Old Town Brings Spot-Lock to Kayak Fishing
Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot is part of the all-new Old Town Sportsman line of fishing boats.
This morning at the 2020 Bassmaster Classic, Old Town unveiled the new Sportsman lineup of fishing kayaks, headlined by the Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot—an all-new powered fishing kayak that leverages Minn Kota’s Spot-Lock technology.
Spot-Lock will allow kayak fishermen to set a virtual anchor by using the power of the Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot’s GPS-enabled Minn Kota motor to maintain position in the face of wind, waves and current. The 45-pound-thrust motor is steered with an iPilot remote that also controls speed and deploys Spot-Lock with a single button.
The Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot will be sold in two hulls, a 120 (12-foot) and 136 (13’6”). Both hulls are based on the Old Town Topwater’s DoubleU pontoon-style design, which provides exceptional stability. The AutoPilot 120, at 85-pound hull weight, is easier to transport, with the longer 136 is heavier (95 pounds) but better suited to offshore, open-ocean fishing.
The AutoPilot 136 in particular should appeal to fishermen in the Northeast looking to take advantage of Spot-Lock capability to “anchor” over structure to bottom-fish for sea bass and tautog or maintain position in striper-holding currents.
Click here for more information, including specs and pricing on the all-new Old Town Sportsman line.
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Great, how much is this one like $3000? “the’yre so easy to transport anywhere” if you need to trailer a kayak its time to buy a boat..
I just looked it up they’re 3700-$4000… yOU CaN TaKE it ANywHeRe tHOuGh…
got a motor on it…got to be registered now right?
Right before I was about to buy an auto pilot 120, I noticed that old town states its weight is at 128 lb (including 6lb chair, but not including battery and motor). It is just too heavy for me to do car roof transporting. Hobie outback is similar sizes and at 85 lb. Where is this extra 40 lb coming from?
Your fat belly.
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