HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair on Mission Bay, September 13-15, Features Family Fun with Hydro-Flight Games, BBQ Championship and World’s Fastest Boats
HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair presented by Davies Electric has something for the whole family when the event takes over Mission Bay, September 13-15. Whether the kids want to see the extreme Hydro-Flight Games or the parents are interested in barbecue and fast boats, Bayfair has you covered.
Over 70,000 spectators and RVers are expected to be part of the end-of-summer tradition as the family-friendly festival takes over East Vacation Island, Crown Point and Fiesta Island. Celebrating its 55th year, HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair is one of California’s largest on-water events.
“HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair continues to grow by offering more activities on land and on Mission Bay,” said Bob Davies, race director for HomeStreet Bank San Diego Bayfair. “From the new Hydro-Flight games and America’s Finest BBQ competition to the fastest boats on the water, we’ve got a memorable weekend ahead of us.”
The newest addition to Bayfair is the Hydro-Flight Games, set for Friday-Sunday on Crown Point. More than 45 competitors from around the world will participate in the exhibition. It features Jetboard competitions, JetBike, JetPacks and a junior competition doing incredible tricks. Hydroflight competitions are popular overseas but there are few events in North America.
“This is a unique opportunity to see these world-class competitors right in your backyard,” Davies said. “They are incredible athletes who will put on a great show for the fans.”
Returning for the second year is the popular America’s Finest BBQ State Championship on Saturday, September 14. The competition will feature more than 50 teams firing up barbecues for the best pork, beef brisket, chicken and pulled pork. The championship event is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society.
Attendees can purchase food tokens to sample the food and learn from the best in the business on how to barbecue. Tickets to America’s Finest BBQ State Championship are $10; free for Bayfair fans with a 3-day Super Pass. The barbecue competition will have a beer garden and music with proceeds benefitting the San Diego Police Historical Association.
On-water activities are led by the H1 Unlimited hydroplanes, which is wrapping up its 2019 season in Mission Bay. Driver Andrew Tate is defending back-to-back Bill Muncey Cup victories in San Diego but expect Miss HomeStreet Bank driver Jimmy Shane to have a say before the weekend is over. Shane of Maple Valley, Washington, is expected to lock up the individual driver and team points championship in San Diego.
Fans who love big piston-power will want to catch the Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplanes as they’ll race throughout the weekend. This year the eight teams will be racing for the Secretary of the Navy Cup. The cup, which is on loan from the American Power Boat Association, was last contested in 1931.
“San Diego has such a proud military tradition, we wanted to honor the servicemen and servicewomen,” said Sam Cole, chairman of the Grand Prix World Supercharged Hydroplanes. “The fact the Secretary of the Navy Cup hasn’t been contested for nearly 90 years should be exciting for fans and the racers.”
Bayfair supports the military too by providing free admission to active military and reservists with current identification. Dependents receive 50 percent off their ticket and children under 12 are free.
Rounding out the on-water entertainment are several classes of amateur racing from the American Power Boat Association. The classes expected to participate include 1 Liters, Crackerbox, Stock Hydros, SST and Seabreachers.
Other activities at Bayfair include beer gardens, a large vendor area open to the public on East Vacation Island and activities for the kids. San Diego Bayfair also offers RV spaces to rent on Mission Bay, one of the few opportunities to stay overnight in Mission Bay Park. RV Packages include four nights and five days, plus tickets to the event.
Testing and qualifying with limited racing is on Friday, September 13. Heat races and championship races are on Saturday and Sunday. The Bill Muncey Cup for H1 Unlimited is Sunday afternoon, September 15.
“San Diego is one of the favorite destinations for boat-racing fans across the country,” Davies said. “We see families that attended as a child and are now bring their children and grandchildren to Bayfair. It speaks to how family oriented Bayfair is.”
Single-day tickets start at $25 and a three-day Super Pass is available for $45. Children under age 12 are free. For more information or to purchase advance tickets online, visit www.sandiegobayfair.org.
New JetBoat parts diagram with broad view of your Jet Boat. This JetBoat parts diagram has part #'s and pricing to go along a parts break down.
