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Everybody’s gone surfin’…

As the Beach Boys predicted in 1963, everybody’s gone surfin’. But not at the beach – today’s surfers are mostly found playing behind boats. With affordable surf boats and high-end tow boats appealing to a wider range of buyers than ever, the watersports category has never been stronger. Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys must be feeling more than a ...

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New wakesurf boat regulations approved in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission recently approved a change to its tow sports regulations that will allow wakesurfing behind boats powered by props or jets, but only if the propulsion system is specifically designed by its manufacturer for wakesurfing. The state previously allowed wakesurfing only behind boats with direct drives. The revision was written to be broad enough to ...

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Boot 2017: Water sports take center stage

It's been another packed day here at Boot Dusseldorf. The halls were even busier today (Sunday) than yesterday as it seems to be the family day here at the show -- lots of people with kids today. That's always good news. Just like back home in the States, Europe is facing the same problem of getting younger people into boating. ...

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Water sports attract young buyers and appeal to current consumers

It’s been another good year for the tow boat segment. According to data from Info-Link, sales of inboard boats were up over 10 percent year-over-year. Most manufacturers feel extremely confident about their future. And why shouldn’t they? They’ve been able to achieve something the whole industry is aiming to accomplish: attract Millennials. The average age of inboard boat buyers was ...

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MasterCraft introduces the X26

VONORE, Tenn. – MasterCraft (NASDAQ:MCFT) today unveiled the new X26, the latest addition to its 2016 boat line. Handcrafted in MasterCraft's U.S.-based manufacturing facility in Vonore, Tenn., the X26 has been built using materials including precision-cut fiberglass, hand-stitched upholstery, improved gelcoat gloss levels and retention as well as jewel-like billet aluminum. The X26's interior offers an adaptable layout that morphs ...

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Monterey Boats introduces Roswell Surf Edition

WILLISTON, Fla. – Monterey Boats has partnered with Roswell to design a luxury performance series for the water sports enthusiast. The new Roswell Surf Package features new technology that enhance the performance and versatility of the wakeboarding and wakesurfing experience, as well as satisfying the desires of other boating enthusiasts. “We’ve combined the best attributes of the Roswell wake technologies with the ...

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Nautique launches new G23 and G25 boats

Nautique released the new G23 and G25 towboats on July 17 with an in-person launch party in Austin, Texas, a live webcast and a live Periscope stream. Nautique chose to launch the boats in such a social way, using the hashtag #gamechanger, because they wanted to reach customers all around the world. “In the past, if you weren’t in some ...

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