AIM Weekend Walleye Series Announces Warrior Boats As A Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Season

Anglers Insight Marketing

AIM Weekend Walleye Series Announces Warrior Boats

As A Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Season

Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM) is proud to announce that Melrose, Minnesota-based Warrior Boats is again a presenting sponsor for the 2018 AIM Weekend Walleye Series.
“Ever since the AIM Weekend Walleye Series held its first tournament, Warrior and its angler owners have been there to provide support as AIM brought our ground-breaking Catch-Record-Release™ format to the forefront of tournament angling,” said Denny Fox, AWWS National Tournament Director. “One of AIM’s original owners was the late David A. Andersen, who believed in Warrior and the Weekend Walleye Series so much, as a co-owner of Warrior he was among the first to offer Warrior as a Presenting Sponsor of the series.”
Andersen’s legacy continues in his son, Adam, a frequent AIM competitor and winner of the first David A. Andersen Memorial Shootout in 2016. Other son Kent is Warrior’s national sales manager. This year, the Memorial Shootout is set for Aug. 11 on Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods.

Warrior again will provide a new V1898DC boat powered by a 150hp Yamaha four-stroke engine, to be awarded to the winning team at AIM’s National Championship June 1-2 at Wisconsin’s Chippewa Flowage, near Hayward. Tournament headquarters is Treeland Resorts.

Warrior’s reputation as one of the driest, toughest boats around stems from its five basic reasons to choose the brand:

  1. 2. Warrior’s Smart Trolling Keel™ is designed for maximum boat control and to limit bow drift in wind;
  2. 3. Warrior’s Pro Tiller™ Hydraulic Remote Steering enables optimum response at higher speeds than similar tiller-model boats. That means you can put more horsepower onboard than other makes, and maintain control even in rough water;
  3. 4. Unlike some boat builders, Warrior does not use wood to build its hulls. Result: unmatched durability and outstanding resale value; and
  4. 5. Warrior works with Ez Loader to build its own line of trailers made expressly to fit its boats, with extras like a swing tongue, disc brakes, boat tie-downs, LED lighting and Tuff Kote Paint.

“For the type of water walleye anglers often find themselves in, Warrior just can’t be beat, and AIM is fortunate to have them as a Presenting Sponsor,” Fox said.For registration information and a schedule of all 2018 AIM Weekend Walleye Series events, visit AIMfishing.com Anglers Insight Marketing LLC (AIM™) is a unique tournament organization created and owned by many of the most accomplished and recognizable professional walleye anglers, along with others who share the mission of advancing competitive walleye fishing and making it sustainable into the future. AIM is committed to marketing excellence on behalf of its tournament competitors, the tournament host communities, and the brands that partner with it. AIM is also committed to maintaining healthy fisheries across the nation by the development of the exclusive AIM Catch-Record-Release™ format which is integral to its dynamic events and unparalleled consumer engagement. For more information about AIM™, AIM Pro Walleye Series™, AIM Weekend Walleye Series, AIM sponsors and AIM anglers, visit www.aimfishing.com.

AIM Presenting Sponsors: Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S.A. and Warrior Boats, LLC. AIM Supporting Sponsors: Mercury Marine, Warrior Boat Center, Garmin, Navionics, Power Pole, Worldwide Marine Insurance, AirWave Pedestals, Off Shore Tackle, Nitro Boats, Vibrations Tackle, Pro Chattrr, Gemini Sport Marketing, Treeland Resort, Anglers Avenue.

Avid Fishermen Save Maple Lake Boat Company

MELROSE, Minn. (WCCO) — There’s a booming boat business in the land of 10,000 lakes, thanks to four men who’ve brought Warrior Boats back to life.

“Just opened! Everybody’s busy! Keeping people going,” said co-owner Chuck Barth.

Barth and his business partners are bringing back an old state favorite. Warrior Boats closed down in Maple Lake about three years ago. The boat building business was a casualty of our bad economy.

Barth and the other men started talking about the idea just a month after the company closed down. They ended up buying the Warrior name, its fiberglass molds and its tools. They hope future generations can enjoy these boats as much as they have.

“It was too good a boat to let go onto the horizon to never see again,” said Barth.

This avid fisherman decided he really wanted another Warrior boat, but there was no way to get one after the company closed.

The new plant opened a month ago in Melrose, Minn., a small town along Interstate 94, about a two-hour drive northwest of the Twin Cities. It employs nine workers.

“All the great attributes of the old Warrior is the new one, except a little bit better,” said co-owner Al Leinen.

The company is bringing back 15 models, either tiller-steered or steering wheel boats. They’re designed to flare the wake away from the boat and into the water.

About 30 boats have been sold so far. Dealers in a half dozen states are working with the company.

The owners plan to expand their operation in the future and actually add a second building at the Melrose location to allow them to manufacture more boats.

“Our goal is 600 boats a year eventually,” Barth said, including combination fish and ski boats.

He and his business partners want to expand on the Warrior name in the future and keep a Minnesota original floating in its home state for years to come.

SOURCE:
CBS – WCCO on March 7, 2012 at 7:12 pm
See Original: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/03/07/avid-fishermen-save-maple-lake-boat-company/

South Dakota Elite Walleye Series Partners with Warrior Boats For 2017 Season

For Immediate Release, April 19, 2017

All Series Events to be Televised in 2017

Pukwana, SD, March 13, 2017: The South Dakota Elite Walleye Series is proud to announce that Warrior Boats, Inc. has been named the main title sponsor for the upcoming 2017 season. “This partnership gives the South Dakota Elite Walleye Series and our anglers, the type of publicity that we all need to keep growing. I can’t thank Kent Andersen and the folks at Warrior Boats enough for stepping up to become our main sponsor.

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Won for dad: Adam Andersen Takes First David A. Andersen Memorial Warrior Boats Tournament

You can’t make this up. Not even in Hollywood.

Adam Andersen, son of the namesake of the first David A. Andersen Memorial Warrior Boats Shootout, walked away from the field on Minnesota’s Lake of the Woods Saturday, taking first place barely two weeks after his dad’s untimely passing, using the Warrior model his dad helped re-design when he helped bring the company back from the brink in 2011.

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AIM Weekend Walleye Series/Warrior Boats National Boat Shootout May 29-30

Sixteen teams will come. Each the best in their division. Each with an equal chance.

But, as the axiom goes, on any given day, any team can beat any other team. And, that’s true in the AIM Weekend Walleye Series/Warrior-Yamaha Shootout.

So when those “Sweet 16” get the green flag on Lac Qui Parle lake in western Minnesota, on that Friday and Saturday, only one will walk away the victor of the richest tournament of its kind.

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Warrior Boats returns to AIM as a Presenting Sponsor in 2015

Take an angler-owned company building boats made for family fun on the water, whether your niche is fishing or water-skiing.

Combine it with a one-of-a-kind tournament series tailor-made for the average guy or gal that promotes fishing while protecting the resource. It’s no wonder that Warrior Boats and the AIM Weekend Walleye Series are marketing partners, said Kent Andersen, national sales manager for the Melrose, Minnesota manufacturer of serious fun on the water.

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