Siren Marine has installed its advanced Connected Boat® systems on the personal bass-fishing rigs of some of the world’s most successful and well-known professional anglers. This first wave of pro angler partnerships marks a concerted effort by Siren Marine to expand its presence throughout the bass fishing industry and the freshwater boating market in general.
More than 30 of professional bass fishing’s biggest names are now using the Siren MTC and Siren Marine App to keep their tournament boats in a constant state of readiness. Siren’s Connected Boat technology allows these anglers to monitor their boat’s location, movement, battery charging status and more, while preventing theft, vandalism and other hazards these “road warriors” endure on a regular basis.
Pro angler James “Worldwide” Watson was instrumental in “hooking” an impressive group of tournament professionals on the benefits of the Siren Marine system. “When I saw how easy and practical it is to set up an MTC with wireless sensors for batteries, gear lockers and more, I knew these guys would be all over it. So, I reached out to some of my many friends on the circuit. After all, we all want more peace of mind when it comes to our boat and equipment,” said Watson.
With Watson’s help, Siren has aligned itself with a powerful group of bass fishing personalities that includes recognized champions, multi-million dollar winners, perennial fan favorites and rising stars. These anglers have built their careers competing against the best in globally-recognized tournament trails such as Major League Fishing (MLF), Bassmaster and FLW. This team of top anglers includes past B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Brent Chapman and former Bassmaster Classic Champion Alton Jones, Sr. Also using Siren onboard his boats is Jordan Lee, known for the rare feat of back-to-back Bassmaster Classic wins in 2017 and 2018, as well as winning a major MLF Bass Pro event on his very first try. “Team Siren” also features Aaron Martens, three-time B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year and recent winner of his first MLF Bass Pro Tour Championship event at Table Rock Lake on May 22.
Siren Marine technology will also be providing peace of mind for the following top anglers, as they compete in high-profile tournaments around the country: Justin Atkins, Zack Birge, Stephen Browning, Brandon Coutler, Anthony Gagliadri, Timmy Horton, Alton Jones, Jr., Jason Lambert, Mike McClelland, Cody Meyer, Mark Miller, Ish Monroe, Michael Neal, Brandon Palaniuk, Mark Rose, Fred Roumbanis, Scott Suggs, Gerald Swindle, Johnny VanDam, David Walker, and Jacob Wheeler. All of these anglers are currently competing in the 2019 MLF Bass Pro Tour Series.
According to Siren Marine Founder and CEO Daniel Harper, professional tournament fishing is an ideal application for the company’s Connected Boat technology. Additionally, recent adoption of this technology by boat builders, motor builders, insurance companies, fleet operators and other industry stakeholders make this an ideal time for Siren Marine to aggressively pursue the bass fishing market. Siren Marine is currently developing OEM partnerships and programs with a variety of leading bass boat manufacturers and will soon be distributing its Connected Boat system online through outdoor retailing powerhouse Bass Pro Shops — further enhancing the company’s engagement with bass anglers and freshwater fishermen of all kinds.
“Tournament anglers already have enough on their minds, without having to worry about if their batteries are charged up or if somebody has messed with their boat or gear during the night,” said Harper. “Whether they are competing or practicing, these guys are always making a living with their boats. Issues that might be a nuisance to recreational anglers have a much greater impact on pros who must be ready to fish and win at all times. We’re pleased to be associated with these high-profile anglers, and proud that our technology will be providing the peace of mind they need to stay on top of their game,” added Harper.