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  • Memories Made at Nautique Regatta

    Official WWA Press Release:
    Alexander City, AL (July 1, 2019) - The picturesque waters and surrounding beauty of Lake Martin set the 2019 Nautique Southeast Regatta up to be an unforgettable weekend hosted by Nautique Boat Company, the World Wake Association (The WWA), and Russell Marine. Nautique boat owners and the wake community came together at The Ridge Marina on Friday, June 28th to meet new owners, shake hands with old friends and fill the marina with the industry’s leading boats. The 6x Wakeboard Boat of the Year, the Super Air Nautique G23, pulled event attendees into a full day of family-friendly activities including private demos with Nautique Team athletes, educational sessions, and an all-discipline GromFest for the kids on Saturday. Saturday night kept the party going with a taste of the true south at the gorgeous Stables at Russell Crossroads for the Country-Western themed dinner and awards banquet. Sunday served as the perfect sendoff with more personalized time and memories made with the Nautique team.

    “The first-ever Nautique Southeast Regatta was certainly one to remember. Nautiques of all ages filled Lake Martin for a great weekend on and off the water. Owners shared their passion for the worlds best towboats while being instructed by Team Nautique athletes throughout the days,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “A special thanks to all of the Nautique families that joined us for this inaugural event!”

    The high energy weekend started off with a golf tournament at Willow Point Golf & Country Club overlooking Lake Martin. Russell Marine golf team took the win with a total score of 8 under par. Upon making their way to check-in at The Ridge Marina, families didn’t waste any time hitting the water for their first private demos with Nautique Team athletes like Cory Teunissen, Shaun Murray, and Jodi Grassman. Nautique President Greg Meloon welcomed the group during the evening Grill and Chill paired with the backdrop of an Alabama sunset.

    High-fives and smiles were seen all around on Saturday as Nautique owners and families had the opportunity to shred behind the legendary Super Air Nautique G23 on the latest Hyperlite and O’Brien products. Boat crews made their ways to various Poker Run stops checking out the luminous Chimney Rock and keeping the stoke high with Rockstar Energy, Roswell Marine, and JL Audio. Experiencing one of the best days of the summer, families and new riders were dialing in new tricks and receiving first-class instruction from Nautique Team athletes. Young rippers up to age thirteen took to the waters for the GromFest, a fun contest of all disciplines and skill levels where they showcased their latest line of tricks.

    Kane Ward threw down at the GromFest earning the Little Legend Award alongside Trace Cox whose friendly attitude earned him the Boat Buddy Award. Throwing down behind the Super Air Nautique G23 with all new grabs, Jackson Clifford took the Best New Trick Award of the weekend, followed by Coleman Clifford who took a massive digger earning the Best Crash Award. The New Shredder Award went to Evan Burleson who has been riding for about a year and landed a wake to wake on Lake Martin after his private sessions with the Nautique Pro athletes.

    Showcasing a taste of Alabama’s homegrown southern hospitality, owners and families came decked out in their favorite Country Western attire to salute one another at the Stables at Russell Crossroads for Saturday’s banquet. Owners received awards based on their world-renowned Nautiques including The Zuelzke’s who took home the Oldest Nautique Award with their stunning 1964 Ski Nautique. Dylan, Dallas, and Devin traveled over 1000 miles and 19 hours to join us for this spectacular weekend, winning the award of Longest Journey traveled by a Nautique owner. Heith Comer took home the Best Rig Award with his 2018 Nautique GS22 and truck combination.

    “I haven’t had this much fun in one day in a very long time! Everyone, and I do mean everyone, have been nothing but perfect hosts. Great planning by the entire team who put on this event, including the beautiful venue, boats, and weather,” said Nautique Southeast Regatta attendee Scott Branum.

    The Nautique Southeast Regatta represented what wake is all about with over 150 attendees making the Ridge Marina a gathering to meet new friends and shake familiar hands alongside the top brands in wake. Nautique Boats and The WWA will head west for the Nautique Southwest Regatta this September in Parker, Arizona. For more information on the Nautique Regattas visit:

    About Nautique Boat Company: Celebrating 94 years of excellence in the marine industry, Nautique is a subsidiary of Correct Craft and has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Nautique is known to push the envelope of possibility on the water, and our owners have come to expect nothing but the absolute best. The Ski Nautique has been reinvented as the lightest ski boat on the market, the G-Series has won numerous awards for wakeboard boat and wakesurf boat of the year while unlocking new possibilities in wakeboarding and wakesurfing, and our GS Series has given families endless days on the water without compromise. Through our Nautique Cares initiatives we’re dedicated to not only making a difference on the water, but to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more visit

    About The WWA: Celebrating 30 years of excellence in wake, the World Wake Association stands as a global network of passionate representatives dedicated to the growth of wakesports worldwide. Developed for riders by riders, our mission and values remain true to the core of our community since 1989. Our position as the authority on competitive standards has been earned through consistent development; sanctioning and producing more than 12,500 worldwide events and counting. We are the only organization solely focused on the best interests of the sport, spearheading a collective movement on the journey to discover where wake takes you. The WWA owns and operates the WWA Wakeboard World Series, WWA Wake Park World Series, WWA Wakeboard National Championships, WWA Wake Park National Championships, WWA Wakeboard World Championships, WWA Wake Park World Championships, WWA Wake Park Triple Crown, WWA Pro Card, WWA Rider Experience. For more information on the World Wake Association, check out
    Current Boats —> 2021 Super Air Nautique G23 (On Order) -- 2020 Super Air Nautique G23 -- 2007 Air SV-211 -- 2003 Air Nautique 226 -- 1981 Fish Nautique (TWIN ENGINE 1 of 3)
    Former Boats —> 2019 Super Air Nautique G23 -- 2018 Super Air Nautique G23 -- 2017 Super Air Nautique G23 -- 2016 Super Air Nautique G23 -- 2015 Super Air Nautique G23 -- 2014 Super Air Nautique G232013 Super Air Nautique G232012 Super Air Nautique 210 Team Edition2011 Super Air Nautique 210 Team Edition2010 Super Air Nautique 210 Team Edition2008 Super Air Nautique 230 Team Edition2007 Air Nautique 236 Team Edition -- 2003 Super Air Nautique 210 Team Edition -- 2001 Sport Nautique -- 1999 Ski Nautique Open Bow -- 1998 Ski Nautique -- 1998 Ski Nautique -- 1997 Ski Nautique -- 1997 Ski Nautique -- 1994 Ski Nautique -- 1993 Barefoot Nautique -- 1983 Fish Nautique (TWIN ENGINE 2 of 3) -- 1981 Fish Nautique (SINGLE ENGINE)

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