New designs of canoes and kayaks plus marine electronics including handheld GPS chartplotters are among the great products on display from Johnson Outdoors UK at this year’s Show. From Ocean Kayak there is a comprehensive range of lightweight, fun sit-on-top kayaks starting at £299, plus a dedicated kayak fishing section with new models of the Prowler Trident 11 and 13.
There are the new Vapor 10 and 12 kayaks from Old Town which give a safe, stable ride and the spacious cockpit will take an adult and a child. Canadian style canoes include the reintroduced Discovery 119 which is agile and easy to handle. There is also the stunning Koru canoe with a composite hull and wooden gunwhales and seats. For kayakers the Necky Manitou range has great lightweight tourers.
Whatever you’re looking for there is a fantastic choice of user friendly, affordable watercraft which are ideal for all outdoor enthusiasts who want to get afloat. Being car toppable they are the perfect companion to any camping or caravanning trip and many sit-on-tops will easily go inside a recreation vehicle or caravan when you’re on the move.
Whether you plan to be on the move on land or water don’t miss the handheld GPS chartplotters from Geonav and the special offer G3, which is only £299 including Navionics Land and Sea Gold charts. This GPS chartplotter can also be used for satellite navigation in a car. There is a huge choice of Humminbird fishfinders such as the new entry level PiranhaMAX range which start at £114.99, plus friendly, free advice on how to fit them. If you want to fish from a pontoon or boat there is the portable Fishin’ Buddy fishfinder which has a built in transducer. Another versatile fishing system is the Humminbird SmartCast which is used with a fishing rod and has a float which transmits signals back to a fishfinder display on shore.
The world’s best selling Minn Kota electric motors will also be on the stand. These are the clean, quiet alternative to the traditional outboard and are perfect for smaller craft and trolling. They are easy and efficient to use and this year the new Minn Kota Traxxis will be on display which can be stowed with one hand so you can get it in and out of the water in no time.