Supercross Champion Chad Reed Demonstrates Connection with New Boat
Dirt tracks and bodies of water have nothing in common – except when it comes to extreme sports.
Supercross racing champion Chad Reed, also a recreational wake
enthusiast, can now pursue his water sports in style with a new,
customized towboat he received February 2 at the LA Boat Show.
Reed, 23, is 2004 Supercross World Champion and plans to use the new Centurion Enzo SV230 towboat at his Florida residence.
“The jumps in wakeboarding relate to the jumps in motocross,” Reed
said. “It’s fun to be out with friends to enjoy the water.
Wakeboarding is fun and the challenge attracts me.”
His new 23-foot Enzo is equipped with a Mercury Black Scorpion engine
and has many of Centurion’s exclusive features, such as the SwitchBlade
wake enhancement foil, sound suppression vented fin technology, the new
Evolution Tower system and more. The boat, inspired by the Enzo
Ferrari, is known for producing excellent wakes as seen at the World
Wake Surfing Championships and World Cup Wake Boarding events during
Boardstock 10 last year.
“Motocross is extreme and so is wakeboarding,” explained Kayce Brewer,
marketing manager and team wakeboarder for Centurion. “In wakeboarding
the wake becomes the launch ramp for jumps, producing air time for
various maneuvers. Centurion boats produce the best wake; the deep
V-hull throws a huge, clean wake and allows the boat to cut right
through the water for a super smooth ride.”
It’s the adrenaline rush of jumps and aerial maneuvers in wakeboarding
and motocross that attracts Ricky Gonzalez, another Centurion team
rider, to pursue both sports.
“There’s a rush in jumping,” said Gonzalez, known as a veteran west
coast wakeboarder. “I’m still learning on the dirt bike, so I get even
more of a rush.”
Reed will have no trouble locating his new towboat at the dock.
TJ Ayres of Industry Graphix designed custom graphics for the boat,
including a series of photographs of Chad in action. NStyle also
provided custom fabric inserts for the motor hatch and bimini to match
Chad’s bike. And to really make this boat kick, Mark Via of
Autotopia installed a custom Rockford Fosgate stereo system capable of
putting out more than 2600 watts of ear-splitting sound.
Shane Trittler of Castaic Boat & Marine in Castaic, California,
coordinated the personalized, customized towboat completion and its
presentation to Reed.
Fineline Industries, Inc., manufacturer of Centurion world championship
towboats, is headquartered in Merced, CA. Centurion’s production
capacities include two state-of-the-art facilities – one in Merced and
the second in Woodland, NC. Centurion prides itself on innovation
and design that changes the way people think about towboats.
Visit www.centurionboats.com for more information.