Fans of the Black Thunder Offshore sportboat brand can check out one of the Hannibal, Mo., V-bottom builder’s latest offerings firsthand tonight at the Shootout On The Strip exhibit backed by Waves and Wheels in advance of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout this weekend. The display, which will feature a 43GT Flat Deck model, is the product of a partnership between the well-known powerboat company and Iguana Marine Group, which has locations in Oklahoma and Missouri, including one at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Iguana Marine Group is now Black Thunder’s exclusive dealer. The news was announced in a press release from the boat builder this morning.
This 43-foot Black Thunder flat-deck V-bottom model will be on display at the Shootout On The Strip tonight. Photo by Erick Bryner copyright Black Thunder.
“We’re excited to represent a manufacturer with the quality of Black Thunder, which builds its boats close to our dealer network,” said Joel Rauch, the president of Iguana Marine Group, in the release. “We’ll be displaying the latest 43GT Flat Deck tonight along with other great brands, so we invite everyone to come by and take a look.”
According to the release, the relatively new owners of Black Thunder have spent the last two years rebuilding the brand and updating its facility to modernize production.
“We’re excited to announce this partnership and to be working with Iguana Marine Group as our exclusive dealer going forward,” said Erick Bryner, the company’s marketing director, in the release. “We’re proud to take this next step in the evolution of the brand, and appreciate that Iguana Marine Group sees our vision for the future of Black Thunder as we do.
“I hope everyone gets a chance to stop by their booth and experience their professional way of doing business,” he added.
After tonight’s event, the Black Thunder and Iguana Marine Group team will move the 43-footer to Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill, the host venue for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout, where it will be on display all weekend.
“The boat will be available for private showings throughout the weekend,” Bryner said.
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