Old Town Predator Kayak Takes Home ICAST 'Best of Show' Award


Old Town, Maine -- Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, a brand steeped in craftsmanship, innovation and tradition, is pleased to announce that its new Predator kayak took home ‘Best Boat’ accolades from the New Product Showcase at the recently concluded ICAST sport fishing tradeshow. Selected in voting by media and buyers attending ICAST, ‘Best of Show’ awards honor new products that set the bar for innovation, design and potential in the fishing industry.


“The Old Town Predator series was a labor of love more than two years in the making, inspired and guided by anglers from concept to design to production. Everyone across the entire Old Town operation owns a piece of its success at ICAST,” said David Hadden, Brand Director for Johnson Outdoors Watercraft. “As pleased as we are to have taken ‘Best of Show’ boat honors, we are even more thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive response we are getting from dealers.”

Representing a paradigm shift in angling-specific kayaks, the Predator is completely engineered, below and above the waterline, to deliver the perfect platform for fishing. The Old Town Predator brings anglers closer to the water and the action with nearly unlimitedoptions to customize the kayak around their specific equipment and unique needs.

It features six strategically placed, removable mounting plates to hold a myriad of fishing gear and the innovative three-stage Element™ seating system that can be lowered for paddling, raised for fishing or even flipped out of the way in stand-up mode for poling, sighting and casting. The slip resistant Exo-Ridge™ deck is designed for sure footing and superior drainage, while the Tri-hull construction provides both incredible durability and stability.

The Predator 13 is now available through authorized Old Town dealers, while sister boat, the Predator MX will launch on August 1, 2013. Get in on the action: http://www.predatorkayak.com/

Old Town® is part of the JOHNSON OUTDOORS family of brands. JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that turns ideas into adventure with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Gear. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Old Town® canoes and kayaks; Ocean Kayak™ and Necky® kayaks; Carlisle® paddles; Extrasport® personal flotation devices; Minn Kota® motors; Cannon® downriggers; Humminbird® marine electronics; LakeMaster® electronic charts; SCUBAPRO® and SUBGEAR® dive equipment; Silva® compasses; Jetboil® outdoor cooking systems; and Eureka!® camping and hiking equipment. 

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