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2014 Ladies Wakestock Winner Nautique Rider Meg Barker

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MEG BARKER

2014 Wakestock Ladies Champion

Nautique rider Meg Barker took 1st place at this years Wakestock event retaining her title from last year.

Meg had already gained the tile of Uk Nationals Champion earlier in the year & continued in her success at Wakestock.

Watched by thousands, during the 3 day event at Pwllheli Marina Meg yet again took the wakeboard competition to the next level.

Megs awesome riding skills behind the huge wake of the Nautique G23 & her continuous hard word, determination & love for the sport certainly paid off.

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NAUTIQUE SIGNS LONG-TERM DEAL AS THE EXCLUSIVE TOWBOAT FOR THE LONDON NIGHT JUMP

As part of its continued support for the growth of towed watersports globally, Nautique announced today they have entered into a long-term agreement with Liquid Leisure Waterski & Wakeboard Park as the exclusive official towboat of the London Night Jump and Extreme Sports Event.

The London Night Jump is the World’s premier night jump event and is held annually in London, England. This event is viewed by thousands of spectators each year during the several day event and is considered by many to be one of the watersports industry?s top events.

The competitors will jump exclusively behind the record breaking Ski Nautique 200. The Ski Nautique 200 has towed athletes to fifteen world records along with numerous National records and innumerable personal bests since its inception setting it apart in a league of its own.

“To have great a partner like Nautique is huge and is sure to make the upcoming London Night Jump and Extreme Sports Event the best ever. The Ski Nautique has clearly set itself apart and is an important part of the reason why this year the London Night Jump will be the most coveted jump title in the world,” commented Liquid Leisure Waterski & Wakeboard Park President and Tournament Director Stuart Marston.

“The Nautique team is thrilled to partner with Liquid Leisure in support of the London Night Jump. It is only right that Nautique should provide the world’s best ski boat for the world’s largest jump event,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “The London Night Jump is an amazing event and will present an opportunity for more people in the United Kingdom and all over the globe to understand why most people in the industry consider the Ski Nautique 200 the best ski boat ever,” Yeargin added.

The London Night Jump and Extreme Sports Event has thousands of spectators annually witness this prestigious event during the two-day London extreme sports event just outside of downtown London, England. The London Night Jump will be held on August 24th, 2014. For more information on the London Night Jump and Extreme Sports Event, please visit liquidleisure.com.

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LDB Wakeschool plays host to stop 1 of the 2014 AOD Tour

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In the words of LDB
Stop one of the AOD came around super fast this year with an amazing start to the season. For a change at this point in the year, the weather was great and this meant for lots of activity at LDB Wakeschool, getting booked up with all those looking to enter our 2014 AOD series for practice way in advance. With 40 plus entrants we were set to have as hectic a first stop as always.
A 7am start for me with the usual event obligations of branding the whole for the many awesome sponsors we have backing us again this year and although slightly windy, the sun was which meant for a great atmosphere as contest time neared.
There were riders turning up from all over the country looking to not only take the honours from this first stop but also secure themselves some ranking points for the UK Wake Series which is now a staple part of the UK boat contest scene. With four AOD stops in total, the Ryan Birch event, Rookie Rider league and of course Loch Stock contests, there’s now more events than ever for boat rippers of all ages and abilities to get stuck into the contest scene.
With Elliot Newman on the mic as usual, keeping riders, parents and spectators, the contest kicked off at 1 with the youngsters who were all showing the older riders at thing or two straight from the get go! Thrills a spills a plenty, the AOD 2014 got going in fine style. It’s actually kind of hard to mention all the riding highlights suffice to say there were a lot and the level of wakeboarding has stepped up yet again. All this will become very clear come the release of the AOD Stop 1 edit to be released the soon.
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CSI Award Presented To Midlands Nautique

During a recent visit to the Nautique International Dealer Meeting in Orlando, Jason was honoured to accept the

prestigious Nautique Outstanding CSI International Dealer Award for 2013

The award is presented in recognition of Outstanding Customer Services provided by Midlands Nautique, something we strived to achieve ourselves from day one.

Jason said it was a memorable occasion to stand before all of the Nautique dealers in Orlando and receive this award on behalf of Midlands Nautique at this years dealer awards.

Jason also added for Midlands Nautique  to be recognised as providing an excellent service to our customers is without doubt a moment to be proud of for all the team at our dealership.

We would like to thank all of our customers who kindly took the time to give feedback on the service we provided for them

and look forward to continuing in providing such an excellent service.

