Old Town, Maine (May 22, 2019): Expanding on one of the most successful product launches in their 121-year history, Old Town is proud to debut the Topwater 120 PDL, the total fishing package in a compact, nimble format. This highly anticipated addition to Old Town’s award winning Topwater Series delivers unparalleled fishing capabilities in an ultra-stable, highly maneuverable package. The new Topwater 120 PDL joins Old Town’s esteemed family of pedal-powered kayaks, featuring the industries best PDL™ Drive system.

“The Topwater 120 PDL rounds out our most sought-after lineup of compact feature-rich angling kayaks,” says Ryan Lilly, Brand Manager at Old Town. “Our customers appreciate the stability, maneuverability, and easily transportable nature of the Topwater 106 PDL, and have asked for the same quality in a 12-foot pedal version. We listened to their feedback and engineered an angling kayak that’s truly best in class.”

The newly extended Topwater Series now features paddle and hands-free pedal 10’6” and 12’0” models. Designed for an unmatched kayak fishing experience, the Topwater 120 PDL comes equipped with the award winning PDL™ Drive system. Maintenance-free and saltwater-ready, the PDL™ Drive system provides anglers hands-free control with the ability to pedal forward and reverse instantly while reaching speeds of 5.5 MPH. Complete with an industry-leading 5-year warranty, the drive can be tipped up in seconds using the patented docking system when fishing in shallow water.

Built on a legacy of quality and innovation, the Topwater 120 PDL is manufactured in Maine using durable rotomolded polytheylene. Its ultra-stable DoubleUTM hull allows anglers to glide quietly and efficiently through any water conditions and is backed by Old Town’s legendary lifetime hull warranty. Thoughtful on-board tackle and rod storage, three flush mount rod holders, a universal transducer mount, built-in paddle storage, and a non-slip EVA foam deck ensure big fishing performance in a compact package.

To learn more about the new Topwater 120 PDL, the Topwater Series, and Old Town’s full line-up of innovative pedal kayaks visit oldtowncanoe.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 includes Old Town canoes and kayaks, Ocean Kayak, and Carlisle paddles. Old Town canoes and kayaks have created genuine watercraft with innovative designs for over 100 years.



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