The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is the largest unsanctioned boat race in the US, named one of the nation’s eight “must-see” boating events according to Powerboat Magazine, the Shootout will take place for the ninth year at Captain Ron’s Bar & Grill in Sunrise Beach (Lake Road 5-50, mile marker 34.5). The event raises funds for eight Lake-area rescue teams and numerous other charitable organizations; last year, $300,000.00 to 32 different Charities and 8 Fire Departments. The Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is alive and well and looking forward to the 31st year in August of 2019.
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The Lake's Largest FAMILY Boating event will be held July 20th. The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers invites ALL BOATERS to join them for a great day on the water. Live music and activities will keep you having fun all day long. On the Water Party at Dog Days Restaurant at the 19mm, just west of the Grand Glaize Bridge.
2019 Artist Line-Up: TBA
Aquapalooza is a Benne Media Production.
Jul 20, 2019
Dog Days Bar & Grill
Dog Days Bar & Grill
1232 Jeffries Rd.
Osage Beach MO 65065
Hours of Operation: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kick off the 2019 boating season by participating in the 22nd Annual Spring Harbor Hop, The Lake's largest Boating Poker Hop event on the water! Visit over 40 of our participating locations on the water to collect your poker hand. Enter the Harbor hop by stopping at any of the check points. To obtain a hand, sign up and pay an optional $20 donation. Any player can enter more than once. The 1st card is drawn at the checkpoint where the hand is purchased; 6 additional cards are obtained by hopping to six more checkpoints drawing one card, per hand, at each location. The hand is complete when the 7th card is drawn. To qualify the hand must be turned in by 7pm at your last checkpoint. Prizes are awarded to winners, and anyone can play! Winners will be notified by certified mail. A few Harbor Hop checkpoints open as early as 9:00 am, but most open at 11:00 am. Check the website listed above for a complete list of participating locations and scheduled times.
May 04, 2019
Lake Wide Event
Osage Beach Missouri 65065
“They'll have to go some to beat last year,” remarked Lake Havasu Boat Show organizer, Bob Brown. “Our 2018 Lake Havasu Boat Show was a record setter, largest in our history with over 140 exhibitors and more than 9,000 attending visitors. We’ve set the bar really high, but we’re looking forward to an even better show this year, April 5-7, 2019 at Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4.
Unlike conventional boat shows which occupy indoor land-locked venues, the Lake Havasu Boat Show, co-sponsored by Jet Renu and Mohave State Bank, is all outdoors and on-the-water. The Windsor 4 area borders the famous London Bridge Channel and the northern basin of Lake Havasu, and that immediate water access will again be put to good use.
“Windsor 4 has a first-class seven-lane launch ramp, courtesy docks and two large white-sand beaches,” said Brown. “There will be a variety of demo boat models at the courtesy docks including pontoons, wakesport boats, JetBoats and family sportboats. For those interested in checking out and test riding on some the newest jet boats, personal watercraft, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards, that activity will be happening from the main beach. There’s no boat show in the country that offers more boater interaction with product for consumers.”
Something else Jet boaters will find appealing is the ability to ‘boat-to-the-boat-show’ with their own boat. There’s a finely manicured 600-foot long white-sand beach directly adjacent to the boat show London Bridge Channel’s northern shore. Boaters can pull their boats up on the beach for no charge and walk directly into the boat show. Normal Jet Boat boat show admission prices do prevail.
“We expect between 250 to 300 new boats to be on display at the boat show,” commented Brown, “including a lot of the latest 2019 models. And if you’re into high performance and exotic marine equipment, no place in the western United States will have as many custom boat manufacturers present plus Mercury Racing with their full complement of engine and propulsion models.”
The 28th Annual Lake Havasu Boat Show, presented in conjunction with the Lake Havasu Marine Association, opens to the public on Friday, April 5 at noon. Saturday and Sunday, gates open at 9am. Admission is $8.00 for adults and kids six and under are free, and parking is also free. The Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4 is located at 171 London Bridge Road, next to the Hampton Inn. Exhibitors interested in participating at the boat show should call 951-501-0210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available on the website at www.lakehavasuboatshow.com
Coming to the 2019 Lake Havasu Boat Show? Here’s everything you need to know.
