Big Dawg - 2010
Bill with 2010 Big Dawg champion David Miller
Big Dawg Sweet 16!
This past weekend the Big Dawg finals were held here in Central Florida and once again the Big Dawg lived up to its lofty reputation!
If you are not familiar with the Big Dawg, it is the world’s premier water ski series for those 35 and older. It started several years ago and while it is now a Nautique event it didn’t start that way. Actually it started as an event that allowed the world’s top 35 and older skiers pick the boat they wanted to ski behind.
The first year the skiers made their choice clear as 55 of the 65 skiers selected the Ski Nautique so from then on it didn’t seem necessary to bring any other boat.
The Big Dawg has developed over the years into something the ski world looks forward to and is now second only to the Masters (another Nautique event) as one of the world’s most prominent water ski events.
The competition this year was incredible, once again, and there was a new Big Dawg crowned. First time Big Dawg champ, Canadian David Miller, skied great with the Ski Nautique 200, as usual, providing the industry’s best wake.
In fact, at the Big Dawg banquet on Saturday night and both days at the event, people were raving about the Ski Nautique 200. Stories about new personal bests and other records being set behind the Ski Nautique were heard all around. One skier who until the past year had been a long time loyal fan of one of our competitors now skis behind the Ski Nautique and was raving about it. One skier told me his local ski club will be switching from a competitor’s boat to the new Ski Nautique 200 this winter. Another skier was talking about how his fellow skiers all around the world were switching to the new Ski Nautique 200.
Waterski magazine recently called the Ski Nautique the industry’s best pull – the evidence is overwhelming and clear – the Ski Nautique 200 is, by far, the industry’s best water ski boat!
As great as the Big Dawg is, we are not content. As with everything we do at Nautique we want to get even better and the Big Dawg is no exception. We have big future plans for the Big Dawg that will make the event even bigger and better!
If you haven’t been at a Big Dawg event we hope to see you next year at one of the qualifiers or the finals in West Palm Beach. In the meantime, check out the new Nautique product including the Ski Nautique 200 and the all-new Sport Nautique 200. Find your dream Nautique and contact a dealer near you to begin setting your new personal bests!
Enjoy the Nautique life!