Heyday Wake Boats introduces the WT-1 Side console, the latest addition to its line of wake sports boats. Like the original WT-1, the new side console model is designed to deliver competition-grade wakes, plus a roomy layout and updated seating options.
The side console helm position gives the WT-1 SC an open layout for socializing between riders. Heyday’s new “hot tub” seats are curved for equal comfort during both aft-facing rider viewing and forward-facing cruising. Its flexible seating system also includes removable backrests for varied seating positions.
With an overall length of 19’ 6” and an 8-foot beam, the WT-1 SC offers a nine-person capacity. The V-hull running surface is specifically designed for wake sports, producing board and surf wakes without the use of tabs or other wake-shaping devices. The boat comes as a complete boat, motor and trailer package.
“The WT-1 revolutionized what a wake sports boat could be, and the new WT-1 SC gives our customers another great option to fit their individual style,” said Heyday’s President Keith Yunger. “Its side console layout and nimble seating encourages the social aspect of getting your crew together on the water.”
Below the surface, the boat’s 117-degree transom angle is designed to create a better wave shape for superior push without the use of tabs. When the boat is pitched, its radiused transom corners work in concert with the transom angle to create a natural curl. For wakeboarding, the wide transom helps counteract prop torque and preserves the wake symmetry wakeboarder’s value. Both styles are served by the WT-1 SC’s integrated ballast tanks, which are controlled from the helm and can accept up to 1,200 lbs. of water combined.
Heyday’s BailingStrakes are designed to achieve greater displacement by pushing/bailing water from beneath the hull, reducing its resistance to being pushed into the water. Combined with its deep aft freeboard, Heyday says the boat displaces more water to create an optimal wake.
The WT-1 SC is equipped with in-floor storage as well as under-seat storage throughout the cockpit, providing room for boards and other gear. The helm keeps all controls within reach, including toggle switches for ballast, blower, underwater lights, docking lights and other functions. An analog fuel gauge and mechanical speed control are also included, with optional GPS-controlled Zero Off speed control.
The helm includes space to mount an Android tablet which, paired with the Heyday app, transforms into an LCD dash display that wirelessly processes engine data like gallons per hour, RPM, fuel, volts, GPS speed, engine hours, oil pressure and engine temperature. Users can also pair the tablet to the standard Wet Sounds Bluetooth sound bar to play or sync music, access a GoPro, social media and more.
SeaDek flooring is provided throughout the cockpit. Standard power is a Crusader Challenger 5.7L 350HP inboard.
For more information, visit heydaywakeboats.com.