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Monday, January 4, 2010

Nikki Rose Completes Her Maiden Voyage!

Napa, California – January 3, 2009 – Nikki Rose, Victoria’s new tender, took to the sea for the first time today, thus extending Victoria’s travel ability. Nikki Rose departed before a gathering of about five people including guests, boatyard personnel, and fellow sailors. The launch of Nikki Rose marks the beginning of Adventure Cats travel ability to anywhere on the globe regardless of the landing conditions ashore.

The maiden voyage was marked by ceremonial practice of christening with a bottle of Snapple Peach Tea and lasted approximately three hours ending at 16:00 PST. Skipper Dmitry Shkipin and First Mate Nikki Wutke tested Nikki Rose’s ability to contrive in the water, its versatility on deck and overall seaworthiness.

Nikki Rose was routed around local marina with maximum attained speed of about 2 knots with local tide current at about 3 knots at the time of testing. Both Skipper and the First Mate agreed that Nikki Rose performed as expected.

"Today is a fun day for the Adventure Cats team members who have been working hard on Victoria for over a year – its about time we have some actual fun time on the water" said skipper. "We look forward to the upcoming voyage to the Monterey Bay, where Victoria can show her true offshore colors for the first time since launch." Skipper noted dinghy's only drawback - a luck of a cup holder.

Powered by either manual labor or Minn Kota Riptide 45 Lb saltwater trolling motor, the BIC 245 dingy offers Adventure Cats an exceptionally light, solidly built and stable dinghy experience. The new BIC 245 is the result of 35 years of experience and development by BIC company, that until recently was known as a pen producing enterprise. Due to BIC 245 lightweight built team will have a TON of fun carrying fellow Adventure Cats members and equipment to an anchored boat and back to shore again.


Bic Sport Headquarters
ZI du Prat -BP 03716
56 000 Vannes Cedex
Tel. : +33 (0)2 97 43 75 00
Fax: +33 (0)2 97 43 75 01

Johnson Outdoors Inc. (Headquarters)
555 Main St.
Racine, WI 53403
Tel: 262-631-6600
Fax: 262-631-6601

Snapple Beverage Corporation
P.O. Box 9400
East Meadow, New York 11554
Tel. (516) 222-0022

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