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Regal Boats joins WSIA and signs deal to exhibit at Surf Expo

Regal Marine Industries became one of the first sterndrive manufacturers to announce its membership in the Water Sports Industry Association.
Barry Slade (left) of Regal Boats is shown with Larry Meddock, chairman of the Water Sports Industry Association.

Barry Slade (left) of Regal Boats is shown with Larry Meddock, chairman of the Water Sports Industry Association.

After releasing the 2100 Surf Edition and gearing up for another new product launch, Regal Marine Industries became one of the first sterndrive manufacturers to announce its membership in the Water Sports Industry Association.

The builder has also signed on to become an exhibitor at Surf Expo, which will take place in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 10-12. Regal said the commitment is designed to utilize its broad reach in the boating market and global dealer network to help facilitate growth for wakesurfing while partnering with the top visionaries in the industry.

As one of a few early strategy partners with Volvo Penta during the Forward Drive project, Regal debuted the 2100 Surf Edition at the Miami International Boat Show last February. The forward-facing drive has a counter-rotating Duoprop system.

“We strive to deliver a boat that can do it all ... and do it well,” Paul Kuck, Regal’s sport boat product manager, said in a statement.

“Our FasTrac hull provides exceptional handling and performance, and Volvo’s Forward Drive adds another dimension of versatility and functionality,” Regal U.S. sales vice president Don Smith said. “The Regal Surf boat really is the ultimate watersports platform for active boating families.”

Regal’s Surf Edition includes 1,000 pounds of ballast in three locations, as well as surf tabs designed to designate a port or starboard wave on the fly. It also uses a RegalVue touch-screen control panel.

“There are some great people involved in the WSIA and Surf Expo, and we will do everything we can to help nurture wake sports and help spread awareness with our dealers and customers,” Kuck said.

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