Superior Sound to Be in MasterCraft Boats

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MasterCraft Boat Company (NASDAQ: MCFT) has announced an exclusive partnership with Klipsch Audio to bring premium, concert-level sound on its new sport boats.


World-class, premium audio equipment manufacturer, Klipsch Audio, has created its first-ever marine speakers and amplification solutions that are exclusively offered on MasterCraft boats. Heralded in the music industry for its pioneering achievements and the power of its audio systems, new Klipsch Audio systems now create a heavy-hitting, customizable concert-style entertainment experience on a MasterCraft.


“We’re dedicated to providing the best experiences on the water for our customers, and our partnership with Klipsch enables MasterCraft to create an exclusive, first-ever audio experience on the water that will truly blow people away,” said Terry McNew, President and CEO of MasterCraft Boat Company. “We spend a lot of time focused on customizing boats to our owners’ needs – from the look and style of the boat to the wake behind it. Digitally-controlled custom, concert-level sound is an incredibly exciting new on-board entertainment option that we know people of all ages will enjoy.”

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For the first time, Klipsch Audio brings over 70 years of expertise to the water to debut premium, custom engineered marine audio systems exclusively for MasterCraft. Working with Klipsch amplification systems, Klipsch speakers use less power while adding more volume with minimal distortion – even at peak levels. Beyond its sheer power (up to 120 dB), the new sound system is tuned for a rich, accurate sound across a broad frequency range. It doesn’t exaggerate any part of the music. The new Klipsch speakers are marine-specific – from controlled directivity to being completely water tight and protected from the elements.


“We are excited to bring the power, detail, and emotion of the live music experience that only Klipsch speakers deliver to the world of boating with our strategic partner Mastercraft. Klipsch speakers have stood the test of time and we are thrilled to bring this unparalelled audio experience to MasterCraft consumers,” said Oscar Bernardo, Chief Operating Officer for Klipsch Group, Inc.


MasterCraft partnered with Bongiovi Acoustics to implement its Digital Power Station™ (DSP) technology to customize the new Klipsch-powered system specifically into MasterCraft’s boats. The Bongiovi DSP contains a unique, patented digital audio signal processor that adjusts real time to music to ensure concert level sound – another first for the marine industry. The Bongiovi DSP module is tunable, changing the sound of the system depending on which software mode is selected by the driver. With three modes to choose from – drive, tow and chill – drivers can have customized sound to every MasterCraft boat while under operation.


MasterCraft’s new Klipsch Audio systems will remain an exclusive to the company for a period of five years through an agreement with ASA Electronics, a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of mobile electronic products.


Klipsch Audio systems will debut on new 2018 MasterCraft boats. To learn more about MasterCraft’s new Klipsch Audio systems please visit the MasterCraft website.

35% market share increase for Centurion

Source: Centurion Boats

With the close of the first quarter of 2016, Centurion is reimagining market share growth. Centurion Boats has always been based on innovation, but exciting new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture has sparked the re-imagination of the Centurion brand.

Water sports enthusiasts are now choosing Centurion boats for next generation versatile performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship.

Thanks to this progression, Centurion Boats is experiencing their fastest 9-month growth in history and adding new dealers globally every week. A 35% market share increase in Q1 of 2016 is the latest example of Centurion Boats’ success. Re-imagine life in a new generation Centurion boat.

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Nautique Announces New Innovative Processes

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On May 11, Nautique hosted 50 members of the Manufacturers Association of Central Florida (MACF) to experience the recently expanded, state-of-the-art Nautique manufacturing facility and innovative processes.

Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin kicked-off the meeting by sharing the story of Correct Craft’s exciting growth and acquisitions. After the Correct Craft update Yeargin briefed the MACF members on his work with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council. The Council is comprised of about twenty-five business leaders who advise U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Yeargin serves as Co-Chair of the Council’s Trade and Tax Committee.

The MACF regularly visits the factories of its members throughout the year to promote local manufacturing.

Nautique, a recent “Florida Manufacturer of the Year” builds award-winning, industry-leading towboats at the recently expanded 270,000 sq. ft. facility in Orlando, FL. Members of the MACF were given an in depth tour of Nautique’s facility and operations including exclusive access to Nautique’s innovative methods from Product Design and Development to Production.

