The name Old Town® represents a legacy of quality and innovation in the paddle sports industry with a unique Canadian link. Founded in 1898 in Old Town, Maine, with a goal to shape our adventures, 100 years later Old Town purchased Necky Kayaks of Abbotsford, BC. Today many of the designs and methods have been incorporated into one of the most trusted paddle sports brands for outdoor activities.
Western Canada sales representative “Necky Dave” Vanderveen notes, “In the fishing and hunting community Old Town is an industry leader with top-rated paddle and pedal drive product lines that serve both the saltwater and freshwater environments”. Fishing from kayaks is a growing sport in Canada and follows the explosion of the category in the US. Kayak fishing offers the opportunity for individuals and families to get out and explore via self-propelled watercraft and represents a new wave of activity that offers endless opportunities.
For kayakers who favor a sit-on-top with DNA closer to a traditional sea kayak, Old Town’s sister line Ocean Kayaks has many options including the fishing ready Trident series (https://oceankayak.johnsonoutdoors.com/fishing). For those looking for increased stability, including the capacity to stand and fish, moving to Old Town’s benchmark Predator and Topwater series including, paddle, pedal and motor drives are industry stalwarts (https://oldtowncanoe.johnsonoutdoors.com/sportsman). For those traditional canoeists who enjoy day excursions to extended trips, Old Town offers an array of models, including the newly launched Sportsman Discovery, all offering exceptional value.
With many kayak anglers looking at adding features including external motor drives, the engineering teams at Old Town® and sister company Minn Kota® put their talents together to create two new landmark electric motor driven kayaks, the Old Town Sportsman 106 MK and the Old Town Sportsman Autopilot 106 and 120 with game changing features including remote steering, automatic GPS course heading and Spot-Lock anchor technology (https://oldtowncanoe.johnsonoutdoors.com/old-town-sportsman/fishing/sportsman-106-powered-minn-kota). As part of this launch the existing Predator, Topwater (both paddle and pedal driven), and Discovery Solo models were all rolled under the Old Town Sportsman product line to create a cohesive line-up of paddle, pedal, and power-driven kayaks. Western Canadian Pro Staffer Brad Torry commented, “The complete line-up delivers an array of options for the outdoor enthusiast from entry level to advanced and something for all age groups to get out and explore”.
Combined with their industry leading warranties (lifetime hull and five years for the pedal drives), there is no better choice to access the Pacific Northwest Waters than with a trusted brand with great features and exceptional value than Old Town Canoe & Kayak.
As a visionary company, Old Town continues to step up to support local operators, communities, and retailers. Jim Stevens, Canadian Sales Manager recently stated, “Our commitment to the Canadian West remains key to our long-term plans. We are proud to be sponsors of the West Coast Kayak Angler Series and the Moutcha Bay Kayak Derby as they lead development of the sport and to support our Island retailer Gone Fishin”.
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