Place Skier Events % Scores % Combined
1 Nate Smith 100 100 100
2 Freddie Winter 88 96 92
2 Thomas Degasperi 96 88 92
4 William Asher 92 80 86
5 Corey Vaughn 76 92 84
6 Adam Sedlmajer 84 64 74
7 Stephen Neveu 72 72 72
8 Jonathan Travers 68 72 70
9 Jason Mcclintock 56 80 68
10 Joel Howley 80 52 66
11 Brian Detrick 40 84 62
12 Benjamin Stadlbaur 60 60 60
13 Daniel Odvarko 64 36 50
14 Nicholas Adams 36 60 48
15 Thibaut Dailland 48 44 46
16 Martin Bartalsky 52 36 44
17 Terry Winter 32 44 38
17 Carlo Allais 24 52 38
19 Nick Parsons 44 24 34
20 Robert Pigozzi 20 36 28
21 Cale Burdick 28 16 22
22 Tyler Yager 16 12 14
22 Matteo Luzzeri 8 20 14
24 Tom Brantley 12 8 10
25 Austin Abel 4 4 4

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CCBORLANDO, FL (January 9, 2017) — Today Correct Craft, owner of several of the industry’s top boat brands, announced its newest acquisition, Bryant Boats.

Bryant Boats is a respected high quality boat brand built in Sweetwater, Tennessee. With an already high appeal regionally, Bryant is well positioned for further national and global growth.

Previous Bryant owner and respected industry veteran, John Dorton, will remain at Bryant as both President and a minority shareholder. Dorton has one of the best track records in the boating industry and is highly respected for both his work leading MasterCraft through many years of explosive growth and serving leadership roles on various boating industry boards.

Dorton stated, “I am happy to continue leading Bryant into the future. We are all excited about the possibilities for growing Bryant significantly and globally in the years ahead.” “I also look forward to joining the Correct Craft family and working with both Bill and his team; our cultures are aligned and I believe we will be able to achieve great things together,” added Dorton.

Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft CEO, commented, “I could not be happier to announce the acquisition of Bryant Boats. We believe Bryant is an excellent brand with tremendous global potential.” Yeargin added, “I am also very excited to have a respected leader like John Dorton joining our team. As someone who competed against John for many years I know he is not only one of the top leaders in our industry but also someone whom I tremendously respect. We have a bright future together!”

About Bryant Boats: Since 1960, Bryant Boats, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, has been operated by some of the industry’s most renowned builders and designers. Located in Sweetwater, Tennessee, Bryant produces stern drive runabouts ranging in length from 19-27 feet using 100% hand-laid fiberglass and wood-free construction designed for discerning and value-conscious boaters. For more information please visit www.bryantboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.

The Syndicate Hardshell Boot & Binding System is the latest step into the future of competition waterski gear. The top choice of tournament slalom skiers around the world for its reliable performance, this release mechanism employs an adjustable spring loaded heel unit that allows for tension release point modification in relation to skier weight and preference. Hardshell reliability is now paired with top of the line agility by employing a 3D printed outsole. This custom contoured footbed fits precisely with the boot shell. This enables full contact between boot and plate thereby stabilizing the connection by reducing lateral slippage and increasing agility.  For maximum comfort and cushioning we’ve employed a heat-moldable liner, allowing for a personalized fit that contours to your foot shape for the best fit and feel in the industry. In addition we’ve added a Velcro ankle strap to keep your liners on your feet. The light weight yet reliable snow ski inspired boot buckles allow for personalized tightening. Use the buckle ladder to tighten or spin the buckle for a more customized fit. The Memory Buckle allows you to get a consistent tightness on the upper cuff every time you ski. Learn more and get yours at http://www.hosports.com/product-detail-new.php?id=waterski-boots-syndicate-hardshell

markgibbsMERCED, CA. (DECEMBER 19, 2016)-Centurion and Supreme Boats, two growing towboat brands and recently purchased by the legendary Correct Craft company announced the appointment of industry veteran Mark Gibbs to the position of National Sales Manager. Gibbs will provide direction to the company’s regional sales management team and focus on expanding distribution channels in the domestic market.  Gibbs will work closely with the Centurion and Supreme dealer network developing and providing sales training, brand guidance and positive leadership of our brands and within their businesses. “I have had the pleasure of following Mark’s career and we are so excited to have him lead our sales team. Mark is very relational, easy to do business with and our dealers are going to absolutely respect his industry knowledge and dealer centric approach to doing business”, says Paul
Singer, President of Centurion and Supreme Boats.

