BY APB Staff on 27 Oct 2023

Nautique owners and wake sports athletes gathered in Hong Kong for a fun day on the water of Tai Tam.


Nautique owners' day

Hong Kong-based brokerage Asia Yachting hosted a successful series of events for Nautique owners over the weekend (21–23 October 2023), including one-on-one coaching with professional wake sports athletes from the US, and an on-the-water social event with a wake sports performance.

Two professional riders from the US, John Akerman and Jeff McKee, and Nautique sales representative Thad Nurmi, were invited for this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, there were one-on-one coaching sessions by the US professional riders for individual Nautique owners and winners of Nautique IWWF Asia Wakefest Hong Kong, including athletes from Hong Kong and Taiwan. They gave them each personalised tips and tricks to improve their wake sports skills.

Nautique owners' day

Monday was the main rendezvous for the owners, as well as the local and US athletes, to gather for a fun day on the water of Tai Tam with music and drinks. Local athlete representatives: Dawnee Kanjanapas, Wilson Wong and Kelvin Leung, demonstrated their skills together with Akerman and McKee. The crowds were all excited to see all the flips and jumps up close.

More than ten Nautique boats showed up to the events, and all the guests enjoyed the sunset over Tai Tam water.

Nautique is an American boat manufacturer that produces boats primarily for waterskiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing. With models in the Super Air Nautique and Ski Nautique lines, they are widely considered the gold standard in the inboard towboat market.

Nautique owners' day

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Earlier this year, Asia Yachting merged with BlackOrange, a full-service charter and brokerage company specialising in superyachts over 30m. In their new partnership, Asia Yachting and BlackOrange say they wish to expand their superyacht brokerage business to new horizons.

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