At some point the kids are going to move beyond tubing, and their goal will be to carve or shred or elevate like their heroes on YouTube. Suddenly, the family boat won’t seem so cool. But have no fear. You don’t have to upgrade to a specialized inboard ski or wakeboard boat to get a rad towing experience. There exists a number of innovative products that can enhance the tow behind any boat to give water skiers and board riders a better, more mission-specific pull.
As the various tow sports continue to mature, and as each becomes more specialized, manufacturers of inboard tow boats design features to match. These features then migrate to family boats, giving many more boaters the ability to improve the water-skiing or boarding experience, regardless of skill level. So what can you do to ramp up your boat’s tow-sport performance potential?