Gibbs has spent over (10) years on the retail side of the marine business and the last (19) years in OEM Sales Management with a leading towboat company until his recent resignation in 2016. Mark was recognized for having the top performing territory for many years running as a regional sales manager. “Mark’s vast experience and success in sales and marketing will be instrumental as Centurion and Supreme brands continue to expand market share,” adds Amy Mauzy, VP Sales & Marketing

Mark and his wife Cindy who live in Erie, CO are very excited to join the team at Centurion and Supreme and begin spending time with the dealers. “I have been watching Centurion and Supreme brands in the last year since the purchase by Correct Craft. They have assembled an incredible team of leaders and I wanted to be part of this story.  There is something special happening with this company and I want to help any way I can,” said Mark Gibbs.

About Centurion Boats: Centurion boats are rigorously innovated World Championship water sports vessels of dominant performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship achieved through experienced integrity. Leading the water sports towboat industry in innovation and performance since 1976, Centurion Boats was the first to introduce a wake surfing specific towboat and World Championship event based on this sport. Centurion continues to dominate water sports with this rigorous innovation. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurionboats.com

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Centurion, Nautique, Supreme, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com

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ORLANDO, FL (December 16, 2016) – Nautique is proud to announce the dates and locations for the 2017 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour presented by O’Brien. Going into its 12th season, the Big Dawg World Tour is exclusively pulled by the world-record setting Ski Nautique 200.

For the 2017 season, the tour will include 4 qualifying stops around the globe at premier waterski venues as the top 34-mph slalom skiers who are 35+ battle it out for a spot in the Big Dawg World Tour Finals.

Each stop will include two rounds of 34-mph slalom action, followed by a bracketed 16-skier head-to-head finale.

“O'Brien is extremely proud to be once again supporting the Nautique Big Dawg World Tour,” said O’Brien General Manager Pete Surrette. “This has truly become the premier tour for the 34-mph slalom skiers who are over 35,” added Surrette.

“The Nautique Big Dawg World Tour is an incredible showcase for the sport,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “This elite series brings 34-mph skiers from around the world together behind the Ski Nautique 200, and we are very excited to be able to host another season with the support of O’Brien,” Meloon added.

For more information regarding official rules and regulations for the 2017 Nautique Big Dawg World Tour please visit nautiquebigdawg.com

Stop #1 - May 13-14 at the Greater Miami Ski Club, Miami, FL USA
Stop #2 - June 10-11 at Ezylake, Rue Pierre Mendes, France
Stop #3 - July 1-2 at the Seseña Waterski Complex, Seseña, Spain
Stop #4 - August 5-6 at the Little Mountain Ski Club, Maiden, NC, USA
Click here to see the protected skiers for the 2017 tour

 

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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.

MappleWaterskis.com has just undergone a rejuvenating facelift. Cruise on over to the newly built website and read up on everything Mapple and what makes the T3 so great. Check out the all new gallery and upload a photo of you skiing on your Mapple. Reach out to the Mapple team through the Contact page and pick up the brand new T3 for 10% off with code MAPPLECHRISTMAS. New items being added to the Buy now page daily so keep checking in!

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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.”

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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 frontiersarewhereyoufindthem.com. #radarnation

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Planning to buy a water sports boat next year? Why not do it now and make this Christmas one of legendary proportions? Take advantage of the Centurion “Best Christmas Ever” Event! Buy a Centurion Boat between November 15, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and get a Santa-sized discount of as much as $6000, a boat load of branded Centurion gear and water sports accessories, as well as a customized PRESENT-ation surprise for your family. Christmas 2016 could be one that goes down in your family history as the “Best Ever” just like Centurion Boats waves, wakes and ride. Contact your nearest Centurion Boats Dealer to make your Centurion “Best Christmas Ever” plans today.

Buy a Centurion boat between November 15, 2016 and December 31, 2016 and get a Santa-sized discount of as much as $6,000. We are heading into the 2017 boat show buying season with our best incentives ever, but this gift of a promotion will only last through the end of 2016. Contact your nearest Centurion Boats Dealer today to purchase your Centurion Boat and make this the “Best Christmas Ever”.

When asked about Centurion’s “Best Christmas Ever” event, Paul Singer, President of Centurion & Supreme Boats, replied, “Christmas is such a giving time of year, we felt like it was the perfect holiday to host Centurion Boats’ best gift ever with $6000 in savings, additional presents and a Christmas surprise.” Singer continued, “We at Centurion Boats wish everyone the ‘Best Christmas Ever’.”

In addition to as much as $6000 off, “Best Christmas Ever” Centurion Boat buyers will receive gifts of Centurion branded gear and clothing, as well as water sports equipment. Even though your new Centurion Boat can’t fit under the tree or in a stocking, your family can still unwrap to their hearts’ content on Christmas morning.

Purchase a new 2017 Centurion boat during this Christmas Event and you will also get a customized PRESENT-ation surprise for your family. Work with your local Centurion Boats dealer to deliver your boat during a Christmas party, fill stockings and place gifts under the tree with teasing water sports gifts, or maybe even sneak the boat into the driveway Christmas Eve for a special morning reveal.