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NAUTIQUE EARNS THE NMMA’S CSI AWARD FOR THE EIGHTH STRAIGHT YEAR

Today the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) recognized Nautique for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Inboard Watersports Boat category as part of the 2013 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) program.  This is the eighth year in a row Nautique has earned the prestigious CSI award.

 

The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Nautique achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat during the period between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.

 

“Customer satisfaction is critical to the success and growth of the recreational boating industry and its CSI award recipients that set the bar on delivering an exceptional customer experience,” notes Robert Newsome, director of engineering standards for NMMA.

 

“Everyone from our employees to our dealers are dedicated to ensuring our customers receive the best service available from a company that cares,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “The NMMA CSI award is recognition for our entire team and we are once again excited to exceed the industry standards,” Yeargin added.

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NATE SMITH BREAKS THE MEN’S SLALOM WORLD RECORD BEHIND THE SKI NAUTIQUE 200

Team Nautique skier, Nate Smith, set a new Slalom World Record at 2.5@43-off behind the world record setting Ski Nautique 200 this past weekend. The record was set at a tournament held at the Ski Ranch in Covington, Louisiana and is pending approval from the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF).

Prior to this tournament Smith was the co-holder of the world record along with Team Nautique skier Chris Parrish. Smith went all out on Saturday during the second qualifying round to set the 14th World Record behind the Ski Nautique 200 since its inception in 2010!

“The first couple sets I felt really good and got dialed in behind the Ski Nautique 200. During the second round I ran 41-off, started on 43 with a great start to ball 1, then 2 and got to 3 still standing. It was amazing, and the Ski Nautique 200 played a huge role in this accomplishment from always having a consistent pull whether I’m practicing or competing allowing me to go out and set a pending World Record!” commented Team Nautique athlete, Nate Smith.

“The entire Nautique family is incredibly happy for Nate and thrilled by this new world record behind the Ski Nautique 200!” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Since the creation of the Ski Nautique 200, on a nearly daily basis I hear from customers all around the world telling me about not only personal bests being achieved but also regional, national and world records all continuing to fall behind this amazing boat,” Yeargin added.

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NAUTIQUE WINS FIVE MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARDS

he past few days Nautique has been honored with five major industry awards:

  • Members of the Watersports Industry Association (WSIA) selected Nautique as “Manufacturer of the Year.” This is the second consecutive year Nautique has been recognized as the watersports industry’s top manufacturer.
  • WSIA members also selected Nautique as the “Buzz Brand of the Year.” This award is given to the brand who is creating the most “buzz” in the industry and Nautique has won it two of the past three years.
  • WakeWorld awarded its Riders Choice “Boat of the Year” to the Super Air Nautique G23. Watersports enthusiasts from all over the world voted and selected the G23 as their favorite boat.
  • WakeWorld awarded its Riders Choice “Innovation of the Year” to Nautique for the Nautique Surf System (NSS). Again, people worldwide considered the innovations our industry has offered the past year and selected the Nautique Surf System as the best.
  • Last, but not least, at this weekend’s Wake Awards Team Nautique rider Mike Dowdy won “Trick of the Year” for a trick performed behind the Super Air Nautique G23.

 

“The past few days have been incredible with our team winning five major industry awards. Several have stated that winning five major awards over just a few days must certainly be an industry first and everyone at Nautique is thrilled,” stated Nautique President/CEO Bill Yeargin. “It takes an incredible group of people to earn this kind of recognition and I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of our amazing team!” added Yeargin.

 

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Matt Crowhurst joins the Nautique team

2013 will see two of the biggest names in UK Wakeboarding coming together, helping to push the sport harder than ever before. Matt Crowhurst will join the Nautique team courtesy of the Midland and Scotland Nautique crew. With all the branding trimmings that come as standard with any sponsorship Matt will also be resident Pro coach at Loch Lomond Wakeboard school for a number of days in the year as well as hitting up the Midlands Nautique wakeboard fraternity for several pro clinics throughout the season. Having been involved with the sport for so long Matt appreciates the worth of being on board with one of the biggest brands in Wakeboarding. “You don’t get by bigger than Nautique and quite apart from having the opportunity to ride the awesome G23 all year, getting to work with Midlands and Scotland Nautique crew who support the sport so well in the UK is a complete privilege.

You’ll be able to catch Matt at the first big wake event of the year at the Nautique open weekend, Cannock Chase

And watch this space for more demos with Matt and the first G23 in Europe coming to waterways near you.

