Introducing the 2024 Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+ 132

Introducing the 2024 Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+ 132

Posted by Paddle Pioneer on 2023 Jul 20th

A Revolutionary Leap in Power and Adaptability on the Water

Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+™ 132 is a power-assisted pedal drive kayak that defines adaptability. This innovative watercraft enables you to seamlessly switch between manual pedal, power-assisted pedal, or fully motorized cruise control. Whether you're out for a leisurely paddle or zipping across the water, the ePDL+™ 132 gives you the freedom to move on the water exactly the way you want.

The Old Town EPDL Revolution

Since its inception, Old Town has consistently produced top-tier canoes and kayaks. The EPDL watercraft, an embodiment of this tradition of excellence, uses an electric pedal drive system that allows users to move efficiently in water while minimizing their carbon footprint.

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Power Assisted Pedal Drive: Taking You Further, Faster

The Power Assisted Pedal Drive system is equipped with 5 speed settings, letting you customize your speed to match your paddling style or to adapt to changing water conditions. This feature sets the ePDL+™ 132 apart from other kayaks, providing the perfect balance between manual paddling and mechanical aid, ensuring you can cover greater distances with less effort.

How long will the battery last?

With a completely filled battery, the Cruise Control Mode set at its peak level can last roughly 3 hours, given that the load is average and the conditions are calm. The lasting duration of the Power-Assisted Pedal Mode, however, hinges on the speed variability and the amount of manual pedal input. 

When it comes to Cruise Control Modes, the longevity varies as follows: Mode 1 can last for an astounding 46 hours, Mode 3 around 23 hours, and Mode 5 approximately 3 hours. Please note, these durations are calculated using a newly filled battery operating on still water under a moderate load. Your specific run times could be different.

Motorized Cruise Control: Relax and Enjoy the Ride

The Motorized Cruise Control offers another level of convenience with its own 5-speed settings. It allows you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the water while the kayak propels itself. The ePDL+™ 132's cruise control function is a game-changer for those longer expeditions or when you simply want to take a break from paddling.

What are the specs on the BigWater ePDL+ 132?

Length 13'2" / 4m
Width 36 in / 91.4 cm
Assembled Boat Weight 143 lbs / 64.8 kg
Hull Weight 95 lbs / 43.1 kg
ePDL+ Drive Weight 32.5 lbs / 14.7 kg
Included Battery Weight 8.5 lbs / 3.8 kg
Seat Weight 6 lbs / 2.7 kg
Total Weight Capacity 500 lbs / 226.8 kg
Usable Weight Capacity 357 lbs / 161.9 kg
Battery Type 36V, 20ah lithium ion
Hull Material Single-layer Polyethylene
Hull Warranty Limited Lifetime
ePDL+ Drive Warranty 2 Years
Hatches Bow, Center, Drive

Why Choose Old Town EPDL?

  • 1. Here are the key advantages of Old Town's EPDL: 
  • 2. Ease of Use: Unlike traditional watercrafts, the Old Town EPDL offers enhanced control and efficiency with minimal effort. 
  • 3. Eco-friendly: The EPDL system eliminates the need for gasoline, making it an excellent choice for the environmentally conscious. 
  • 4. Silent Operation: Its noiseless operation makes it perfect for serene trips, wildlife watching, or fishing. 
  • 5. Increased Range: With the EPDL, you can travel longer distances without tiring out. 
  • 6. Versatility: It's suitable for both leisure and sporting activities, making it a versatile investment.

Do you need to register my BigWater ePDL+ 132?

Yes, it is generally advised that you register your BigWater ePDL+™ 132. In many states, it's a requirement for motorized watercraft to be registered. However, specific regulations can vary, so it's always a good idea to check with your local authorities to understand the rules applicable in your area.

The Uniqueness of Old Town EPDL Watercrafts

One cannot simply talk about Old Town EPDL without mentioning the exceptional craftsmanship. Let's delve into the features that make it stand out.

Superior Design and Construction

The Old Town EPDL's design is nothing short of exceptional. The sturdy and sleek build guarantees long-lasting performance, while the comfortable seats ensure an enjoyable experience.

Advanced Steering System

The EPDL features a forward and reverse drive system, providing unprecedented maneuverability. It means greater control and safety when you're out on the water.

All about Batteries

Old Town EPDL's lithium batteries not only deliver impressive speed and distance, but they are also remarkably easy to charge and maintain.

A Must-Have for Adventurers

In conclusion, the Old Town EPDL watercraft is an epitome of innovation in outdoor water adventures. Its unique blend of performance, sustainability, and user-friendliness makes it a must-have for all water enthusiasts. Are you ready to embrace the adventure?

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How does the EPDL system work?
    The Electric Pedal Drive (EPDL) system converts the user's pedaling efforts into kinetic energy that propels the watercraft.
  2. What makes Old Town EPDL watercrafts eco-friendly?
    The EPDL system utilizes lithium batteries instead of gasoline, reducing the watercraft's carbon footprint.
  3. Is the Old Town EPDL suitable for fishing? 
    Yes, the Old Town EPDL's silent operation makes it perfect for fishing.
  4. How can I maintain the lithium batteries in my Old Town EPDL?
    The batteries are easy to charge and maintain. Old Town provides detailed instructions on proper maintenance and charging.
  5. Can I control the speed of my Old Town EPDL watercraft?
    Yes, you can control your speed thanks to the advanced forward and reverse drive system in the EPDL.
  6. How easy is it to install the Electric Pedal Drive?
    The EPDL system can be easily installed and removed without the need for any sophisticated tools or professional help.
  7. Can I fish from an Old Town EPDL watercraft?
    Absolutely. The silent operation and exceptional stability of these watercrafts make them perfect for fishing.
  8. How do I control the speed of my Old Town EPDL watercraft?
    The controls of Old Town EPDL watercrafts are conveniently placed within arm's reach. You can easily adjust your speed using the control knob.
  9. How safe are Old Town EPDL watercrafts?
    These watercrafts are designed with stability as a priority, making them incredibly safe even in varying water conditions.
  10. How reliable is the battery life of an Old Town EPDL watercraft?
    The lithium batteries used in Old Town EPDL watercrafts are designed for long-lasting performance, ensuring you're never left stranded in the middle of your adventure.

Ready to redefine your relationship with the water? Old Town's cutting-edge fleet of watercrafts are designed to bring power, versatility, and the utmost comfort to your every adventure. From our revolutionary Old Town Sportsman BigWater ePDL+™ 132 to our range of classic canoes and kayaks, there's a perfect match for every enthusiast. Click the link below to explore our extensive collection. With Old Town, you're not just purchasing a watercraft; you're embracing a whole new world of possibilities. Unleash your potential and start your Old Town adventure today!

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