STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (March 15, 2012) â€“ Steamboat Springs, Colo.-based Creek Company, the market leader in personal fishing craft, celebrates its 25th anniversary with the introduction of a newly-designed personal fishing vesselâ€”the Voyager Frameless Pontoonâ€”that is half the size and weight of anything in its class. The innovation advances access to and enjoyment of fishing in flat and moving water.
â€œIt's one of the most revolutionary products in the category,â€ says Creek Company president Chris Timmerman, whose office sits a fly-cast away from the Yampa River. â€œWe've been developing it for a long time, and are proud of how well it exemplifies our brand and the direction of our product offerings for 2012 and beyond.â€
Using frameless technology 25 years in the making, the high-performance fishing machine measures eight feet long and weighs just 28 lbs.â€”half that of other boats in its classâ€”while still boasting a 400 lb.-carrying capacity. It is drawing attention from new and seasoned fishermen because set-up takes just three minutes, and its easy-to-carry size and weight make it practical for accessing even the most remote waterways.
Despite its light weight, the Voyager's is designed for durability. The hull is built with rugged 30-oz PVC whitewater raft material for exceptional strength, combined with a 30-gauge PVC bladder system fitted with Boston valves for bomb-proof air retention and reliability.
Additional features on the Voyager include:
â€¢ inflatable seat
â€¢ 5-foot, 2-piece oars (2) with fold-down oarlocks
â€¢ adjustable foot bar to fit any size person
â€¢ large, insulated side gear bag with rod and drink holders
â€¢ stripping apron
â€¢ D-rings to secure gear
â€¢ carry handles
â€¢ rear cargo/storage area
â€¢ double action pump
â€¢ carry/storage bag
The Voyager Frameless Pontoon is available online and at most outdoor retailers and fine tackle shops, with an MSRP of $599.99.
Innovation is not new to Creek Company, which was the first to bring a high-end personal flotation craft to the masses via price-point production. The company remains a market leader in the category with several patents still employed on fishing craft today.
About Creek Company:
Founded in 1986, Creek Company is the world leader in personal fishing craft, pioneering the personal fishing craft industry with its original trademarked and patented U-BOATÂ® brand float tubes in 1991. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Steamboat Springs, Colo.-based company continues its market-leading position through innovative designs and user-friendly price points. www.creekcompany.com