With the cost of new bass boats at an all time high, those who are considering purchasing a new rig are looking for creative ways to save or earn extra money with their new boat purchase.  Contingency programs, although based on tournament performance, can be a great way to make some extra cash and take the sting out of the sticker price.  This guide summarizes the contingency programs that the major boat manufacturers are currently offering and you can see which one might be the best for you.

Phoenix First Flight

  • There are two tiers that determines eligibility for this contingency, depending on what tournament the angler is competing in.
  • Platinum package fee: $99
  • Silver package fee: $49
  • Phoenix Boats logo (12” x 1.75”) must be displayed on tournament shirt
  • Factory installed decals must be on the boat (38” length)
  • Phoenix Flight decal must be displayed on windshield of boat
  • Phoenix Boats decal must be displayed on vehicle

Tier 1: Must be an original owner

2020, 2021 & 2022 Model Year 2019 Model Year Boat & Motor
$7,000 $3,000 Phoenix Boat w/ 250 HP
$5,000 $2,000 Phoenix Boat w/ 225 HP
$3,000 $1,000 Phoenix Boat w/ 200 HP
$1,000 $500 Phoenix Boat w/ 175 HP or smaller

 

Tier 2: Any Phoenix Boat owner

Any Model Year                    Boat & Motor

$500                                        Phoenix Boat w/ 250 HP

$400                                        Phoenix Boat w/ 225 HP

$300                                        Phoenix Boat w/ 200 HP

$100                                        Phoenix Boat w/ 175 HP or smaller

  • For more information on which tournaments qualify for each tier visit the website.

 

Ranger Cup

  • There are 5 tiers for the Ranger Cup contingency, and all must have at least a 60-boat participating field.
  • No entry fee
  • This contingency has a list that can be viewed on the website.

 

Tier 1: $10,000 cash payout

    • 1st place winner
    • Bass Elite and Bass Pro Tour/MLF Cup Tournament Only
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 200 h/p minimum

Tier 2: $7,000 cash payout

    • 1st place winner
    • Any Tournament on the list, minus the ones above
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 200 h/p minimum

Tier 3: $1,000 cash payout

    • If (and only if) the first-place winner, does not meet requirements then, highest finishing Ranger Cup qualified angler will be eligible for a $500 cash payout.
    • Any Tournament on the list
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 60-175 horsepower engine

Tier 4: $500 cash payout

    • If (and only if) the first-place winner, does not meet requirements then, highest finishing Ranger Cup qualified angler will be eligible for a $500 cash payout.
    • Any Tournament on the list, INCLUDING the ones above
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • A minimum of 60 h/p

Tier 5: $500 BPS/Cabela’s gift card

    • 1st place winner
    • Any Tournament on the list
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2011-2018 year model boat
    • No horse power requirement

 

Skeeter Yamaha Real Money

There are two tiers for the Skeeter/Yamaha contingency: (1) Bassmaster Elite Series and (2) Grassroots. There is a registration fee of $75.

Tier 1: Bassmaster Elite Series Payout

  • $10,000 reward for winning the Bassmaster Classic
  • $5,000 reward for winning an Elite Series event
  • $1,000 reward for anglers 2nd through 10th place

Tier 2: Grassroots Payout

  • $5,000 reward for winning if running a 225 horsepower Yamaha or more
  • $500 reward for winning if running a 200 horsepower Yamaha or less
  • This contingency has a list that can be viewed on the website.

 

Triton Gold

  • There are 5 tiers for the Triton Gold contingency, and all must have at least a 60-boat participating field.
  • No entry fee
  • This contingency has a list that can be viewed on the website.

 

Tier 1: $10,000 cash payout

    • 1st place winner
    • Bass Elite and Bass Pro Tour/MLF Cup Tournament Only
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 200 h/p minimum

Tier 2: $7,000 cash payout

    • 1st place winner
    • Any Tournament on the list, minus the ones above
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 200 h/p minimum

Tier 3: $1,000 cash payout

    • If (and only if) the first-place winner, does not meet requirements then, highest finishing Triton Gold qualified angler will be eligible for a $500 cash payout.
    • Any Tournament on the list
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 60-175 horsepower engine

Tier 4: $500 cash payout

    • If (and only if) the first-place winner, does not meet requirements then, highest finishing Triton Gold qualified angler will be eligible for a $500 cash payout.
    • Any Tournament on the list, INCLUDING the ones above
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • A minimum of 60 h/p

Tier 5: $500 BPS/Cabela’s gift card

    • 1st place winner
    • Any Tournament on the list
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2011-2018 year model boat
    • No horse power requirement

 

Nitro/Tracker Bass Pro Shops Tournament Rewards

  • There are 5 tiers for the Nitro Tournament Rewards contingency, and all must have at least a 60-boat participating field.
  • No entry fee
  • This contingency has a list that can be viewed on the website.

