Maverick Boat Group announced October 11 which groups will receive the funds and how they'll be dispersed. A press release from MBG stated that $20,000 will go to the Guides Trust Foundation, $20,000 will go to the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida, and the remaining $8,500 will be held in reserve to be distributed directly to individual members of the fishing community who do not fall within the two aforementioned organizations. MBG has stipulated that the funds be distributed in the fastest possible time line.
Fort Pierce, Florida — Maverick Boat Group (MBG) raised $48,500 for victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma through its auction of a new Pathfinder 2200 TRS. The online auction started September 25 and concluded October 5, with 22 registrants pushing the bidding up to the final number, according to a press release. Maverick Boat Group will donate 100 percent of the funds to a select few organizations to reach victims of the fishing communities in the affected areas.
Maverick Boat Group partnered with Yamaha, Power Pole and Ameratrail Trailers for the auction. The boat features a Yamaha F150XB, 8-foot Signature Series Power Pole, and custom-fitted Ameratrail trailer with aluminum wheels and a spare. Additional options include a wheat-colored hull, matching two-tone tan cushions and console, and white powder-coated metal work. The MSRP retail value of the boat is $61,948.
“Hopefully this money will aid its recipients in getting back out on the water sooner and starting to generate income again for their families," said Scott Deal, president and CEO of MBG.
Maverick Boat Group's brands include Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia. For more information about Maverick Boat Group, or to request relief funds from the remaining $8,500, call Charlie Johnson at (772) 465-0631 or visit Maverick Boat Group's website.