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Centurion 2016 WWSC Day 2 Results and Recap

The second day of the 2016 Centurion World WakeSurfing Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology proved to be more exciting than the first. The wake was perfectly dialed in on the Centurion Ri237 powered by PCM, making for some great performances from all the athletes.

Paul Singer, Centurion & Supreme Boats President, said, “The list of personal bests behind the Centurion Ri237 made it to 19 today. Everyone seems to be elevating their game to World Championship levels. Finals is going to be extremely competitive on Saturday.”

The Pro Men’s Skim Semi-Final saw some incredible performances with the following riders advancing the Finals later today: John Akerman, Cole Sorenson, Noah Flegel, Aaron Witherell, Grant Witherell, and Drew Danielo. On the Women’s side, Taylor Dorey continued her dominant performance and has a strong lead going into Finals today. Joining her in Finals will be Caroline Villeneuve, Brittney Nyrose, Stacia Bank, Jodi Grassman, and Taylor Beaver.

Advancing to Finals in Masters Men’s Skim will be Eric Grindland, Danny Biebricher, Chris Bank, and Scott Culp. In the Masters Men’s Surf Semi-Finals Chris Bank and Brent Dorey advance out of Heat 1, while Kelly de Rivero and Matt Smith advance from Heat 2.

Pro Women’s Surf Semi-Finals riders advancing to Finals include: Ashley Kidd, Emily Agate, Stacia Bank, Jordan Wolfe, Allison Sos, and Anne Prochaska.

Cassidy Gale took a strong win in the Amateur Women’s Surf Final, with Claire Morgan and Zoey Montgomery rounding out the podium. The Amateur Men’s Skim Finals resulted in Augustin Dorgal barely edging out a win over Brian Scolari by only 0.3 points, with Phil Wilson taking third.

“Our Athlete Dinner after the second day of competition was a great time!” Singer continued, “It was wonderful for everyone to get together after such an amazing day. And wakeskater Matt Manzari provided the perfect end to the night by sharing his inspirational testimony and insight on how he is facing his challenges. Thank you Matt!”

For complete up-to-date scores of the 2016 Centurion World WakeSurfing Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, please visit http://www.thecwsa.org.

Watch all of 2016 Wake Surf Worlds action live on http://www.wakesurfchampionships.com.

ABOUT GM MARINE: General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.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 rigorous innovation.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes 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.


Centurion 2016 WWSC Day 1 Results and Recap

The 2016 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine Engine Technology officially kicked off today with Masters Women Skim behind the Ri237 at Mills Pond in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The world’s best wake surf athletes took the water with perfect conditions this morning.

A GM Marine Engine Technology by PCM powered Ri237 pulled Women Masters Skim followed by Women & Men Outlaw Skim. In the Semi-Finals of Women Outlaw Skim Ksenia Naumova and Julie Vasselin will move on to Finals out of Heat 1, while Frankie Jost and Samantha Cline will advance out of Heat 2. On the Men’s side, Jacob Caster and Jarrett Scribner out of Heat 1 and Drew Dennan and Max Smetts out of Heat 2 will advance to Finals.

In the Outlaw Men Surf Semi-Final Jake Breedlove and Andrew Stebbins advance out of Heat 1, joining Pete Lange and Jacob Caster in the Finals. Trisha Giguere, Korinn Woodard, Gabrielle Hockey, and Nadezda Illinich will advance to Finals in Outlaw Women Surf.

With thunderstorms looming around the site, Pro Women Skim went off without a hitch. Taylor Dorey took 1st in Quarter Finals sticking her first ever 3-Shuv in a competition. Joining her in Semi-Finals will be Caroline Villeneuve, Brittney Nyrose, Stacia Bank, Jodi Grassman, and Taylor Beaver.

Paul Singer, Centurion & Supreme Boats President, said, “The list of personal bests behind the Centurion Ri237 just keep getting longer and longer today. I can’t describe how exciting that was. To see professional athletes like Taylor Dory and Caroline Villeneuve accomplish moves during their runs they have never achieved before in competition, was amazing. I can’t wait to see what happens tomorrow.”

Taking the top spot in Pro Men’s Skim Quarter Finals was Noah Flegel, advancing to Semi-Finals followed by John Akerman, Aaron Witherall, Keenan Flegel, Cole Sorenson, Grant Witherall, Drew Danielo, Hunter Sims, and Casey Currin.

The Ri237 wave stayed true to its dominant performance getting the following Pro Women Surf riders into Semi-Finals: current World Champion Ashley Kidd, Jordan Wolfe, Allison Sos, Anne Prochaska, Madi Horta, Raleigh Hager, Emily Agate, and Stacia Bank.

As the sun set into the Western horizon, the Pro Men’s Surf Quarter Finals resulted in only seven riders qualifying for Semi-Finals. In the lead was Keenan Flegel, followed by his Noah Flegel, Parker Payne, Aaron Witherell, Chris Wolter, Zane Montgomery, Hunter Clement, and James Walker.

For complete up-to-date scores of the 21st Centurion World WakeSurfing Championships presented by GM Marine Engine Technology, please visit http://www.thecwsa.org.

Watch all of 2016 Worlds action live on http://www.wakesurfchampionships.com.

ABOUT GM MARINE: General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.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 rigorous innovation.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes 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.


Inspirational Wake Skating Legend Matt Manzari to Speak at Centurion World Surf Championship

The Centurion Boats World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine begins Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Between the World's best waves being generated by the 2017 Centurion Ri237 and World Champion performances, Centurion Boats is welcoming Matt Manzari to speak at the Wake Surfing World Champions Dinner, Friday night. A champion in his own right, Manzari is the perfect motivator to speak to the athletes the night before the finals. His "I defy the odds and you can too" message is sure to inspire World Champion performances.