 

Tier 1: $10,000 cash payout

    • 1st place winner
    • Bass Elite and Bass Pro Tour/MLF Cup Tournament Only
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 200 h/p minimum

Tier 2: $7,000 cash payout

    • 1st place winner
    • Any Tournament on the list, minus the ones above
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 200 h/p minimum

Tier 3: $1,000 cash payout

    • If (and only if) the first-place winner, does not meet requirements then, highest finishing Nitro Tournament Rewards qualified angler will be eligible for a $500 cash payout.
    • Any Tournament on the list
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • 60-175 horsepower engine

Tier 4: $500 cash payout

    • If (and only if) the first-place winner, does not meet requirements then, highest finishing Nitro Tournament Rewards qualified angler will be eligible for a $500 cash payout.
    • Any Tournament on the list, INCLUDING the ones above
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2019-2022 year model boat
    • A minimum of 60 h/p

Tier 5: $500 BPS/Cabela’s gift card

    • 1st place winner
    • Any Tournament on the list
    • Confirm (60) participating boats
    • 2011-2018 year model boat
    • No horse power requirement

 

Falcon High Flyers

  • The Falcon Boats contingency program requires a $100 annual registration fee.
  • Angler must wear Falcon shirt and/or Falcon hat during competition days to be eligible.
  • Must display Falcon decal on boat and tow vehicle.
  • Must display Falcon High Flyers Program decal on driver’s windshield or console
  • Any tournament that has a minimum field of 30 boats is fair game, except for MLF/BPT, Bassmaster Elite Series, FLW Pro Circuit, and The National Professional Fishing League.
  • Must win the tournament to be eligible
  • Winners can win up to $6,000 in one year.
  • 30-50 boats: $350
  • 51-80 boats: $550
  • 81-100 boats: $800
  • 101-150 boats: $2,000
  • 151 or more boats: $3,000
  • This contingency has a list that can be viewed on the website.

Bass Cat Quest

  • Quest Membership is open to all Bass Cat owners, no matter the age of the product
  • Original owner (2000 model year and later) No charge/Automatic QUEST activation
  • Original owner (1999 model year and earlier) One time $200 membership/warranty transfer fee
  • Used boat owner  (no product age limitations) One time $200 membership/warranty transfer fee
  • Tier 1 Win: 70+ boats: $7500 (Original owner 2019 model year and newer, with less than two years from date of original purchase)
  • Sanctioned event win: 100+ boats or 200+ anglers: $1000, 60+ boats or 120+ anglers: $500, 30+ boats or 60+ anglers: $250
  • Double-Up Win: 125+ boats or 250+ anglers: $2,000 (Double-Up meaning 2x the maximum winnings of a sanctioned event win if the tournament field exceeds 125 boats or 250 anglers.)
  • Split Decision Team Win 50% Bonus: Tier 1 Team Win: Up to $11,250. 100+ boats or 200+ anglers: $1.500: 60+ boats or 120+ anglers: $750: 30 +boats or 60 + anglers: $375.
  • Highest Finishing Top 20: Top 20 finish 125+ boats: $500. Top 20 finish 75-124 boats: $250
  • National & Regional College Win: Full Time Student GPA >3.0: $3,000 Full Time Student GPA > 2.5: $1,000
  • Non-Boater/Co-Angler Win: QUEST Co-Angler Win 125+ boats: $500, 85-125 boats $250
  • Some seldom known highlights are: 
  • A) It’s the only program that lets a collegiate or high school angler use Granddads’, or an Uncles boat for a season with no ownership.
  • B) It’s the only program the Co-Angler or team partner can split 150% of the level ($11,250 / 2 = $5,625 each) if both own qualifying boats.
  • C) it’s one of few you can sanction your local event if you choose.
  • View all of the details of the Bass Cat Quest contingency program on their website.

Vexus Rev Rewards

  • Must be registered prior to the event
  • Minimum of 50 boats (if less, payout will equal winning purse up to $1,000)
  • Must win the tournament to be eligible
  • If competing out of a VX/DVX model, qualifying first owner can receive payout equal to their winning purse up to $10,000 (qualifying second owner up to $5,000)
  • If competing out of an AVX/ADX model, qualifying first owner can receive payout equal to their winning purse up to $1,000 (qualifying second owner up to $500)
  • Qualifying second owner can claim a maximum of one victory per year
  • For more information about the sanctioned tournaments, the list can be viewed on the website.

 

Blazer Bucks

There are 3 tiers of anglers who can qualify for Blazer Bonus Bucks tournament rewards. To qualify, an angler must pay a $99 annual fee.

Tier 1: Pro

  • Angler who wins the sanctioned event in a 2018 or newer can win $5,000
  • Minimum of 60 boats
  • Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, MLF Pro Circuit, MLF Toyota Series, MLF Bass Pro Tour, The National Professional Fishing League

Tier 2: Trail Blazer

  • Angler who wins the sanctioned event in a 2018 or newer can win $2,000
  • Minimum of 60 boats
  • Visit the website for information on the list of tournaments

Tier 3: Weekend Warrior

  • Angler who wins a non-sanctioned event not listed in Tier 1 or Tier 2 can win $500
  • Minimum of 60 boats

 

Caymas Cash

There are 3 tiers of payouts in the Caymas Cash program. There is a $100 registration fee. For the list of qualifying tournaments in each tier, visit the website.

Tier 1: Platinum

  • $10,000 to the winner (must be the original owner of a Caymas boat)
  • 60 boats minimum

Tier 2: Silver

  • $7,000 to the winner (must be the original owner of a Caymas boat)
  • Boat must be powered by a Yamaha, Mercury, Evinrude, or Suzuki outboard
  • 60 boats minimum

Tier 3: Bronze

  • $500 to the winner (must be the original owner of a Caymas boat)
  • Boat must be powered by a Yamaha, Mercury, Evinrude, or Suzuki outboard
  • 30 boats minimum