Danny Harf just picked up his new Super Air Nautique 230 from the factory and is probably on the water making history behind it as we speak. Look for Danny and his new boat in the upcoming BFY productions movie, DEFY coming this spring.
On December 6th at 5:39a.m. Team Nautique rider, Emily Copeland Durham and her husband Kevin welcomed the newest member to their family and ours, Hope Noelle Durham. Hope was born 7lbs 6oz and 20” long. Although snow is on the ground in Denver, Kevin and Emily have already been hanging out with Hope in and around their Super Air Nautique 230, and getting her familiar with where she will be spending most of her time in the summer months. Congratulations Kevin and Emily!!
Water ski legends Andy and Deena Mapple along with O’Brien Elite are proud to announce the official launch of a new venture in the sport of water skiing: Team Mapple! Team Mapple, will travel from coast to coast to teach water skiers of all ages and skill levels for the very first time in an organized format. Team Mapple will also engage in sponsor promotions at local dealers, search for up and coming juniors to sponsor in 2011, attend major water ski events, and promote the sport.
Andy and Deena Mapple are the most highly decorated skiing couple in the sport, with a combined experience of 60 years in competitive skiing. Together, they’ve achieved over 230 professional wins worldwide, 36 US Masters titles, 12 World Championships, and 36 World records.
Andy, who retired from professional skiing at the end of the 2004 season, has stayed active in the industry and was heavily involved with the development of many innovative water ski products used today. Most recent launches include the O’Brien Elite, Ski Nautique 200 – Open Bow or Closed Bow, and Zero Off GPS Speed Control.
Deena is arguably the greatest skier of all time based upon the amount of events she won in multiple disciplines. She held the world slalom and jump records simultaneously. Deena retired from the professional circuit in 1995, after being undefeated for nearly 3 years during her career.
Andy Mapple commented on Team Mapple’s first organized tour by stating, “During our competitive careers, it was very difficult for us to devote time and energy to working with others. We love this sport and industry, and want to share all that we have learned, and the way we did it. Now is the time to leave nothing on the dock.”
Tournament dates and bookings will determine the initial direction across the country. Please visit www.teammapple.com to learn more.
USA Water Ski named Team Nautique skier K.C. Wilson, the 2009 “Rising Star of the Year”. K.C. is coming off of an amazing season. His accomplishments include winning every 2009 record capable tournament, setting a U.S. Open Jr. Slalom record, and setting a Masters Jr. Slalom record.
“Getting this award means a lot to me. It has been really cool this year having the opportunity to travel and compete with everyone at such a high level. I look forward to my next few seasons skiing in juniors and hope to continue to improve my skiing and do well. I would like to thank Nautique for all of their support this year and giving me the competitive edge by allowing me to keep such an awesome boat in my back yard,” -said Wilson.
The winners will be presented with their awards at the USA Water Ski awards reception in January 2010.