Brighten your holiday with a bass boat giveaway

It might be difficult for Santa to squeeze a bass boat down the chimney, but with the Bassmaster Holiday Boat Giveaway, it won’t be necessary for St. Nick to face that obstacle. From now through Dec. 19, a Bassmaster.com sweepstakes is underway with a grand prize of a Triton X-17 boat with trailer, standard equipment and 60-horsepower Mercury motor.

“This is a great contest to celebrate the holiday season,” said Jim Sexton, vice president of digital for B.A.S.S. “And this boat is perfect for any angler, from the weekend warrior to the aspiring pro. Triton’s X-17 is aluminum, which makes it lightweight and manageable for small bodies of water. It’s also tough enough to take on the big fisheries.”

The allure of winning a versatile boat isn’t the only incentive the sweepstakes offers. Submitting an entry also makes bass fans eligible to score one of 185 instant-win prizes, including such items as a Minn Kota Talon shallow-water anchor, a Hummingbird 698ci HD SI, a Lowrance Elite 7 HDI, a GoPro camera, Costa sunglasses, a Duo Realis Lures prize pack and a Power-Pole prize pack.

“Since the Sweepstakes started on Nov. 11, we’ve already had 18 instant-win prize recipients, including a Power-Pole prize pack, a Yo-Zuri prize pack, an Evan Williams Bourbon prize pack, Berkley Trilene braid and a LiveTarget Frog Popper,” Sexton said. “A new and interesting element of the holiday giveaway is that it’s a ‘gift that keeps on giving.’ When you share the sweeps with friends on Facebook, for every friend who enters, the person who entered and shared receives another entry in the contest for the boat. The social media element increases the odds for those whose friends decide to participate.”

In 2013, B.A.S.S. has given away outstanding prizes, such as a 2014 Toyota Truck in the Toyota Fan Favorite All-Star Angler Sweepstakes and all-expenses paid fishing trips with Bassmaster Elite Series pros Skeet Reese, Mike Iaconelli and Gerald Swindle.

Participants can enter the Holiday Boat Giveaway daily by visiting Bassmaster.com.

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