Johnson Outdoors UK is pleased to announce the return of two old favourites. The Old Town canoes the Discovery 119 and the Discovery Sport 15 are back, and will be on display at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.  They have been reintroduced to celebrate 25 years of the Discovery Series. This is a range of great value recreational canoes which excel when it comes to versatility and durability. Being very tough and unsinkable they are perfect for general and family use.

The Discovery 119 is a solo canoe which is agile and easy to handle. The contoured seat and adjustable backrest ensure a very comfortable paddling position and it is even well-suited to using a double bladed paddle. At 11’9” (3.6m) long and with a beam of 32½” (82.6cm) it has a stable but responsive hull incorporating a flat bottom with a keel, straight sides and moderate rocker.  Like all Discovery canoes the 119 is made of Super Linear Polyethylene so it’s very strong. The weight is 43lbs (19.5kg), the carrying capacity is 450-500lbs (204.1 -226.8kg) and the price is £549.

The Discovery 119

The Discovery Sport 15 is a canoe which is highly adaptable because it can be paddled, rowed or even motored.  The small square transom will take an outboard motor up to 5hp, and with a Minn Kota electric model you can glide silently on the water without disturbing wildlife. The spacious interior makes it ideal for family recreational use or activities such as fishing. It is 15’3” (4.7m) long with full length stabilizing chines to give a very comfortable, dry ride. The flared sides and generous beam of 40” (102cm) give it that extra bit of space and it has a roomy seat layout with three nylon web seats.  With three sturdy grab handles it is also easy to handle out of the water. Maintenance free, it has Vinyl gunwhales with a Super Linear Polyethylene hull. It weighs 113lb (51.2kg), has a carrying of 1650-1700lbs (748 -771kg) and is priced at £899.

The Discovery Sport 15

In addition to the traditional colours of green or red all Discovery canoes are now also available in sunrise.


The new Discovery canoes and other new recreational products from Johnson Outdoors UK will be on stand B054 at the Southampton Boat Show, 12-21st September, 2008.