5.2.21 Please read the following guidelines carefully to insure qualification and membership in the Bass Cat Quest Program. As with any sweepstakes, promotion or giveaway some regulations apply. Quest is an extensive and complex program intended to maximize consumers potential at receiving Tournament Incentives. The rules are printed and will be adhered to with final interpretation following those last printed on the Quest Owners Board in accordance to guidelines, at that mentioned site location. It is the owner’s responsibility to know the guidelines and follow them within intent of these regulations.
Bass Cat Boats extends the following Tournament Incentive Package to registered owners of boats in Quest, for either Bass Cat or Yar-Craft. Owners must follow the guidelines within, and tournaments must be sanctioned and listed as sanctioned prior to the event. Owners of Bass Cat Boats must be wearing legible attire on stage with logo placed in area of viewing. Shots (images) may not be staged post weigh in. Tier 1 sanctions are applicable to new boats less than 2 years of age and may pay up to $7,500 per incentive, and requirements listed in the Double Up section (D. 2a.) apply.
Bass Cat will generate a listing of the sanctioned events and all requests for sanctions must be accepted and approved at least 30 days prior to the event dates.
Winner Submission forms must be submitted, complete and received No later than 30 days following the Sanctioned Event. This may be in written or electronic (Internet) form and signed off by one of the approved administrators of the Tournament Incentive Program. Further information can be obtained either on the Bass Cat Owners Board, or, through http://www.basscat.com
A. Tournaments must be open to participation by any qualified angler. Specialty events may qualify if open to equal participation and is open to all Bass Cat Owners.
There is an annual maximum cap in the overall payout double that maximum amount for all levels. (Example per registration: $2,000, $4,000 or $15,000)
B. Tournaments must have a written structure and rules for each event. Starting and completion times must be regulated. The format must be organized and accepted as a common tournament structure. Revolutionary formats are open to acceptance by the Program Administrators. Further restrictions may be posted “on line” at http://www.basscat.com as they are deemed necessary and will be considered regulations for compliance in the Program Immediately.
C. National and Regional Collegiate Bass Fishing Events:
This regards to sanctioning of National and Regional Collegiate Bass Fishing events. Those sanctions apply to Bassmaster, MLF/FLW Collegiate and other collegiate Regional and higher events as accepted. Presently there are three (3) recognized affiliations.
The incentives will be $2,000 for those with a GPA of 3.00 or better, and $1,000 for those with a GPA of 2.5 or above, for Sanctioned Regional or National Collegiate Championships. The student must be a Full-Time student with at least 12 hours. This applies to collegiate anglers as in where a direct family member owns the boat that they use in the event and does not include onetime borrowing for the event. They must both qualify in and use an eligible Bass Cat boat during the event and those prior, unless boat was acquired just prior to competition. Double Up (D.) section applies.
Those college anglers also competing in non-Collegiate events are qualified for all other Quest events, as long as they compete in a qualified Bass Cat boat during the collegiate season, and/or fall within the guidelines for GPA and scholastic hours as a Full Time Student. Borrowing a boat for a Quest sanctioned event as a singular does not qualify, as listed in the requirements above.
Immediate Post-graduation qualifying events competition is allowed, they are not able to compete in further sanctioned events or compete as Quest members as an open program, unless they own their specific registered boat, this period is past the first semester of the scholastic year post graduation, or nearest post-graduation event date. Full Time Masters and Doctorate programs do qualify post bachelor’s degree as ongoing education, pending these are full time programs (proof required).
D. Double Ups, Co-Angler Non Boaters and Split Decisions: (Extra Ca$h) There are three levels of Quest for 2021. The Section N has a specific area relating to new boat owners which are less than 2 years of age. Those individual owners are entitled to up to $7,500 in incentives.
Levels and Minimum to Maximum payouts: Annual Max Cap
Standard Quest…… $ 250.00 …….. $ 2,000.00
Double Up………….. $ 2,000.00 ……. $ 4,000.00
Tier 1………………….. $ 7,500.00 ……. $ 15,000.00
The Double up, Each Individual is qualified for two Double UP wins. Double Up events are required to have 125 boat participants, or 250 total anglers. Each BCB Quest member is then eligible for a total of $2,000 for each Double UP win, to a Maximum of Two wins. Events sanctioned as Double Up’s with less than 125 boats are then standard Quest program events. There are no Owner Sanctions available for Double UP events. Dealers may request consideration of events as Double UP’s. These are limited by other restrictions.
