Tag Archives: Wakesports

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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Orlando Watersports Complex to host Worlds

OWC (Orlando Watersports Complex) and the WWA (World Wake Association) announced the 2021 WWA Wake Park World Championships presented by Nautique Boats that will be held at OWC on September 10-12. Orlando Watersports Complex is the premier wake destination for all seasoned and new riders. OWC is fully-equipped in its world class facility with pristine water conditions and off water ...

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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 sponsors international wakesurf events

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YANMAR Marine International (YMI) has announced a new sponsorship deal with The World Wake Association (WWA), confirming its support for key international wakesurf events in the US, Japan and London during 2021. Extending last year’s inaugural contract as a global partner, YANMAR’s continued collaboration with The WWA builds on the company’s strategic plan to promote the potential of watersport as ...

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World Wake Association joins forces with the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame

The World Wake Association announced that it has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Wakeboarding Hall of Fame. The agreement aligns the two organizations which share the same goals of preserving the history of wakesports and honoring pioneers for their contributions, in all aspects, not solely competitive, while ensuring wakesports history is accurately recorded.  For nearly a year, members ...

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MasterCraft partners with coaching app, Givego

MasterCraft Boat Company, a subsidiary of MasterCraft Boat Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCFT), announced it has entered an official partnership with the digital coaching service, Givego. This exclusive boating partnership brings consumers direct access to MasterCraft’s world-class athletes via the app to allow for personalized video coaching and feedback at the touch of their fingertips. “Whether you're looking to step up ...

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NMMA: Wakesurfing legislation heating up in some states

With several state legislatures schedule to resume operations in the days and weeks ahead, the NMMA advocacy team is engaging with policymakers across the country on key recreational boating industry issues, including wake surfing access. To date, four state legislatures have acted on this critical issue, and more are expected to follow suit throughout 2021. Below is a list of ...

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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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Surf’s Up

By David Gee Up. That’s about the only direction the towboat segment has known for some time, give or take a few tough months. Bigger boats. Heavier boats. Boats with more ballast. Boats with more features. Higher price tags. And more sales. And 2020 continued that trend. For a short while anyway. Malibu Boats, for example, reported in February that ...

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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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