Gerald Swindle swaps Triton for Phoenix Boats
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Top B.A.S.S. and Major League Fishing (MLF) angler, Gerald Swindle, has agreed a deal with Phoenix Boats that will see him using its bass craft in competitions in 2020 and beyond.
He has severed a more than 20-year association with Triton to join the Tennessee-based manufacturer. He said: “I won’t say it was an easy decision, but everything felt right. I have said before that the only other boat I would consider running was a Phoenix.
“So many of my friends use them and I have been racing them up and down lakes all over the country competing so I have had a close look at what these boats can do.”
Swindle added that the quality of the products Gary Clouse and the team at Phoenix has been producing for many years was a major consideration in his decision, alongside the opportunity to have input in future development of the boats.
“The family side of how Phoenix does business also made me feel that this was right. Shaking hands and hugging necks in our meetings – everything just felt like home. This is a great partnership and the way I was treated reassured me that this is where I am supposed to be.
“I still love the people at Triton. I have been there since 1997 and couldn’t be more thankful for the many years I’ve spent in service to them and them to me. I spent a lot of time reaching out to everyone I knew there because it is important to me that we continue to be friends and I can still call and go fishing with my buddies there.”
“We all think the world of Gerald Swindle,” said Gary Clouse, President of Phoenix Boats and a full-time Elite Series angler. “Adding him to our family was a no-brainer. He is a class act on and off the water – a gifted angler and great ambassador for the sport of bass fishing.
“He is also very knowledgeable about bass boats and the engineering behind them. He can offer some valuable insight that keeps us improving. We look forward to adding his knowledge to our ever-expanding business.”