Big move in the bass boat world.

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Big move in the bass boat world.

Post by JWR075 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:48 am

Not only is Ranger, Stratos, and Triton owned by Nitro but now Basscat has been sold.

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Post by KlingerNOK » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:06 am

Unbelieveable! If it was posted a few days later, I'd have thought it was an April Fools joke.
I really figured they would have stayed a family owned company as long as Rick Pierce was around.
Be curious as to the reason behind it. The news story had a pretty generic statement from Rick.

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Post by JWR075 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:47 pm

I was kind of "shocked" since reading random statements about how BC would always remain a privately owned family business. But we all know money talks.

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Post by njbasscat » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:56 pm

Being a Basscat owner, I am not happy hearing this news. They sold to a reputable boat company that is also known for their great service so who knows what effect this will have. There will be stock holders involved though and with every company I worked for that merged with another, when stock holders get involved, it usually went down hill in a few years.

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Post by Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:05 am

who was it sold too?

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Post by RazorCat » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:27 am

Correct Craft bought BassCat. I haven't seen any negatives to the move so far. Rick Pierce is still in charge of day-to-day operations to my knowledge. And now the BassCat brand can live on for many years. The Pierce family built one of the best brands of bass boats in existence. I don't know why Correct Craft would want to change a thing.
The BassCat quality and customer service is still as stellar as always.

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Re: Big move in the bass boat world.

Post by bpettus2 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:59 pm

So bullet and Phoenix are the last privately owned boat companies

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Post by skintimate » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:15 pm

bpettus2 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:59 pm
So bullet and Phoenix are the last privately owned boat companies
Gambler molds and rights were recently purchased by a family in SC. So not the only ones. There are also a few "handmade" bass boat brands out there like Ballistic.

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Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:13 am

Reilly wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:59 am
skintimate wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:15 pm
bpettus2 wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:59 pm
So bullet and Phoenix are the last privately owned boat companies
Gambler molds and rights were recently purchased by a family in SC. So not the only ones. There are also a few "handmade" bass boat brands out there like Ballistic.
Ballistic is the best for sure. How about Ranger?
Ranger is owned by Johnny Morris.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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