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01.29.2019
Charles Plueddeman Reviews the Yamaha WakeBooster on Boats.com
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Boating Writer Charles Plueddeman walks us through Yamaha's new WakeSurf package including the new Yamaha WakeBooster—plus a wakesurf board and tow rope.

[Excerpted from Boats.com, January 28th, 2019

  • The all-new Yamaha WakeBooster wake enhancer creates a deeper pocket and a larger wakesurfing area.
  • The WakeBooster is designed for all 2017 and newer 21-foot Yamaha boats and 2015 and newer 24-foot Yamaha boats.
  • The Wakesurf Package includes an exclusive wakesurf board by Slingshot and a wakesurf rope.

"Now Yamaha offers an answer with its new Yamaha WakeBooster® Wake Enhancer, the key component of its accessory Wakesurf Package that also includes a wakesurf board and a wakesurf tow line."

"The Wakesurf Package is priced at $999 and designed for all 2017 and newer 21-foot Yamaha boats and 2015 and newer 24-foot Yamaha boats, but will be an especially good fit for the Yamaha Wake Series models, the 212X and 242X, which are equipped with SurfPointe™ jet nozzle orientation, Drive Control speed control system, and an automated ballast system." 

"The WakeBooster is made from heavy aluminum plate and attaches without tools using a pin and screw knob to the port or starboard stainless steel tie-down eye below the transom…Yamaha fits it with a small fender that acts as a float so it won’t sink to the bottom of the lake if you drop it or it happens to come off the boat. It’s also designed for use only at wakesurfing speeds, and should be removed for running at cruising speed."

"For families interested in casual surfing who already own a Yamaha boat, this package will be a great investment." 

"In addition to WakeBooster, the Yamaha Wakesurf Package comes with an exclusive 5-foot, 3-inch long, co-branded Slingshot wakesurf board developed for Yamaha Boats, and a wakesurf tow rope. The board size and shape provide an easy ride for the entire family."