Wilderness Systems Receives Reader's Choice Awards from Sea Kayaker

Tuesday, 02 September 2008
Confluence LogoEASLEY, S.C. - Every three years, Sea Kayaker Magazine invites subscribers and online readers to vote for their favorite paddling products. It is truly the will of the people, as the readers have no limitations or guidelines in naming their best in class choice. Voting took place this past winter; and the magazine received a record number of submissions.

Wilderness Systems is honored to receive two Reader's Choice Awards in the kayak division.
  • Tempest 170: Best Kayak for Day and Weekend Touring
  • Tarpon 120: Best Sit On Top Kayak

"We're thrilled to receive a Reader's Choice Award," said Sue Rechner, CEO of Confluence Watersports, "It's truly an honor; and it inspires us to keep doing what we love to do - making great boats for people who love to paddle."

The Tempest, a boat that blends performance and versatility, is a perennial favorite in the Wilderness Systems touring line. The Tarpon 120 is the ultimate luxury, sit on top, performance kayak. The Tarpon has been a hit with anglers and non-anglers alike. Wilderness Systems will continue to push the bounds of innovation, design and quality with the express goal of offering the ultimate in touring performance.

Sea Kayaker Magazine will publish the Reader's Choice Awards in the December 2008 issue. As triennial awards, the current distinctions are valid through 2011.

About Confluence Watersports:
Located in Easley, S.C., Confluence Watersports is the result of blending the unique watersports brands: Wilderness Systems®, Perception®, Dagger®, and Wavesport® kayaks, Mad River Canoe®, Adventure Technology® paddles, and Harmony® accessories. With a full representation of canoes, and kayaks ranging from touring and recreational to high-performance whitewater boats, the Confluence brands are well suited to outfit all paddling enthusiasts. People passionate about the outdoors run the company today: advocates who are dedicated to bringing more people to the water. For more information, please visit: www.confluencewatersports.com.
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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