BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Kilgore-based 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 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.