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FLIPPIN (April 18, 2007) When you own a Ranger boat, you don’t have to be the one hoisting the cardboard check on the final day of the tournament to be fishing for real money. In fact, as an angler in the Ranger Cup Program, you don’t even have to take home first place to make money with the industry’s most lucrative contingency program. And best of all, there’s fewer boat requirements and more opportunities to win in the Ranger Cup Program than with other programs. That’s why it has paid out an incredible $3,011,616 in cash awards since 2000.

These days, there are about as many contingency programs as there are equipment manufacturers. All tout theirs the same way: cash prizes for their customers. But the pioneering Ranger Cup Program is more than just a cash prize – it can actually multiply tournament winnings and help you continue fishing tournaments. To date, it’s already paid out more cash than all the other major manufacturer contingency programs combined!

Being a part of the Ranger Cup Program has never been easier; it’s open to any registered Ranger boat owner. To qualify owners only need to fish from their Ranger, register for Ranger Cup and meet clothing and decal requirements. In 2006, events sponsored by 80 different tournament organizations around the country and for multiple species qualified for Ranger Cup money. No minimum boat field requirements, no strings attached: if it’s on the list (and there’s a lot that are), Ranger Cup could pay a lot of money for being the highest-finishing participant in the event.

With the Ranger Cup Program, anglers aren’t discriminated against for the year or model of Ranger boat they run. As long as you run a Ranger boat – whether your boat is one year old or forty– you are eligible to receive the money. Just be the highest-finishing Ranger Cup participant and you win. Plus, Ranger Cup has made it easier for anglers to multiply their winnings through the Ranger Cup Powered by Yamaha and Ranger Cup Powered by Evinrude E-TEC bonuses. These bonuses will pay up to $250,000 in incentive money to qualifying Ranger Cup participants who run Ranger boats with either a Yamaha or Evinrude E-TEC engine.

Combined with the added incentives from Yamaha and Evinrude, the Ranger Cup Program and its minimal requirements are redefining what real money really is.

About Ranger Boats
Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest quality, strongest performing boats on the water.

About Genmar
Genmar, with approximately 4,500 employees and eight manufacturing centers, is the builder of 14 premier brands of recreational boats which include Carver®, Champion®, Four Winns®, Glastron®, Hydra-Sports®, Larson®, Marquis(TM), Ranger®, Scarab®, Seaswirl®, Stratos®, Triumph® and Wellcraft®. Genmar boats are sold worldwide through its approximately 1,100 dealers. Additionally, Genmar utilizes its proprietary VEC® Technology and the Roplene® process in both the manufacture of certain of its recreational boats and for third party manufacturing.

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