Tag Archives: water sports

Wakeboarding Hall of Fame to induct 7 new members

The Wakeboarding Hall of Fame (WHF) recently announced its 2019 inductees. The 2019 Wakeboarding Hall of Fame Inductees are athletes, Thomas Horrell Josh Smith, Gregg Necrason and Leslie Kent, and photographer Josh Lechworth. Innovator acknowledgements for Bruno Rixen and Pat Panakos are also being named as the two foremost cable-industry innovators and lifelong sport promoters. The induction ceremony will be ...

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Tow boat market has posted near double-digit growth for the past five years

They’re colorful. They’re eye-grabbing. And they continue to attract buyers, for both the boats themselves and for those high-margin accessories. For all the changes that have occurred over the past five years, inboard-powered ski and wake boats continue to post year-over-year sales growth in the high single-digit or low double-digit range, putting smiles on the faces of boat builders and ...

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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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Gekko announces new 22-foot Komodo V Drive

LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. – Gekko announced the release of the 22-foot Komodo V-drive, a water sports boat that seats 14 people with a weight capacity of 3500 pounds. The Komodo comes standard with an Indmar Raptor 400 engine. Built with a 102” beam, the boat utilizes the latest CAD/CAM design technologies and borrows styling elements from the exotic car world. ...

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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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Malibu launches Wakesetter 25 LSV

LOUDON, Tenn. – Malibu officially released the all-new Wakesetter 25 LSV today. The company said the 25 LSV, thanks to its engineering and design teams, is the first time a towboat of this size has featured the agility and performance to match its proportions. "The Wakesetter 25 LSV has been nothing but fun since the very first day we put ...

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Tige Boats releases the TAPS3 Surf System

ABILENE, TX – Tige Boats released the TAPS3 Surf System with the Surf Link™ remote in response to the rapid growth of wakesurfing and consumer demand for convenience and quality. TAPS3 gives wakesurfers the ability to adjust the length, height, shape and style of their surf wave, while also going side-to-side, all with the push of a button on the Surf ...

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