(Merced, CA) Organizers for the 2015 Centurion Boats World Wake Surfing Championship to be held later this month in Arizona, announced GM Marine Engine Technology as its presenting sponsor. The event, now in its twentieth year will be retitled as The 2015 Centurion Boats World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine.
The World Wake Surfing Championship (WWSC) is the season ending competitive event for wake surfing, the sport of surfing behind a moving boat along its wake. For months, the World Series of Wake Surfing has held qualifying championship events around the globe.
Based on a competitor’s performance at one of the more than twenty-three qualifying events in eight countries, 140 of the world’s best wake surfers have been invited to the World Wake Surfing Championship for the three-day competition on September 24-26, 2015. The event hosts amateur divisions for both men and women along with pro divisions that share a record $100,000 purse. The final day, Saturday the 24th will be LIVE webcast for anyone to watch via the Internet.
GM Marine recently joined the World Wake Surfing Championship as a sponsor for the historic twentieth year event becoming the event’s “Presented By” sponsor. PleasureCraft Marine Engines (PCM), based in Little Rock, SC is the manufacturer who is responsible for marinizing GM Marine’s engine blocks and supplying them to boat builders including Centurion Boats, the towboat sponsor of the WWSC. The GM Marine sponsorship supports the twenty year relationship between PCM and Centurion.
Jim Emmons, Director of Events for Fineline Sports Marketing, producer of the WWSC said, “We couldn’t be more excited about the relationship that we’ve developed with GM Marine through our engine supplier, PleasureCraft Marine Engines. Having a brand like GM Marine involved with our event brings a heightened level of awareness that’s critical for progressing the sport of wake surfing further. We have some big things planned for 2015 and look forward to developing this relationship further in 2016 and beyond.”
Patrick Koeningsknecht, Director of OEM Marine Sales for GM had this to say about the World Wake Surfing Championship, “GM has been in the marine industry for over 40 years and our partnership with PCM and Centurion this year reflects our commitment to excellence in marine powertrains. We are extremely proud to now be supporting the great sport of wake surfing in conjunction with PCM at the competitive level through our sponsorship of the 20th World Wake Surfing Championship.” Koeningsknecht continued, “The competition boats this year feature all-new fifth-generation engines that leverage our decades of experience with the latest technologies to deliver an unprecedented balance of performance and efficiency.”
The World Wake Surfing Championship will be held on September 24-26 in Parker, AZ on the beautiful Colorado River. The finals on Saturday, September 26 will be webcast live (https://centurionboats.com/2015wwsclivewebcast/) beginning at 8:15am PST. For reservations, the host hotel is the BlueWater Resort & Casino.
ABOUT the World Wake Surfing Championship: Centurion Boats, producer of world championship watersports towboats for slalom skiing, wakeboarding, kneeboarding, and wake surfing has had more to do with the development of the sport of wake surfing than any other boat brand. In 1995, Centurion created the World Wake Surfing Championship, a competitive event that has been held ever since. As a result of more than twenty years of wake surfing boat development, Centurion Boats is regarded as the industry leader in wake surfing technology and the new Ri237 scheduled as the official towboat for the WWSC is the brand’s latest technological feat. For more about the World Wake Surfing Championship please visit www.WakeSurfChampionships.com and for more about Centurion Boats, please visit www.CenturionBoats.com
About Centurion Boats: Centurion boats are rigorously innovated World Championship water sports vessels of dominant performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship achieved through experienced integrity. Leading the water sports towboat industry in innovation and performance since 1976, Centurion Boats was the ﬁrst to introduce a wake surﬁng speciﬁc towboat and World Championship event based on this sport. Centurion continues to dominate water sports with this rigorousl innovation.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 90 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. Correct Craft holds a controlling interest in Centurion, Nautique, Supreme, Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurionboats.com.