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Old Town® Launches The Power To The People ePDL+ Demo Tour

The all-new BigWater ePDL+ 132 will be showcased at over 30 locations across the country.

Old Town, ME- Old Town, the nation’s longest-running canoe and kayak manufacturer, is hitting the road with the Power to the People ePDL+ Demo tour. Over the next three months, the Old Town team is hosting more than 30 events across the country, providing an opportunity to demo the all-new Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+ 132 before it becomes available later this year.

“This first-of-its-kind fishing kayak provides unparalleled versatility by combining manual pedal propulsion, power-assisted pedal, and fully motorized cruise control,” says Ryan Lilly, Johnson Outdoors Watercraft Brand Evangelist. “This watercraft is unlike anything else on the market and offers a fully unique on-water experience. What better way to ‘get it’ than experiencing it for yourself? Hence our decision to embark on a nationwide tour, bringing the power to the people!”

The public is invited to join Old Town at one of 30 different event locations across the country to learn about the newest addition to the Sportsman Line, try out the ePDL+ drive, and receive free Old Town apparel. In addition to on-water time with the BigWater ePDL+ 132, event sites will offer opportunities to gain experience with additional Sportsman Line kayaks, from paddle and pedal options to fully motorized kayaks like the AutoPilot and 106 Powered by Minn Kota. 

Participants will be among the first to experience the patented ePDL+ drive system, which allows kayakers to seamlessly switch between manual pedal, power-assisted pedal, or fully motorized cruise control. Much like an e-bike, the ePDL+ drive provides a new experience for people to explore and experience the outdoors. Because the fully integrated ePDL+ drive augments human power with five levels of motor-assist or fully motorized modes, anglers and on-water enthusiasts alike will have the confidence to go farther, exploring new and different waters.

To learn more about the Power to the People ePDL+ Demo tour and the Old Town Sportsman line, visit

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.

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