MOORESVILLE, N.C. – May 16, 2016 – Nothing says summer like a day on the boat – warm wind in your hair, water beneath your feet, and a refreshing Twisted Tea in hand. With summer right around the corner, Twisted Tea is offering its loyal and adventurous fans a chance to spend their summers enjoying the water while “motorboatin’ and floatin’” in their own pontoon boat, custom created by renowned manufacturer Forest River Marine and powered by a world-class white 350 HP Mercury Marine Verado outboard engine; the quietest, most fuel efficient outboard on the market.
As a sponsor of Richard Petty Motorsports for the past three years, the team at Twisted Tea knew just the person to ensure speedy delivery of the boat and take its new owners for an inaugural spin – Brian Scott, driver of Twisted Tea’s No. 44 Ford Fusion racecar. Scott will captain the boat for the day, enjoying a beautiful day on the water with the winner’s own twisted friends and family.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate summer than with an amazing giveaway featuring some of our favorite things – a Forest River Marine pontoon boat with a Mercury Marine outboard engine, our friends at Richard Petty Motorsports, and, of course, cold, refreshing and delicious Twisted Tea.” said Robert Vail of the Twisted Tea team. “We look forward to seeing who the lucky winner is and having Brian Scott take them for a spin.”
“It’s really awesome that Twisted Tea and Forest River Marine have teamed up to give a lucky fan this custom, one-of-a-kind pontoon boat with a Mercury Marine Engine,” Scott said. “I was able to test drive the boat earlier in the season, and let me tell you, it is perfect for not only warm, sunny days, but for any kind of boating outing. I’m really looking forward to being captain for the lucky winner and spending the day with the new owners.”
The pontoon boat is a South Bay Custom Super Sport 523RS Arch model with a 3.0 + performance chassis powered by a 350 HP Mercury Verado outboard motor, perfect for days relaxing on the water with friends and family. For those who don’t win the big prize, Twisted Tea will also give away pool floats and koozies to second and third prize winners.
“We take great pride in building the best pontoon boats so owners can enjoy themselves on the water, and this custom Twisted Tea boat is no exception,” said Tom McCuddy, General Manager of Forest River Marine. “One lucky winner will be enjoying themselves this summer on one of our South Bay Pontoon boats custom designed for Twisted Tea fans.
To enter, fans simply need to text “PONTOON” to 30364 or email email@example.com with their first and last name, mailing address, telephone number, email address, date of birth and entry code “PONTOON”. No purchase necessary. Fans must be 21 years of age or older to enter. To learn more about the rules, go to: www.twistedtea.com. The contest began on May 1, 2016 and the winner will be selected on September 5, 2016.
Twisted Tea, South Bay, and Mercury Marine remind all boaters and water enthusiasts to exercise good judgment and responsibility in all on-water activities, including using a designated driver for all South Bay and Mercury Marine-powered boats. Please do not drink and boat.
About Twisted Tea Brewing Company
Twisted Tea Brewing Company was founded in 2001 on the twisted promise that a hard iced tea should taste like real iced tea. Since 2001, our tea makers (yes, their job is as cool as it sounds) have been committed to brewing a hard iced tea that not only tastes like real iced tea but also delivers an incredibly smooth and refreshing drinking experience. Twisted Tea brews more than 10 styles and is continuously searching for the best flavors to introduce to its drinkers. In 2016, it released Twisted Tea Bourbon Barrel, a light and refreshing tea with a splash of Bourbon flavor. For more information, visit www.twistedtea.com
About Forest River Marine
Based in Middlebury, IN, Forest River Marine is a top-tier pontoon boat manufacturer, building entry-level through luxury performance boats powered by up to twin 350 H.P. motors. Brands include: South Bay (http://www.southbaypontoon.com/), Berkshire (http://www.berkshirepontoon.com/) and Trifecta (http://www.trifectapontoon.com/). Product offerings include; cruise, fish, and sport models. Forest River Marine, a division of Forest River, Inc., has been building high quality pontoon boats since 1998. Founded in 1996, Forest River, Inc. employs over 10,000 people in multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the Midwest, south, southwest and west coast, producing motorized class A, B and C motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, pop-up tent campers, park model trailers, cargo trailers, commercial vehicles, buses, pontoon boats and restroom trailers. Forest River, Inc. was acquired by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. in 2005. For more information, please visit www.ForestRiverInc.com.
Headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Marine is the world’s leading manufacturer of recreational, commercial and government marine propulsion engines. A $2 billion division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), Mercury provides engines, boats, services and parts for recreational, commercial and government marine applications, empowering boaters with products that are easy to use, extremely reliable and backed by the most dedicated customer support in the world. Mercury’s industry-leading brand portfolio includes Mercury and Mariner outboard engines; Mercury MerCruiser sterndrive and inboard packages; MotorGuide trolling motors; Mercury propellers; Mercury inflatable boats; Mercury SmartCraft electronics; Attwood marine parts; Land ‘N Sea marine parts distribution; and Mercury and Quicksilver parts and oils. More information is available at mercurymarine.com.
About Richard Petty Motorsports
A performance and marketing driven company, Richard Petty Motorsports, co-owned by NASCAR Hall of Famer Richard Petty and successful business entrepreneur Andrew Murstein, is one of the most recognized brands in all of motorsports. With a history of over 200 wins and business partnerships with national and global leaders, today the race operation fields two teams in competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with drivers Aric Almirola and Brian Scott. Almirola will return to the iconic No. 43 Ford with partners Smithfield Foods, STP, United States Air Force and the “Fresh From Florida” campaign. Scott will make his debut with the team and drive the Petty Family No. 44 Ford. Albertsons Companies, Shore Lodge, Twisted Tea and GoBowling.com will join Scott as he competes for Rookie of the Year in his first full-time season in the Sprint Cup Series. Richard Petty Motorsports will also field the No. 43 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR XFINITY Series with driver Jeb Burton, who will compete in his first full-time XFINTY season with partner J. Streicher. The team is headquartered in Mooresville, N.C.
No Purchase necessary. Sweepstakes open to US residents who are 21 years of age or older. 1 Grand Prize: winner will receive a Twisted Tea Branded Custom Pontoon Boat - ARV $62,000.00. 50 First Prize winners will receive a Twisted Tea Pool Float – ARV $60.25. 2,500 Second Place Winners will receive a Twisted Tea 24oz Koozie – ARV $1.00. No Cash Alternatives, winner will be responsible for all federal, state and local taxes. Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 a.m. EST on 5/1/2016 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on 8/31/2016. Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing on or around 9/5/2016. To enter text “PONTOON” to shortcode 30364 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide your name, address, phone, date of birth and code “PONTOON” to submit an entry. Standard carrier message and data rates may apply. Upon entry, you will receive one confirmation message. Text “HELP” for help. “STOP” to cancel. Void where prohibited. For Official Rules and Prize Breakdown email email@example.com or visit http://www.twistedtea.com/cruising/official-rules
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