campaign.
Product shipping is scheduled June-July 2022.
PacMotor is one and only dual thruster system on the market
Two thrusters
This is the first and only dual-motor system on the market. Single-motor designs force you to turn in a wider radius, making navigation clumsy and imprecise. Typical vessels rely on the use of a keel for steering and stability. Instead, PacMotor uses propellers to adjust your course, simply by altering the speed and direction of the propellers’ rotation. PacMotor lets you turn a full 360° circle when you want to move and keeps you in place when you don’t. Enjoy exceptional maneuvering and remote-control responsiveness on every course.
Easy to switch between motoring and paddling
Go out on the water with zero hassle. With the thrusters lowered into the water, there’s no extra effort required to keep your kayak on course. Just sit back and relax, enjoying the natural beauty all around you. Whenever you’re ready to start paddling, the motors can be lifted out of the water in one easy motion. This feature is also great for passing through shallows or avoiding underwater obstacles.
Safety features
Motor activity will not initiate without remote control connectivity. Motor activity will cease if the remote battery dies or malfunctions, or if connection to the remote is lost.
Floating remote
In case the remote falls overboard, PacMotor’s remote control is designed to float at the water’s surface. No sinking, no stressing.
Customizable speed and distance
When cruising long distances, PacMotor’s remote control throttle lets you choose how fast you go. Push the pedal to the metal for full throttle, or save battery power and extend your run time with a more relaxed pace.
PacMotor`s signature powerhouse battery box
It’s our tech masterpiece created with kayakers in mind—with the perfect balance of thrust, weight, and runtime to help you enjoy kayaking to the fullest. Specifically designed to complement our dual-motor system, it’s PacMotor’s favorite battery.
PacMotor. You either love it or hate it.
In preparation for the kickstarter campaign, we had a lot of discussions with users about the PacMotor concept. Surprisingly, the idea has polarized attitudes. People either hate it or fall in love with PacMotor at first sight. Those who are negative about PacMotor think that we are robbing people of the fun of kayaking. This is fundamentally wrong, we love paddling.
But we believe that the experience of kayaking is about so much more than just paddling, and it shouldn’t be hampered by paddling, either. That’s why we engineered PacMotor — a revolutionary portable motor with joystick control and dual thrusters for effortless kayaking in fresh and salt water.
There are many issues around kayaking that go beyond paddling:
Would you like effortless control over your kayak while you fish?
Maybe you want some additional security and muscle during long distance kayak trips, or out on open sea waves?
Do health issues keep you from extensive paddling?
Or maybe you just want to enjoy the outdoors without the workout?
Whatever the case may be, PacMotor has got you covered.

This is the first and only dual-motor system on the market. PacMotor uses propellers to adjust your course, simply by altering the speed and direction of the propellers’ rotation. It lets you turn a full 360 degrees when you want to move and keeps you in place when you don’t. PacMotor’s frame is designed to fit 90% of kayaks of all shapes and sizes right out of the box. It installs firmly and securely without the need for bolts or any drilling into your kayak. Its unique grip system is similar to what’s used to secure equipment on trailers. It's flexible yet tough. With PacMotor, you get the best of both worlds — Whenever you’re ready to start paddling, the lightweight motors can be lifted out of the water in one easy motion. This feature is also great for passing through shallows or avoiding underwater obstacles.
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