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 world-wide. For the past 6 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 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 drive-ability. 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 even 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.

Loudon, TN | November 11, 2016 -- Malibu Boats, the global leader in watersports towboat sales, has introduced the all-new 2017 Response TXi, the second-generation of its record-setting waterski boat. The new TXi is designed to give skiers the softest, flattest wakes ever while putting a sharper edge on unmistakable Malibu style. Joining the line is the first-ever TXi Malibu Open Edition, named for the company’s premier ski tournament and equipped with exclusive features.

The original Malibu TXi reigned as the world’s premier ski boat, with skiers setting 10 world records behind it. Malibu drew on its three decades as a ski boat innovator to make the new, second-generation TXi the sport’s next legend. The new TXi, like the original, is easy to handle and makes an ideal ski boat for any line length and skill level.

“I am so excited about the future of this new hull and design,” said Malibu world record holder Regina Jacquess, who set a pending world record in the Response TXi’s second tournament appearance on November 5th, running three and a half buoys at 41 off.

“The wakes are non-existent, and because they are so flat, they do not impede the skier in trying to gain direction across the course,” she said, detailing her experience behind the new TXi. “The lack of wake allowed me to gain angle and width to get cross course at 41 off without interruption or loss of leverage, and that was key to my ability to set a new world record.”

The 2017 Malibu TXi is available in the classic closed-bow design or the contemporary open-bow model. For both, the new, cutting-edge profile hints at uncompromised performance. Malibu redesigned the famous T-cut Diamond hull with a wider bow, adjusted chines and angled strakes. As a result, the new, slightly larger TXi gives a better ride on the water, with increased lift and a more forgiving wake while maintaining its laser-like tracking on the water.

From the helm, the driver will feel higher precision handling at tournament speeds for all three events. Skiers looking to set a new personal best will benefit from the new TXi’s utter consistency and performance.

Form, function and signature Malibu style define the new TXi’s interior, which features a new, lower dash to improve driver sightlines. Improved ergonomics and storage make the 2017 TXi more user-friendly, and details such as new billet aluminum folding ski racks, glovebox and rear hatch lids exemplify renowned Malibu attention to detail.

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In the continuous quest to produce the world’s best waves, wakes and ride, Centurion Boats has implemented the Vacuum Infusion Processes (VIP) to all towboat model production. The Centurion Leadership Team has implemented the superior craftsmanship of VIP because it creates stronger, more consistent, and environmentally friendly boats.

STRONG & CONSISTENT
A high level of craftsmanship is a cornerstone of Centurion’s mission, and with the Vacuum Infusion Processes, Centurion will continue to produce superior water sports towboats. Each infused part including hulls, floors, RAMFILL tank lids, and tens of small parts receive an exact amount of resin and fiberglass to create a predictable weight. The precise glass to resin ratio under closely monitored vacuum eliminates air voids in the laminate and thereby any weak spots in the structure of the boat. This precise process guarantees strong quality parts, adding another layer of inspired craftsmanship to an already exceptional boat.

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Take to the water with confidence knowing your boat is built with the environment in mind. VIP is a closed mold process, meaning the resin is cured in a closed environment, and emissions are reduced by as much as 90 percent. Through the Vacuum Infusion Process, Centurion produces less waste, employees can work more comfortably, and less emissions are released into the atmosphere. Everyone wins.

When asked about the return on investment for VIP Paul Singer, President of Centurion & Supreme Boats, responded this way. “While VIP requires higher material costs, slightly longer cycle times and more initial planning, we believe the improved quality and consistency, combined with the environmental benefits, overshadow the additional resources required.” Singer continued, “I am excited about the beneficial impact this new process is already bringing to the boats, our employees and the environment.”

The Vacuum Infusion Process is one of many closed mold processes. It distinguishes itself as the only process to utilize only atmospheric pressure to push the resin into the mold cavity. The process is highly controllable, due to it being governed by the principles of D’Arcy’s Law. This means that there are only three variables affecting the flow of the resin: (1) permeability of the laminate, (2) viscosity of the resin, and (3) pressure differential in the cavity in relation to atmospheric pressure.

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Ellie Horton is three event and third generation competitive water skier. She grew up skiing at Horton Lakes, which was built by her grandfather Dr Jack Horton, and began competing when she was ten years old.

Currently, Ellie is a second year student at Florida Southern College. She is studying journalism and skis on scholarship for the FSC water ski team. is ranked 3rd overall in the nation, 9th in the U21 overall world standings, and has her open women’s rating in overall.

She is a member of the D3 water skis Factory Team and is sponsored by CAMARO wetsuits and NewCity Clothing.

Her recent successes have included winning Division I women’s tricks at the 2013 collegiate nationals as well as taking the tricks and overall title at the U21 2014 Pan Am Championships.

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