When asked about the Wake Surfing World Champions Dinner speaker, Paul Singer, President of Centurion & Supreme Boats, had this to say. "I am very excited to hear Matt speak." Singer continued, "I think Wake Surf Worlds is the perfect venue and these aspiring World Champions are the perfect audience to benefit from the amazing determination and inspiration Matt will share."

 

Matt Manzari | Testimony from Real Life on Vimeo.

 

As a professional athlete Manzari did things nobody else in the world had ever done. In his survival of electrocution from 14,000 volts, he recovered in ways nobody has seen before. Though his life will never be the same, he faces daily challenges with a positive mindset. His inspiring message is, "He defies the odds and you can too." Manzari will share his message and the details of surviving two near death experiences at the exclusive Wake Surfing World Champions Dinner, Friday, September 23, 2016, the evening before the World Wake Surfing Championship Finals.

 

The Centurion Boats World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine is being held at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL September 22 through September 24, 2016. 180 surfers in 17 divisions are being pulled by the World's best surf boat, the Centurion Ri237 for 3 solid days of wake surfing action. If you can't be at the event you can watch all 3 days of action live at wakesurfchampionships.com. Download the World Wake Surfing Championship Schedule of Events.

 

About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats has always been based on innovation, but exciting new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture are sparking a re-imagination of the Centurion brand. Water sports boaters are now choosing Centurion boats for next generation versatile performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship. Thanks to this progression, Centurion Boats is experiencing their fastest market share growth in history. Re-imagine life in a Centurion boat. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit centurionboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk 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 centurionboats.com.


Centurion Boats Reimagines The World Wake Surfing Championship In Fort Lauderdale, FL For 2016

The Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine is back for 2016 as the pinnacle wake surf event of the season. The 2016 WWSC will be held September 22nd through the 24th at Mills Pond Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The evening of September 21st will be rider registration check in, this will be held at the B Ocean host hotel. Right now current, past and potential champions from all over are traveling to World Series of Wake Surfing events to earn a CWSA (Competitive Wake Surf Association) ranking that qualifies them for wake surfing's equivalent to the Olympic Games, the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship. The Official Wake Surfing for this World Class event is the towboat with the biggest waves and the biggest industry buzz. The 2017 Centurion Ri237 powered with GM Marine Engine Technology by PCM will be pulling the next set of World Champions to their personal bests in South Florida this September. Book your travel to witness Centurion Boats Reimagined at the 2016 Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship presented by GM Marine. Contact your local dealer today to reimagine performance, design and craftsmanship with the Official WWSC Towboat, the 2017 Centurion Ri237.

 

In its 21st year, the Centurion World Wake Surfing Championship is a legendary competition among all water sports events, let alone wake surf tournaments. Each year Centurion continues to improve on the wave-making capabilities of their boats to push the World Champion performance. This is why Centurion and specifically the WWSC is the destination of the best surfers in the World. Personal bests run rampant behind these boats especially at this event. Make your plans to be there or tune in to the live web cast September 22-24, 2016.

Past host to the WWA Wakeboard World Championships, Mills Pond Park is an amazing place to watch or compete in a surf event. The depth of the pond will allow the Centurion Ri237 to kick-up the biggest most well-defined waves possible, while the close grassy shoreline will allow for a great view of the World Wake Surfing Championship action. Centrally located in Fort Lauderdale, Mills Pond Park also offers the amazing early Fall weather of Southern Florida and plenty of fun off-venue activities. Although other than the competition venue, competitors and spectators may not get much farther than the event's official hotel. The event's official hotel is the B Ocean Resort of Fort Lauderdale. This Florida beach resort is the perfect place to relax and even rev-up for the next day's wake surfing.

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Booking link: 2016 World Wake Surfing Championship

 

As the nearly 24-foot Official WWSC Towboat the 2017 Ri237 is the next level in World Championship Towboat performance, design and craftsmanship. The Ri237 helps you reimagine performance with a Deep-v Hull pushed by GM Marine Engine Technology from PCM. World Championship performance continues with the seamless integration of Centurion’s signature wake enhancement technology and industry-leading 5100 pounds of available factory ballast. RAMFILL Ballast fills in 45 seconds to create huge walls of water, while QuickSurf Pro can move your surf wave from side to side in as little as 2 seconds behind a level boat. The Centurion Articulating Tracking System (CATS) and the Stinger Wake Plate fine-tune the shape of your wakes and waves with a touch. The Ri237’s form follows its function with an ambitiously designed exterior featuring a one-of-kind modified v-bow, uniquely shaped body lines and a stylized transom that is as handsome as it is hangout-ready. Luxury interior accommodation like a 3-position Slide Seat with available lean backs and patented Side by Side High Definition (SxS HD) Touch Vision technology make days on the water in this Centurion last even longer. Inspirational is the only way to describe the level of craftsmanship applied to the Ri237. From the strength, consistency and environmental responsibility of the Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) to the artistically applied gel coat to the quiet unibody construction it is all built on, the Centurion Ri237 is a new generation of World Championship Towboat.

Contact your local dealer today to reimagine performance, design and craftsmanship with the Official WWSC Towboat, the 2017 Centurion Ri237.

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Roswell Marine
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About Centurion Boats: Centurion Boats has always been based on innovation, but exciting new product, leadership and Correct Craft company culture are sparking a re-imagination of the Centurion brand. Water sports boaters are now choosing Centurion boats for next generation versatile performance, ambitious design and inspired craftsmanship. Thanks to this progression, Centurion Boats is experiencing their fastest market share growth in history. Re-imagine life in a Centurion boat. To learn more about Centurion Boats and its complete product line, visit www.centurionboats.com.

About Correct Craft: Celebrating 91 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, and SeaArk 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.