“It is an honor to host the MACF members at our facility and share some insight to our recipe for creating the world’s best boats,” said Nautique President, Greg Meloon. “We are proud of our team and innovative Nautique boats celebrated worldwide and manufactured here in the U.S.A.”

Correct Craft, NMMA to partner for National Conventions

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On May 6th, Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin announced that Correct Craft will be partnering with the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to represent both the marine industry and Correct Craft at this summer’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

During the conventions, the Correct Craft team will share both the significant impact of the marine industry on the U.S. economy and the unique Correct Craft story. At both conventions the Correct Craft team will have at least one boat on display in-water for convention attendees and press to enjoy.

Yeargin stated, “We look forward to working with the NMMA during both party conventions to share our Correct Craft story and educate attendees on the – often overlooked – impact of the marine industry on the U.S. economy.” “We believe that the numerous Governors, Legislators, elected officials, dignitaries, and press will enjoy learning about both our industry and Correct Craft. We know they will enjoy the boats!” added Yeargin.

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Boot 2017 – Exhibitor Applications Available

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Exhibitor applications for boot 2017, 48th International Boat Show, are now available online at The deadline for reserving exhibit space at boot 2017 is June 30, 2016. The event will be held from January 21 – 29, 2017 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“The next boot begins as soon as the last boot ends and we have started our planning for the 2017 event. I can already say that boot 2017 will feature several special highlights and will be a further milestone in the almost 50-year history of the water sports trade fair,” stated Petros Micheldakis, Director of boot Düsseldorf.

The boot 2017 website offers useful features for exhibitors to register for boot 2017 and organize their trade fair participation. boot 2016 exhibitors can easily register for boot 2017 with their existing access codes and make necessary changes on the registration form. First-time exhibitors have to choose the type and size of stand, fill out the product category information and add a personal contact and the relevant company details. The boot team in Düsseldorf and Messe Düsseldorf’s 72 foreign representatives and subsidiaries around the globe are always available to help with the application process.

The recent staging of boot Düsseldorf in January 2016 closed with a 2.8% visitor increase (compared to the 2015 event) and very positive reviews. A total of 247,000 visitors from 52 countries experienced the largest water sports event in 17 exhibition halls. The 1,800 exhibitors reported very interested visitors, eager to make purchases. boot 2016 featured 1,800 boats and yachts, the latest trend sports such as wake- and skimboarding as well as kitesurfing, diving, fishing, canoeing and cruising, presenting a board overview of the sector. Water sports enthusiasts were extremely impressed, with 97.5% giving boot Düsseldorf top ratings.

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Watersports Venues Launch New Websites

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Today Aktion Parks, Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC), and Miami Watersports Complex (MWC) announced the launch of their all-new websites now viewable at

The new websites have been completely redesigned and optimized for easy viewing on any device. From the Aktion Parks homepage, you can access the homepages of both OWC and MWC. Each new park page features newly illustrated park maps, an event calendar, and easy to find liability waivers and booking options.

OWC now offers the convenience of online booking for lessons, camps, and group events. OWC’s online booking system allows the user to schedule their lesson from a list of available dates and times, complete the online liability waiver, and submit a credit card payment from any mobile device. Gift cards to OWC can also be purchased online and redeemed for cable time or products from the pro shop.

Bill Yeargin, CEO of Correct Craft (owner of Aktion) stated, “We are happy to provide our customers and others interested in our parks with these new websites that better illustrate what Aktion Parks is all about and how we promote a healthy lifestyle for the whole family.” “Additionally, the enhanced user functionality offers the ability to easily purchase and book lessons as well as expedite the waiver process,” Yeargin added.

Rod Tomlinson Leads Surf Expo’s Surf Category

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Surf Expo, the largest and longest running boardsports and beach/resort lifestyle tradeshow in the world, is pleased to announce Rod Tomlinson as Sales Manager for the Surf Category of the show. He is replacing Ryan Nettleton.

Tomlinson is an avid surfer with more than 20 years of experience in the surf industry. He brings an ideal perspective and skillset to Surf Expo, having worked in retail, marketing and sales in both manufacturing and tradeshow sectors for companies such as Fox Head, Rhythm, Firewire Surfboards and Rip Curl.

