Being Nissan dealers serving Fairfield, CT and surrounding areas, we’re proud to tell you that the brand we represent announced its partnership with famed kayaker, kayak maker, and professional fisherman, Eric Jackson, earlier this month. The announcement came during the International Convention of Allied Sport Fishing Trades event, which was held in Orlando, FL this past weekend.
The partnership is the result of Jackson’s fondness for Nissan trucks like the ones in our inventory. More specifically, Jackson will be given a 2017 Nissan TITAN XD for his personal use and professional appearances.
Jackson has taken the crown in more than 100 international freestyle kayaking events, more than anyone else in the history of the sport. He was a member of the USA Kayak Team from 1989 through 2015 and recently qualified for this year’s team. Jackson competed for the U.S. in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. In 2003, Jackson established Jackson Kayak, a company that’s grown into one of the premier makers of competition and recreational kayaks in the world. Just two years ago, Jackson became a professional fisherman and joined the Fishing League Worldwide.
“It’s a rare occasion when Eric Jackson is not on a lake fishing or navigating the most treacherous whitewater rapids,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager of North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles for Nissan North America, Inc. “We’re proud that he has selected [the Nissan] TITAN XD as his wheels of choice. With its powerful Cummins® 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel engine, and the security of America’s best truck warranty, he might even be convinced to spend a little more time on terra firma.”
“The Nissan TITAN is an incredible machine that can handle my lifestyle, work, and sports. From hardcore whitewater kayaking, negotiating 4×4 roads with all of my gear and family, to towing my Ranger to the FLW Tournaments, it is the best tool for the job,” said Jackson. “When off the job, my wife and family get to enjoy the comforts and safety of the most sophisticated full-size truck on the market.”
To see why Jackson chose to partner with the Nissan brand to proudly promote the new Nissan TITAN, visit Napoli Nissan today.