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New for 2015: all new Skeeter ZX225 and ZX250

Skeeter Boats
August 22, 2014
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KILGORE, Texas – It’s no secret that the top performing anglers on the water have the best equipment, and Skeeter has brought the best of the best together in the ultimate tournament anglers package. With completely brand new designs, the legendary ZX225 and ZX250 are back, and they are loaded with the perfect combination of features anglers want the most, at a price that keeps more dollars in their pocket.

Skeeter Boats Senior VP and General Manager Jeff Stone is excited to release the new Skeeter models, and is focused on innovations driven by customer demand.

“Considering the incredible success of the ZX line over the years, our engineering staff wanted to make these models the next step in high performance bass boats,” said Stone. “We at Skeeter have listened, and we are now bringing together a pre-packaged, loaded high-end tournament rig with the most technologically advanced fishing features included as standard equipment.”

These all-new, leading-edge, performance designed hulls were specifically made for the Yamaha V MAX SHO® 225 and V MAX SHO® 250 outboard motors. The ZX225, at 19 feet, 11 inches, and the ZX250, at 20 feet, 11 inches, offer the ultimate length combinations for anglers.

“High performance bass boats are now measured by how the boat performs at top-end speed, on the trolling motor and everything in between,” said Ben Jarrett, Director of Sales and Marketing, Skeeter Products, Inc. “Both models deliver Skeeter’s core performance heritage; a smooth, fast, and exceptionally dry ride.”

“Total fishing performance is enhanced by the modern features on your boat, not unlike smart phones in our pockets and navigation devices in our vehicles,” said Jarrett. “Fishing is changing, and keeping up with technology so you can fish at your peak is important. That’s why you need the right tools like futuristic Lowrance® electronics, Power Pole® anchoring systems, and powerful MinnKota® 112-pound trolling motors.”

Both models are loaded with standard features like an eight-foot Pro Series 2 Power Pole® and two flush mounted Gen 2 Lowrance® nine-inch touch screens which are factory-installed and networked together at the bow and console. Up front, there is a 112-pound Thrust MinnKota® trolling motor supported by a MinnKota® four-bank battery charger in the rigging compartment. A Hamby’s keel protector is factory-installed for hull protection, and there are eight all-new custom color packages from which to choose.

The cockpit command center finds an all-new custom ZX console with redesigned seats, tilt steering and plenty of legroom. Both models are available in a single or dual console configuration. Performance-styled upholstery delivers both good support and a comfortable ride. Convenient tool holders are now located on both sides of the forward cockpit where you can also find a custom Skeeter “Pro Rule®” measuring board for convenient access and use, which is important during competition.

Skeeter has pioneered the ultimate deck layout, and the 2015 ZX Series has been designed specifically to meet the demands of competitive anglers. With a total front deck rod capacity of 24 rod tubes, anglers have more interior room than ever before to secure their equipment. Each boat has port and starboard rod management systems that will hold a total of nine rods each. In addition, a multi-use center rod box holds six more rods, and has a built-in Plano® 3700 Tackle System.

The wide front deck has standard carpet padding for all day fishing comfort, retractable rod stays for convenience, and a recessed foot pedal for the trolling motor. Combine this with Skeeter’s famous “day box,” and tournament fishing has never had more convenient access and organization. Recessed LED forward running lights under the trolling motor give the bow of the boat a clean, low profile.

In addition, Skeeter’s unique “DRY DOCK” ventilation system is controlled by a convenient switch next to the driver’s seat which when turned on, allows boxes and compartments to have pressurized air circulation to help keep equipment dry, fresh, and mildew-resistant.

The rear deck hosts a massive tournament live well with fill, drain and recirculation modes and a standard Oxygenator™ system with remote switch to ensure fish are in the best care possible when aboard a Skeeter. The rear center access door features a center hatch for easy access to the rigging area. There are also two large capacity storage boxes for plenty of storage.

The new ZXs by Skeeter come with a custom built, tandem axle Skeeter Trailer which is specially designed to match the boat for smooth towing. The trailer benefits from Skeeter’s “Tuff Coat” finish, custom cut-out Skeeter lighted logos, LED lights, aluminum mag wheels, tie downs and a vault hub system as standard equipment. A standard swing away tongue, torsion axles, a full-size aluminum rim spare tire complete the package and ensure the ZXs are always riding in comfort.

TECHNICAL SPECS

2015 SKEETER ZX225

Retail Price

$48,995*

Boat Length

19’ 11”

Beam

95”

Max Horsepower

225

Engine Shaft Length

20”

Inside Depth (at console)

20”

Draft

16”

Fuel Capacity

44 gal

Total Persons

5/700lb

Max Weight Capacity

1530 lbs

Standard Boat weight (with std features i.e., Troll motor)

2075 lbs

Length on Trailer (towing length/motor up)

26’ 1”

Length on Trailer (motor up, swing away tongue folded)

23’ 6”

Length on Trailer (motor vertical, swing away folded)

22’ 11”

2015 SKEETER ZX250

Retail Price

$51,495*

Boat Length

20’ 11”

Beam

95”

Max Horsepower

250

Engine Shaft Length

20”

Inside Depth (at console)

20”

Draft

16”

Fuel Capacity

44 gal

Total Persons

5/700lb

Max Weight Capacity

1530 lbs

Standard Boat weight (with std features i.e., Troll motor)

2175 lbs

Length on Trailer (towing length/motor up)

27’ 8”

Length on Trailer (motor up, swing away tongue folded)

25’ 2”

Length on Trailer (motor vertical, swing away folded)

24’ 4”

*ZX225 $48,995 – Standard Boat Package with Yamaha VF225 outboard.

*ZX250 $51,495 – Standard Boat package with Yamaha VF250 outboard. * Retail Price does not include freight, dealer prep, and T.T.L. (Prices include Factory “Fall into Savings” Rebate offered Aug 21 through Nov 3, 2014 with Rebate assigned to Dealer at participating Skeeter Dealers).

Located in Kilgore, Texas, Skeeter Products, Inc., is the oldest most recognized performance boat company today. Credited with “inventing” the world’s first bass boat in 1948, Skeeter remains out front in the most innovative and custom high performance bass boats, bay boats, deep V, and fish n’ ski models on the market. Skeeter is the Official Boat Sponsor of B.A.S.S®, hosts the “Skeeter Owners Tournament” as the largest owners tournament in America, has its “Real Money” tournament incentive program, and a top-notch dealer network. Skeeter is the recipient of thirteen consecutive NMMA® C.S.I. Customer Satisfaction Index awards, and its boats are certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.

To request a catalog and for more information visit us on the web at www.skeeterboats.com.

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