Lunds Boats last great incentive program of the season ended this past Sunday, March 21st. Though come Tuesday morning, Lund sent out great news for fishermen and boaters looking to get into a new Lund this upcoming season. The Lund Spring Catch event has been extended for Level 4 models through APRIL 22, 2019! The incentives apply to the following Lund models:
- Fury XL
- Rebel XL
- Rebel XS
- Adventure 1775 Sport
- Adventure 1775 SS
- Adventure 1675 Sport
- Adventure 1675 SS
- Adventure 1675 Tiller
All included Lund Models through this promotion will also include a FREE STANDARD TRAVEL COVER until April 22nd. These will be the last great Lund incentives for the season, so if you have been looking to get into a new boat for the summer, now is the time!
From February 28th - March 1st the Water Sports Industry Association (WSIA) held the 2019 WSIA Summit in Steamboat, CO. The WSIA is the leading advocate for towed watersports world wide, helping to preserve the vitality of water sports long term. Although we were not in attendance at the summit, Seager Marine is a proud dealer partner of the WSIA and push WSIA initiatives to assist in the long term accessibility and vitality of water sports in Western NY, and around the globe!
We were also very proud to hear that at this years summit, our friends at Ronix Wakeboards took home top honors in the water sports innovation category for the 2019 RXT Wakeboard. Winners of the Innovation of the year award are those who make an observable impact and significant industry contribution through the nominated product.
So what kind of new space age technology makes up the most innovative product in wake for 2019? Well, for the most part that remains a bit of a mystery... It took Ronix three years of R&D before this board came to market, and the components of the board are not currently stated anywhere to the public. In the RXT product description through Ronix.com, the company explains "We were the first to market with PU, and PVC foam, Balsa, and Paulownia wood, and also carbon fiber laminates. All we can tell you is this new RXT first of its kind is none of those things." There is some mystery to what make this board such a hot and innovative product for the 2019 season, but here are some specs that we can break down for you:
Energy Type: Instant
Black Out Tech Core
4 Fiberglass 1.0” Ramp Fins & 4 Fiberglass .8” Free Agent Fins
Massi Pro Model
Saw cut rails for traction
Saw cut channels for release
The boards continuous rocker give the board a smoother, more consistent glide up the wake. This allows riders to carry more speed up the wakes transition and land farther out into the flats when coming down. Continuous rocker boards are usually more stored energy, though the RXT blends the consistency of continuous rocker with the instant energy on a three stage board profile. Stated by Ronix "The first board that is the perfect blend of feedback on the water, response off the wake, super soft landings, controls every aspect of the release, and it’s the lightest board out there too."
Two of our Seager Marine employees, Robert and Preston had a chance to ride the RXT at the end of last season. Here are their thoughts on the newest board in the Ronix line:
Robert: "This board is super fast and has great feel on the water. Coming from Massi's last pro-model board (The Happy Hour), I was a little caught off guard at first and even though the two boards had what I though was a similar rocker profile, the RXT had so much more pop off the wake. What I really like about the RXT is that the board lets you come to the top of the wake before naturally wanting to release and pop. It was almost like you could wait until your back foot came off the wake to think about popping, giving you more time to carry speed and set up for your trick. The RXT tracked really well, popped hard, and was definitely the lightest board I have ever ridden. Think I am sold on the RXT gang for this season! Cant wait to try it out again."
After 24 years of wakeboarding rarely do I jump on a board and have it knock my socks off. Well I stand here today sans socks and completely blown away by this piece of wakeboarding artistry. A board that lives up to hype; edgy and smooth with a kick ya' in the ass boost off the wake. Pretty sure it was forged on Mount Olympus or something because there were literally lightning bolts shooting out of it while I rode it. Huge Fan- come ride with me and try it!
Want to learn more about the Ronix RXT Board? Visit our pro shop site Here or Ronixwake.com!
MIAMI, FL (FEBRUARY 15, 2019) – Nautique Boat Company was honored in multiple award categories at the Miami International Boat Show. During the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) awards ceremony, Nautique received awards for outstanding performance in customer satisfaction and product innovation.
Each year, the NMMA Marine Industry CSI Awards honor participating boat manufacturers that continually measure customer satisfaction. This is an independently measured category in which Nautique maintained a score of over 90 percent in customer satisfaction during the past year based on information provided by customers purchasing an inboard watersports boat. Achieving that score, Nautique once again took home their 13th consecutive CSI award for outstanding customer satisfaction.
The highlight of the day was during the NMMA Innovation Awards. Recognized as one of the highest achievements for product innovation in the marine industry, Nautique took home the Propulsion Equipment and Parts Award for MicroTuner® technology that is incorporated into the 2019 Ski Nautique. The MicroTuners® deploy from the transom of the Ski Nautique and cause a disturbance in the water that fill in the toughs of the wake and provide a superior experience for the waterskier. This technology had never been done previously, and the patented MicroTuners® have been credited as one of the most significant innovations the waterskiing world has seen in recent years.
“It is motivating to work in an industry that recognizes manufacturers that relentlessly drive innovation which in turn changes the marketplace,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “We are honored for the awards presented to Nautique today and I’m proud of the entire Nautique team for their tireless efforts and dedication to greatness.” Meloon added.
The idea of boat therapy is something many of us have probably joked over while looking for excuses to get on the water. Though during a recent interview conducted by BoatU.S. magazine with renowned Marine Biologist Dr. Wallace Nicholas, Dr. Nicholas presents research pointing to truth behind the statement, "boating makes you healthier".
"Green space", is a common concept where designated city areas are filled with plants to provide relaxing natural escapes from everyday city life. Dr. Nicholas has coined the term "blue space", referring to lakes, rivers, oceans, bays, and creaks that help separate us from the stresses of everyday life. In Dr. Nicholas's New York Times best selling book Blue Mind, research is displayed on how blue spaces effect the "blue mind", where we are separated from the pressures and distractions of life. Dr. Nicholas refers to these life stressors as the "red mind". In the BoatU.S. article, Dr. Nicholas tells that the blue mind "separates us from the pressures and distractions of life or the "red-mind". Having a blue mind lessens the stresses of the every day and gives us a break from our overstimulated lives.
In the article. Dr. Nicholas comments "Blue mind takes us from the pre-frontal cortex, responsible for things like planning and decision making, to our default moke network, when we're thinking about others or ourselves and not specific tasks." From a study out of University of Exeter Medical School in the United Kingdom, it has been shown that being on water adds wellness and emotional benefits to peoples lives, as patients have both said they feel better as well, and their vital signs such as breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate agree!
So moral of the story... take time to get on the water and enjoy yourself! It may not only be fun, but a great step towards better overall health.