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We built the first Skeeter, which just so happened to be the world's first bass boat. Since then, we've been setting the standard, raising the bar and leaving the rest of the boating industry in a wake of innovation.

It was way back in 1948 that Holmes Thurmond designed and launched the first Skeeter boat. By no means was it the last "first" for Skeeter. In 1961, we built the first bass boat from fiberglass, a huge leap forward in performance and durability.

Then in 1975, Skeeter introduced the "Wrangler," the first V-bottom bass boat ever built. As time passed, Skeeter introduced a host of other innovations: the first full-length rod box, the first bass boat rated for a 150 HP, and the first to introduce "space age" composite materials with the X-Treme and X-Cel composite construction. From then on, cutting-edge technology and attention to detail have been the key ingredients of securing value for long-term owner satisfaction.

It's evident that Skeeter's philosophy, "engineered like no other," permeates everything we do - from the way we build our boats, to the courtesy we extend each time you walk into a dealership. Beginning with the extensive efforts taken in the methods of manufacturing, all the way to the winner's circle, Skeeter's pursuit of perfection has become clearly evident as the best engineered bass boats on the water today.
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