Aug 09th, 2021 | Campion

Smart Storage Solutions Aboard the RAGE R22

Most anglers are on the water for hours and need to be prepared for almost anything. Proper and sufficient storage for gear, tools, and safety equipment is key. Easily accessing equipment and keeping everything organized can help ensure everyone has a productive, successful, and most importantly, enjoyable day of fishing.

 

When designing the RAGE R22, creating plentiful and organized storage areas throughout the boat was top-of-mind for Campion. Utilizing the fiberglass grid structure of the RAGE made it easier to allow for built-in storage areas throughout the boat without compromising passenger space.  From bow to stern, there’s guaranteed to be a storage space at arm’s length giving you access to the gear you need quickly.

 

We’ve included some highlights of RAGE storage solutions along with important features:

 

Secure Storage Compartments 

The RAGE features a variety of waterproof storage compartments of various sizes throughout, making it easy to tuck away safety gear, accessories, or whatever else you might need to stow. Since these compartments are built into the structure of the boat, they are very deep and can hold a lot. All compartments onboard feature stainless-steel compression hinges and slam latches for a tight, secure seal.

 

Passenger Glove Box 

The large glovebox, located on the passenger side, is a great place to lock up valuables such as phones, keys, wallets, or sunglasses for safekeeping. The glove box is large enough to store extra baits and other equipment and features LED lighting so you can easily see items inside as the sun sets or when fishing for walleyes in the evening.

 

Integrated Tackle Organizers 

There are three integrated tackle organizers aboard designed to hold about three Plano boxes each, perfect for storing extra tools, tackle, and baits. There are an additional two very large storage compartments on either side of the deck that can hold up to 30 Plano 3700 tackle boxes each.  Perhaps it’s time to shop for some additional gear!

 

 

Lockable, Ventilated Rod Storage Locker 

As you pass through to the casting deck, you’ll find the integrated, ventilated rod locker that easily holds 20 rods. The rod locker features LED lighting and can be locked to keep your rods secure onboard when you’re not. An easily accessible compartment at the bottom of the rod locker stores your trolling motor batteries safety. The top of the storage locker features Campion Marine Deck with a built-in tournament fish ruler so you can keep tabs on what you’re catching throughout the day.  There is a second tournament fish ruler located on the lid of the Livewell 02 Pro located on the stern.

 

Integrated Tool Holders 

There are three integrated tool holders onboard the RAGE located on either side of the deck area and one on the casting deck. Each is perfectly located for easy accessibility and are designed to hold important tools such as pliers, knives, scissors, and more.

 

 

Bait Buckets

Built-in bait buckets are conveniently located in the bow and stern areas of the RAGE to accommodate multiple fishing areas.

 

Livewell O2 Pro

Our Livewell O2 Pro is designed to keep fish happy. The pressurized system includes aeration, anti-slosh technology, removable dividers for separating different species of fish, calming blue on the inside, timed pumps, and an oxygenator. Controls are located just alongside the livewell for easy adjustments. Night fisherman will also find the lights helpful.

 

 

 Stainless-Steel Cup Holders and Cooler

Of course, the RAGE also features numerous stainless steel cup holders with optional LED lights so there’s always the perfect place to keep beverages secure. Store drinks, food, or other items that need cooling in the built-in drainable cooler located just behind the helm.

 

The RAGE truly is your partner while fishing.  With versatile, easy-to-access storage that helps to keep you organized, The RAGE offers you more efficient time while on the water to do what you do best.  Learn more about all of the incredible features of the RAGE R22. Contact your local dealer for more information: Locate Your Dealer

 

Apr 15th, 2021 | Campion

UltraDeck is Next-Generation Marine Flooring

Innovative Flooring Option Helps to Elevate Aesthetics and Functionality

With new creative approaches to boat design, it’s no surprise traditional materials used for elements within boats are also seeing a surge in new options.  Flooring, for example, has traditionally consisted of carpeting or wood. While there are benefits to both, neither particularly go well with water.

