MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (August 1, 2019) – At Bass Cat Boats “Excellence in Action” Dealer Meeting held in Branson, Missouri, the company introduced the long-awaited reboot of its flagship Jaguar model, a 22-foot chariot that combines the best of performance and comfort. It is also the first bass boat to be offered with and rated for a 450 HP outboard, although it will perform effectively with motors 250 HP and up.
The Jaguar name was first introduced to the Bass Cat lineup in 1996, and the most recent major overhaul occurred in 2010. The 2020 model incorporates an almost completely new design based on developments occurring since that last change.
“It’s not just the deck, it’s the stringers, an all-new performance hull, pretty much everything,” said Bass Cat President Rick Pierce. “We took many design cues from the Lynx, which we introduced at the Bassmaster Classic in the spring of 2017. None of our boats are cookie-cutters, and we wanted this one to offer everything and more that an angler could ask for in a premium package.”
Those attributes and accessories include dual trolling motor pedal positions, a stealth bow light, Battery Tender trolling motor plug and the Siren Marine Remote Security Monitoring system. The Jaguar can be rigged with different brands and sizes of outboard, various trolling motor options and any electronics configuration that an angler can conceive.
“You have to see this one to believe it,” said Dallas Hodges, Bass Cat’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “We’re confident that it will provide the best performance, comfort and ride on the water.”
The Jaguar features ample space above the deck, but it also has uniquely thought-out storage compartments, including three rod boxes, a compartment specifically for helmets, and dual scissor lifts for tackle trays. As with all Bass Cat models, the trailers are made in-house so that your ride on the road will be every bit as comfortable as your ride on the water. The Jaguar trailer features 4-inch C-channel USA steel with tandem axles and five cross members welded to fit each boat. They also have LED back-up lights, a fiberglass step and steel grab post to make loading and unloading this big boat a snap.
The 2020 Jaguar will be available this summer. Check with your local dealer for further information or to put in your order for fall delivery.
About Bass Cat: Bass Cat, owned by Correct Craft, manufactures the industry’s premier bass fishing boats from its headquarters in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Family operated since its founding in 1971, Bass Cat is the longest continuously operating tournament bass boat company in the United States. For more information visit www.basscat.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 94 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.