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Fishing Kayaks


Each model of Old Town’s Topwater Series has a DoubleU hull design for stand-up fishing. Equipped with tackle- and rod-management gear and a universal transducer mount, the Topwater Series is available in two paddle versions: the 10-foot, 6-inch 106 and the 12-foot 120. There’s also a 10-foot, 6-inch pedal-driven Topwater PDL. The PDL Drive weighs 18.5 pounds and propels the kayak up to 5.5 mph. It adjusts fore and aft to accommodate leg lengths. Paddle versions, $899 and $999; pedal version, $1,999.

This article originally appeared in the October 2018 issue.



Torqeedo Kayak Outboard

Designed for fishing kayaks, Torqeedo’s Ultralight 403 A electric outboard produces the equivalent of 1 hp, weighs 16 pounds (including its lithium-ion battery), hits 6.2 mph and has a maximum range of 25 miles, depending on the kayak’s type and weight.


Folding Kayak

The 21-pound Butterfly K-PAK skin-on-frame kayak folds and stows in a backpack.


B&G Glass Helm

Designed for bluewater sailboats, the Zeus3 Glass Helm from B&G has a high-definition display that can be seen from nearly any angle and through polarized lenses.


Low-Emission Genset

Westerbeke’s 7.5 MCGA is a low-CO, gasoline-fueled generator with sequential multiport electronic fuel injection designed to enhance fuel efficiency, enable easy starting, improve reliability and reduce emissions.


Raritan Icemaker

Raritan Engineering’s Icerette Model 87 makes 21 pounds of ice per day.


Diesel Fuel Filter

The Keenan Filter System from KTI Systems has maintenance, diagnostic and repair functions to polish fuel and switch filters.


Icom VHF Radio

Icom’s M85 marine-land VHF radio is small, lightweight and waterproof to a rating of IP67.