Humminbird and Minn Kota Honored with Boating Industry Magazine's 2018 Top Products Awards

RACINE, WI - Boating Industry Magazine has announced its Top Products awards for 2018 and included products from both Humminbird® and Minn Kota®.

The fifth annual Boating Industry Magazine Top Products include the Humminbird SOLIX® 10 which earned top billing in the fish finder category and Minn Kota Talon®, the winner in the shallow water anchor category. This year marks the first time Humminbird has been honored, while Minn Kota earned Top Products awards in 2017 (Ultrex™ Trolling Motor) and 2016 (Riptide Ulterra™ Trolling Motor).

"Winning two categories in this year's Top Product awards is validation of our work providing anglers with tools and technologies that make their time on the water more productive," said Serena Petri, Director of Marketing for Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics. "Our unique ability to bring connectivity to the Humminbird and Minn Kota products has brought seamless automated boat control to the fishing world."

SOLIX 10 is the newest member of the SOLIX family, joining the 12- and 15-inch models. This new model has received rave reviews since its introduction and is packed full of advanced features. Its Cross Touch® Interface lets anglers operate the unit via touchscreen or keypad. Ultra-clear MEGA Imaging™ is the first Down and Side Imaging technology to enter the megahertz range resulting in the clearest, sharpest on-screen images ever seen. Also, AutoChart® Live is an exclusive Humminbird technology that allows the user to map and save depth contours, bottom hardness and vegetation data on any body of water.

The new Minn Kota Talon gives anglers full control over their shallow water anchor from anywhere on the boat utilizing a variety of control options (control panel, Talon remote, i-Pilot remote, foot switch and Humminbird fish finder). The new 2018 Bluetooth® enabled models can now interface with the Minn Kota i-Pilot® or i-Pilot® Link™ GPS system and select Humminbird fish finders. The new product line-up also includes a 15-foot model which will allow anglers to lock down more of the water than ever before.

For more information on Humminbird and Minn Kota's new products visit Humminbird.com and MinnKotaMotors.com.
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