Old Town Sportsman Autopilot Wins ICAST 2020 ‘Best of Show’ Award

Chosen from 30 “Best of Category” winners at ICAST 2020, the Old Town Sportsman Autopilot takes home the coveted “Best of Show” award.

Old Town Sportsman Autopilot Wins ICAST 2020 ‘Best of Show’ Award

The Old Town Sportsman AutoPilot motorized kayak leverages Minn Kota's Spot-Lock technology. It quickly and quietly motors you to your fishing spot, then holds your position over the hole. Anglers can command the kayak with a touch of their thumb using the Bluetooth connected i-Pilot remote.

Top honors in the ICAST 2020 Online New Product Showcase goes to Johnson Outdoors Watercraft for its Old Town Sportsman Autopilot. The innovative watercraft was selected from the 30 “Best of Category” winners to take home the Best of Show award. The product took top honors in the Boats and Watercraft category.

The New Product Showcase features the latest innovations in gear, accessories, apparel, watercraft and other products that enhance the on-the-water experience. The “Best of Show” and “Best of Category” winners were selected by credentialed buyers and media who vote in the New Product Showcase. For ICAST 2020 Online, ­­­­­­434 new products were entered by more than 180 companies.

This year, ICAST, the world’s largest sportfishing trade show, conducted business in a virtual, online environment, transitioning in April from an Orlando-based, in person show in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In its 63rd year, ICAST is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the trade organization that represents the sportfishing industry.

“My congratulations go to Johnson Outdoors Watercraft for winning this year’s top honors as ‘Best of Show’ for ICAST 2020 Online,” said ASA President Glenn Hughes. “Millions of anglers across the U.S. enjoy the fishing experience from a boat or other type of watercraft. This year’s win helps to highlight that close connection.

“I also want to thank all the winners and everyone who participated in the New Product Showcase. It’s always amazing to see all the creativity and ingenuity our member companies use to add curiosity, excitement and discovery to the adventure of fishing.”

Hughes noted, “I want to thank our ICAST 2020 Online sponsors for their generous support and commitment to the show and to TakeMeFishing.org as our presenting sponsor.” 

Click here to see all 30 “Best of Category” winners from ICAST 2020.


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