The standard Quest program, for Quest events with 60 participants or 30 Boats in team/draw competitions there will be a $250.00 incentive. Tournaments with 60 Boats in team/draw competitions and/or 120 anglers can accrue $500.00 for each tournament win under guidelines established below. Events with over 100 Boats and/or 200 anglers can achieve $1,000.00 in incentive monies. Each Owner may qualify for up to $2,000.00 or two major wins, in annual Quest incentives when participating in local and regional events, outside of the Double UP.
1. Quest Non-Boaters: Co-Anglers, competing in Pro/Am style formats as co-anglers may also qualify for $500 in Quest sanctioned tournaments with over 125 boats, or $250 with less than 125 boats to 85 boats. No incentives exist, for Co-Anglers in events below 85 boats participation. All of the same rules and guidelines apply.
2. Split Decisions Teams in which both anglers own Bass Cats, and both boats are registered with Quest, can qualify for an additional 50% of funds as a team. Bass Cat realizes that only one individual can own the qualifying boat. The teams can opt for joint participation and the Quest funds will be equally dispersed at 50% higher levels, to a maximum of $1500 on the Joint Quest Win. The incentive would be $375, $750 and $1500 for the Quest win. Double Ups do not qualify for Split Decisions.
a. IMPORTANT: Split Decisions apply on listed Team Events in the Tier 1 events section. Those will be calculated based on the ages of product and their individual levels of incentives. Thus a $7500 and $500 (50% of $1,000) would possibly be applicable on a Tier own with two owners, up to a Maximum of $11,250.00 possibly divided 50/50 on Team events with ABT, ABTT, BCT, BTC, CBC and TTT.
b. Split Decision with various levels of incentives. In the case of a Split Decision above $3000 maximum, where the teams are not equal in boat age requirements, Bass Cat or Yar-Craft will full maximum to the higher owner at their full incentive, secondarily rewarding the Split Decision incentive at the bonus level to the lower eligible owner. It is the team responsibility to resolve any discrepancies and tax issues.
3. Double UP events unlisted as such require 125 Boats and a total participant ability of 250 persons. Events with Require Entry Fees of $150 per team or individual.
E. This Bass Cat Tournament Incentive Program will require each angler receiving bonus monies to:
1. Be registered in the Quest Program, and/or own a new boat under full warranty and follow all other guide lines in these (#R) formats. The Tournament must be won in a Bass Cat Boat. Un-owned new products do not qualify, as all units must be registered by both the state and Bass Cat. Dealers and their employed staff are eligible if they regularly use a Bass Cat or Yar-Craft demonstration model for events.
2. Owner Operator of the Bass Cat Boat must be wearing either, a Bass Cat Hat, Coat, or Shirt for the event. Images will be required at time of weigh in or awards, no exceptions and proof of clothing will be required. (Note: Promotional Persons See #J Also) Cell phone images are accepted.
3. Ownership must be on file at Bass Cat as the valid owner of the boat. Joint ownership will be validated by state registration and the boat must be registered to the individual(s). Lifetime registration of transferred units will be required prior to Tournament. Failure to transfer warranty on Lifetime units, may dissolve said Lifetime Warranty.
F. Highest Finishing in boater the Top 20 of Bass Cat Owners: Bass Cat will provide the following incentive to the highest finishing Bass Cat registered owner, in the following organizations Top 20, for the events list below and paid as listed.
Only LISTED sanctions below are eligible for Top 20.
The amount of $500.00, for 125 boat participation and achieving Top 20 completion as the Bass Cat highest finisher will be authorized, unless event is a Quest win. This may require tournament director authorization. Should the individual events have less than 125 boats and above 75 boats the amount of incentive will be $250 for the highest finishing registered Bass Cat boat owner.
Events which qualify for the Highest Finishing Bass Cat owner are:
Bass Champs, Texas Team Trails, Arkansas Bass Team Trail, BFL (Bass Fishing League), WON Bass, Wild West Bass and Alabama Bass Trails (ABT).
