Go Wireless and Win!
Team VL (Virtual Lifeline) is our next generation site for Sport and Tournament Anglers. If you are one of our loyal followers then you are undoubtedly familiar with CAST, Cast Advantage for Sport & Tournament-- our original product offering for the competative angler. Team VL picks up where CAST left off-- offering our demanding competition anglers the same great performance and safety features as the old CAST units. If you are a new member or just stopping by to check us out, welcome!
Virtual Lifeline (VL) is the same wireless engine shut off system-- in fact it is the only wireless engine shut off system currently on the market today-- that frees sport and tournament anglers as CAST. It provides the aggressive competitor up to 40 additional casts over a
tournament day compared to their tether-bound competitors.
This wireless solution eliminates hitch and un-hitch time, accidental
disconnects, and annoying entanglements commonly found with yesterdays old-school
“The C.A.S.T. system saves me valuable fishing time, I no longer have to continually attach and remove the standard kill-switch, and my safety is not compromised. I just stand up and start fishing. Whether I’m tournament bass fishing or having a fun day of boating with my family, I know the C.A.S.T. system in my boat is always ready in the case of an accidental falls overboard.”
Professional Bass Angler
Red Bluff, CA
VL provides todays competitive anglers with an indispensable
edge and increased safety for all team members by protecting them from
most injuries caused by falls overboard.
Time lost by the mandatory hitching and un-hitching of old-school lanyards
can now be eliminated. VL frees you by being wireless.
No more tether, no more hitch hassle, no more delays in getting
down to the business of competing. Nows the time to
throw that old cord away!
Going wireless will provide you more time to be quick, efficient and
improve your results.Today's tournament angler is as serious and as
competitive as any other professional athlete. In all sports the
difference between winning and losing comes down to a fraction of an
inch, one-thousandth of a second, or simply who uses that last bit of
time more effectively.
Every champion credits his success to the effective execution of fundamentals
and paying attention to the variables -- which are the little things
that ultimately make the difference. Tournament fishing is no
different. Fast boats, great gear and knowledge are the fundamentals. The variables are the little things that can go wrong. How do
you avoid them? That's up to the individual angler.
“As a 25-year U.S. Coast Guard veteran and several thousand hours spent on the water. I know how important Safety is. Especially when it comes to fishing my B.A.S.S. Tournaments. When I launch my Ranger I want to make sure every piece of equipment is in tip top shape. Safety is Paramount and when it comes to falls overboard I want myself and my partner to be protected by the best in the business, that is why C.A.S.T. Wireless Lanyard manufactured by MariTech Industries is mounted onboard my boat.
With C.A.S.T. I know if I accidentally get thrown from my boat it will be shut down in a instant. This modern technology kill switch not only provides me with the greatest of safety but allows me gain more casts a day, and when time is critical that means a lot to me. With C.A.S.T I guarantee that you will not be dissatisfied, and the installation is a cinch, 30 minutes, tops. Never worry about constantly hooking up that tangle some kill switch. So the next time you back down that launch ramp and the Tournament Director asks to check your kill switch, make sure you have C.A.S.T. onboard. Check em’ out.”
CWO Douglas C. Luper
Safety Compliance Officer USCG, Office Of Boating Safety
Recreational Boat Product Assurance Division
With the patented technology of VL, MariTech's wireless lanyard, you can eliminate
a significant variable....time lost...
"The tournament angler who uses our wireless lanyard will have
a significant competitive advantage over his counterparts," says
Keith Jackson, MariTech Industries President/CEO. "More casts
directly relate to more fish and more wins. Improving boating
safety while providing the angler with an average of 25-40 more casts
per day is a win-win situation," he adds.
Go wireless ... Go for the WIN!
“Safety became second nature to me during my 21 years in the Air Force. While in the Air Force I performed aircraft maintenance, executed launch and early orbit of satellites, and served as a nuclear control officer responsible for over 50 nuclear weapons. Safety was critical to every aspect of these duties; it therefore became an integral part of all areas of my life. Shortly after retiring from the Air Force, I entered the world of competitive fishing. Most of my time on the water is on the California Delta, which has unbelievable water hazards around every corner. It was a wonderful discovery the day I met the C.A.S.T. Wireless rep at one of my tournaments and witnessed her demonstration. I was “hooked”. C.A.S.T. satisfies my need for safety and saves a bunch of time during practice and more importantly during tournaments. My fishing partners wear the second sensor that comes with the system and we’re both protected. I highly recommend every boater add a C.A.S.T. Wireless Lanyard to their boats to protect themselves and everyone with them."