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Nautique Launches the Nautique Surf System


Nautique is excited to introduce the Nautique Surf System™ (NSS) with WAVEPLATE technology, available on Super Air Nautique models.

The Nautique Surf System creates a fully customizable surf wave at the press of a button. This completely new and innovative way of shaping the wave will make any wakesurfer’s experience more enjoyable than ever.

 

The WAVEPLATE is an integrated design that when deployed extends outward and down from the transom intercepting and redirecting the flow of water to clean up the wake and form a surf wave unlike anything offered in our industry. This not only allows the ability to form a wave on either side instantly, but also allows for wave customization with variable intensity settings that adjust wave steepness and shape by controlling exactly how much the plate is engaged.

 

Integrated into the Nautique LINC System, users have the ability to customize their settings instantly and save them in personalized profiles that store and automatically engage your preferred speed, ballast settings, and WAVEPLATE position.

 

“The all-new Nautique Surf System with WAVEPLATE technology is just another example of the progression and forward thinking at Nautique,” stated Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin.  “Last year our industry voted Nautique as having the industry’s Most Innovative Product and the NSS provides yet another innovative design by Nautique. It will change the sport of wakesurfing,” Yeargin added.

 

 

2013 Tullet Prebon London Boat Show

Midlands Nautique are exhibiting at The Tullett Prebon – London International Boat Show which will be held between 12th-20th January 2013, at the Excel Exhibition Centre, London Docklands,

This year Midlands Nautique have been chosen by Nautique Boats USA to welcome you aboard the 2013 Nautique line up.

On display we have the 200 Sport Nautique, the only crossover boat to be AWSA approved . We are also displaying the 2013 Super Air Nautique 210 with the new style tower and decals,

The first G23 Super Air Nautique ( The Game Changer) will also be on display, this is truly an awesome boat and like no other boat you had seen in the past. We also have the G23′s big brother the G25 on display for those who want to go that little bit bigger.

Second to owning and buying the best towboat, is knowing that the boat is covered by the best warranty in the industry. Every Nautique features a 5-Year Transferable Warranty. At Nautique we stand behind the quality of our boats like no other manufacturer can, because year after year our goal is nothing short of your complete satisfaction.

At the show this year we have the legend, that goes by the name of Shaun Murray explaining how the G23 has changed the industry for ever

The Team at Midlands Nautique look forward to welcoming you on board some of the best boats for wake boarding and skiing that you have ever seen

If you are interested in having a personal accompanied viewing of the boats please contact us on 08448 733933

We look forward to seeing you there

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

 

 

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The G23 six months later in the words of CEO of Nautique BIll Yeargin

Last March Nautique created more buzz in our industry than anyone can ever recall with the introduction of a boat wakeboard legend Shaun Murray called a “game changer;” the Super Air Nautique G23. Our “Reveal” party was packed and so many people tried to watch online that it crashed both the webcast and our Nautique website. It was definitely one of the most exciting nights in the history of our industry.

Interestingly, I had some well-intended friends ask me if we were making a mistake creating so much hype over a boat introduction. They sincerely said that we were creating a pretty high set of expectations related to the boat and it would be hard to deliver on those expectations.

So, six months later, what has happened?

Well, we started with the Nautique Wake Games held here in Orlando just two weeks after the G23 introduction. It was the first time the boat would be seen on the water and it was pulling one of the industry’s most exciting events. No pressure, huh? Well, the Wake Games ended up being historic with the landing of the first ever wake-to-wake 1080 in competition. In all the great wakeboard competitions over the past couple decades it was that first time that happened and it was behind the G23. Then, it happened again; a second wake-to-wake 1080! What had never happened before happened twice in the same day. The Super Air Nautique G23 was off to an amazing start!

After the Nautique Wake games we were able to get some G23’s around for people to ride as part of our Proving Grounds Tour. As the Super Air Nautique G23’s traveled around the country people were amazed. At stop after stop people were lining up to experience this boat that was truly a game changer. Our team could not be happier with the response of so many people who have ridden in or behind the G23 and have loved it, many placing orders for their own!

The Super Air Nautique was validated in competition, it was validated by wakeboarders everywhere and finally it was validated by our industry. Earlier this month members of our industry voted the Nautique G23 as the industry’s “Most Innovative Product.”

So, was the hype too big? Nope, in fact, it may not have been big enough. This boat is truly amazing!

The world’s best wake boat; the world’s best ski boat; and a company that cares!

Enjoy the Nautique life!

