SKI-IT-AGAIN.COM ... DECEMBER 2016 ANNOUNCEMENTS!
Coming on the heels of the Sugar Sand Jet Boat acquisition, FLOE International’s FLOE CRAFT division has also acquired Gekko Boats, a leading boat designed for the water sports industry.
Along with the acquisition, FLOE is excited to hire Mark Overbye, former CEO of Gekko, as President of the FLOE CRAFT division. Mark brings passion, energy and 30+ years of expertise in the water sports industry. Mark is a nationally ranked slalom competitor. He is the current VP of the USA Water-ski Foundation, has a thorough understanding of the market and will be a great asset to the FLOE CRAFT Team.
This acquisition supports FLOE’s strategic plan to become a major player in the marine industry. FLOE CRAFT currently produces the Afina 3950 which defines a new category in the high-end entertainment yacht segment. The GEKKO acquisition continues FLOE CRAFT’s expansion into growing market categories. In January, FLOE CRAFT will begin production in its newly expanded 120,000 square foot facility.
Wayne Floe, CEO of FLOE International, said “I’m extremely excited about the positive economic impact that this will have on our region and for our dealer network.”
Wayne also shares the same passion for water sports as Mark Overbye. Wayne believes Mark’s addition to FLOE CRAFT will produce creative synergy to develop products focused on a better user experience.
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Loudon, TN | December 7, 2016 – The International Waterski and Wakeboard Tournament Council announced yesterday that Malibu Boats team athlete Regina Jaquess’ world record has been approved. The record was achieved behind Malibu’s all-new Response TXi in its second tournament appearance on November 5, where Regina ran three and a half buoys at 41’ off.
The Response TXi had its second debut at the Isles Junior Invitational tournament at the Isles of Lake Hancock Ski Club in Winter Garden, FL. The original Malibu TXi led the industry as the world’s premier ski boat, with skiers setting 10 world records behind it. The new, second-generation TXi, however, is the sport’s next legend. Skiers looking to set new personal bests will benefit from the new TXi’s utter performance, flat wakes and consistent pull.
“I am very excited about the approval of the new world record behind Malibu’s TXi,” Regina Jaquess said after finding out about the status of her world record. “From day one, I knew the new TXi would allow me to push the limits. Without any interruption from the wakes, the TXi allowed me to continue to gain cross course direction when approaching each buoy. I’m super excited about this boat and the future it brings to the sport.”
Malibu redesigned the T-cut Diamond hull with a wider bow, adjusted chines and angled strakes. The new and slightly larger TXi gives a better ride on the water with increased lift and a more forgiving wake while maintaining its stellar performance and laser-like tracking abilities.
“When you combine an outstanding, world-class athlete with a superbly designed boat, records can be expected to fall,” said Malibu CEO Jack Springer. “I want to congratulate Regina and say how proud we are to have her as part of the Malibu team. I look forward to many more world records behind the all-new TXi in the future.”
Centurion Boats has learned a ton from the vacuum infused World-class 3-event towboat that is the Carbon Pro. Centurion is practicing the art of continuous improvement by making way for a more versatile 3-event towboat with broader appeal and a more accessible price point. This new Carbon Pro model is still in the development stages and will increase the marketing-ability of a 3-event boat in the model line-up.
The Centurion Carbon Pro is undeniably one of the best tournament boat values available. Bulletproof construction, a PCM power-plant and a strong belief in “performance over frills” have all made the Carbon Pro a favorite among the three-event community worldwide. For the past six years the Carbon Pro has earned its place in the tournament landscape by delivering the flattest wakes, best pull and finest driving experience available.
The time has come for the Carbon Pro to make way for a 3-event towboat that will expand its impact on the towed-watersports marketplace. This new boat is in the works and will be released during the 2018 model year. While fleshing out this new, more versatile direction, the Carbon Pro will maintain its approved tournament towboat commitment and superior wake, pull and drivability. The new towboat will be built using the Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) like all other current Centurion and Supreme boats. VIP creates a precise, controllable glass to resin ratio, making the new Carbon Pro stronger and lighter than ever. VIP is also environmentally friendly meaning the resin is cured in a closed environment reducing emissions by as much as 90%. Centurion & Supreme Boats VP of Production and Engineering, Shane Stillman, leads the design team in creating the perfect blend of state of the art construction, performance and versatility. Watch for this all-new 3-event boat to be released late in the 2017 season.
For the 2016-2017 tournament season, skiers can look forward to Centurion Carbon Pros at sanctioned Regional and National events all over the country. The Carbon Pro continues to pull all five Regional Championships and the National Championships continuing its place as one of the four official approved tournament towboats.
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A new frontier isn’t just a lake in the woods or an open water shred. It’s a mindset, a way of life, it’s constantly pushing for an extra buoy. At Radar we believe in pushing the unknown and finding new frontiers. Share your frontier with us at frontiersarewhereyoufindthe
The Radar line of 2017 gloves, handles and jackets is packed and primed for a solid year of swerving. Gloves feature inside out technology and the new Vapor glove has a new Ariaprene backhand for increased mobility and fit. The new Vapor Bar Lock handle allows for maximum leverage with no slip as you engage into your lean. Our new CGA vest has a better fit than ever before and uses flash technology to make the coolest CGA vest ever made. Check out all our new soft good have to offer.