Tag Archives: wakesurfing

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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Malibu introduces all-new Wakesetter 25 LSV

2022 Malibu Wakesetter 25LSV

For 2022, Malibu Boats has introduced the all-new Malibu Wakesetter 25 LSV, the newest model in the world’s best-selling towboat family. The 25 LSV is the 25-foot flagship of the popular Luxury Sport V-Drive (LSV) line. Being the largest in the LSV family, it offers the most interior space, storage capacity and ballast, as well as unbelievable wakes and waves. ...

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Brunswick launches the newest addition to Heyday’s lineup

Heyday H22 wake surf boat debuts

Heyday Wake Boats, a division of Brunswick Corporation, announced the launch of the H22, the newest addition to Heyday’s lineup.  “During our Investor Day in May, we announced our commitment to investing in a disruptive brand in the tow segment, based on extensive research into the needs of our customer. We are now thrilled to officially launch the H22,” said ...

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Anthem announces new dealers

Anthem Marine surfable pontoon

Anthem Boats, recently named to the Boating Industry Top Products list, is expanding its dealership network, adding these new dealers: Estrie Marine, Sherbrooke, QE, Canada; Family Power Sports, Austin, TX; Outlaw Marine, Melrose, FL. “We are honored to add these dealers to our growing family,” commented Mark Overbye, Anthem’s CEO.  "The response to Anthem’s innovations and unique market position straddling ...

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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

YANMAR

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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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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Nautique introduces all-new G-Series

Nautique introduces new G-Series

Nautique Boat Company has launched the all-new 2021 Super Air Nautique G-Series, building on a decade of design and performance. Eager to accommodate crews of all ages and skill levels, the completely redesigned Super Air Nautique G-Series is ready to continue the legacy it created. The new G-Series boasts a ton of interior space for family, friends and gear, while bringing ...

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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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