Fort Smith, AR. (August 28th, 2020) – Lake lovers take note, Big Wave Boats is now offering two of the industry’s top boat lines for wakeboarding and wakesurfing – Centurion and Supreme Boats. This boutique boat dealership also features a retail pro shop selling boards and other gear for those looking to catch a wave. Big Wave Boats is located at 4923 Old Greenwood Street in Fort Smith, Ark. and offers personal service to lake loving customers from all over Eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas.
Centurion boats are sought after by both new riders and experienced ones. They have been selected as the official towboat of both the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s World Wakeboard Championship and the Competitive Wake Surf Association’s World Wake Surfing Championship. Owner Dave Adams fell in love with wakeboarding nearly 30 years ago and has pursued the sport ever since.
“When HO Sports created the ‘ski board’ in 1991, they came to the outdoor store where I worked to show us their new toy. I learned how to ride a wake board that day and purchased my first board immediately. Since then, I’ve competed in amateur wake board tournaments advancing to the highest level,” said Adams. “These days I really enjoy teaching wakeboard tricks to both kids and adults. It just makes your lake time with family so much fun.”
Wake surfing is a newer sport than wakeboarding but is gaining fast in popularity. People of all ages enjoy the fun of surfing but also appreciate the gentler falls at slower speeds.
Creating the “World’s Best” boat surfing experience means creating the biggest and cleanest wake. Centurion boats have several features that make it the premier towboat in the industry for surfing and wakeboarding. Some of these items include:
- Exclusive Opti-V-Hull design that displaces more water with less weight working well for both wakeboarding and surfing behind the boat. The Opti-V-Hull also has 20 degrees of deadrise at the transom. This eliminates the shock of rough water for an amazingly smooth ride at high speeds. Less resistance on the running surface of the Opti-V-Hull also creates up to 50% better fuel economy than other towboats!
- The industry’s largest and best placed ballast capacities. Ballast is the tool for displacing water with the hull to create the world’s largest wave and wakes. Depending on the model, you can get up to 5850 pounds of water ballast displacement stock giving you the flexibility to dial in the waves and wakes you want from the factory!
- Centurion’s exclusive RAMFILL ballast has two subfloor tanks that fill with water in as little as 90 seconds while other boats take up to 15 minutes.
- Quick Launch system that helps lift the hull out of the water and onto plane saving you fuel along with time spent getting the boat out of the water.
“The large push of the sweet spot for surfing is what everyone is after,” says Adams. “Centurion Boats have a 26-foot long wave with exceptional push giving the rider a ton of room to surf. On other boats you can only surf right behind the boat in a small area of 7-10 feet.”
With their focus exclusively on boats for wakesurfing and wakeboarding, Big Wave Boats is the type of boutique dealership that prides itself on personal service and is excited to partner with customers before, during and after the sale. “Whether a customer is an experienced surfer looking to upgrade or someone new to the sport, we want to make sure they have the best experience possible on the water,” said Adams. “They can count on us for service after the sale to make sure their boat is in top condition so they can catch The World’s Best Surf Wave.”
When asked about the addition of Big Wave Boats, Amy Mauzy, VP of Sales and Marketing at Centurion Boats, said the following, “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Dave and the entire Big Wave Boats team. Their focus on customer relationships is paramount to success in our industry and we know that this partnership will help make the lives of many families better for years to come,”
About Centurion Boats: Creating the World’s best waves, wakes and ride since 1976, Centurion is a towed water sports boat manufacturer built on innovation and commitment to excellence. As a Correct Craft Company, we are charged with “Making Lives Better”. We embody this phrase with the boats we build along with the lives we live on and off the water. Centurion Boats is the perfect ride every time. To learn more about Centurion Boats, visit www.centurionboats.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 95 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Focused on “Making Life Better,” the Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, Parker, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, Watershed Innovation and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.