Dates: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 5-7, 2019
Location: Lake Havasu State Park, Windsor 4
(between the Hampton Inn and Motel 6 on London Bridge Road).
Show hours: Friday noon to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday 9am to 3pm.
Admission: $8.00 per adult, kids 6 & under are free, parking is also free (cash only at the gate).
Food courts and beer gardens on-site. Dogs on leash are okay.
Largest boat show in Arizona and Nevada – over 140 exhibitors.
Zup The one that does it all! This board offers riders of the largest variety the change to lay, kneel, stand and so much more! Easy for the most amateur rider but still offering more exoerienced riders the ability to be challenged. Friendly and stable, the Yougotthis 2.0 is ZUP's most popular board! Key Features: Comfortable Non Skid EVA foam padding so feet can go anywhere on the surface, easy slip-in multifunctional foot straps(elbow and knee pads + foot straps), and indestructable co molded side handles for soft and safe ride.
Deminsions: L 57" W 25" Wieght 17.5lbs
Introducing the largest, most luxurious jet drive Jet Boats featuring Yamaha’s all-new, world’s first DRiVE technology for enhanced maneuverability
• Yamaha’s first foray into the luxury 27-foot Jetboat category.
• First Yamaha Jet boats powered by twin, supercharged Yamaha marine engines.
• Features world’s first DRiVE technology for enhanced low speed maneuverability.
• Features “floating” 12.3-inch Connext touchscreen with 16 million colors and 1000 nits brightness.
• Comes standard with industry-first, patent pending swim up seating that attaches to stern and sits just below the waterline.
• First Yamaha jet drive boats with galley area that includes a premium counter and plumbed sink.
The all-new Yamaha 275 Series Jet boat is the “Rev Your Heart” brand’s first foray into the luxury 27-foot category and is now the largest and widest jet drive Jetboat available today. For 2019, The 275 Series is available in three choices, the base model 275E, the more deluxe 275SE, and the flagship 275SD.
The 275SE features a semi-rigid top while the SD model features a hardtop with skylight. Exclusive to the top-of-the-line 275SD model is Yamaha’s new DRiVE system with paddle controls on the steering wheel that provides new levels of confidence for maneuvering a 27-foot jet boat in tight spaces and around the dock.
All-New Styling Concept from Yamaha
The added length of the 275 Series jet boat inspired Yamaha engineers to stretch their imagination and design prowess, and they succeeded beyond expectation. The profile of the 275 Series is powerful and unique, with the flair of a luxury jet boat that one might see moored in Monaco and Cannes.
The driver-forward position and bold wrap-around window treatment add to the 275’s sophisticated allure, and the expansive stern play area and open walkthrough transom give the impression that a party could go off at a moment’s notice.
Twin, Yamaha Supercharged Marine Engines
The Yamaha 275 Series jet boats are the first to feature twin, supercharged Yamaha 1.8L SVHO marine engines. These engines are the most technologically-advanced motors in a jet drive boat today. The Yamaha SVHO engine is powerful, fuel-efficient, and virtually maintenance-free.
And because these compact, lightweight engines and the driveline are placed deep inside the hull, acceleration is instant, bow rise is minimal, and more deck space is available for fun that would otherwise be wasted by a large, intruding engine compartment like that found on other brands’ jet boats.
Yamaha DRiVE Function with Paddle Controls
Yamaha’s flagship 275SD model features an industry-first low speed function called DRiVE. The patented DRiVE system allows the operator to maneuver this 27-foot jetboat precisely around docks, launch ramps, and other tight, congested spaces with confidence.
The DRiVE function is engaged using the Connext touchscreen. One touch and DRiVE is enabled. It’s that simple. Then, by using actuating paddle controls on the steering wheel, the operator can toggle between forward or reverse and can control speeds in both directions. And because there’s no gearcase to shift with a jet driveline, the action is completely seamless. At no time does the driver need to remove their hands from the steering wheel. The result is a new standard of slow speed maneuverability that is intuitive, comfortable, and convenient.
