Feelfree US, LLC in conjunction with Joy Sports Co. Ltd, announced the introduction of Jonny Boats featuring the Bass 100, a customizable motor or human powered personal boat designed for outdoor recreational use.
The Bass 100 borrows from the classic “Jon” boat concept, an open platform to build upon as they did in the “good ‘ol days”, when DIY (do-it-yourself) was not a hobby, but a way of life. Jonny Boats blends this classic concept with modern boat and kayak technology offering a highly customizable base model ready for multiple outfitting options with ready-to-go off the shelf kits and individual accessories.
A distinctive feature that sets the Bass 100 apart is a unique planing hull designed to rise up and glide on the water at higher speeds to cover more distance quicker. This was a necessary feature as the Bass 100 is designed to be powered more so than paddled. The concept is closer to a boat rather than a kayak but by simply adding the fin kit you can easily transform the craft into an efficient sit-down or stand-up paddle boat.
The Bass 100 base model is ready for adventure with a user-friendly wide open deck, super-stable hull and a comfortable high seat that can be used for fun, fishing or as a tender between larger boats.
Jonny Boats are designed for a wide spectrum of users, from the recreational weekend boater to the hardcore angler or hunter. What makes the boat so special is no matter who you are or what adventure have planned, you have the ability to outfit the Bass 100 your own way, in your own style.
“The concept was born and driven by years of experience in the recreational boating and paddlesports industry,” said Peter Murphy, Jonny Boats Designer. “Talking to our customers, I found that people wanted freedom of choice with the ability to outfit, with pride, their own watercraft to their needs and budget.”
According to the head of Feelfree US and Bass 100 design contributor, Jim Hager, the inspiration for the brand was also driven by his own personal experiences.
“The inspiration of what Jonny is all about came from my own personal experiences, as an angler who does things my way and my two uncle ‘Johnnys’, both avid fishermen whom I admire to this day,” said Jim. “And of course, the Jon boat, simple, yet functional and accommodating in its most basic form but with the ability to transform it into an advanced fishing platform reflective of its owner.”
The Bass 100 offers a variety of standard features including the Jonny High-Ride forward and aft plus height adjustable seating system, adjustable foot pegs, two flush mounted rod holders, front Uni-Track rails for mounting accessories, inspection port, oversized rear tankwell storage area with bungee tie down system, integrated sturdy side and bow and stern handles, a wide open deck with soft foam standing pads and a drain plug.
For a truly customizable experience, a variety of Jonny Boat brand accessories will be available in ready-to-go kits or individually such as Jonny Boat’s own electric motor, the Go-Moto Pod (both fixed and a steerable option), 8-Ball Steering System, stern mounted retractable fins, Beaver Tail Rudder, Uni-Track Rails, Uni-Track Accessory Mounts, Uni-Track Stand Up Bar, trolley, sonar kit, soft deck kits, trim tab kits, seat bag, cooler, paddles, electronic wiring systems and more.
The base model Bass 100 will be available through a worldwide network of dealers beginning Summer 2019.
For availability, dealer inquiries and other information, www.JonnyBoats.com
Length: 10’ (305 cm)
Width: 35.5” (85 cm)
Weight: 77 lbs (35 kg)
Capacity: 375lbs (170 kg)
Hull Material: Roto-Molded Polyethylene Plastic
Colors: Blue Gray, Orange, Brown Green, Charcoal
Price: Full pricing details of boats, kits and accessories will be available soon.
Feelfree US, LLC is owned and operated out of Swannanoa, North Carolina and distributes boats, kayaks and accessories designed for recreational use, which have redefined the paddling and fishing industries with unique and innovative features and designs throughout North America. Feelfree US is part of a world-wide team distributing multiple product brands to over 40 countries around the globe. Jonny Boats is one of several brands including Feelfree Kayaks, 3 Waters Kayaks, Feelfree Gear, Nav8 and Chilart, manufactured by Joy Sports Co. Ltd, based in Bangkok Thailand.
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