What to Look for in the Best Boats for Watersports

Today’s watersport boats are true marvels of engineering and technology. Equipped with the latest advancements and an assortment of innovations, these boats create fun and excitement on the water. 

If you are new to skiing, wakeboarding, or wakesurfing, it can be hard to know which options are the best for watersports. Here are some of the features and characteristics you should look for in a watersports boat. 

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Plenty of Power

One thing you’ll certainly need from the best boats for watersports is plenty of power. Watersports require fast accelerations, which allow the skiers and wakeboarders to get up and out of the water very quickly. When you are looking for a boat, make sure it has plenty of power from the motor. The exact horsepower you need will depend on the size and manufacturer’s recommendations. 

Ski Pylon

A ski pylon makes wakeboarding and skiing easier by lifting the rope high above the deck and keeping it out of the water. This keeps the rope from being dragged, and generally makes skiing much more enjoyable. They are usually options on most boats, not standard features. So if you are purchasing a new boat you’ll need to add this option when making a selection. 

Ski and Wakeboard Storage

More Space and Storage

Watersports include lots of additional accessories such as ropes, skis, wakeboards, tubes, and lots of life jackets. You’ll also need towels, water, and some snacks to keep everyone happy. When you pick a boat for watersports, research the storage capabilities. There should be enough space to store all of your equipment, and you’ll likely want space for other items like fishing equipment or diving gear.

Rear-Facing Seats

There are three essential people in watersports. The first is the person actually skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing. The second is the person driving the boat. The third, and they should not be overlooked, is someone watching the person being pulled behind the boat. An important part of watersports safety is informing the driver when the skier falls into the water. This responsibility is much easier and more comfortable when there are rear-facing seats. 

A Quality Speaker System

Watersports are all about fun. To enhance your fun and create enjoyment from start to finish, you’ll want some lively music. While you should be respectful of others on the water, a high-quality speaker system can enhance your experience and create more fun for the driver, skier, and passengers. 

Wide Swim Platform

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Throughout a day of watersports, people will be going in and out of the boat. To make for a safe and convenient experience, your boat should have a wide swim platform that makes it easy to get in and out. 

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