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Thrilling – it’s not a term used every day. Typically, this word describes rare moments in time where excitement can barely be bottled up during an incredible journey. For the last ten years, the growth and expansion of RAILBLAZA, a New Zealand-based manufacturer of marine components, has been nothing short of just that — thrilling. In celebrating this key milestone in the company’s life, why not celebrate it with some equally thrilling news!

As the 2020 Major League Fishing season kicks off, RAILBLAZA is proud to announce its partnership with one of the fishing industry’s premiere top talents, Ott DeFoe.

“We at RAILBLAZA headquarters are really excited to have Ott DeFoe joining our team,” says Ross Pratt, CEO of RAILBLAZA Ltd. “We have been looking for a partner for some time to help us establish RAILBLAZA products in the U.S. bass boat market. Ott checked off all the boxes, and we are very impressed with his professional approach. We look forward to working with him on both pushing our existing product range, helping guide our R&D program efforts, and further strengthening our relationship with White River Marine Group.”

The RAILBLAZA crew recently spent a day with Ott in his East Tennessee home. Most of that time was spent in the garage, exploring Ott’s boats in-depth.

Several breakthroughs related to the Versatrack system in Ott’s Tracker aluminum rig, and perhaps even more exciting were breakthroughs on DeFoe’s Nitro Z21 bass boat. DeFoe put many of those items to use in last week’s first Bass Pro Tour event of the season on Lake Eufaula. He finished third. DeFoe utilized StarPortâ„¢ mounts on his Nitro to capture the action on his Go Pros.

RAILBLAZA has signed on to be the presenting sponsor of DeFoe’s YouTube channel. DeFoe recently chronicled his first Bass Pro Tour tournament of the season. His first third-place finish is viewable here.

Ott was impressed with the spirit of innovation at RAILBLAZA and their dedication to growing their business in the fiberglass boat market. “These guys are really doing their homework on what boaters need each day. I have no doubt that through working together, we will bring some truly innovative and resourceful products to market that anglers will truly appreciate.”