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Apr 12, 2022  •  3 min

ePropulsion Announces Sponsorship of Electric Bass Fishing in North Carolina

ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, announced today it is sponsoring the Jon Boat Bass Club of North Carolina (JBBCNC). The JBBCNC ePropulsion Invitational tournament took place on April 9, 2022, on Lake Mackintosh in Burlington, North Carolina. James Bentley and Mitchell Whitt lead the field of 44 teams bringing in five fish weighing a total of 23-pounds, 2-ounces. Sponsorship of this event demonstrates ePropulsion’s continued commitment to promoting the use of electric propulsion in competitive sport.

JBBCNC is an electric-only bass fishing club in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. Members fish lakes including Falls, Jordan, Mayo, Mackintosh and Hyco, to name a few. Member boats have no size restrictions; but are required to use electric propulsion and have a livewell. The club is focused on spreading friendly competition and constraining anglers to the use of electric propulsion makes tournament bass fishing affordable for anyone, leveling the playing field. The grand prize of the JBBCNC ePropulsion Invitational is an ePropulsion Navy 3.0 electric outboard.

“The members of the JBBCNC are innovative and inventive anglers that embrace alternative forms of propulsion as a responsible way to respect and protect the waters where they fish,” said Chris Ponnwitz, electric market manager, Mack Boring & Parts Company, ePropulsion’s distributor partner in the U.S. “It is inspiring to see the diversity of solutions they come up with and as the leading electric-only fishing club in North Carolina we are delighted to partner with them.”

“Our members are big fans of ePropulsion’s line of electric outboards,” said Jeremy Roberts, JBBCNC Committee Chair. “Their weight savings, speed and range are top notch and are ideal for the conditions we find ourselves in. We are very excited for this year’s JBBCNC ePropulsion Invitational tournament.”

The Navy series is the backbone of ePropulsion electric outboard motors. Thanks to the direct-drive technology, the Navy electric outboard boat motor is quiet, maintenance-free and reliable. Sleek and easy to use, it is available in two power levels, 3kW and 6kW to accommodate a variety of applications. The ePropulsion Spirit models offer superior portability and range, and are the lightest ePropulsion motors. The best-selling models since 2015, the Spirit features an integrated battery and folding tiller. Due to their compact form factor, users can install the Spirit series in just one minute. The Spirit and Navy lines provide efficient and clean power for aluminum fishing boats, dinghies, daysailers and cruising sailboats, and are suitable for saltwater and freshwater.

For information on the JBBCNC ePropulsion Invitational, visit www.jbbcnc.com. For more information on the ePropulsion or its revolutionary electric motors and accessories, please visit www.ePropulsion.com.

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