Tag Archives: wakeboats

Idaho county to restrict towed-sports along Spokane River

Last week, an ordinance prohibiting boaters from engaging in activities that create “excessive wakes” was passed by the Kootenai County Commission. After three months of public hearings, amendments, and strong opposition from the recreational boating community, the Commission adopted the ordinance by a 2-1 vote. The ordinance defines “excessive wake” as “plowing or using any enhancement to increase a wake ...

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Riding the towboat sales wave

By David Gee The NMMA recently reported that retail unit sales of new powerboats in February 2021 were up 34% compared to the same time period last year. Segment leaders included wakesport boats, one of many categories seeing double-digit increases YOY. These latest sales figures for the towboat segment follow a strong 2020, with NMMA reporting unit sales around the ...

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YANMAR and Mastry partner with Nautique for wake sports diesel engine solution

YANMAR Marine International, supplier of marine engines and propulsion systems, and south-east US YANMAR distributor, Mastry Engine Center, have partnered with Nautique Boat Company, Inc. to introduce a premium YANMAR diesel package to the recreational wake sports industry and superyacht tender market. After announcing the joint collaboration two years ago, YANMAR, Mastry, and Nautique have developed the innovative package based ...

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Recreational boating community backs Minnesota wakesurfing setback bill

Last week, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives (HF 3770) and State Senate (SF 3624) to establish a 200-foot setback for wakesurfing in the state of Minnesota. According to NMMA, this legislation is an important example of the boating industry coming together in support of a practical policy for communities, homeowners and boaters, alike. HF 3770 ...

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Axis Wake Research announces new A22 towboat

Axis Wake Research recently announced the latest version of the A22, a new performance watersports towboat for 2019. The A22 — the first model released from Axis Wake Research — has been redesigned for 2019 for a new look inside and out.  The new A22 seats 15 people. It also comes complete with a pickle-fork bow, Wake Plus hull, upgraded ...

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