Other events may be designated the dates of those events list accordingly.
G. It is further understood that Bass Cat Boats reserves the right to change, alter, add, or eliminate any or any part of these guidelines, including fees, at any time in any given season. No intent is expressed to continue these programs past the 2013 season. This program will be adjusted occasionally. Those alterations will be posted on line in the Quest Section of the Owners Board for access to the most up to date regulations, prior to tournament take off. This is an online based promotion, and electronic alterations supersede all printed materials. Tournament acceptance is not extended to future events, nor grand-fathered into sanctioning. Events are only approved following the listing, within 30 days prior to competition ending.
H. High School scholarship program: final program presentation is pending acceptance or guidelines in cooperation with varying state regulations. The program is planned to be in place during 2021 year, for students who are above GPA requirements of Collegiate Quest *(3.00 – 2.50) and are competing regularly in a family boat. Guidelines will be required that coaches be owners and a direct family member, such as uncle, grandparent or parent.
I. Bass Cat title events or Bass Cat Dealer specific events (including various charity events) may not qualify for Sanctions or Incentives as those are already supported with product by Bass Cat Boats.
J. Each Bass Cat promotion boat/angler can participate in Quest. Members of the Bass Cat Promotional Staff must be wearing full attire (hat, and shirt) for incentives and membership under Quest.
K. Bass Cat reserves the right to regulate this program as desired. It will require all participants to complete proper IRS forms for legally required reporting of income. (Form 1099 MISC). The future of said program is not guaranteed and is solely based on funding available and participation.
L. Forms must have correct address and must be submitted complete, postmarked no less than 30 days following event closure with proper records for verification of incentives, and necessary signatures and proof. Failure to provide proof of clothing, participation and final placement as winning individual or team, shall be reason for refusal of awards. Individuals understand that compliance with Quest guidelines is solely their responsibility and in no way the responsibility of either the dealership or Bass Cat Boats. Approved organizations with printed sponsor exemptions for clothing requirements will be accepted in those instances, waiving clothing requirement. Please allow 45 to 60 days for the processing of claims and verification of authenticity that program guidelines have been met.
M. *Marquis events: For 2021 *Marquis Tier 1 events may be sanctioned for maximum payouts. Those are by either Factory or dealership sanction, with Factory approval. The factory has a formula based on participation, entry fee, area impact and boating trade area, including saturation and competitive environments. They are limited in any area on the numbers of sanctions.
Marquis events will be individually listed on the Quest Owners Board.
N. Newer Boat Owners – Tier 1: Original owner 2019 model year and newer boats, less than 2 years from the original date of sale, are qualified for Tier 1 Quest funds. These offer incentives of up to $7,500.00 for wins in the following circuits which have 70 boats or more in participation.
2021 Tier 1 Events:
1) AIM Walleye Series
2) Alabama Bass Trail -ABT
3) APEX Series
4) Arkansas Bass Tournament Trail -ABTT (excluding championship)
5) Bass Champs Team’s – BCT
6) Bassmaster Elites
7) Bassmaster Opens
8) Cabela’s NWT
9) Carolina Bass Challenge – CBC
10) Bassmaster Team Championship – BTC
11) BASS & TBF Federation National Championships (both)
12) Virginia Priority Elite 70 (Steve Camp)
13) MLF Big 5 – BFL events
14) MLF BPT
15) MLF Cup Events Tour
16) MLF Big 5 Toyota (Costa)
17) Texas Team Trail – TTT
18) Wild West Bass Trail – Pro Am Series (Not Teams)
19) WON Bass Opens – Pro Am (Pro / AAA)
20) Crappie Expo
National and Tier 1 and Double Up events may waive the maximum or other guidelines, no two programs will apply jointly. For Example: BASS Tour Elites, Bassmaster Opens, MLF BPT, MLF FLW and Federation formats may vary as those are ever changing. Program requires proof of present ownership, a copy of state boat registration, may be requested and is required at that time. Quest records are retained through all transfers.
