Old Town Kayak and Canoe
Next by Old Town takes kayaks and canoes to a new horizon.

Old Town Canoes and Kayaks makes a splash with Next, a hybrid canoe/kayak designed for comfort and convenience. Read more in the press release below. Stay tuned for a full preview and review coming soon.

Old Town Canoe’s NEXT Fishing Kayak SPECS
Length: 13’
Overall Width: 29”
Seat Width: 21”
Weight: 49 lbs.
Carrying Capacity: 450 lbs.
Material: 3-Layer Poly
MSRP: $999 USD

Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, one of the most storied and trusted brands in the paddlesports industry, today launched a new generation of personal watercraft, the Old Town NEXT.

Elegantly combining the comfort and solo-paddling performance of a kayak with the convenience, capabilities and confidence of a canoe, the NEXT is easy to approach, a dream to paddle and built to last a lifetime.

Old Town Canoe’s hybrid kayak

The NEXT is a boat for one, but a craft built for all with bold colors, clean lines and a robust feature set. Crafted using the 3-layer construction technique that Old Town helped pioneer and patent, the NEXT incorporates some of the brand’s newest innovations like the Element seat system and blends them with the brand’s years of expertise to create a boat only Old Town could bring to market.

“The NEXT is a completely different take on personal watercraft and represents the culmination of Old Town’s years of paddlesports experience into one progressive new boat,” said David Hadden, Brand Director for Johnson Outdoors Watercraft.

“We’ve poured an incredible amount of consumer research into the NEXT and heard loud and clear that today’s consumer really expresses themselves through the products they align with. While other companies have marketed their spin on hybrid watercraft, we feel the NEXT personal watercraft is a new generation of boat for today’s generation of paddler and we’re confident it’s something our customers will really identify with.”

NEXT is a lightweight sit-in fishing kayak

Lightweight, fun and easy to paddle, the NEXT is built for the adventurous, independent spirit.

It has a pronounced tumblehome design which reduces the amount of reach required when paddling; improving paddling ability for both the two-bladed and traditional single blade paddler.

The NEXT has a trim profile, sitting low to the water to reduce drag in wind, while Old Town engineers crafted the boat’s hull to include a subtle rocker that provides straight, smooth tracking.

Built for all day comfort, the Element seat rests in an adjustable track designed to move smoothly forward and back six inches allowing you to maintain level trim when loading kids, pets or gear in the fore or aft of the boat.

The NEXT also features adjustable, contoured Glide Track foot braces with an intuitive, easy-to-reach adjustment system and position indicators for a quick custom fit.

At only 49 pounds the NEXT is as easy to maneuver off the water as it is on, making car-topping and portaging a breeze. Ready to get into the NEXT big thing in paddlesports? Join us at www.paddlenext.com.

Author: Ric Burnley

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Ric Burnley
“Thank God my dad wasn’t a podiatrist,” jokes Ric about following in the footsteps of a famous outdoor writer. After graduating from Radford University and serving two years in Russia with the Peace Corps, Ric returned to Virginia Beach and started writing for The Fisherman magazine, where his dad was editor. When the kayak fishing scene exploded, Ric was among the first to get onboard. His 2007 book, The Complete Kayak Fisherman is one of the first tomes to introduce anglers to paddle fishing and hundreds of articles and seminars have brought countless anglers into the fold. When he’s not chasing every fish that swims, Ric teaches English at a school for at-risk teens.


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