March 9, 2011
In an effort to get
more barefoot boats into the Canadian market and support Canadian based
barefoot tournaments such as the Canadian Nationals, Sanger Boats
announced that they are offering special price discounts to Canadian
footers willing to participate in Sanger's promo program.
This news comes a week after Sanger
announced they are converting to Indmar engines in their DXII model
"We're very excited
about the performance of the new Indmar engines (55mph). We want
to assist in getting as many of these new boats and engines to
tournaments around the world leading up to the 2012 Worlds. Canada
has shown growth in the market and we'd like to have several factory
promo skiers in that region supporting the sport"....Scott Pellaton, VP
Marketing - Sanger Boats
partnering with BarefootCentral.com to offer this new promo program to
the Canadian market.
If you're interested in getting more information about this program,
Chuck Gleason at 1-866-576-6408, Email:
Scott Pellaton of Sanger Boats email:
For every new boat sold through this program,
BFC will provide a FREE
Barefoot Internation Tower Extension to the new owner.
a $1000.00 value
Decision to Move to Indmar
Most of you know
that Sangers have been powered by Mercuisers for as long as most of us
have been skiing, But over the last few years, Mercruiser has
slowly dropped their high performance motors from the market. The
8.1, and 6.2HO Mercruisers are no longer available, so Sanger was left
with only one option, the standard 5.7L 350hp Scorpion which tops out at
around 45mph on a good day.
Sangers are the
boat of choice for most footers and have a reputation for fast boats.
Due to the scale-back of Mercruiser, Scott Pellaton of Sanger Boats set
out to find an engine company willing to supply Sanger with motors that
could push the boat over 50mph. Indmar was a top prospect.
Mastercraft had just announced that they are moving away from Indmar due
to their new owner's (Roger Penske) decision to convert Mastercraft to
his engine company (Ilmor). So Mastercraft's loss is now Sanger's
Scott Pellaton was
quick to contact Indmar. The have a solid reputation for quality
engines, and he knew if they could push a Mastercraft to top speeds,
they'll push the sleek Sanger hull designs even faster.
Matt Hofeldt heard of the potential change, he contacted Sanger and BFC
about ordering the 1st boat to have one of these engines. His boat
was completed this week and the results are exciting.
Top speed with
driver only and no skier - 55 MPH at 5300 RPMs
Top speed with
890 LBS load inside boat
pulling a 220 LB skier
51.6 MPH @5100 RPM's
The motor is an
Indmar L96 - 6.0L Digital
shift and throttle with Catalyzed exhaust.
The future looks
very bright for the Sanger DXII!