O. Completion of submitted Quest claim forms, and/or request for incentive payments, are considered as approval and permission for Bass Cat and Yar-craft to use any likeness in photos, with anglers, as/in promotional material, as opportunities exist. While Quest is now over 2 decades old, Bass Cat reserves the right to regulate, alter, or discontinue this program at any time. No future program is guaranteed in any format and may be cancelled at any time.
P. Issues involving outside delivery service and loss of packages, or handling and stamping are not the responsibility of Bass Cat Boats. Participants are fully responsible for compliance with all program guidelines. Postage, or delivery failure will/may require re-issuance by the governing tournament officials. Copies of all forms should be kept for re-submittal, in such cases.
Q. It is the Quest of Bass Cat Boats that this program be accepted for many events in the coming seasons. Acceptance is not required by the individual events and may run without the approval of the tournament officials. Issues in paragraph “P” will require approval or cooperation, under certain circumstances.
R. Registration: There is no cost to original owners of any 2000 model year product and later, which has the Lifetime Warranty status. A singular fee to transfer Lifetime Warranty (2000 & Later) and Quest Membership is $200.00, including membership in Quest. There is a $200 Quest Membership Fee on, qualifying for incentives on all used boats which are 1999 or older. The membership is specifically attached to the owner together with that particular Bass Cat boat serial number, it is not transferable. Membership in Quest is open to all Bass Cat Owners, no matter age of product, as mentioned below. Transfer of Lifetime Warranty on those 2000 and later models automatically qualifies the owner for Quest Membership. Retail pre-origin boats purchased used from “in good standing” Bass Cat dealerships, will be registered by dealership and Bass Cat, at no charge. It is the dealerships responsibility to complete the online forms. Registration must be received within 30 days of event ending.
NOTE: As of January 31, 2018, the revised Quest membership and Lifetime Warranty transfer will be $200 (change was implemented 2/1/2018)
S. Sanction by Owners/ Dealers: Tournament Circuits are sanctioned based on the number of events, and units, in a given area, dealer or region. Dealers can sanction at least 6 events or 3 circuits per dealer, and they must be approved by the program administrators. BCB regulates the amount of sanctions for each individual dealership. Individual owners may request sanctioning of one event in a dealership radius of 100 miles, or, if distanced from a dealership by at least a 100-mile radius, one circuit (or portion thereof). Or up to six events locally outside the radius. Quest Membership is not required prior to Sanctioning, though is required to participate.
T. Tournaments under automatic Quest sanction as of this document in 2021 are:
ABA Events both CA & AL based (American Bass Assoc. & American Bass Anglers), American Crappie Trail, Arkansas Bass Tournament Trail, Alabama Bass Trail, Anglers Choice Team Trail, BFL events, Anglers In Action, Winter Bass-O-Thon Series, Bass Champs, Media Bass, 100% BASS, CAST Texas, Carolina Anglers Team Trails, Champions Tour-Minnesota, Crappie Masters, Crappie USA, Heartland Anglers TN, Joe Bass Series, OMTT-Missouri, Real Money Team Trail of Georgia, Texas Bud Light Series, Ignition Bass, Outlaw Fishing – Texas, Best Bass Tournaments (BBT), Texas Team Trail, Wild West Bass Trail, Top Bass Live Release, Renegade Bass Trail (Canada), Get5Bass, Futrell Marine, Mr. Bass of Arkansas, Fishers of Men NTT Series, Pasote Tequila & Berryessa Bass Tournaments Circuit, Priority Fishing (http://www.priorityfishing.com/), VA Elite 70 (http://www.vaelite60.com/), Internet Rallys (IBBT, BFHP & BBC), USA Bassin’, WON Bass Events.
Rallys designated on website (Midwest, Southeast and etc.), B.A.S.S. State Federation Championships, The Bass Federation (TBF) Regionals and State Championships.
All events listed in any other category also qualify in this section as base Quest events. Those are listed on the Quest section postings of the Owners Board and are listed as *Sanctioned.
Complete listings will be updated on the Bass Cat Quest Board at http://www.BassCat.com, previously on Tapatalk/Yuku, or the accepted Owners Board at that time. These are shown as postings by sanction. Those requests are required 30 days prior to event ending.