Although carpet can be visually appealing and soft on bare feet, it’s quick to absorb water and even after a day in the sun, can begin to mold and mildew over time creating a not so pleasant odor.  Wood flooring, if not properly cared for, can begin to warp and fade over time before needing to be replaced.

Neil Gilbert, Campion’s world class boat designer, uses fiberglass to optimize the shape and features of every Campion boat.  Every single piece of tooling is CNC cut providing unparalleled precision. 

While researching flooring options for Campion’s latest multispecies fishing boat, the RAGE R22, the team wanted an option to further elevate the aesthetics and functionality of the boat. The material needed to be durable, stain resistant, and non-slip in order to withstand years of hard-core fishing, plus look as great as the boat itself.

They ultimately decided upon UltraDeck®, a line of synthetic marine flooring manufactured by a company right here in British Columbia.  

What is UltraDeck?

UltraDeck is “a unique premium blend of closed cell, high quality PE foam produced for the harsh marine environment.  It has very high UV resistance, it’s UV tested to over triple the best marine upholstery vinyl with no fade. Being that it is closed cell, it does not absorb, so it will never smell and is stain resistant and cleans up very easy. It provides an excellent shock absorbent, sounds deadening, non-slip, customizable surface for any vessel. The product is backed with the thickest, highest grade acrylic-based 3M pressure sensitive adhesive providing a simple yet durable installation.” ultradeck.ca

Advantages of UltraDeck Flooring

  1. Does not absorb water and therefore does not mold, mildew or smell over time.
  2. Excellent UV resistance so will not fade.
  3. Easy to wipe down after cleaning fish or from spilled beverages.
  4. Provides a non-slip surface, especially important when there’s a fish on the line.
  5. Made of a lightweight material that also provides some soundproofing.

UltraDeck flooring is the ideal choice for Campion Boats. The interior of the RAGE is covered with UltraDeck including the full-length swim platform providing a safe, non-slip surface for swimmers coming and going from the water.  Plus, fishermen will enjoy the fish ruler built right into the flooring, making it easy to measure a big catch.

Designed for form and function with every detail top of mind from the structural grid, quality of the hinges to the durable yet stylish flooring.  UltraDeck flooring, like the RAGE, is a game-changer that any boating enthusiast could get onboard with.

Get in touch with a product specialist to help answer any questions you may have.

Apr 15th, 2021 | Campion

How Fiberglass Helps Maximize Boat Design

Versatile and strong, fiberglass offers numerous advantages to boat designers.

Expectations are changing when it comes to boat design. Every detail incorporated within the design is extremely important so choosing the right material is critical. Fiberglass is not only a strong and lightweight material, it’s very versatile allowing the designer the freedom to push the limits of their design.

Neil Gilbert, Campion’s world class boat designer, uses fiberglass to optimize the shape and features of every Campion boat.  Every single piece of tooling is CNC cut providing unparalleled precision. 

Linear Grid Structure

Gilbert’s innovative design includes a linear grid structure, essentially serving as a high beam under the deck for support. Grid systems are perfectly matched to the hull surface for a precise bond and providing incredible strength right where you need it. Bonded with an aircraft structural adhesive you can be assured of years of trouble-free and safe boating.

On the RAGE, the efficiency of the structural grid also helps to open up casting areas to support customizable seating configurations and a larger than ever main cockpit. At 22’9” the RAGE is the largest multispecies boat in its class.

Clean storage areas are directly integrated within every Campion boats structural grid. For fishermen at all levels, Gilbert’s innovative fiberglass design for the RAGE and Explorer not only provides an incredible amount of purposeful storage for rods, tools, tackle boxes, and other important equipment, it delivers the comfort and convenience required for a long day on the water.

Smooth, Quiet Ride

Since fiberglass is also a lightweight material, it’s a game-changer for creating a smooth, quiet ride no matter what the conditions. Gilbert’s APEX2 hull design plays an integral piece in Campion’s ultraquiet ride.

