MIAMI, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Boat Outfitters, the retail division of Teak Isle Manufacturing received the NMMA Innovation Award for their new Pickup Truck Fishing Rod Rack.
Every year the NMMA Innovation Awards are presented to manufacturers and suppliers who bring to market new and innovative products for the boating industry. These awards are presented at the International Boat Builders' Exposition and Conference (IBEX) and at the Miami International Boat Show.
The lockable Pick-Up Truck Fishing Rod Rack is currently designed for Ford F150 pickup trucks, with additional pickup truck models in development. The rod rack holds the rods at an angle to protect the rods during transportation. The rod rack design allows expensive rods and reels to be securely locked and opens up space in the truck bed for additional gear storage. With today's shorter bed pickup trucks you can now safely and securely organize and transport your rods and reels.
The rod rack installs easily in the existing Ford F150 tie down bracket holes. The rod rack comes with a removable bracket that installs to the tie down bracket using the same holes. No drilling or new holes are required. The rod rack simply attaches to the installed brackets and can be easily removed when not needed. The rod rack also features a stainless steel cam lock that prevents theft of the unit as well as a stainless steel cable lock system which allows your rods to be securely locked to the rod rack. You no longer will have to worry about the security of fishing rods when your pickup truck is unattended.
The truck rod rack is made from heavy duty marine grade welded aluminum. The rod rack is finished with a black powder coated finish to provide protection from the harsh marine environment.
The Patent Pending rod rack holds up to 8 rods and measures 62 ¼" long x 7 ¾" tall x 7 ¾" deep. When not in use the rod rack is easily removed for convenient storage. Boat Outfitters provides an optional rolling storage rack that allows the rod holder to double as a garage storage unit.
The Innovation award honored Boat Outfitters with the first locking removable pickup truck rod rack brought to market which solves the problem of broken or stolen rods in transit.
For more information on the Pickup Truck Rod Rack visit Boat Outfitters website at www.boatoutfitters.com
SOURCE Boat Outfitters