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Introducing the Skeeter 22i
KILGORE, Texas, January 2009 Skeeter's i-Class Series has won another award, as Skeeter's 22i bass boat was recently announced as a winner of Trailer Boats magazine's 2009 Excellence in Design competition. The 22i will be featured in the January issue of Trailer Boats magazine.
In 2006, Skeeter's i-Class received Field & Stream magazine's "Best of the Best" award in the boating category.
"We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Trailer Boats magazine, a group of individuals who certainly know something about boating," says Jeff Stone, Senior Vice President/General Manager of Skeeter Products, Inc. "Our goal is to always produce award-winning boats, and this award is testament to our dedication and hard work," says Stone.
Introduced in 2006, Skeeter's i-Class Series revolutionized the bass boat industry with an innovative design and high-tech features, and for 2009 the i-Class has been upgraded even further.
Skeeter's 22i features a new console and dash, capable of handling the largest in-dash graphs on the market, up to 38". The console now features aluminum gauges and switch panels, and a driver-side storage net.
Skeeter engineers looked to the automotive industry to design a new generation of seats utilizing full-flex technology. The company tested the comfort level of the seat 4 million times during its product durability testing.
The new seating configuration also includes a 30-quart insulated, injection-molded cooler located conveniently beneath the center seat. A new in-floor 28-quart cooler doubles as an integrated prop storage compartment. New side panels and a driver's glove box are standard.
Rear deck storage compartments have been reconfigured, longer, but not as deep, for easy access to tackle and gear. Split battery compartment lids make for easier maintenance. The model's bow rod storage was redesigned with tubes to handle three spinning rods, and the area also includes LED lighting.
The 22i features Skeeter's DMS Command Center, Yamaha multifunction gauges, and alarm; 13" fishing chair or bike seat with Power Pro Pole; gas assisted lifts on storage doors; dual tank fuel system; "day box" storage; 15 amp Minn Kota battery charger; 6 gauge trolling motor, and dual-axle i-Class touring trailer.
22i-Class: Length 21'8", Beam 94", Engine Shaft Length 20", Interior Depth 21", Draft 16", Dry Weight 1,980 lbs., Fuel Capacity 50 gallons. Available with Yamaha two or four-stroke outboard engine options, including VZ300, F225, VZ250 or VZ225.
MSRP: $66,700 (Yamaha VZ300)
Skeeter Products, Inc. makes fishing and boating fun and rewarding with owner's tournaments, a top-notch dealer network, and its 'Real Money' tournament incentive program. Skeeter's heritage dates back to 1948, and today it designs and manufactures innovative and high-performing bass, walleye, fish & ski and saltwater boats. Skeeter is the recipient of seven consecutive CSI customer satisfaction awards, and its boats are NMMA certified to meet strict U.S. Coast Guard and American Boat & Yacht Council standards.
For more information, see your local Skeeter dealer or visit www.skeeterboats.com.!