Fishing & Boating News

Ranger Cup Program Delivers All-Time Richest Bonus Payouts.

(Mar. 02, 2005 - Flippin, AR) With the all-time highest contingency payouts in tournament fishing, the legendary Ranger Cup program continues to be the bellwether. In 2005, the program has added more qualified events, more money, and more opportunity for Ranger anglers to take home even larger winnings. The popular program currently covers literally hundreds of national, regional, and grass roots fishing events. According to Ranger Promotions Coordinator, Scott Arms, "To date, more than $1.8 million has been paid out in bonus money to Ranger owner/anglers who have participated in Ranger Cup. That's more than the awards of all of the other competitive programs combined and we're pleased to continue to make such a strong commitment to our family of anglers." With so much opportunity at numerous competitive levels, Ranger boat owners are encouraged to sign up now to make the most of every event. Ranger Cup payouts are available for the following tournament trails: The Ranger Cup (includes Wal-Mart FLW Tour and Bassmaster Tour events), EverStart Series, B.A.S.S. Federation, Wal-Mart Bass Fishing League (BFL), B.A.S.S. Opens, Walleye Cup (includes selected FLW Walleye and PWT events), Texas Tournament Trail, MWC and many other regional and grass roots circuits. To qualify for Ranger Cup competition, anglers must own a Ranger boat, fish from a Ranger in qualifying tournaments, meet clothing and decal display requirements, and return a completed official registration form. To be eligible for an additional 50 percent Yamaha bonus payout, Ranger Cup participants must also fish from a Ranger boat powered by a Yamaha outboard at all qualifying tournaments. The official registration must indicate the serial number of the engine to qualify for the bonus. Specific details and sign-up information for the Ranger Owners Group, Ranger Cup, and other Owner's Bonus programs are available by calling (870) 453-2222, ext. 2415, e- mailing Fans can follow the Ranger Cup competition in all tournaments throughout the year by visiting FLW or BassFan. Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest quality, strongest performing boats on the water. More information on Ranger Boats and the benefits of the Ranger Owners Group can be found by calling toll-free 1-800-373-2628. Genmar, with approximately 5,000 employees and 9 manufacturing centers, is the builder of 15 premier brands of recreational boats and the industry's technological leader in the United States and Europe with the development of VEC™ Technology and the Roplene® process. Genmar boat brands include Aquasport®, Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis®, Nuvari®, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph®, Wellcraft® and Windsor Craft™.