Orleans Boat World and Ranger Boats have entered into a sponsorship agreement with the Blind Fishing Boat to enable people without sight to fish both recreationally and competitively.
Lawrence Euteneier, Founder of the Blind Fishing Boat initiative and a blind professional fisher himself, said, “Fishing from my new Ranger Reata 1850 will allow me to compete more effectively in fishing tournaments and introduce more people living with vision loss to the amazing sport of Fishing”. “After all, fishing is largely about feeling for the bite, and who’s better at using their sense of touch than those living with vision loss.”
Daniel Proulx, co-owner of Orleans Boat World, put the sponsorship deal together – “when Lawrence approached us seeking a stable and reliable boat, my partner and I knew right away we wanted to see Lawrence in a Ranger Reata”. “We are all quite excited to be able to support Lawrence and his Blind Fishing Boat initiative.
“We have a lot of admiration for Lawrence and his accomplishments as an angler,” said Ranger Boats Vice President Keith Daffron. “The Blind Fishing Boat initiative represents an amazing opportunity for so many people and we’re proud to be a small part of it. Our Reata Series offers so much versatility on the water – from deck space and gunnel height to seating capacity and stability, it’s just a perfect fit for Lawrence and the Blind Fishing Boat initiative.”
BRP’s Evinrude E-TEC outboard engines, a sponsor of the Blind Fishing Boat since 2007, will power the Ranger Reata with the industry leading, environmentally friendly, Evinrude E-TEC 175-hp outboard motor. “We like what Lawrence is doing to make fishing and boating more accessible and appreciate his confidence in the Evinrude E-TEC engine,” said Christopher Berg, Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning for Evinrude.
About Ranger Boats
Ranger Boats, headquartered in Flippin, Ark., is the nation’s largest manufacturer of premium fibreglass fishing boats, including a series of bass, multi-species, fish ‘n play and saltwater boats. Founded in 1968 by Forrest L. Wood, Ranger Boats continues its commitment to building the highest-quality, strongest-performing boats on the water.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. With manufacturing facilities in five countries, BRP products are distributed in more than 90 countries.
About Orleans Boat World & Sports
As Ottawa’s #1 Boat Dealer in Larson, Legend, Ranger and Stratos, Orleans Boat World contributes their growth and success to their commitment to customer service — both during and after the sale.
About the Blind Fishing Boat
The Blind Fishing Boat was conceived by Lawrence Euteneier to open up the sport of fishing and boating to the over 13 million Americans and Canadians living with significant vision loss (blind). Lawrence, blinded since the age of eight, offers hands-on instruction and seminars, publishes information articles, exhibits and speaks at outdoor shows, advises the outdoor recreational industry, and competes in mainstream fishing tournaments.
Daniel Proulx, Orleans Boat World 613 830-7576
Lawrence Euteneier Blind Fishing Boat 613-298-3028