Not since ICAST 2009 has a kayak won ‘Best New Boat’ AND ‘Best in Show’.  Old Town came into ICAST 2014 with their guns blazin’ as they showed off their tricked out Predator XL Kayak. This boat has plenty to show off and definitely deserves to be at the top of the kayak fishing food chain.

Old Town Predator XL


The Old Town Predator XL Kayak might be a game changer for the sport of kayak fishing.  Having the ability to use a trolling motor on your kayak is nothing new, but the way Old Town incorporated the motor into the boat design is revolutionary.  I know its in the back of every kayak tournament anglers mind…can I use this kayak in a tournament? Will they be allowed? Will there be separate tournaments for motorized kayaks?  The fact that these questions are coming up and the fact that we are now considering the possibilities of advanced motorized kayaks is a clear sign that the sport of kayak fishing is continuing to evolve. Somewhere between a bass boat and a kayak is the perfect bass boat/kayak hybrid, the question is, who will get there first?  The Predator XL  is definitely one step closer. Check out more details and the specs for the Old Town Predator XL here.

ACK would like to send a BIG congratulation to the Old Town team! You have definitely evolved the sport of kayak fishing.

Check out the pic below of the Old Town team showing off their awards for Best in Show at ICAST 2104.

Predator XL Best in Show
Predator XL Best in Show