Skeeter Boats Unleashes the i-Class via Internet

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KILGORE, Texas – Skeeter Boats, the leader in bass boat innovation since 1948, is preparing for its biggest boat launch in more than a decade with a philosophy of “it’s not just about building boats”.  That’s right; the all new i-Class family of boats is about anglers who seek the highest standard in everything they do. 

The build philosophy on the i-Class project began with the same inspiration that gave Holmes Thurmond, the founder of Skeeter Boats, the insight to build a faster more stable fishing platform over 57 years ago.  Little did Thurmond know that this many years later, steps just as inspiring would take place.     

Based on the functionality, ergonomics, and technology built into the i-Class boats, the Skeeter team has determined the best way to introduce the most technologically advanced boat of our time, with so many breakthrough features and design elements, is via the Internet at 

“The Skeeter i-Class means many things.  It means protecting the past, preserving it, but most importantly moving it forward with relevant technology that enhances the owners’ experience,” said Darrin Bryan, director of marketing for Skeeter Boats.  “Thus, we decided to launch this to the masses via the Internet, combining performance and technology.  The marketing group felt that a boat as inventive as the i-Class deserved a little more imagination in bringing it to their customers.”    

The production and distribution plan for the i-Class family of boats is aggressive, with two boats, the 20i and the 21i, beginning production on September 1st.   “Their big brother the 22i should arrive in January 2006,” notes Bryan.  “There will be some pent-up demand, we realize that.  The expectations are that the number of interested consumers submitting i-Class Catalog Requests online will be quite large.” 

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