McGraw Powersports Partners With The Watercraft Journal for 2014

There are some serious “no brainers” out there when it comes to enjoying your personal watercraft: you wouldn’t ride without your life jacket, without proof of registration (or your registration stickers clearly installed), a license plate on your trailer, or anything else any law abiding boater would go without. It’s just good sense and helps […]

Seven Deadly Questions With Ron Self

The Watercraft Journal: Ron, how did you get involved in the PWC industry? Ron Self: I got into the industry in the summer of 1990 when I was renting out watercraft on Windy Point, Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. I caught the bug big time and went to a tech school to learn more and […]

Spin Doctors: Inside Skat-Trak Performance Products

“I’m going,” my father insisted when I announced that I was scheduled to tour the Calimesa, California, headquarters of legendary Skat-Trak Performance Products. The multi-acre facility perched off of the northern side of the Inland Empire’s 10 Freeway is an industrial version of the Winchester Mansion, a maze of cross-crossing expansions, additions and alterations that […]

Video: Van Beek’s Flip for Emerson GoPro Weekend

In late June, The Watercraft Journal let you know about the Van Beek’s Flip For Emerson GoPro Weekend – a couple of days of great freeride action scheduled for July 11-13th at Van Beek’s Landing, Hanford, CA. But it wasn’t about the backflips, can-cans or underflips that drew people in from several states away. We […]

Video: JetSkiShop Hosts Rough Ride to Whitehaven Beach

There’s a joke batting around the internet that everything in Australia wants to kill you. From poisonous spiders, venous snakes, great white sharks, jellyfish, stone fish, giant centipedes and drop bears (look it up), Australia is full of men carved out of rock and leather, and their national past time is little more than a […]

Kevin Shaw: The Man Who Killed The JetSki

The condensation beading off the sides of my bottled water fell freely like raindrops, pooling into a wet spot in the table cloth. The shade of the large lakeside pavilion did little to shield from the oppressive humidity. Yamaha’s 2015 Media Introduction was an attractive affair, gathering members of the press from the boating and […]

Video: Turn Your Jet Ski Into a Sealver Wave Boat

You were kind of expecting this, right? With today’s runabout personal watercraft taking on more and more conveniences and technologies, it was only a matter of time before they actually became full-sized boats, right? OK, we know we’re being a little facetious but with Yamaha’s latest salvo of advances to their FX, FZ and all-new […]

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