Supercross Champion Chad Reed Demonstrates Connection with New BoatFriday, February 10, 2006 | 11:00 AM
DIRT, WATER MIX WELL FOR EXTREME SPORTS THRILL
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.
“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.