The 11 winners of the third annual Paddling Magazine Industry Awards were announced today. These awards recognize significant and outstanding achievements in the development of new products introduced to the paddlesports market.
The awards present brands with an outstanding opportunity to introduce new products to the paddling industry and enthusiasts. More than 31,544 votes were cast by retail buyers, consumers and media in 11 categories at paddlingawards.com.
For a complete list of Paddling Magazine Industry Award winners across all 11 categories, please see the full announcement. This year’s winners in the kayak fishing categories are:
1 Best Fishing Boat and Board
Sportsman AutoPilot 136 by Old Town
The Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot 136 motorized kayak has a hull designed to handle bigger water while leveraging Minn Kota’s Spot-Lock technology. Motor to your fishing spot faster, then hold your position over the hole. Command the kayak with a touch of your thumb using the Bluetooth connected i‑Pilot remote.
2 Best Safety & Rescue
MIT 150 Convertible PFD by Mustang Survival
The new MIT 150 Convertible PFD from Mustang Survival is the newest member of the tried-and-true MIT (Membrane Inflatable Technology) range of products. The MIT 150 is now the highest buoyancy vest in the bestselling MIT Collection, for those wanting the extra security or who are venturing further offshore. It can be converted between automatic and manual-only inflation modes, depending on the scenario for maximum versatility.
3 Best Rigging & Outfitting
DoubleHeader with Dual RotoGrip Paddle Holders by YakAttack
In typical YakAttack fashion, what started as an idea for a single offset RotoGrip Paddle Holder resulted in a product with a bit more versatility. The DoubleHeader track mount can serve several different purposes, but in this case, it is the foundation for the perfect offset paddle holder solution that customers have been dreaming of ever since the launch of the RotoGrip several years back. The DoubleHeader offsets the paddle holders off the kayak allowing for the full functionality of the remaining track space for other accessories.
Congratulations to all the 2022 Paddling Magazine Industry Award Winners!