Author Archive: Mitch Mann

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Here at BoardCo we are rolling out new programs to help make things more convenient and allow you to check out any of the new or used boats we have in stock without the need to leave your house.

CONCIERGE SALES

Want to climb through a boat we have in stock without coming down to our dealership? We now give you that flexibility and convenience with our new Concierge Sales program. If you live in the Wasatch front area of Utah we now are able to bring any new or used boat to your home or office so you can look through it with or without the guidance of a salesperson. To set an appointment for us to bring a boat to your door just give us a call or send us a text message at 801-491-3710 and we will happily bring a boat to you.

LIVE VIDEO WALKTHROUGHS

We are now offering live video walkthroughs and [...]

In this video we are taking a look at the water ski wake behind a Centurion Ri257 and talking about what it is like to behind a surf boat.

Let’s talk about wakesurf waves and answer the question “What is the best wakesurf wave in the world?”

If you take a look at the websites and marketing materials from all of the various surf boat manufacturers, you may notice that all of them say in one way, shape, or form that their boats produce the “best wakesurf wave in the world.” Really? Obviously that’s not true… or is it?

What makes a wakesurf wave “best?” Does best mean biggest? Does it mean longest? Is “best” an ideal shape? Most importantly, is “best” the same for everyone, or is your best wave different than my best wave?

If you spend much time wakesurfing with multiple people and riding on different boards, you will quickly discover that the ideal or “best” surf wave for one person is not necessarily the ideal wave for another. A 300-pound guy and a 90-pound girl are not going to have the [...]

Hey Friends,

We put together a series of videos on how to best optimize the surf wave on your Centurion boat. The videos are broken down into Wakesurfing 101, 201 and 301. Here are some details on each video:

Setting Up Your Wakesurf Wave 101 – This video is for when you are first getting started and goes through the basics of how to create a great surf wave that anyone will be able to jump on and enjoy.

Setting Up Your Wakesurf Wave 201 – Once you have the basics down this video will help you take it to the next level. In the 201 video we show you how you can use all of the features on your Centurion boat to customize the surf wave based on the rider size, rider skill level, board they are riding on and more. If you are ready to take your wave from great to amazing this video [...]

Check out this video that we made that details how we go about setting up a wakeboard wake for a beginner, intermediate and advanced level riders. Let us know if you have any questions at all!

This September 6-8, the World Wakesurfing Championships will be held at Pineview Reservoir in Huntsville, UT. The best surfers will compete for the World Championship Title behind the Centurion Ri257 and Ri237.

During the event, BoardCo and Fred’s Marine will be having the largest sales promotion ever offered on new Centurion and Supreme boats. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to test drive the new Centurion and Supreme boat models on-site to see first hand the best surf waves in the world and the other amazing features on the new boats.

Taking it a step further, Supreme will be unveiling an all-new model to the public for the first time at the 2018 WWSC. You can see and experience the new model both on and off the water at the event.

In addition to the boats, there will be a huge sale on wake gear and clothing, food, beaches, activities for the whole family and, [...]

Recently we had the opportunity to run some tests and shoot some video with a Malibu MXZ that we took on trade and see how it compared against boats in our Centurion lineup. In this video we test the ballast fill times for the Centurion Ri237 and the Malibu 24MXZ and see how they compare as well as give details on the ballast systems.

Here are the ballast fill times for adding 3,000 lbs. into the boats:
Centurion Ri237 – 54 seconds
Malibu 24MXZ – 10 Minutes 20 seconds

In the video you may notice that while Jack is out surfing behind the Ri237 that the video is clipped and looped. After we shot the video and came back to sync up the footage on the two cameras we noticed that Jack finished surfing earlier than we had expected and there was a big gap between when they finished surfing and when the [...]

This video is a follow up to the video that we made comparing a Malibu MXZ and a Nautique G23 to a Centurion Ri257 looking at fuel economy and power. If you would like to check them out you can see each of them here:

https://boardcoboats.com/boat-performance/centurion-vs-malibu-vs-nautique-wakesurf-fuel-economy/

https://boardcoboats.com/boat-performance/centurion-vs-malibu-vs-nautique-power-and-performance/

There were a number of people that were concerned that the information wasn’t valid because the Malibu MXZ we used in the video was a 2016 model and the 2017 model changed both the hull and the drivetrain of the boat. As you can imagine, getting current model boats to do this kind of testing is difficult, REALLY difficult. We made the offer to run our fuel flow rate Diacom test on any manufacturer’s current model year towboat, but had no takers.

Well, it didn’t take long for us to take a 2017 Malibu 24 MXZ in on trade for a new Centurion. Of course, we couldn’t miss [...]

This post is part 2 in our video series that takes a direct look at the Centurion Opti-V Hull and how it compares to it’s two major competing boats on the Market – a Malibu 24 MXZ and a Nautique G23.

The first video in this series was the most shared, talked about and debated post we have ever made – with thousands of people viewing it and hundreds of people weighing in on the results. As a quick recap here is a summary of the results from our fuel economy test for wakesurfing:

Gallons of fuel burned per hour while surfing:
Centurion Ri257 w/ 5,050 lbs. of ballast – 8.25 GPH
Nautique G23 w/ 2,850 lbs. of ballast – 13.5 GPH
Malibu 24 MXZ w/ 3,000 lbs. of ballast + wedge – 17.5 GPH

There were a number of points that were brought up in the reactions that people had to this [...]

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