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New Twister Sit-on-top Kayak

Old Town® Launches New Twister Sit-on-top Kayak

Old Town, Maine (July 1, 2012) | Download as a PDF 

Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, one of the most trusted brands in the paddlesports industry, today introduced its new Twister sit-on-top kayak. Designed to perform in a variety of water this fun yet affordable kayak makes it easy to enjoy a day paddling with family and friends.

Lightweight and extremely stable, the low-maintenance Twister is ideal for beginning to intermediate paddlers. A large contoured seat with high molded-in backrest combines with ample leg room and dedicated foot wells to provide paddlers with all day comfort. Additional features including a large tank well with bungee, cup holder and grab handles round out the package.

“The Twister is designed for the ultimate in convenience and utility,” said Sara Knies, Old Town Canoes & Kayaks Marketing Director. “An outfitter favorite, the Twister’s hull is designed to take a beating while the cockpit fits most body types comfortably. Just grab a paddle and your PFD and the no-nonsense Twister is ready for the water and just about anything you can throw at it.”

Key specs:
Length: 11’3”
Width: 30”
Weight: 46 lbs
Max Capacity: 225 - 275 lbs
MRSP: $499

The new Twister kayaks will be available through authorized Old Town dealers beginning August 2012. For more information on Old Town’s fine canoes and kayaks please visit our website at or join us on the social web at or

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