One of Japan’s largest marine dealerships, Be Freek, celebrated becoming Bass Cat’s premier Japanese dealer with an open house last month on Lake Biwa in Ogoto.
Established in 2008, Be Freek is on Lake Biwa, where the co-world record bass was caught in 2009. Be Freek is the only bass boat dealership with a launch ramp in the same facility on all of Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan.
The open house, which hosted more than 100 guests traveling from across Japan, featured several local fishing guides from Lake Biwa.
Bass Cat president Rick Pierce and Japanese sales rep Kotaro Kiriyama answered questions about boat construction techniques and performance expectations.
“They have a wonderful showroom at Be Freek, and the crowd was flowing through all day. We did scheduled product presentations for about 100 people that were very successful,” Pierce said in a statement. “The new Bass Cat owners I met were enthusiastic, and I look forward to meeting many more in the future.”
Bass Cat, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, manufactures bass fishing boats from its headquarters in Mountain Home, Ark.