Newport, a leading innovator in premium electric kayak motors, proudly announces a groundbreaking partnership with the Hobie Bass Open Series for its 2024 season. As the exclusive electric motor sponsor, Newport is set to make a significant impact on the competitive landscape of tournament kayak fishing.
The strategic alliance with Hobie Bass Open Series comes after extensive planning and a shared vision between Newport and Hobie. It seeks to unite two legendary brands in the kayak space, creating a synergy that will have a lasting impact on the tournament kayak fishing community.
We are thrilled to welcome Newport as our exclusive premium electric kayak motor partner,” says Steve Fields, Director of Fishing. “Newport’s commitment to quality and innovation for the progression of the sport is paramount in the quickly evolving landscape of tournament kayak fishing,” adds AJ McWhorter, Tournament Director for Hobie BOS.
This marks the first year that Hobie will allow electric motors in their tournaments. Hobie’s change in rules speaks volumes to their commitment to progressing the competitive landscape of kayak fishing,” says Howie Strech, Marketing Manager at Newport. “We are very excited to partner with such a legendary brand and the most highly regarded kayak tournament trail in the nation.
To heighten the season’s excitement, Newport will offer kayak motor packages as prizes, along with the Newport Electric Performer award presented to the leading contestant in the mid-season Angler of the Year (AOY) race. This innovative initiative is designed to boost engagement in the initial events, acknowledging anglers who demonstrate a relentless pursuit of top-level performances.
Our commitment extends beyond our partnership with Hobie and the reverence for their brand legacy,” says Strech. “We are deeply invested in fostering a sense of community and enhancing the experience of every angler on the trail.
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unrivaled experiences on the water for more than a decade. As passionate, lifelong members of
the angling community, we are committed to a cleaner, simpler future and a better fishing
experience for everyone. Newport’s pioneering technology redefines electric power to reduce
the hassle, cost and harmful impact to our environment associated with traditional gas-fueled
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About Hobie Bass Open Series:
The Hobie Bass Open Series (HBOS) offers a competitive platform for kayak anglers,
emphasizing camaraderie and sportsmanship. Open to all kayak brands, our Catch,
Photograph, and Release (CPR) tournaments take place at premier bass fisheries. Join us in
the growing world of kayak fishing, showcasing your skills and competing for cash payouts,
bragging rights, and a chance to represent your country at the Hobie Fishing Worlds.