Captain Dave Erwin
Senior Space Systems Engineer
Professional Tournament Angler
“Here is a story for you! The last tournament, (region 16 of the BASS Weekend series) the weather was the worst that I've ever been in! Approximately 3" of rain fell on us and my CAST system did not fail! Pouring rain from blast off to weigh-in and no false alarms on the system! Yes, I tested the system before Blast-off and it was in perfect working order!
Fisherman you can't beat the safety and the performance of this system! ”
Incentive Program for 2007
MariTech Industries is pleased to continue its support to tournament angling organizations, its participants and programs with our popular “Cash for CAST” (CFC) incentive money program. If your organization isn’t already part of CFC, make sure to contact us to find out about making this available in your tournaments.
Cash for CAST is an incentive program offered at select tournaments. Contact your Tournament Director to find out if your tournament is participating in CFC.
Download our Cash For Cast Flyer by clicking here (PDF file, 84K).
Claim Incentive Money:
Claim forms are available on line by clicking here (PDF file, 333K) or may be requested directly from MariTech Industries, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 530.243.4709.
Incentive Money Program:
2007 CFC Incentive Money:
Monies will be awarded to CFC eligible anglers as follows:
1. $250.00 will be awarded to the tournament winner or;
2. $50.00 will be awarded to the highest finisher of all eligible anglers, regardless of placement.
3. Up to $1,000.00 additional incentive money will be offered at other tournaments, which may include various qualifiers and championships. (TBA)
In all cases, both the tournament and angler must qualify as described below.
To qualify a tournament, there must be a minimum field of ten boats and three qualified anglers participating.
Angler Eligibility Rules
New Customers: Complete the VL (CAST) warranty registration card and return it to MariTech Industries.
- Receipt of your warranty registration card activates your eligibility for the (CFC) incentive program.
- You are then eligible for incentive money at all qualified tournaments for one year from the original date of purchase.
- Your eligibility to participate in the CFC incentive program expires when the VL (CAST) warranty does (one calendar year from date of purchase).
- CFC eligibility renewal is noted below under Current Customers.
Current Customers: Your eligibility to participate in the CFC incentive program expires when the CAST warranty does (one calendar year from date of purchase). But, we make it easy to renew your eligibility!
- You will be notified in advance of warranty expiration and the need to renew for CFC. That notice will include an offer to renew your CFC eligibility ($39).
- You may also extend your original one year warranty for an additional $69.00. Warranty extension is optional and will not affect your eligibility to participate in the CFC incentive money program.
Selling & Buying CAST –
installed or not :
1. If you sell your CAST or VL system, your warranty and CFC eligibility are void. To restore eligibility in the CFC program, you must purchase a new VL system and follow the new customer procedure noted above, or purchase a used system and follow the procedures below.
2. If you become a subsequent owner of a VL/CAST system, the previous owner’s warranty and CFC eligibility are non-transferable to you.
a. Contact MariTech Industries to register your name and to become eligible for the CFC incentive program ($39).
3. Optional: Contact MariTech Industries to register your name and VL/CAST unit and renew your warranty. ($69).
CAST owners may receive goods and $20.00 cash for each CAST purchase based upon their referral. Referral cards accompany each CAST purchase. Additional cards are available by contact MariTech Industries, 530.243.4709 or email@example.com.
$49.00 rebate to the organization’s member anglers on each CAST purchase.
Percentage of CAST sales returned to organization designated by angler. Your organization may use this money as it chooses. For example:
- Grass roots programs,
- Conservation programs,
- Youth programs,
- Grow your sport,
- Additional payouts and rewards, etc.
Participating Organizations –
- Team Bass USA
- TBF/FLW California
- TBF/FLW Washington
- Northwest Bass
- CA BASS Federation
- National Bass West
- North Carolina Bass Federation
- New Jersey Bass Federation
Maritech Industries reserves the right to change, add, modify or delete any or all parts related to the Cash For Cast program at any time without notification or appeal.
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