Quest Double UP sanctioned events require 100 boats, for 2021 those are:
Arkansas Bass Team Trail, Alabama Bass Trail, Carolina Bass Challenge, BFL (Bass Fishing League) Events, Wild West Bass Trail, FLW (Costa), BASS Opens, Bass Champs, ABA National Championships, ABA Ram events, Renegade Bass Trail (Canada), Texas Team Trail, Mr Bass of Arkansas, OMTT, WON Bass Pro Am Divisions (West Coast).
See #N. for New boat segment and events up to $11,250.00 and boats under 2 years of age.
Big Bass events which are connected as a series may be considered for Quest, though no one off large fish events are sanctioned. Administrative decisions are final. ALL other Tournaments must be sanctioned, and events are subject to change. Circuits operating as individual fish events for a championship do qualify. Paper organized event tournaments are qualified.
It is our understanding that individual product incentives may exist separate of Quest for Mercury, Yamaha, MotorGuide or others. Regulations are a program of those companies and not associated to Bass Cat Boats.
U. We want YOU and YOUR your angling PARTNER, or you as a Co-Angler to have a great time and enjoy the use of your Bass Cat Boat!!
All information on this posting supersedes all other printed or published materials. This is the most up to date location for Quest information. Edited by Bass Cat Boats on May 2, 2121 1:00 PM, edited 59 times in total.
I have a new 2016 eyra. and fish the abt is there a form i need to fill out to be eligible for the quest incentives prior to the tournaments?thanks, Ben Lakey
If the events are sanctioned and you are the original owner new, then your all set! If your the second ownership a buzz to the factory can straighten it out. You should have to pay a membership if your second ownership.
Is the US Open now a Quest Sanctioned Event??
We aren’t sure as usually when BCB is providing product they are not Quest.
2020 update, yes the US Open is a Quest event as are Wild West Bass Trail, Arkansas Bass Team Trail and Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail events.
I am the 3rd owner of a 2013 Pantera II. Am I eligible for any Quest incentives at qualifying tournaments? I’ve read over the above rules and got a little lost in it all.
Yes, you are able to register and receive Quest incentives up to the Double Up level.
T. Tournaments under automatic Quest sanction as of this document in 2020 are:
Arkansas Bass Tournament Trail,
Alabama Bass Trail,
Anglers Choice Team Trail,
BFL events, Anglers In Action,
Winter Bass-O-Thon Series,
Bass Champs, Media Bass,
Carolina Anglers Team Trails,
Heartland Anglers TN,
Joe Bass Series,
Real Money Team Trail of Georgia,
Texas Bud Light Series,
Outlaw Fishing – Texas, Best Bass Tournaments (BBT),
Texas Team Trail,
Wild West Bass Trail,
Top Bass Live Release,
Mr. Bass of Arkansas,
Fishers of Men NTT Series,
Pasote Tequila & Berryessa Bass Tournaments Circuit,
Priority Fishing (http://www.priorityfishing.com/),
VA Elite 70 (http://www.vaelite60.com/),
Internet Rallys (IBBT, BFHP & BBC)
Rallys designated on website (Midwest, Southeast and etc.), B.A.S.S. State Federation Championships, The Bass Federation (TBF) Regionals and State Championships.
Quest Double UP sanctioned events require 100 boats, for 2020 those are:
Arkansas Bass Team Trail,
Alabama Bass Trail,
Carolina Bass Challenge,
BFL (Bass Fishing League) Events,
Wild West Bass Trail, FLW (Costa),
Bass Champs, ABA National Championships,
ABA Ram events,
Texas Team Trail, Mr Bass of Arkansas, OMTT,
WON Bass Pro Am Divisions (West Coast).
See #N. for New boat segment and events up to $11,250.00 and boats under 2 years of age Quailified for Tier 1 status.
Complete listings will be updated on the Bass Cat Quest Board at http://www.BassCat.co, previously on Tapatalk/Yuku, or the accepted Owners Board at that time. These are shown as postings by sanction.
Customer, Dealer, Event sanction requests are required 30 days prior to event ending. Every consumer can request sanction(s) with limitations above listed.
Please fill me in on these scenarios, as the original owner of a 2021 P2, now that USA Bassin has been added to the Quest list:
Thanks in advance.
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