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Wake Tractor signs deal with Crusader Engines

Wake Tractor chose Crusader Engines’ Challenger series as its exclusive engine provider.

Wake Tractor chose Crusader Engines’ Challenger series as its exclusive engine provider.

Wake Tractor, the new wake boat created by industry veteran John Dorton and his son Ben, debuted during the 2015 Surf Expo last week in Orlando, Fla.

With the tagline “Not every rider has a millionaire Daddy,” Wake Tractor’s WT-1 model is retail-priced at $39,995.

Geared to millennials, Wake Tractor needed an engine capable of powering a 1,600-pound ballast system.

“The wake industry was built around the millennial segment, starting in the late ’90s, and today they are independent young adults who still love wake sports,” John Dorton said in a statement. “They like value, simplicity and hassle-free ownership. We feel that Crusader’s Challenger series is the perfect power partner because it offers all three.”

Crusader Engines is part of the Pleasurecraft Engine Group, which was acquired by Correct Craft almost a year ago. Crusader’s Challenger series of engines is focused on the tow sports industry and tailored to meet specific manufacturer needs.

“Our team could not be happier to partner with John and Ben on the innovative new Wake Tractor,” Pleasurecraft Engine Group vice president Mark McKinney said. “The outstanding quality and performance of the Challenger engines will be the perfect fit for Wake Tractor and ensure its customers have years of great engine reliability.”

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