Iowa anglers love their fishing boats. On Saturday, September 22nd, the public is invited to TESTRIDE a new Ranger or Stratos boat powered by Evinrude outboard engines on Lake Okoboji. Special feature of this weekend’s event is highlight of Stratos’ exciting new model 326 with a $1,000 rebate. But there’s plenty more during the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. hours. A variety of models from Ranger’s Fisherman series, Angler series and Reatas will also be available with various outboards from Evinrude, driven by professional anglers. Even the exciting new 175T (T for Tiller) will be showcased. Along with $1,500 in purchase incentives across all brands, and Rapala and goodies, it’s all part of the TESTRIDE experience.

“The buzz on the 326 Stratos has been phenomenal this year, and we’re glad we can showcase it on Lake Okoboji,” shared George Liddle, Ranger and Stratos Boats rep and host of TESTRIDE. “The on-the-water TESTRIDE gives us a platform for our multi-species big water boats as well as the bass boats from Ranger. And the new 326 Stratos $1,000 rebate through the end of the month on a purchase is huge.” The Boat Farm has several Stratos 326’s in stock.

“This is a national program with nice incentives tied to it,” shared Iowa dealer Kirk Kohls. “Not only is the $1,000 rebate on right now on the Stratos 326, but there’s a package worth $1500 if a TESTRIDE participant purchases any Ranger-Evinrude or Stratos-Evinrude boat in the near future, so anyone on the fence should come take a ride for these benefits alone. And for those still shopping, there are free t-shirts and Rapala lures for the first 50 riders.”

Electronics from Humminbird and Minn Kota trolling motors as well as Talon shallow-anchoring systems, Dobyns rods and Rapala lures round out the product demonstrations. Attendees will receive special discounts from TESTRIDE’s online partner for guide-recommended outdoor gear—

“This is a great end-of-season chance to experience our engines,” shared Krista Heidgerken of Evinrude Outboards. “Customers feel the power of an E-TEC engine first hand and learn about reliability and superior design from the pro anglers that depend on them. In many cases that wins them over.”

“The ultimate ownership experience is a priority for us with the Ranger and Stratos brands,” added Bart Schad, Ranger-Stratos Vice President of Marketing. “These events help us show the real differences that make up so much of our legendary ride, handling and fishability features.”

Image courtesy TESTRIDE

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