We’ve seen our fair share of PWC storage racks in recent years. From those cobbled-together from PVC tubing to beautifully-fabricated lightweight tubular racks, the quest to perfect the rear storage of a cooler, fishing equipment, rods, and more seems lure in a lot of entrepreneurs. And with PWC fishing (ie. “fishos”) being so popular in Australia, it comes as no surprise that Queensland, Australia’s Shoreline Yamaha created what not only looks to be a solid, brilliantly designed rack, but one that serves 101 purposes.
In a Facebook post, Shoreline Yamaha wrote: “Check out this one of a kind cage we made for a customer! He came to us with a vision and this is what we came up with.” And what they “came up with” was a laser cut, pressed, bent and TIG-welded 5005 aluminum esky frame, the design of which creates a lightweight rugged construction. Shoreline then had the frame powder coated to shield against the harsh saltwater elements where it was to be used. The rack includes rod holders and tackle box storage integrated into the design along with removable wakeboard racks.
The Achilles Heel of the design is how exactly it mounts to the rear swim step. As Shoreline Yamaha writes, there’s an “easy on/off with single ratchet strap and turn buckle to securely mount it or leave it.” Unfortunately, we’ve found ratchet straps and most 3-point mounting configurations allow for the rack to shift side to side, unlike a more invasive 4-point mount. We’re interested to see how the owner likes it and whether Shoreline Yamaha will produce more of these in the future.