All sales proceeds from the auction will help those in the fishing community who have been significantly impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The auction is up and running at Maverick's Boat Auction website — the current bid as of Tuesday, September 26 was $40,000 — and will run through 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 4. The intention is to raise funds quickly and distribute them while the need is highest.
The boat will feature a Yamaha F150XB, 8-foot Signature Series Power Pole, and custom-fitted Ameratrail trailer with aluminum wheels and 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.
Scott Deal, president and CEO of Maverick Boat Group, said great progress has been made int he cleanup after the storms, but "the economic impacts wrought to many in the fishing community will be long term and felt for months, if not for years, to come."
He added, "We wanted to find a way to help alleviate some of that burden and appreciate Yamaha, Power Pole, and Ameratrail helping us to maximize our contribution. What’s more, someone is going to get a great boat at an excellent price."
Call Charlie Johnson, director of marketing, at (772) 465-0631 for more information.