Raymarine Signs Three Bass Pros for 2016


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Raymarine Signs Three Bass Pros for 2016
New Pro-Ambassadors to Use Latest Raymarine Freshwater Products in upcoming Bassmaster Elite Series Season

WILSONVILLE, OR – January 20, 2016 – Raymarine, a division of FLIR Systems and a world leader in marine electronics, is pleased to announce three additions to its roster of Bassmaster Elite Series Pro-Ambassadors for the 2016 season. Each of the Pro-Ambassadors will use Raymarine electronics equipment to compete in 2016 Bassmaster Elite events.

The new Raymarine ambassadors include:

  • John Crews of Salem, Va., a 10-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier and 2010 Elite Series Champion
  • Bill Lowen from Brookville, Ind., a 10-year veteran of the Bassmaster Elite Series and five-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier.
  • Jay Brainard, from 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. These Raymarine Pro-Ambassadors include Chris Zaldain, Bernie Schultz, Brandon Lester, and 2012 Classic Champion Chris Lane. Additionally, in only Raymarine’s third full season as an electronics sponsor on the Bassmaster circuit, nearly two-thirds of Raymarine’s Bassmaster Elite Pro-Ambassadors have qualified for this prestigious event.

“We are very excited to welcome three of bass fishing’s best to the Raymarine Pro-Ambassador team,” said Gregoire Outters, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR’s Maritime segment. “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.”

In 2016, Raymarine’s Pro-Ambassador team will hit the water with Raymarine eS-Series Multifunction displays, powered by the LightHouse II operating system. Announced in 2015, the fast, easy-to-use displays feature built-in CHIRP DownVision™ and CP200 CHIRP SideVision™ sonars, which give team Raymarine valuable underwater visibility by marking fish and bottom structure with photo-like clarity.

To learn more about the full Raymarine Pro-Ambassador team, visit: www.raymarine.com/ambassadors. For more about Raymarine’s freshwater fishing products, visit www.raymarine.com.

About FLIR Systems

FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR’s advanced systems and components are used for a wide variety of thermal imaging, situational awareness, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, navigation, recreation, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) threat detection. For more information, visit FLIR’s web site at www.FLIR.com.

About Raymarine:

Raymarine, a world leader in marine electronics, develops and manufactures the most comprehensive range of electronic equipment for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. Designed for high performance and ease of use, the award-winning products are available through a global network of dealers and distributors.

The Raymarine product lines include radar, autopilots, GPS, instruments, fish finders, communications, and integrated systems. Headquartered in Fare ham UK, Raymarine is a division of FLIR Systems, a world leader in thermal imaging. For more information about Raymarine please go to www.raymarine.com.

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