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Latest Ranger Cup News and Standings Available on BassFan.com

FLIPPIN, AR (March 4, 2003) Fans of competitive bass fishing can now keep up-to-date on the popular Ranger Cup Contingency Programs by visiting BassFan.com on the Internet. A new, special Ranger Cup section on BassFan covers the sanctioned Ranger Cup events and trails with in-depth news and standings. Each week the section highlights the winners of the Ranger Cup events with photos and interviews. In addition, the section will feature news regarding the tournament circuits that host Ranger Cup events. Registrations for the Ranger Cup program may also be completed on the Ranger Cup section of BassFan.com.

“BassFan.com is the most-visited web site on tournament bass fishing in the country, so it makes perfect sense to promote the country’s most popular boat-owner’s bonus program there,” said Ranger Boats Senior Vice President Bart Schad. “This is a partnership that really serves the information desires of bass tournament fans and participants.”

“Ranger Boats has proven time and again that they're never satisfied with the status quo,” said BassFan president Jay Kumar. “With the new Ranger Cup section on BassFan.com, Ranger once again raises the bar in bass boating. Now Ranger Cup winners get a check and their names and photos up in lights, right up there with tour pros like David Walker, Clark Wendlandt and Mike Wurm. How cool is that?”

The interest level in Ranger Cup news and standings has grown tremendously in the past three years with over $1 million in cash and prizes being awarded to tournament anglers since the inception of the program. Ranger Cup competition in 2003 is taking place in more than 20 tournament circuits.

To qualify for Ranger Cup competition, anglers must own a Ranger boat, fish from a Ranger boat at qualifying tournaments, meet clothing and decal display requirements, and return a completed official registration form. Details of the Ranger Cup Program are available on BassFan.com (www.BassFan.com/RangerCup), or by calling (870) 453-2222 ext. 2247 or e-mailing rpromo@rangerboats.com.

Ranger® Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation’s largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species and saltwater boats. Ranger Boats has been ranked the Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Bass Boats in J.D. Power and Associates'® 2002 Marine Quality and Performance StudySM*. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its philosophy of “building legends…one at a time.” For more information visit www.rangerboats.com or call 1-800-373-2628.

Genmar, with approximately 6,000 employees and 12 manufacturing centers in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest builder of recreational boats and the industry’s technological leader with the development of VEC™ Technology, the Roplene® process, the Genmar FirstMateTM customer care service and the Genmar Integrated Vessel System. Genmar boat brands include Aquasport®, Carver®, Champion®, Crestliner®, Fish HawkTM Four Winns®, Glastron®, Genmar® by Zodiac, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Lowe®, Lund®, Martinique®, Ranger®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph® and Wellcraft®.

*J.D. Power and Associates 2002 Marine Quality and Performance StudySM. Study based on responses from more than 12,000 new boat owners of 2001 model year boats. For more information visit www.jdpower.com .

Editor’s Note: Images available upon request.


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