Each year so far, the Northwest Marine Trade Association has given away a fantastic prize boat. All of our derby participants are entered in the NMTA drawing. Please note that all aspects of the boat giveaway are under the control of the NMTA. We simply submit your name and contact information, and hope that one of our anglers wins the boat! Please contact NMTA for details.
The 2015 boat was a beauty:
- 21 FT Hewescraft Aluminum Hard Top
- powered by Merc 150hp and 9.9hp 4stroke engines
- fully equipped with radar/Lowrance depth sounder/Scotty down riggers
- on a tandem axle EZ Loader trailer
- valued at $65,000
Okay, salmon Derby Series fans…….meet the new grand prize boat for 2011. One lucky angler will win this $60,000 boat at the Everett Coho Derby in late September. However, as we discussed in our annual NW Salmon Derby Series meeting a few months ago at Elliott Bay Marina, I will keep the boat and provide it for display at the Einar Nielson-Becky Barr Salmon Derby at Roche Harbor in later September, the Bayside Marine Salmon Derby in early November and finally at the Resurrection Salmon Derby in Friday Harbor the first weekend in December. Then, the winner can claim the grand prize boat.
I am extremely pleased how this boat package came together. It is a 21-foot River Hawk, built in Medford, powered with a 225 Suzuki 4-stroke. It is a rocket ship! I am working on a 9.9 kicker with Suzuki and remain optimistic I can pull it off. The boat sits on a galvanized tandem axel trailer, thanks to Karavan Trailers and Trailer World in Vancouver. Lowrance electronics has provided a vhf and an HDS-10 high def gps/depth sounder with Broadband radar. It is awesome. And, finally, Scotty downriggers donated their new high-tech electric downriggers. Dude, this boat is ready to rock! It is a killer package and some are saying it’s the best package yet.
The boat will be on display at the Seattle Boat Show…. Looking forward to another great NW Salmon Derby Series now entering our eighth year. Welcome aboard and buckle up!
Director of Fishing Affairs
NW Marine Trade Assn. and NW Salmon Derby Series
(Please note that all aspects of this boat give-away, including all state compliance issues, are the responsibility of the Northwest Marine Trade Association. The Gardiner Salmon Derby Association enters all Olympic Salmon Derby ticket holders into the NMTA drawing as a courtesy.)