I’ve tracked down what I believe is the first professional tournament boat considered to be truly “wrapped”, displaying a sponsor companies logo design over the entire boat. However, this isn’t that boat, as I’m still trying to obtain a picture of that rig. Before wraps though, there have been quite a few instances of “advertising” placed on rigs, much of which looked pretty “tacky” by today’s standards. In the Midwest, being a field editor for a national magazine and displaying that on your boat was one of the earliest concepts in this regard. One of the best looking bass boats I’ve found with such a display was the rig ran by Charlie Brewer, owner of Crazy Head Lures, and then Fishing Facts field editor. Both identities are displayed on his early 1970s rig above.
History In Pics: Pre-Wrap Wraps (Boats)?
January 17, 2014 by 2 Comments