Nautique signs sponsorship extension for water-ski tour


Nautique extended its agreement with the Victorian Water Ski Association to be the exclusive official towboat of the Moomba Masters through 2017.

The tournament is held annually in Melbourne, Australia, and is seen by hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. The Moomba Masters will run from March 6-11, 2013.

Three-event competitors will ski exclusively behind the record-breaking Ski Nautique 200, which the company said is known for creating superior wakes. The boat has towed athletes to 12 world records and numerous personal bests since its inception.

Recently named the most innovative product in the industry by the Watersports Industry Association, the Super Air Nautique G23 will pull the wakeboard competitors for the first time on the Yarra River this coming March, Nautique said.

“To have great partners like Nautique is a huge contributing factor to the success of Moomba Masters and is an important part of the reason why Moomba Masters is the largest water-ski and wakeboard event in the world,” Victorian Water Ski Association president and Moomba Masters tournament director Darren Robertson said in a statement.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to continue our honored partnership with the [Victorian Water Ski Association], a great organization. Moomba Masters and Nautique provide the world’s best ski and wake boats for the world’s largest water-ski and wakeboard event,” Nautique president and CEO Bill Yeargin said. “Moomba presents an ideal opportunity for people in Australia and all over the globe to learn about the watersports industry and Nautique.”

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