ORLANDO, FL (September 17, 2015) – Crusader Engines is proud to announce its Challenger series has been chosen by Wake Tractor as their exclusive engine provider. Wake Tractor, the innovative new wake boat, created by industry leader John Dorton and his son Ben, was the talk of the show at its industry launch during the 2015 Surf Expo held last week in Orlando, Florida.

With the tagline “Not every rider has a millionaire Daddy,” Wake Tractor’s WT-1 model, retail priced at $39,995, is redefining the value priced boat in the wakeboard industry by offering only the essentials needed to produce a good wake. Geared toward millennials, Wake Tractor needed an engine capable of powering a 1600lb ballast system and the Crusader Challenger was the perfect fit!

John Dorton, chairman of Bryant Boats further explained, “The wake industry was built around the millennial segment starting in the late 90s and today they are independent young adults who still love wake sports. They like value, simplicity, and hassle-free ownership. We feel that Crusader’s Challenger series is the perfect power partner because it offers all three.”

Crusader Engines is part of the Pleasurecraft Engine Group (PEG), the leading manufacturer of gasoline inboard engines in the world. Crusader’s Challenger series of engines are focused on the towsports industry and custom tailored to meet specific manufacturer needs, offering each boat partner engines that have exceptional performance and quality at a great value.

“Our team could not be happier to partner with John and Ben on the innovative new Wake Tractor,” stated Mark McKinney, Pleasurecraft Engine Group Vice President. “The outstanding quality and performance of the Challenger engines will be the perfect fit for Wake Tractor and ensure its customers have years of great engine reliability!” added McKinney.

Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, a subsidiary of Correct Craft, designs and manufactures three innovative engine brands – PCM, Crusader, and Levitator – from its headquarters in Little Mountain, South Carolina. For forty years Pleasurecraft has led the industry in customer satisfaction by providing the highest quality product backed with exceptional service. Crusader’s Challenger Series offers a cost effective custom tailored product for towsports applications creating a great value equation. For more information on Crusader’s full portfolio of engines visit www.crusaderengines.com.