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The Ryan and Tony 2012 Big Air competition

In 2008 the 1st Tony and Ryan competition was held at Chasewater Ski Club in loving memory of two very special people, Ryan & Tony Birch who were tragically killed in 2007 in an aircraft accident. Both family and friends were compelled to share a time to remember two very special people who they all lost from their lives. For the love, devotion and dedication that Ryan had for wakeboarding, it was decided that the most fitting memorial for Ryan and his dad would be to hold a wakeboard competition.

Each year the competition has grown in numbers both entrants and spectators. Due to the continual works at Chasewater this years competition is again being held at the West Midlands Water Ski Centre . Following the change in venue last year, it was decided to make the 2010 comp a one day event. This year we are taking up the whole weekend!!!!!!!! This years comp is being made even bigger!!!!!

Friday 14th September is practise day, a great day for a sneaky peak at the entrants to the comp

Saturday 15th September  is open for entries to the Ryan Comp; there are 8 divisions Groms, Boys, Girls, Junior Mens, Junior Womens, Open Womens.and Pros

The Pro division and cash prizes

1st £250

2nd £125

3rd 375

Entrance to the comp is £25 before the 15th

If you haven’t already completed your entry form or require a form please contact Carl Jones at carl@burntwoodfleet.co.uk or Jason @midlandsnautique.co.uk

The night of the 15th brings the Big air kicker comp this is held in front of the water front bar once darkness falls. Its great for the spectators as well as the rides with cash prize for 1st 2nd and 3rd it will be worth entering.

With less than two weeks to go everyone is working hard to provide the most memorable competition yet..

IN MEMORY OF RYAN & TONY

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NAUTIQUE DEMO DAYS


Sign Up to Experience the Difference Today!

When you test drive a Nautique, you will quickly discover why Nautique owners are the most satisfied boat owners out there. Nautique is the only choice that offers the perfect combination of smooth handling and performance, the highest quality materials and a first-class wake, all in one convenient package.

We are going to have different boats at each event so if there is a particular boat you would like to drive please contact us before booking.

 

You can sign up for our demo days on the link below

http://nautique.com/campaigns/drivethenautiquedifference?id=66.

 

Look forward to see you at our two demo days

 

 

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NAUTIQUE WELCOMES JORGE GILL

We are always looking out for talented young riders who are making their name in the wakeboarding world, for a while we have been following the growing talent of a fantastic young wakeboarder, Jorge Gill.

Jorge, who is currently riding in Orlando, Florida recently competed at the 2012 Nautique Wake Games, our guys from the Nautique factory watched as this young British wakeboarder proved his worth behind the phenomenal wake of the G23.

Jorge certainly had the Nautique guys talking and we are now happy to announce that Nautique in association with Midlands Nautique will be sponsoring Jorge for the 2012 season.

Knowing Jorge and his parents personally we have every belief that Jorge will do well in whatever he does, its an added delight to be able to help such a keen and genuinely nice guy who’s love for the sport and fantastic attitude towards it can be clearly seen.

With the continued encouragement and support from all his sponsors Jorge certainly has the talent, potential and backing to do great things. Jorge really does deserve all the support he can get and we are extremely happy to be apart of that.

Jorge has his own page on Facebook where his riding can be followed: http://www.facebook.com/jorgegill

You can also follow Jorge on Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/jorge_gill

 

 

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SUPER AIR NAUTIQUE G23 MAKES HISTORY AT ITS VERY FIRST EVENT

For the first time ever, anywhere in the world in a wakeboarding competition, a wake-to-wake 1080 was landed at the Nautique Wake Games this past weekend in Orlando, Florida. This never before achieved feat was made possible by the revolutionary wake of the new Super Air Nautique G23. Then, as if to prove it was not a fluke, a second wakeboarder landed the same trick again. From never happening before to happening twice in one day in the Super Air Nautique G23’s debut.

 

The Nautique Wake Games showcased the revolutionary wake of the Super Air Nautique G23 with the best wakeboard athletes in the world competing. Harley Clifford (Australia) was the first wakeboarder to land a wake-to-wake 1080 followed by Oli Derome (Canada) who went out and stuck the second 1080 after Clifford. Fans went wild as they lined the shore and watched history go down behind the G23.

 

“It was amazing to watch history being made when two incredible athletes landed back-to-back 1080’s behind the revolutionary Super Air Nautique G23 this past weekend. This had never happened before so to see it happen twice in one day was amazing,” stated Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin. “Only Nautique could produce a game-changing wake boat that has immediately redefined the industry standard,” Yeargin added