BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — T-H Marine Supplies Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance boat products since 1975, has signed a multiyear deal to become a supporting level sponsor of select Bassmaster tournament circuits.
Under the agreement with B.A.S.S., T-H Marine will sponsor the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Opens, Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation events and Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship through the 2019 season. The sponsorship will begin with the Southern Open on Florida’s Harris Chain of Lakes, Jan. 19-21, 2017.
In more than four decades, T-H Marine has been responsible for game-changing boat products like the original HOT FOOT throttle, ATLAS hydraulic jackplates and manual jackplates like the Z-LOCK and HI-JACKER. The family-owned company, which is located in Huntsville, Ala., makes thousands of products found in recreational boats everywhere.
“If you go to any bass tournament on any lake in the country, you’re going to find boats equipped with products from T-H Marine,” said B.A.S.S. CEO Bruce Akin. “Obviously, that makes them a perfect fit as a sponsor for our own tournament trails, and we’re happy to welcome them to our family of sponsors.
“Our goal is to grow the sport of bass fishing, and that’s something T-H Marine has been dedicated to doing for more than 40 years.”
T-H Marine was an activation partner with B.A.S.S. during the 2016 season, when it exhibited at select Bassmaster Elite Series events and Opens.
The new supporting sponsorship entitles T-H Marine to exhibition space at the Classic Outdoor Expo to be held in conjunction with the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro in Houston March 24-26, as well as expos at Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments and other B.A.S.S. events.
“We are very excited to continue our partnership with B.A.S.S. and to grow it substantially by becoming a supporting sponsor,” said T-H Marine President and CEO Jeff Huntley. “Just as aspiring bass fishermen the world over dream of competing in Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments, small businesses in our industry hope to be successful enough to become a B.A.S.S. Sponsor!”
Huntley said fishing fans won’t have to look hard to find T-H Marine products at the highest level of the sport.
“Our ATLAS hydraulic jackplates and HydroWave feeding stimulators are used by over 90 percent of pros because they demand the best equipment,” Huntley said. “This awesome support of the many Elite, Open, Nation and Team Championship fishermen who chose T-H Marine products has allowed us to grow to realize this dream.
“We are proud to help support the B.A.S.S. tournaments that provide so many fishing opportunities for our customers and anglers at every skill level.”
About T-H Marine Supplies, Inc.
T-H Marine Supplies, Inc. has been serving the marine industry since 1975. We are a family-owned and operated corporation that takes pride in every product that leaves our factory. We are boaters and fishermen who design products for boaters and fishermen. We are a leading manufacturer of boat parts and boat accessories. Our products include boat performance items such as the original HOT FOOT™ throttle, and the best outboard jackplates in the market, including our ATLAS™ hydraulic jackplates, Z-LOCK™ manual jackplates and HI-JACKER™ manual jackplates. T-H Marine produces thousands of products in many categories, including outboard motor mounts, outboard tilt and trim, access hatches, deck plates, lid locks, deck hardware, livewell aeration, plumbing fittings, battery trays, fishing rod holders, boat lights, rigging accessories, trolling motor accessories, pontoon boat parts, and general boat accessories. Our boat products are found on virtually every recreational boat built in the United States. You can find our products in retail outlets throughout the world.
B.A.S.S. is the worldwide authority on bass fishing and keeper of the culture of the sport, providing cutting edge content on bass fishing whenever, wherever and however bass fishing fans want to use it. Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., the 500,000-member organization’s fully integrated media platforms include the industry’s leading magazines (Bassmaster and B.A.S.S. Times), website (Bassmaster.com), television show (The Bassmasters on ESPN2), social media programs and events. For more than 45 years, B.A.S.S. has been dedicated to access, conservation and youth fishing.
The Bassmaster Tournament Trail includes the most prestigious events at each level of competition, including the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open Series, B.A.S.S. Nation, Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Costa Bassmaster High School Series, Toyota Bonus Bucks Bassmaster Team Championship and the ultimate celebration of competitive fishing, the GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.