Raymarine, a division of FLIR Systems, announced three additions to its roster of Bassmaster Elite Series Pro-Ambassadors for the 2016 season.
Each of them will use Raymarine electronics equipment to compete in 2016 Bassmaster Elite events. The new ambassadors are:
John Crews of Salem, Va., a 10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and 2010 Elite Series champion; Bill Lowen of Brookville, Ind., a 10-year veteran of the Bassmaster Elite Series and five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier; and Jay Brainard, of Grand Lake o’ the Cherokees, Okla., a first-year Bassmaster Elite Series pro whose strong 2015 earned him the Bassmaster Central Open’s Angler of the Year award and a berth in the 2016 Bassmaster Classic.
Crews, Lowen and Brainard are among seven anglers representing Raymarine in the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic, which begins March 4 in Tulsa, Okla. The other Pro-Ambassadors are Chris Zaldain, Bernie Schultz, Brandon Lester and 2012 Classic champion Chris Lane.
“We are very excited to welcome three of bass fishing’s best to the Raymarine Pro-Ambassador team,” FLIR maritime vice president and general manager Gregoire Outters said in a statement.
“Our Pro-Ambassadors serve not only as product spokespeople, but they also provide critical input on Raymarine product development. We look forward to helping them earn championships on the Bassmaster Elite Series and to them partnering with our entire team of ambassadors to deliver the next great Raymarine product.”