It’s that time of year again . . . the organization Wounded Warrior Anglers is raffling another boat, which will support America’s disabled veterans.
This year the 2015 NauticStar 2110 Sport, said to be a pure fishing boat, has a price tag of $55,350,000.
There are 4,000 raffle tickets available this year, 1,000 more than previous years.
“We would not be able to do this without it being deeply discounted by manufacturers and key sponsorships to our organization,” WWA President David Souders said of the raffle boat.
Those sponsors include Fort Myers Marine, NauticStar Boats, Magic Tilt Trailers, Infinite Ideas, Olde Fish House Marina, Center Bait & Tackle and Just Right Realty – Mike Carroll.
The NauticStar 21′ boat has a 150 HP Yamaha; a magic tilt tandem axle aluminum with custom aluminum wheel trailer; custom patriotic boat wrap by Infinite Ideas; power pole 8′ Sportsman II Black with Jack Plate Adaptor; trolling motor – Minn-Kota RT70 – 70 pounds thrust 24v; Jack Plate – Atlas 6″ hydraulic and a Fishfinder GPS – Raymarine Dragonfly7 with CHIRP DownVision technology.
“This fishing machine has been fully equipped and designed by the warriors of Wounded Warrior Anglers to be exactly what you need to fish the inshore and coastal waters of the United States and enjoy your day of fishing,” Souders said.
Raffle tickets are $20 for one or six for $100. They can be purchased at the locations listed below, from the organizations website at www.woundedwarrioranglers.org, or by calling Vice President Judy Souders at (423) 620-9104.
- Fort Myers Marine, 2137 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL;
- Olde Fish House Marina, 4530 Pine Island Rd., NW, Matlacha, FL;
- Center Bait & Tackle, 10707 Stringfellow Rd., Bokeelia, FL;
- Rob’s Bait & Tackle, 3714 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL;
- Pineland Marina, 13921 Waterfront Dr., Bokeelia, FL;
- Beef O’ Brady’s, 3015 Pine Island Rd. and 2481 Del Prado Blvd. N. both in Cape Coral, FL;
- Miceli’s Restuarant, 3930 Pine Island Rd., Matlacha, FL
- Bayou Adventure, 27725 Main St., Lacombe, LA
The organization will provide updates of where the boat will be on display during select local events on its website http://www.woundedwarrioranglers.org. The boat will also be on display Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ft. Myers Marine.
The winner of the boat raffle does not need to be present to win on Saturday, May 23. They are responsible for the tag, title and registration, delivery and dealer prep and all applicable taxes.
Other specifics of the boat are listed below with the key items in bold:
- Wood Free Construction
- Limited Lifetime Hull Warranty
- Self-Bailing Cock Pit with Molded Non Skid
- Anchor Locker with Anchor
- RTM Fiberglass Lids
- Teleflex BayStar Pro Hydraulic Steering
- Teleflex Extreme Control Cables
- Molded Anchor Storage with Anchor
- Insulated Fish Box
- Front and Rear Baitwell
- Large Front Dry Storage Box
- Rod Box
- Stainless Steel Locks
- Stainless Steel Rub Rail Insert
- 6 Rod Holders in the Console
- Stainless Steel Cleats
- 2 Gunnel Rod Holders
- Brass Splashwell Drains
- Stainless Steel Grab Rail on Console
- Drink Holders
- Horn with Stainless Steel Grill
- 2 Rear Jump Seats
Marine Grade Electrical System:
- Deutsche Electrical Connectors
- Speedo, Tachometer, Fuel and Volt Gauge
- Auto Bilge Pump
- 2 Aerator Pumps 800 GPH
- Circuit Breaker Protection
- Power Pole 8′ Sportsman II Black with Jack Plate Adapter
- Minn-Kota RT70 – 70lbs Thrust 24v Hand Control
- Atlas 6” Jack Plate, Hydraulic
- Raymarine Dragonfly7 w/ CHIRP DownVision technology
- Deluxe Leaning Post with Made on Backrest w Performance Cooler
- Dual Pro Charger PRO2
- Dual Battery Switch
- (2) Additional Gunnel Rod Holders with Caps
- Magic Tilt Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer
- Custom Aluminum Wheels
The first boat raffle was an 18-foot NauticStar, 1810 Nautic Bay boat. Last year’s winner of the boat raffle received a 21-foot NauticStar 2110 Sport Bay.
The proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will help the organization continue its mission to “help rehabilitate the mind, body and soul of all service members who have been injured, wounded or disabled in the line of duty no matter what their era of service.”
The organization helps its warriors by taking them out on the water for a day of fishing. This outing helps promote a friendly and peaceful environment to help warriors heal.
Wounded Warrior Anglers also help the warrior’s caregivers by treating them to a day of relaxation at the spa.
“Changing Lives One Warrior at a Time!”