Orlando, Fla. ― The Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour is propelling its way into the new year growing the series from four stops last season, to five stops in 2016, it was announced today by Rick Tinker, President of Skier’s Choice, manufacturer of Supra Boats. Pushing the boundaries with innovative products, the 23-year track record of the Pro Wakeboard Tour extends to 2016 serving up star-studded performances, all-new tricks, intense competition, more viewing options, sponsors and greater sport exposure.
“The 2015 Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour was an extreme success with Bonnier’s Events Team,” said Tinker. “The audience, athletes and sponsorship throughout the tour gave us an overwhelming positive response to the product and competition that was on the 2015 calendar. In 2016, we are adding an additional stop and are committed to seeing this historic event grow in the future.”
The 2015 season was a year of many firsts, including the first-ever wake-to-wake 1080 landed in a contest by Supra Boats Team rider, Cory Teunissen. Teunissen, along with teammates young-gun Daniel Powers and veteran Austin Hair, are expected to return in 2016, putting their bodies on the line to edge out reigning champion, Harley Clifford.
“We are excited to announce the expanded partnership with the team at Supra Boats and Skier’s Choice to further this iconic wakeboarding series,” said Terry Dorner, Vice President of Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group. “Innovative formats, bigger purses and larger-than-life jumbotrons allowed it to grow outside of its means. We will see many of the same things for the near year and this tour’s events involving Supra not only pioneered ground-breaking ways to run the series, it showed the passion for the sport is bigger than ever before.”
Through shared media properties owned by WAKEBOARDING, the 2015 tour was the most widely viewed in history.
The Supra SE550 is the official tow boat for the elite tour because of its clean, consistent and massive wakes. The Supra Boats’ wakes are expected to push pros to new levels while preserving strict handling and a balanced ride for the driver and judges in the boat. The 2016 Supra Boats are powered with the high-torque 6.2L ROUSHCHARGED Raptor Engine by Indmar.
Stay tuned for information in the near future on the schedule of dates and selected city stops of Supra Boats Pro Wakeboard Tour, money purse, athletes and more! For further information, visit supraboatspwt.com.
About Supra Boats
Supra Boats fuels passion for water sports with high-performance, bold designs and interior refinement achieved through precision-engineered tow boats. The flagship wakeboard boat brand, manufactured by Skier’s Choice Inc., Supra Boats are the result of a quest for continual improvement in every aspect of boatbuilding. Thirty four years of award-winning tow boats prove that fact, but you wouldn’t know it by their unrelenting attention to detail. Everything from wake performance to ride and handling to interior refinement to production processes to the ownership experience is constantly being improved. Supra builds high-performance wake boats with a level of precision matched only by your extreme passion for water sports. Supra Boats: where passion meets precision.
About Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group
Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group manages and executes events, including the Pro Wakeboard Tour, Marlin University, Deer & Turkey Expos, NOOD Regattas, and Fishing Tournaments — Los Cabos, Offshore World Championship, Charter Boat Classic, Bermuda Tournaments and FishStock. Bonnier Corp.’s Events & Entertainment Group coordinates the scheduling, televising, global sponsorships, public relations, venue evaluation and event selection for these properties.
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