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Old Bass Boats – 1975 Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we covered bass boat manufacturers from Airgator to Hydra-Sports. In that piece we saw a drastic change in the technology of bass boats, where they were moving from tub-style fishing boats to pad-style high-performance machines.

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Old Bass Boats – 1975 Part 1

Boat manufacturers were now looking to the race industry, not only to make their hulls faster but more efficient due to the gas crunch. But sifting through the magazines, I came across two other boat companies, Delta and Venture, that were taking speed to another level. You’ll see what I mean in the coming paragraphs.

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Old Bass Boat Ads – 1974

when one looks at the ads, we see some companies didn’t seem to pay attention that prices were on the rise, while it’s obvious that other companies were going to wait it out before they made a move to embrace new technology. Then there were the companies who were sitting in a perfect position for an energy crisis.

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Old Bass Boat Ads – 1973

By 1973, bass boats and bass boat companies were coming out of every one-stop town in the U.S. In 1972, 11 manufacturers put ads in the top bass fishing magazines and 1973 would feature 15 boat manufacturers and I’m sure there were a number of other companies who hadn’t yet made the leap to advertise.

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