PaddleTV’s second part of the 2023 Best in Class awards have been announced by world-renowned paddler, instructor, television host, and YouTuber, Ken Whiting. Ken spent the summer testing some of the industry’s top kayaks and canoes and has narrowed down eight of the industry’s best boats, awarding them the title of Best in Class.
A natural evolution from PaddleTV’s Buyer’s Guide YouTube series, the Best in Class awards celebrate the “best of the best” in paddlesports. Produced by Heliconia, the Best in Class awards are an authentic and unbiased celebration of the top paddlesports products that Ken tested in 2023.
Each Best in Class video features the top products within a specific category. For each product featured, Ken discusses why he has chosen it as one of the top products of the year, and who should consider purchasing it.
The awards are being released to over 124k subscribers through Ken’s industry leading PaddleTV YouTube channel, and also being shared to his 132k followers on Facebook, Instagram, and on in4adventure.com, a new online resource focused on getting people outdoors, and ensuring those experiences are as great as possible.
Without any further ado, the 2023 PaddleTV Best Kayaks and Canoes Award winners are:
- Sea Eagle 330
- P&H Volan 160
- Perception Hangtime 11
- Melker Rodloga
- Pyranha Scorch X
- Delta 15.5GT
- Sea Eagle Travel Canoe 16
- Swift Pack Boat – Cruiser 14.8
Brands interested in having products considered for PaddleTV Awards in 2024 are encouraged to reach out via this Paddling Gear Guide form. For more information about PaddleTV and Heliconia’s various paddle-focused media projects, visit www.heliconia.ca.
About Ken Whiting
Ken Whiting is a world-champion kayaker, author of 12 books and videos about paddling, and the host of the world’s largest paddle sports YouTube channel, PaddleTV. Ken is also the host of Facing Waves, a leading outdoors paddle sports adventure show. He is one of the most accomplished and respected paddle sport professionals in the world. Through his project, Ken hopes to help get people outdoors and have positive, enriching experiences that will result in them being life-long outdoor participants.
Heliconia’s goal is simple – to get more people outside and to help them become lifetime outdoor participants. The award-winning video production company does this by showcasing outdoor adventure and adventure travel through inspiring and educational content with industry-leading influencers. Heliconia currently produces seven unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Great Family Adventure, Hook, Line & History, Road Trip Angler, and Outdoor Eats. For more information, visit www.heliconia.ca.