Boating Tips: Ski Boats

Welcome to Boating Tips with MarineMax! Center consoles and dual consoles each have unique advantages and cater to different on-the-water pursuits. Captain Nick breaks down each vessel in this week’s episode. Ask your questions, make comments, and learn a thing or two about your favorite outdoor activity.

What is a Ski Boat?

A ski boat is a specialized vessel that is built for towing tubes, water skiers and other water toys. They bring together purpose-built hulls, speed, towing aparatai and even special jets and paddles below the transom waterline that produce wakes for those behind the boat. 

Ski boats tend to also come in a variety of colors and feature high-performance, waterproof speakers as well. 

Ski Boat Specs

Ski Boats are typically 20-30 feet long with seating for 4-8 people - while they are designed for watersports, they are also built to be comfortable. As we previously alluded to, wake and ski boats are meant to be seen and heard and have a variety of colors, (many times customized precisely to customer specifications) as well as advanced sound and electronics systems. 

Most often, ski boats are inboard powered, although it is possible to have an outboard powered vessel for watersports (it will just require the mounting of a tow bar). 

More On-the-Water Fun

Want to learn more about these amazing vessels? You can read more on ski boats here. We also have great resources all about watersports at large here. We’ll see you out on the water.  


You can see or hear more episodes of Boating Tips and our sister podcast, From the Helm Boating Broadcast, on The MarineMax Blog, accessible on the website or via mobile phone through the MarineMax App. You can also access more episodes on Amazon, Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple Podcast, or wherever you get your podcast news. See you out on the water! 

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