21 tow rope 400For the skiers, wakeboarders, wakeskaters, or kneeboarders, the Kwik Tek Airhead Rope is a versatile option for any type of water sport enthusiast.

15 hot dog tube 400The Hot Dog Banana Tube (aka “water weenie”) guarantees a summer full of laughter and fun.

10 quicksilver inflatable 400Quick to set up and quick to stow, the Quicksilver inflatable is the perfect inflatable for portable and affordable fun.

1 AquaMarina SUP 400The Aqua Marina Vapor Inflatable SUP Paddle Board is the perfect gift to get excited about for exploring the waterways this upcoming season.

Electric HydrofoilOne of the top requests in the electrification of water transport is for a jet ski that can deliver the same thrill as a gas powered unit for the rider - but with a lot less noise for those out on or near the water with them.

Harken Backstay AdjusterIt’s one of the best things about sailors: we hate to give up on our equipment. But if you’re like a lot of owners of boats with vintage integral hydraulic backstay units, you’ve been putting up with seepage and slippage for too long. We’ve introduced our new integral hydraulic unit to convince you it’s finally time to pull the pins on that leaker and start anew.

Super Air Nautique GS22EThe Super Air Nautique GS22E wakesurfing boat powered by Ingenity Electric will be at boat shows in Germany and the United States this fall.

2022 Sea Doo Switch PontoonThe 2022 Sea-Doo Switch is a re-imagined pontoon that makes hitting the water more accessible than ever before. BRP (TSX: DOO; NASDAQ: DOOO) has been the industry leader in personal watercraft with its Sea-Doo brand for decades.

Taiga OrcaThinking of a knock-out big gift for the boaters you love? Now you can also make an environmental statement by giving the gift of a Canadian Taiga electric personal watercraft (PWC). Their Orca models start at $15,000 USD.

ZINO High Performance inflatable Stand Up Paddle BoardThe ZINO High Performance inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board from WOW World of Watersports fits into a case the size of a big backpack, but inflated, it’s 11 feet long, 32 inches wide and 6 inches thick with a 300 lb capacity.

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