Types of Wakeboard Boats

Posted on Minggu, 12 Juni 2011 |
Choosing the ride wakeboard boat will help you to create the right type of wakes. Unlike ordinary boats, wakeboard boats come with a device that creates a larger wake. These wakes allow you to do aerial tricks while jumping from side to side. Although choosing a wakeboard boat seems like an easy process there are actually multiple types that you need to choose between.

The most popular form of wakeboard boats is those with a vDrive, which are the ones that have the engine at the back of the boat. Typically these are referred to as inboard boats. However, other wakeboard boats can be direct drive boats that have the engine in the middle of the boat.

Then when it comes to the technology that allows a wakeboard to create a wake there are three types of technology to choose from. The first of these is ballast technology. This is the newest standard of wakeboarding technology. This in where ballast tanks are placed inside the boat hull and can then be filled or emptied through a switch in the driving area. The heavier the ballast the lower the boat goes which results in a larger wake as the boat moves.

The second option is wedge technology, which uses a metal structure at the rear of the boat near the propeller. This helps to shape wakes and allows the driver to fine tune the wake to the riders needs. Many Malibu boats use wedge technology.

Finally there is hull technology, which has been used in combination with ballast technology for years by many manufacturers. This combination allows boaters to get very big wakes that allow the riders to achieve some of the best aerial maneuvers.

When it comes to choosing the right technology for your wakeboard boat you want to first consider the main purpose of your boat. Are you going to be using it in tournament competitions or are you only going to be using it for recreational purposes. The purpose of a boat can help you to determine the engine type such as an inboard or outboard.

Next you should consider where you will be doing your wakeboarding. If you are going to use it on the open water in large lakes or the ocean then you want a larger boat to help you handle the rough water. On the other hand, if you are going to be using the boat on smaller lakes then a direct drive boat is the best choice.

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