Boatoberfest

Come out this October 19th, for the 2nd Annual Boatoberfest and check out unbeatable prices on new and used boats! Boatoberfest is an annual celebration at Seattle Water Sport’s, where we welcome all with German beer, brats, and unbeatable prices on end of the year boat close outs!
boatoberfestCome and celebrate with the Seattle Water Sports team!

Date: October 19th

Time: 9am- 5pm

Location: Seattle Water Sports

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How Do You Store Your Boat?

How do you protect and store your boat in the off-season? Don’t be one of these guys and do it the wrong way!!!

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Here at Seattle Water Sports we offer year round storage space, that are safely protected from theft and weather conditions. We provide two different options to make sure your boat is taken care of!

Option number one: Out Door Storage $5.50 per foot

Option number two: Indoor Heated Storage $11.00 per foot

In addition save 10% if you pay in full for your term via check!

Spaces are limited and filling up fast! Call us at 425.481.2754 to book a slot!

Pre- Labor Day Weekend Sale! Connelly Towables for 50% off!

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This Saturday we are teaming up with Connelly to sell quality towables at 50% off! We are also discounting all of our towables in inventory, to make sure you have a wide selection of tubes at discounted prices (HO Sports, Radar, and Liquid Force towables).

Tubbing season isn’t over yet! Make sure to continue your fun through Labor Day weekend, with picking up a great tube at a discounted price. Only this Saturday at Seattle Water Sports!

Check out these videos to learn more about Connelly’s towables!
Big O http://vimeo.com/30333822
Convertible http://vimeo.com/30334083
Cruzer http://vimeo.com/30334537

check out our website to see our selection of towables seattlewatersports.com

 

Seattle Boat Show

 

Seattle Boat Show

Seattle Boat Show

 

MAKE SURE NOT TO MISS THE DEBUT OF THE CENTURION CARBON PRO & CHRIS-CRAFT BOATS!

 

For more details on the event check out Seattle Boat Shows click here.

 

FOR SPECIAL PRE-BOAT SHOW INCENTIVES CALL TED, DAN, MARK, OR GUY AT 425.481.2754

 

 

 

 

SEATTLE BOAT SHOW 2013

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seattle boat show

Come and hang out with professional wakeboarder Scott Stewart at the Seattle Boat Show this January 25th- February 3rd. He will be at Seattle Water Sports booth signing autographs and showcasing Hyperlite’s 2013 gear. For Seattle Boat Show hours and information please visit their site.

Scott Stewart back in Cali from Hyperlite Wakeboards on Vimeo.

Best Wakeboard Crashes

Check out some of these wakeboard crashes over the years, and share with us your experiences, pictures, videos, and feelings from crashing!

Here is a personal picture of a shop rider catching an edge on a rail!!!

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Best of 2011 crashes

Crashes from the 90’s

Wakeboarding at it’s finest!

Direct Drive Vs. V-Drive, From the Voice of the Water

We often times get customers come into Seattle Water Sports, that are confused as to buying a direct drive vs. a V-drive boat.

So lets talk about the differences of the two types of tow boats. The direct drive dates way back to the early days when having the engine in the middle of the boat made the wake smaller/flatter for water skiing because that is what was popular and desired in that era. Or a flat wake with a lot of pull from the V-8 engines and four blade props to get the water skier up fast. The hulls were mostly rather flat at the back and the beams were narrower for a narrow, flat wake that the skier’s loved.

Smaller interior, lighter weight and smaller body, engine located in center of the boat

Smaller interior, lighter weight and smaller body, engine located in center of the boat

Then comes the evolution of  wake boards and surf boards in the 2000’s and up. Now folks wanted to do both by putting a tower and adding fat sacks (water sacks) in the boat, to get a bigger wake for wake boarding and surfing behind the boat. This allowed a boat that still could be a great water ski and wakeboard/surfing boat, but was a lot of work filling sacks and making sure weight was distributed right.

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Bigger Interior, heavy and wider body, rear compartment engine

Since wakeboarding and surfing grew in popularity because of its social setting and trend in board sports, and water skiing was becoming less popular; boat manufactures turned their designs to making more of a boarding boat with the engine in the rear of the boat, wider beams, and more deep V hulls. This made a boat with more interior room involving more people in the sports than skiing, but more importantly a boat with a bigger and wider wake to get better pop on a wakeboard and a taller wake for surfing. This also allowed the boats to be more of an all day boat if the lake got rough, because of the bigger interior and ability to have a surf session because of the ballast. These boats all have towers and on board ballast systems to create the ultimate wakeboarding and surfing boat that can be changed for each rider. The only fallback or short coming was that now the V-drive boats did not produce the ultimate water ski wake as they did with the direct drives.

So what boat style should you pick………simple, know the differences and pick the drive type that best suits your groups water sports needs. Come and check out what we have to offer here at Seattle Water Sports!

Selection of Boats At Seattle Water Sports

Selection of Boats At Seattle Water Sports

Tribute to Herb O’Brien from Seattle Water Sports

Title: In Memory of Herb O’Brien

Department: Pro Shop

Category: Industry

Subject: RIP Herb O’Brien

Herb O'Brien

Herb O’Brien

RIP Herb O’brien (1944-2012) an unforgettable legend in the Water Sport industry! At Seattle Water Sports Mark Lord (owner of SWS) developed a relationship with the legend, by always carrying his products and brands he continued to innovate, to lending boats to Radar Lake to demo! Through these relationships, Herb always returned the favor with products, to allowing Mark to use the lake to instruct and ski.

Radar Lake

Radar Lake

With all the support Herb made to Seattle Water Sports we want to return the offer to him and his family, by giving him a Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair with a tribute plaque on it, as well as have our in store artist Sarah Nack paint a tribute painting on a wakeboard of Radar Lake!

Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair

Adirondack O’Brien Slalom Ski Chair

Thanks Herb, we’ll continue to always support the lake and the companies you have developed! RIP HERB O”BRIEN