Skip to main content

Star brite additive signs on as Bassmaster sponsor

Marine maintenance product manufacturer Star brite’s fuel additive Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment is sponsoring the 2013 Bassmaster Classic Wild Card.

The event, which began Thursday and continues through Saturday on Lake Okeechobee in Florida, will see as many as 175 anglers seeking a spot in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.

The event gives anglers one more chance to make it to the 2014 Classic championship in Birmingham, Ala. Star Tron Pro Angler Patrice Pierce is among the field of anglers vying for a slot in the 2014 Classic.

“The Wild Card will be held on a phenomenal fishery,” B.A.S.S. senior tournament director Trip Weldon said in a statement. “It’s going to be entirely possible to make up a lot of ground and come back from a long way down the standings,” he said. “Since there are no points involved and there’s a lot at stake, this event is kind of like the Classic itself — you let it all hang out and go for the glory.”

The tournament format will be much like that of the Bassmaster Opens. The full field will fish for the first two days, and then it will be cut to the top 12 for the final day of competition. The angler who climbs to the top will get a ticket to the 2014 Classic.

The rest of the Top 30 anglers will receive cash prizes, with the 30th-place finisher receiving $2,000. The entry fee is $2,000, and the total payout is $80,000, in addition to the Classic berth and a chance to win $300,000 in the world championship.

Related

TPG Adds to Marine Portfolio

The hospitality and marina management firm acquired Conanicut Marina and Taylor Point Boat Yard in Jamestown, R.I.

Trade Only Today Returns Jan. 18

The daily e-newsletter will not publish Monday, Jan. 17, in observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend.

ECONOMY REPORT: Omnipresent Omicron

The year closed with an uptick in consumer confidence, but the latest coronavirus variant threatens to derail progress

Mixed Reactions

Though generally positive about market conditions, many dealers report they won’t be attending boat shows.

Sportsman Boats Hires CFO

Greg House was previously chief financial officer with Sea Star Solutions and Dometic.

NMMA Reports Strong Boat Sales in 2021

Annual new powerboat sales are expected to exceed 300,000 units for the second consecutive year.

Lowrance Releases Software Update

The software release enables a new sonar feature and autopilot compatibility for Ghost trolling motors and Ghost-compatible MFDs.

Keeping the Sales Team Motivated and Sharp

Here are some strategies from the “Undisputed King of Motivation,” Zig Ziglar, for sales success before, during and after the transaction.

Retired CG Officer Joins Commonwealth PR

Chad Saylor, who served as a public affairs officer, is an account executive with the Virginia-based public relations and marketing firm.