Skeeter Boats celebrates its 75th anniversary
This month of July, Skeeter Products, Inc. celebrates 75 years as the leader in performance fishing boats. This impressive milestone is marked by an unrelenting passion for creating unforgettable experiences on the water. Skeeter celebrates its anniversary with the release of a limited edition FXR APEX bass boat in an all new gold and black color scheme.
Skeeter founder Holmes Thurmond built the first Skeeter in 1948, the first boat ever designed for bass fishing, and the company continues to set standards and raise the bar for innovation and performance. nautical.
“Mr. Thurmond understood that time on the water is valuable, whether our clients are tournament fishing or just cruising as a family on the weekend. We share this passion for boating and fishing,” said Jeff Stone, Senior Vice President, Skeeter Products “The legacy he created with the first Skeeter boat is one of reliability, durability, safety and performance. We strive to elevate these attributes in every Skeeter boat and trailer we produce. We are proud to celebrate 75 years and look forward to many more opportunities to create unforgettable experiences on the water for our customers.
Skeeter Boats was one of the first companies to use fiberglass in boat building in the 1950s. They were also one of the first bass boats approved by the US Coast Guard. Skeeter had the first V-hull pad design and a bass boat rated for a 150hp engine.
Since Skeeter was acquired by Yamaha in 1996, the company has expanded its production facilities in Kilgore, Texas, and introduced new models in the FX, ZX and iClass bass boat lines, as well as the WX product lines. and MX deep-V and the SX array. boat line.