The hull design is a variable dead rise configured to produce a smoother, faster, even more responsive ride at high speeds. Not to mention dramatically better fuel economy. They glide on the water with no vibration. The sound absorption from the fiberglass APEX2 hull design also helps keep the fish “in the dark” as you approach.

Strength and Durability

Fiberglass materials are known to be extremely strong, able to withstand harsh marine elements, fluctuating temperatures, and UV rays making the material ideal for high-performance boats.

The durable material also makes maintenance fairly simple. Following manufacturers maintenance recommendations and regular cleaning of your fiberglass boat with fresh water and a soft cloth will help to keep and protect your windshield, windows, or hatch for years.

Campion Boats

Campion Boats are designed and constructed using the most advanced fiberglass mat on the market today. Our 3D fiberglass weave requires less resin, creating a lighter and stronger hull for enhanced performance.

We add a layer of Kevlar into our hulls at the keel (the high impact area), reducing the chance of the hull being holed should the boat hit a shoal, deadhead or other underwater peril.

Thanks to the versatility of fiberglass, you can enjoy years of safe boating and even more innovative designs for years to come.

Get in touch with a product specialist to help answer any questions you pay have.


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Jul 02nd, 2020 | Campion

UltraDeck is Next-Generation Marine Flooring

Innovative Flooring Option Helps to Elevate Aesthetics and Functionality

With new creative approaches to boat design, it’s no surprise traditional materials used for elements within boats are also seeing a surge in new options.  Flooring, for example, has traditionally consisted of carpeting or wood. While there are benefits to both, neither particularly go well with water.

Although carpet can be visually appealing and soft on bare feet, it’s quick to absorb water and even after a day in the sun, can begin to mold and mildew over time creating a not so pleasant odor.  Wood flooring, if not properly cared for, can begin to warp and fade over time before needing to be replaced.

Neil Gilbert, Campion’s world class boat designer, uses fiberglass to optimize the shape and features of every Campion boat.  Every single piece of tooling is CNC cut providing unparalleled precision. 

While researching flooring options for Campion’s latest multispecies fishing boat, the RAGE R22, the team wanted an option to further elevate the aesthetics and functionality of the boat. The material needed to be durable, stain resistant, and non-slip in order to withstand years of hard-core fishing, plus look as great as the boat itself.

They ultimately decided upon UltraDeck®, a line of synthetic marine flooring manufactured by a company right here in British Columbia.  

What is UltraDeck?

UltraDeck is “a unique premium blend of closed cell, high quality PE foam produced for the harsh marine environment.  It has very high UV resistance, it’s UV tested to over triple the best marine upholstery vinyl with no fade. Being that it is closed cell, it does not absorb, so it will never smell and is stain resistant and cleans up very easy. It provides an excellent shock absorbent, sounds deadening, non-slip, customizable surface for any vessel. The product is backed with the thickest, highest grade acrylic-based 3M pressure sensitive adhesive providing a simple yet durable installation.” ultradeck.ca

Advantages of UltraDeck Flooring

  1. Does not absorb water and therefore does not mold, mildew or smell over time.
  2. Excellent UV resistance so will not fade.
  3. Easy to wipe down after cleaning fish or from spilled beverages.
  4. Provides a non-slip surface, especially important when there’s a fish on the line.
  5. Made of a lightweight material that also provides some soundproofing.

UltraDeck flooring is the ideal choice for Campion Boats. The interior of the RAGE is covered with UltraDeck including the full-length swim platform providing a safe, non-slip surface for swimmers coming and going from the water.  Plus, fishermen will enjoy the fish ruler built right into the flooring, making it easy to measure a big catch.

Designed for form and function with every detail top of mind from the structural grid, quality of the hinges to the durable yet stylish flooring.  UltraDeck flooring, like the RAGE, is a game-changer that any boating enthusiast could get onboard with.

Get in touch with a product specialist to help answer any questions you may have.