The Old Town AutoPilot isn’t the old canoe that you once fished from at summer camp. This motorized fishing kayak illustrates just how far angling off a paddlecraft has evolved over the last few years beyond paddling itself. That is, human power is no longer a prerequisite.
In launching its 2020 fleet under the new Sportsman Line, Old Town offers seven different boats with options to propel in the traditional sense, by way of paddle, as well as by pedal drive, and by motor power. The fleet includes established models like the Topwater series, new pedal options intended for coastal waters in the Salty PDL 120 and Bigwater PDL 132, plus Old Town’s new power models, integrated with Minn Kota electric, trolling motor systems. These are the 106 Powered by Minn Kota, and the Sportsman Line flagship model, the AutoPilot.