(Sep 13, 2016 - Birmingham, AL)
Skeeter Products Inc., maker of high-performance bass boats, and B.A.S.S., the world’s most prestigious bass tournament organization, have signed a multiyear agreement for Skeeter to continue as an official premier boat sponsor of all B.A.S.S. circuits.
The agreement includes all Bassmaster events conducted within the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens Series, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series, the Costa Bassmaster High School Series, the Toyota Bonus Bucks Team Championship and the grass-roots B.A.S.S. Nation regional tournaments. Also included is the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro, the annual Super Bowl of professional bass fishing.
B.A.S.S. CEO Bruke Akin was thrilled to make the announcement.
“Skeeter has been a longtime, dedicated sponsor focused on growing the sport of bass fishing,” Akin said. “The Skeeter sponsorship underlines the company’s passion for the sport and commitment to loyal Skeeter customers who share in that passion. We look forward to the opportunities that will arise during the next phase of our sponsorship.”
Jeff Stone, senior vice president/general manager of Skeeter Boats, echoed Akin’s excitement.
“Our commitment to the sport of bass fishing is reinforced through our commitment to B.A.S.S.,” Stone said. “Bass fishing is a way of life for us and for our customers, many of whom compete in the B.A.S.S. Nation tournaments each weekend. From the Classic to the Elite tournaments throughout the year, B.A.S.S. showcases the professionalism of the sport, and we are grateful to be a part of this sponsorship.”
Skeeter, based in Kilgore, Texas, and B.A.S.S., which is headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., have collaborated since 2008 to promote their products and the sport. The sponsorship agreement announced today assures their partnership through 2020.
Skeeter bass boats include models in the FX, ZX and TZX series. They are showcased at many Bassmaster competitions, including the Classic, Bassmaster Elite Series events, Opens tournaments, college and high school events and regional events in each of the B.A.S.S. Nation circuits.
Especially popular with fans is the free Skeeter Performance Boats Demo Tour at the Classic and Elite Series events. The program allows bass fishing fans to experience the smooth, fast and controlled ride of a Skeeter boat powered by a Yamaha V MAX SHO engine.
Fishing enthusiasts also learn about Skeeter boats through other B.A.S.S. properties. They include The Bassmasters TV show, Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times magazines, and Bassmaster.com.
About Skeeter Products, Inc.
Skeeter Products, Inc., a leader of performance fishing boats, is proud to support America’s fishing consumer for half a decade. Skeeter is the recipient of 14 consecutive NMMA® C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index awards, and its boats are certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines, Bassmaster website, television show (The Bassmasters), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, B.A.S.S. Nation, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Costa Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.