Choosing the right water sports boatJuly 04, 2019
Surface water sports are excellent for thrill-seeking adventurers that love being in the water and also love high speed. The most popular water sports are waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, and wakesurfing. Although there are plenty of variations, all these sports have in common one thing: you are being towed by a boat. So if you’re a fan of any of these sports or you’d like to try soon, it’s important you do it with the right water sports boat.
But before knowing what water sports boat works best, it’s important to understand what these sports are all about. One thing is for sure, they’re all incredibly fun and they take some skill. For this reason, people love to challenge themselves in the water at super high speeds.
Towed water tubing consists of being towed on an inner tube (which is ring-shaped and inflatable) by a motorboat. Nowadays it’s extremely popular to see inflatable motor boats towing tubers. You can reach super high speeds with this sport, making it perfect for adrenaline junkies.
Wakesurfing & Wakeboarding
A wake is the wave pattern on the surface of the water left by high-speed motor boats. Wakesurfing and wakeboarding are water sports where you navigate (or surf) the wake left by a motorboat, this means it’s important to have a boat that leaves a powerful wake behind.
This water sport is highly popular amongst speed lovers. Pulled by a rope, the sport consists of maintaining your balance while wearing skis on your feet. There are variations of this sport, you can either use one ski, two skis or no ski at all. Either way, it’s almost impossible to keep a straight face in this sport.
What water sports boat would work best for me?
It certainly depends on the specific type of water sport you’re planning on doing. For example, if you’d like to do waterskiing, you would need an inboard, direct-drive engine located in the center so you have great balance. With this boat, you have a better chance of navigating on a straight line. If the boat is a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) you have a better chance of stability and speed.
On the other hand, a v-drive layout boat is perfect for wakeboarding and wakesurfing. The engine is located in the transom (on the rear). This design makes water displacement way stronger, creating bigger wakes.
For tubing, we recommend a jet boat. These boats are all about speed and they don’t produce a lot of wake. However, they plane quite easily, meaning that you can change directions fast. This feature makes jet boats ideal for tubing.
Whatever you may choose, we have a wide variety of strong, durable, and fast RIBs perfect for any water sport. Our boats are proudly used for the army, navy, coast guard and other departments that require a high-performing boat that can stand the test of time.