MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (March 31, 2017) – After a successful debut during the Bassmaster Classic, it is evident that the Pantera Classic will open doors to the segment of anglers demanding total performance in a value-conscious package.
The primary design objective of the new Pantera Classic was to achieve all-around efficiency. As many anglers are gravitating to rigs with a smaller footprint for ease of towing and storage, the new Classic is designed to meet that demand. The 19’6” hull takes the 90” beam forward for plenty of functional front deck space while still allowing the rig to fit comfortably into most 8’ garage spaces.
The streamlined hull design carries itself well with a 24-volt trolling motor, it can also store a larger 36-volt series motor. Rated for a 200HP engine, this boat performs exceptionally well with a 150HP power plant. With 30-gallons of fuel capacity, either engine will enjoy ample range.
Storage onboard the new Pantera Classic flows nicely from bow to stern. The front deck hosts a new design with never before done offset box lids and an 8’6” rod capacity. Anglers can easily access their front tackle storage without having to move around deck rods. Additional twin seat and large rear storage units accommodate a full tournament load for you and your partner.
The all-fiberglass console can accommodate screens up to 12” and offers plenty of legroom for taller anglers. Anglers can quickly access the 32-quart and 24-quart coolers nearby from the comfort of the driver’s seat.
Bass Cat President, Rick Pierce, invested over one year refining this design to meet angler demands while preserving Bass Cat’s signature performance. Pierce explained, “We focused on two groups during our design process. The first group is composed of the more mature angler segment in search of a rig that’s easy to tow, maneuver, and store. The second group is made up of the broader youth category focusing specifically on young graduates starting their careers, as well as young adults in college and high school”.
After the Pantera Classic’s first showing, it was obvious that this boat has found a home within both target markets. “We’re very excited about this value-tailored model and its potential to embrace a new demographic as it fishes like a much larger boat,” stated Pierce.
Sitting on a custom Bass Cat tandem trailer, the Pantera Classic is cradled on a 3” frame with four cross members providing maximum strength while reducing towing weight over 400 pounds. Additionally, custom-matched fiberglass fenders and trim come standard.
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 it’s 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 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.