Bass Pro Shops to pay less for Cabela’s under new terms

Bass Pro Shops will pay about $ 500 million less for Cabela’s under the new terms of the companies’ merger agreement announced Monday. Under the Amended Merger Agreement, Bass Pro Shops will acquire Cabela’s for $ 61.50 per share in cash, representing an aggregate transaction value of approximately $ 5.0 billion. Cabela’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the …
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Bass Cat partners with U.S. Angler’s Choice Tournaments

U.S. Angler’s Choice and Bass Cat Boats have entered into an agreement making Bass Cat the exclusive boat sponsor for both the 2017 season and 2018 U.S. Angler’s Choice Championship. “We are all in with U.S. Angler’s Choice,” said Rick Pierce, president of Bass Cat Boats. “The Midwest is a region we want to be …
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Bass Cat, Yar-Craft names new West Coast regional sales manager

Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boats has named Dave Davis as the new West Coast Regional Sales Manager for both brands. Davis comes to Bass Cat and Yar-Craft after founding and serving as CEO of a company specializing in aftermarket marine and automotive lighting and accessories. The married father of three is a long time bass …
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Bass Pro Shops donates $50,000 to George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund

The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) announced Thursday that Bass Pro Shops is continuing its support of the George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar Education Fund with a $ 50,000 donation. This donation will help to increase awareness of, and participation in, fishing, boating and conservation activities through grassroots educational programs and on-the-water activities held …
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Bass Pro Shops partners with UTI on technician training

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) announced a three-year agreement with Bass Pro Shops to supply boats and accessory equipment to support the marine technician training program at UTI’s Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI) campus in Orlando. Through the agreement, Bass Pro Shops will supply seven fully loaded boats and related accessory equipment for use as training aids …
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U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford visits Bass Cat/Yar-Craft

Earlier this week, Bass Cat/Yar-Craft employees had the honor of a special visit from U.S. Congressman Rick Crawford (R-AR) as a part of the STEM Education and Manufacturing Tour throughout the First District of Arkansas. Congressman Crawford’s tour, in partnership with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Education Coalition, is an effort to explore the …
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Bass Pro Shops launches new fishing initiative

Bass Pro Shops today announced “Gone Fishing,” a major new program to introduce people of all ages, especially urban youth and children overly-focused on their digital devices, to fishing as a gateway to discovering the outdoors. The national program encompasses a variety of significant initiatives designed to introduce audiences that haven’t been exposed to outdoor […]
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Yamaha Marine Group supports Striped Bass American Heritage Act

WASHINGTON – Yamaha Marine Group announced today its support of Congressman Tom MacArthur’s (R-NJ) Striped Bass American Heritage Act, which would designate this iconic species as the “National Fish” of the United States. Just as the bald eagle is the avian symbol of the U.S., the striped bass is a uniquely American fish that has been […]
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Correct Craft enters bass and walleye fishing markets with two acquisitions

ORLANDO, Fla. –  Correct Craft announced it is entering the bass and walleye fishing markets with the acquisition of both Bass Cat and Yar-Craft. Bass Cat (the premier bass fishing boat) and Yar-Craft (the premier walleye fishing boat) are both manufactured in Mountain Home, Arkansas and are the quality leaders in their segments. Bass Cat […]
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