Arkansas boat maker extends contract with FLW

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas-based Ranger Boats has signed a multi-year contract extension as the exclusive boat sponsor of FLW and its premier tournament trails.

FLW announced Wednesday that Ranger Boats will retain exclusive exposure in FLW's tournaments, multiple websites, FLW Outdoors Magazine and various FLW events. Officials didn't specify how long the contract extension would be.

Ranger Boats is headquartered in Flippin, Ark. It is the nation's largest manufacturer of premium fiberglass fishing boats, which include series of bass, multi-species, fish 'n play and saltwater boats.

FLW is 1 of the world's top fishing organizations, and is known for the FLW Tour, a lucrative bass tournament circuit. Officials say 191 FLW events are scheduled for 2011.

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