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November 27, 2013

Nautique Cares: India

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Words by: Shaun Murray

As we boarded the plane heading to Western India, Nautique CEO Bill Yeargin gave me the latest estimated numbers on human trafficking, which currently totals tens of millions people worldwide with, by some accounts, nearly half of those located in India. Not knowing exactly what to expect, a team of us were headed right into the heart of it on a Nautique Cares initiative to support a group named “As Our Own”.  As Our Own is a non-profit group that has brought in nearly 100 girls from brothels in which their mothers are forced to work and live.  Once rescued, these girls are given a home and a high level of education, allowing them to escape the cycle of poverty and raising them “as their own” until they walk them down the aisle for marriage.

We were allowed to walk into the brothels and see where these women live and work. I can assure you that you have never seen anything like it. Part of me wants you to see pictures from the place, but the other part would like to spare you the images being stuck in your head. Either way, As Our Own asked us to not take pictures, or even show who the girls are because their operation could be put at risk. The immediate feeling is that this problem is so overwhelming; you struggle to wrap your head around where to begin.

As Our Own isn’t simply trying to fix the symptoms of the evil that is happening; but fighting the root of the problem in how their society places no value upon the life of those below the poverty level. These girls are graduating with bachelor’s degrees, which is completely life changing for them due to the structure of their society and the limits that have been placed on them from the day they were born. What these girls are able to accomplish with the vision and help of As Our Own is proving what they are capable of not only to themselves, but to a society that is convinced it is impossible for them to amount to anything at all. At the forefront of this movement, As Our Own is working on becoming the example that changes the mindset of a nation, opening their eyes and their hearts to this tragedy against their own people.

While we are all enjoying everything this Holiday Season, please remember that there are some people in this world that are never given a chance in life and are living in situations that you and I could never comprehend.

I am proud to be working with a company that is active in initiatives like Nautique Cares, dedicated in trying to make a positive impact on the world no matter how big or small.  If you would like to learn more about As Our Own and support their movement please visit www.asourown.org.

-Shaun Murray

 

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November 21, 2013

The Super Air Nautique G21 has arrived!

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The buzz surrounding the potential launch of a G21 has been resonating throughout the wake community since the day the Super Air Nautique G23 was released. One year, seven months, and fourteen days after the G23 changed the face of the sport; a select group of industry professionals were invited to Nautique headquarters on November 14th for a sneak preview of the All-New Super Air Nautique G21 before its official launch on the 15th at OWC. Our professional athletes took this opportunity to really put the capabilities of this boat on display from wakeboarding to wakesurfing and wakeskating, every discipline was represented in full effect. Getting to experience the boat first hand, everyone came off of the water impressed with the versatility this boat brings to the table, packing everything a G-Series boat has to offer in a twenty-one foot package.

“I’m looking forward to never having to fill a fat sac again. This boat is everything you could ask for with big, clean wakes for days right out of the box!” -Brandon Thomas

The official G21 launch on Friday afternoon kicked off our annual dealer meeting with a bang. Hosted at OWC, Nautique dealers from all over the world were treated to demos and walkthroughs with Team Nautique riders and three Super Air Nautique G21’s on hand. With a cable exhibition under the lights and an open ride to cap off the evening, it was apparent that once again, Nautique delivered in a big way.

 

“It was great to have the whole team out to showcase what the G21 can do for all of our dealers. The level of riding that is happening behind this boat with no additional weight is really awesome and I know we’ve hit another home run with the absolute best 21 foot towboat on the market.” – Shaun Murray

For more information on the All-New G21 please visit Nautique.com.

 

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