1948: The Founding of the Bass Boat, Model and
Part Johnboat - Part Powerboat - The
first Skeeter could fly around the water. -
East Texas and Louisiana. The First
These boat made from molded plywood
- quickly caught on with fishermen in in
East Texas and Louisiana. The First
Bass Boat Dealer was also established
continues today.in Shreveport, LA.
Reeves Marine started with Skeeter
Boats and continues today.
The 1950's: 1st Fiberglass Bass Boats
Advances in construction materials
began with the use of fiberglass. It
allowed for more sizes and models of
Skeeter's to be built. The trolling motor
was just hitting the fishing industry and
the long skinny noise was a perfect fit .
This bow designed was said to resemble
a Mosquito and thus the name Skeeter
was used to describe Holmes Thurman
Bass Boat Design.
The 1960's: A New Owner - A New Generation
In 1961, Stemco of Longview, Texas
purchases the rights and plans and
moved to a larger plant in Longview, TX.
Stemco started using fiberglass to build
the boats - fiberglass offered better
repeatability of the product, making it
easier to mass produce. Fiberglass also
provided the ease to produce new sizes
and even more models. New sizes were
in high demand for the larger reservoirs
popping up around the country. The
Hawk, Super Skeeter, Sweet Thing and
Skeeter Magnum came to market.
1965 SKEETER
1968 SKEETER
1960's SKEETER
1960's SKEETER HAWK
The 1970's: The First V-Bottom Hulls - 1st 150 HP
1975, Skeeter leads with the motor and
the Skeeter Wrangler takes introduction
of the first V-Hull Bass Boat. leaps
forward towards the future. In that are
still seen in modern bass boats.Then
came the addition of the 150 HP 1979
we seen the introduction of the motor
and the Skeeter Wrangler takes leaps
forward towards the future. In Starfire
175 and the start of even more hull
innovations and interior additions that
are still seen in modern bass boats.
1972 Hawk
1973 Hawk
1978 Wrangler
1978 Wrangler
1977Skeeter
1979 Wrangler
1973 Skeeter
1979 Skeeter
1977 Skeeter
1978 Skeeter
The 1980's: A New Owner - A New Design, SX Begins
Even thou the economy was depressed,
the Coleman Company takes ownership
of Skeeter boats in 1983. The 1980's
seen some dramatic changes in the
company with the introduction of the
Fish'n Ski Series and SX series began to
fulfill the demands of the growing sport of
tournament bass fishing. Never before
had performance, speed, handling and a
bold look been incorporated into one
product.
1986 Skeeter
1984 Skeeter
1980 SS-1
1982 Skeeter
1980 Skeeter
1980 Starfire
1982 Starfire
1981 SS-1
1950's SKEETER
The 1990's: The ZX is Born - Yamaha Ownership Begins
1983 Skeeter
1984 Starfire 175D
1984 Strada F80
1984 Strada FS 90
1984 Starfire
1981 Wrangler
1986 Skeeter
1965 Super SKEETER
1969 Super SKEETER
1975 Sweet Thing
1983 Starfire
1985 Starfire
1984 Starfire 175
1990 SF175SX
1997 ZX
1992 Skeeter
1992 SF150SX
1963 SKEETER
The 2000's: The I Class is Born - A New Era Begins
In 2006 the IClass was born bring a new
standard to high-end full featured boats.
Featuring DMS multi function system with
electric locks and more industry leading
features. In 2007 the new ZX was born
with new modular consoles and updated
graphics.
2006 20i
1992 Baypro
1999 BayPro 21
1992 ZX185c
1999 SX186
1999 ZX185
1999 ZX185
1985 Strada
1986 Wrangler
1986 Starfire
1985 Starfire
1985 Starfire 175
1989 Skeeter
1986 Strada FS 80
1986 Strada
1985 HP150XSP
1985 HP150XSP
1998 ZX202c
1998 BayPro 21
1997 SS90
1992 SS150
1997 Skeeter
1996 BayPro 2100
1996 ZX180
1994 ZX175
1994 SS90
1994 ZX150
1994 SS140
1994 ZX175
1990 Baypro
1995 SS90
1995 150ZX
1995 150ZX
1995 ZX200
1974 Sweet Thing
1974 Eagle I
1977 Odyssey X-110
1987 SK2000
Hemphill Gang
2008 20i
1967 Super SKEETER
MY 1967  SUPER SKEETER
2005 ZX225
2004 ZX225
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DOUG VAHRENBERG
Professional Bass Angler
and
Humminbird Sonar Guru
Higginsville, Missouri