Tomlinson was most recently a sales executive for Interbike, the largest bicycle trade event in North America, also owned and operated by Emerald Expositions.

“Surf Expo is excited to bring Rod Tomlinson to our sales team,” said Roy Turner, Surf Expo VP and Show Director. “Rod’s background in sales combined with his knowledge and passion for surf makes him the perfect fit. Rod will be working out of our San Juan Capistrano office, close to many of our Surf category clients,” added Turner.

Tomlinson commented, “Water is part of Surf Expo’s DNA and unique to all other trade shows. Nothing else has the authenticity or audience of Surf Expo in this space. I’m a lifelong surfer, and I’ve built my life around the ocean. Surf Expo has always been my favorite show, as it is among my peers both exhibitor and retailer alike. It’s my goal to celebrate the waterborne DNA of the Surf Expo show and offer my support to brands and retailers who share this bond”.

GoWorx is Offering a Trio of Epic Giveaways

Teaming up with some of the adventure gear industry’s best brands, GoWorx has created three epic giveaways targeted at aerial, surf, and session photo/video capture. With over $4K of free gear going out, let’s look at a complete rundown of what’s included, which (you heard right!) includes a free 3DR Solo drone, GoPro HERO4 Session and a KNEKT Dome Port.

Entrees will be eligible to win one of these three epic giveaways, each featuring an obscenely awesome arsenal of camera gear, mounts and accessories from our top brands. They are aptly named the Epic Sky Package, Epic Surf Package and Epic Session Package and no matter where you live or how you create, each package will take your photo and video to the next level.

(1) The Epic Sky Package – Total Value: $2165

Capture the skies and all the action under the sun with this epic giveaway featuring a fully loaded 3DR Solo Drone, SRP BlurFix filter pack and premium collection of mounts and accessories.

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Image: Joshua Niven

(2) The Epic Surf Package – Total Value: $1320

Shoot the surf like never before with this land and sea-worthy giveaway, which includes a KNEKT GPLT Trigger & Dome Port, all-new GNARBOX system and a premium collection of mounts and accessories.

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Image: Joshua Niven

(3) The Epic Session Package – Total Value: $1,010

Score new perspectives of any session or off-the-grid adventure in our third giveaway, which includes a GoPro HERO 4 Session, Lume Cube light rig and (you guessed it) a premium collection of mounts and accessories.

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Image: Joshua Niven

Click here to learn more about the GoWorx Epic Giveaway!

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Check Out the Hot 2016 Naish Kite Collection

When it comes to Naish, their pursuit of excellence makes it appear as though they are never satisfied with “good enough”.

They seem to have applied that philosophy to the newest products in their midseason release. They have retuned and reinforced last year’s kite models to be even more user-friendly and forgiving, while Naish harnesses have been completely revamped for shapes that contour more comfortably to the body and maximize ease-of-use.

2016 Naish Ride

The Naish Free Ride is available in sizes: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14. This kite would be ideal for those looking to progress their skills quickly, the open center section of this lightweight, two-strut design delivers superior low-end performance and maintains smooth power delivery through turns.

A consistent performer with incredible control, its versatility will have both new and experienced kiters choosing the Ride as their “go-to” kite for a wide range of styles.

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Image: Naish

2016 Naish Trip

The 2016 Naish Trip is perfect for dedicated intermediate-to-advanced riders, the incredibly lightweight, strutless design delivers the wind range of a larger kite while retaining the fast, precision turning of a smaller kite. An ideal fit for foiling, the Trip’s responsive depower and light weight—compared to other kites of this size—supports seamless transitions for a smooth ride.

2016 Naish Fly

The Trip is a lightweight and fast for a kite of its size. It delivers a smooth, yet powerful ride in light-to-marginal wind conditions. The swept-back wing tip and anti-stiction window improve water relaunch, while the two-strut design offers exceptional low-end power. New this year, Naish designers have modified the leading edge diameter, allowing the kite to fly farther forward for improved upwind ability and easy handling. Don’t let light wind ruin your day. Grab a Fly and maximize your time on the water.

View more of the 2016 Collection at the Naish Kites website.