Anglers Channel and Vexus® Partner on The Dream Rig Build

Columbia, SC (April 19, 2024) – Anglers Channel partnered with Vexus® Boats as the Official Boat of the Anglers Channel platform for 2024 and beyond and they are celebrating the partnership with the “AC Dream Rig Build”.  Anglers Channel has selected the all new Vexus AVX V2 product line as the perfect platform for this exciting project.

According to Danny Blandford, Business Development Manager for Anglers Channel, “I got some seat time in the all new AVX 2080 at the Revolution Tour Demo Rides on a rough Grand Lake during the Bassmaster Classic.  I was blown away by the performance on a cold and windy day.  The glass infused hybrids have a quiet, smooth, and dry ride that rivals fiberglass, with the hole shot and acceleration I’ve come to expect in performance aluminum boats.  The AVX2080 is just as impressive at rest.  The front deck is massive, with plenty of storage, and the platform was ultra-stable, even with two adults fishing from the bow.”

The AC Dream Rig will be powered by Anglers Channel longtime partner, Mercury® Marine.  The AVX 2080 is rated for a maximum horsepower of 200 and the 4.6 L V8 Mercury Pro XS is the perfect power plant for a Dream Rig Build.  It’ll be paired with the Next-Gen TorqueMaster Gear Case, making for industry-leading acceleration and top end speed.  In addition to being strong and fast, the Mercury Pro XS is also very fuel efficient at cruising speeds.  When coupled with the weight savings of the AVX 2080, the Dream Rig will be the perfect blend of efficiency and power when it’s called for.

As an added bonus, the Pro XS features low water pickups on the gearcase nosecone, making it the ideal choice for jack plate set ups.  The AC Dream Rig will include the TH Marine ATLAS® Hydraulic Jack Plate, providing 6 inches of setback, as well as 5 to 7 inches of vertical adjustment, providing optimal engine height for performance, as well as options for shallow water adjustments as needed.  TH Marine will also be the foot throttle of choice for the AC Dream Rig project, as the Hot FootTM has been the industry leader for over 20 years.  With the adjustable sliding base, it’ll ensure comfortable and safe operation for users of all sizes.

Blandford went on to add, “Pairing the Mercury Pro XS with the TH Marine ATLAS was a must have for a true Dream Rig for both the performance and functional aspects of this combo.  This boat will spend a lot of time in both rivers and backwaters and having the ability to quickly raise and lower the engine will be of huge benefit to its intended uses.  I wanted something that was rock solid and required little maintenance, and with the actuator in the plate and no lubrication required, this was the perfect choice.  I can’t wait to hear that V8 Mercury fire up in the mornings and I know it’ll be destined for the shallow backwaters I like to call home.”

The Vexus AC Dream Rig has started production and Anglers Channel will be providing updates and glimpses behind the scenes at Vexus as the Dream Rig makes it was through the Flippin, AR facility.  From the custom trailer to the boat itself, fans will be able to see the distinct features and proprietary designs that go into building The Most Advanced Fishing RigsTM.  Those currently in the market for a “Dream Rig” of their own can take advantage of the Vexus Dream Rig Sales Event now through May 15th.  The promotion includes a free custom boat cover and various rebates depending on the year and model chosen.  Visit for complete details.