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Old Town Introduces New Heron Jr Kayak

Old Town® Introduces New HERON JR™ Kayak

Old Town, Maine (July 1, 2012) | Download in PDF format

Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, an industry stalwart since 1898, today introduced its new Heron Jr kayak. An extension to its popular, versatile and family-friendly Heron series, the Heron Jr is designed to be nimble and maneuverable for the smaller paddler. Extremely efficient for its size, the lightweight Heron Jr glides well and tracks straight. Comfortable, contoured seats are designed for smaller bodies, while a large cockpit provides easy entry and exit. The Heron Jr’s innovative Tag-Along Tow System is an essential for parents too, allowing users to tow kids if they become too tired to paddle. “We want to see more kids on the water,” said Old Town Marketing Director Sara Knies. “Getting kids away from the television and into the great outdoors is just one of the many reasons we designed the Heron Jr and we’re excited to get the next generation of paddlers moving.”

The Heron Jr isn’t simply a shrunken version of the Heron, but a kayak designed around a kid’s frame and engineered to perform for the smaller paddler. Built for paddlers around fifty to one hundred pounds the Heron Junior is a kayak that will grow with kids and make it easy for the whole family to enjoy time on the water together. Supremely stable, Heron Jr kayaks feature an internal foam billet for extra buoyancy. Dynamic graphics make the kayak appealing to kids while bright, fun colors make the Heron Jr stand out on the water foradded safety.
 
Key specs:
Length: 7’5”
Width: 25”
Weight: 29 lbs
Max Capacity: 100 – 115 lbs
MRSP: $299

The Heron Jr is now available through authorized Old Town dealers.

For more information on Old Town’s fine canoes and kayaks please visit our website at  www.oldtowncanoe.com or join us on the social web at http://www.facebook.com/OldTownCanoe or http://www.youtube.com/oldtowncanoeandkayak

Old Town® is part of the Johnson Outdoors family of innovative, market-leading brands. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of top-quality products for the global marketplace across four categories: Watercraft, Marine Electronics, Diving and Outdoor Equipment. Johnson Outdoors' familiar brands include, among others: Ocean Kayak™, Necky® kayaks, Old Town® canoes and kayaks, Extrasport®, Carlisle® Paddle Gear, Minn Kota® motors, Cannon® downriggers, Humminbird® fish finders, SCUBAPRO® dive equipment, and Eureka!® tents. Visit Johnson Outdoors online at www.johnsonoutdoors.com.

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