Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+ 132 Named Best Boat At ICAST 2023

Old Town, ME – Old Town®, the nation’s longest-running canoe and kayak manufacturer, proudly announces a prestigious Best of Category win during the ICAST Industry Awards Reception. The all-new Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+ 132 was named Best Boat and Watercraft of ICAST 2023 by a panel of credentialed buyers and distinguished media.

“This recognition is a testament to our continued push to innovate with the most advanced kayaks that the industry has ever seen,” says Alex Sherbinow, Marketing Manager of Johnson Outdoors Watercraft (Old Town). “The entire team worked tirelessly to bring the most versatile fishing kayak to market and we’re thrilled with the reception it received at ICAST 2023. ”

Since 1898, Old Town® has been at the forefront of watercraft innovation. The BigWater ePDL+ 132 represents the next evolution of kayak fishing, allowing anglers to seamlessly switch between manual pedal, power-assisted pedal, or fully motorized cruise control. The patented ePDL+ drive system is fully integrated into the newly renovated Sportsman BigWater 132 hull, extending anglers’ capabilities on the water.

To learn more about the new BigWater ePDL+ 132 and the Old Town Sportsman line, visit oldtownwatercraft.com or demo one at an Old Town dealer near you.

About Old Town:

JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that inspires more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft Recreation, Fishing, Diving and Camping.

JOHNSON OUTDOORS WATERCRAFT RECREATION offers a variety of watercraft and accessories for on-water adventures, including an extensive range of Old Town canoes and kayaks as well as Carlisle paddles. Old Town has created genuine watercraft with innovative designs for over 125 years. From the brand’s popular Discovery canoe line to its innovative Sportsman and comfortable Ocean Kayak lines, there’s a watercraft to fit your on-water pursuits.