July 14, 2017

Lowrance Sponsors 5th Edition of the Barracuda Tour by Beneteau

Lowrance will once again sponsor and particpate in the Barracuda Tour, a prestigious fishing competition organized by Beneteau

Barracuda Tour by Beneteau Logo2017 will see the 5th edition of the Barracuda Tour take place in Port du Crouesty –Arzon, France. The event has become a key tournament for professional anglersacross the globe with previous editions attracting 515 attendees, 40 boats, 15nationalities and over 540 catches*. These numbers speak volumes to the successand popularity of the Barracuda Tour and highlight why Lowrance, world-leadingbrand in fishing electronics since 1957 has decided to sponsor the event again in2017.

Lowrance is the manufacturer of choice for competitive anglers, helping pro's winmajor titles across the globe. Just last month Lowrance won their sixth consecutiveBassmaster Classic Championship with Jordan Lee winning the 2017 event on LakeConroe in Houston, Texas. All crews participating in the Barracuda Tour 2017 willuse Lowrance equipment during the competition. With a range of features gearedtowards professional anglers including StructureScan® HD with SideScan andDownScan Imaging™ participants will have the opportunity to step up their game andcatch more fish with the help of the latest innovations in marine electronics fromLowrance. They will also get the opportunity to use a free fishing contour chartdownloaded from the C-Map Genesis community, 100% compatible with Lowranceequipment.

The competition will see 40 boats take to the water to compete for the covetedchampion's title. Lowrance will not only sponsor the event, but a dedicated Lowranceteam will also compete with its own boat, a Barracuda 8. The Lowrance boat will beequipped with two new HDS Carbon fishfinders/chartplotters. These brand new unitsfeature a high-performance dual core processor, a multi-touch SolarMAX™ HDscreen with the widest available range of viewing angles, a dual channel CHIRP anda Network Dual Sounder, allowing the Lowrance team to switch between applicationsand simultaneously view independent sonar feeds with ease.

Lowrance Barracuda boat

The Lowrance range of fishfinders/chartplotters offer a range of features dedicated toprofessional anglers to help them get the most of out the varied conditions they mayface in an unfamiliar tournament location. StructureScan3D®, is a perfect example,providing anglers with a three-dimensional view beneath the boat, giving them abetter understanding of where fish and structure are located in relation to their boat.This important fishing tournament will take place in Port du Crouesty - Arzon from12th – 21st May. The key dates are 12th-14th May for the Challenge Amateurs, whenthe crews will be competing to qualify for the Grande Finale, which will take placefrom 18th - 20th of May.

For more information or details about the Barracuda Tour, please the Barracuda website.