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ICAST 2020 Coverage


Old Town Powers Up the Sportsman 106 Kayak with Minn Kota


Date: 7/15/20
Location: Virtual Event
Admission: Industry Only
Manufacturer: Old Town
Reviewer: Zander

Introduction: Kayak fishing is absolutely blowing up and watercraft manufacturers are creating new kayaks that are specifically designed for anglers to get to the fish faster, navigate bigger water, and back home safely. This ICAST Old Town introduced the
Sportsman 106 motorized kayak powered by Minn Kota which is controlled by a powerboat style throttle for intuitive forward and reverse.


The Old Town Sportsman 106 will soon be equipped with a Minn Kota motor


Sportsman 106: There is nothing old school about this new watercraft and this kayak is designed to be fast, maneuverable, and easy to transport. By equipping the 106 with a 45lb. thrust 12V saltwater class Minn Kota motor it is designed to get anglers to the fish and back effortlessly.


This Kayak was built with angling specifically in mind and features plenty of storage and stability


The throttle is just like what you would find in a boat and is intuitively designed and has a battery meter to ensure that anglers know how much juice they have left. This motor combines with foot brace steering so that anglers can enjoy hands free fishing and still maintain maneuverability.


The kayak comes with dual-layer Textilene seat that is designed to be comfortable, UV resistant, and easy to clean. t is also removable for transport


The 106 comes with all the bells and whistles including EVA foam deck pads for traction and stand up comfort, plenty of storage and an included custom tackle box, three hull wiring kits so no drilling is required for fish finders, four 18" tracks for mounting accessories, and shallow water anchor mounting inserts.


Like a powerboat the throttle is simply forward and reverse


The easy access battery system can support lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries


When it comes time to transport the 106 on land the motor can be lifted and the low profile kayak can easily be car topped. The assembled hull weighs 104 pounds and the motor console weighs 17 lbs., and usable capacity for people and gear is 404lbs. total.


A look at the motor system raised


This hi-tech kayak measures 10'6" in length and has a width of 37" making it a manageable size for most anglers, and a good solution for anglers in fresh and inshore applications. The 106 will be available in Photic Camo (green) and Ember Camo (Orange) and is priced at $2499.99 dollars, which is pretty reasonable considering the integrated Minn Kota motor, and will be available on September 1st.


The Sportsman 106 Powered by Minn Kota is designed to get anglers to the fish quick










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