Yamaha Connext Touchscreen
Yamaha’s award-winning Connext touchscreen is the hub for the 275 Series entertainment functions, DRiVE control, GPS mapping, and important boat data when underway. And its minimalistic 12.3-inch “floating” design adds to the 275’s sophisticated helm layout
With more than 16 million colors and 1000 nits backlight, the Connext display is much brighter than a smartphone, making it easy to see in direct sunlight.
With the motors turned on, the main screen displays engine RPMs, water depth, fuel level, and operating speed. To control the other functions of the 275, just select the appropriate tab located across the top of the display.
Yamaha’s Connext touchscreen is intuitive, reliable, and made from the most durable materials available for marine electronics.
Industry-First Swim Up Stern Seating
Industry-first features can be found everywhere on the new Yamaha 275 series jetboats, including a new patent pending innovation on the stern
At anchor, two removable seats can be attached to the stern. These seats sit just below the water’s surface, providing comfortable in-water seating facing the transom of the jetboat.
With the ladder in between both seats, egress back on the boat is a breeze. When ready to go underway, merely bring the seats back on board.
Convertible Stern Lounges
One of the chief goals in the design of the new Yamaha 275 Series was to connect the stern and the cockpit areas so that the inside of the 275 feels like one large area for all types of entertaining.
To do that, Yamaha designers chose new convertible stern seating with seat backs that can be flipped forward or aft to provide versatile seating options throughout the stern and cockpit. The area overall is slightly larger than a full-size bed, so the options for lounging and entertaining are bigger than ever before.
Galley with Premium Counter and Plumbed Sink
The Yamaha 275 Series is designed for socializing, which makes its galley area such a great addition. This galley comes with one of the largest counters in its class and a plumbed sink that comes standard.
The galley area integrates perfectly with the flow of the boat, sculpted in aft of the driver and easily accessible for all passengers in the cockpit. Large storage areas under the counter provide space for a full weekend’s worth of supplies.
The sleek design combined with complete functionality makes this galley design a feature the premium boater will appreciate every time they’re out on the water.
Expansive Port-Side Storage/Head Compartment
Taking advantage of the wide beam on the 275 Series, Yamaha engineers were able to create an extra-large head compartment and port side storage area located just in front of the passenger captain’s seat.
With a huge door that swings open wide, accessing the area is a breeze, even for adults. The premium features continue inside the compartment with a new extendable shelf area with storage compartments.
From bow to stern, there is nothing cookie-cutter about the Yamaha 275 Series. From its striking good looks to industry-first innovations like DRiVE, the 275’s are the most exciting new models to enter the 27-foot runabout category in decades.
2019 YAMAHA 275 SERIES Jet Boat SPECIFICATIONS:
Engine Type: Twin 1.8L supercharged Yamaha SVHO marine engines
Impeller: 3-blade, stainless steel Length: 27’
Beam: 9’ Fuel Capacity: 90 gallons Person
Capacity: Yacht Certified Storage
Capacity: 740 gallons
Assembled: Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing in Vonore, TN
Yamaha WaterCraft Group, a division of the Yamaha U.S. Marine Business Unit, announced today that Boating magazine named the Yamaha 210 FSH center console JetBoat as their choice for the 2018 Boat of Year.
Boat of the Year is the most prestigious media honor in the recreational boating industry, based on the opinion of Boating magazine editors who test more than 120 different makes and models of boats annually, and bring more than 100 years of combined professional boat-testing experience to the table.
“There exists no other group of experts with such a depth and breadth of experience. The choice for Boat of the Year is a decision forged in the crucible of this team’s experience. It is a choice for the boat that excels in its category more than any other boat excels in any other category,” said Boating Editor-InChief Kevin Falvey. “Yamaha’s affordable, jet-powered center-console for Jet boaters seeking a multi-mission vessel resulted in a well-designed Jet boat that proved versatile, finely crafted and laden with innovation.”
“We spent years researching the market, evaluating ways people use their Jet boats the most, and explored how to innovate to create something completely new. And that was the birth of the FSH Jetboat line for Yamaha,” said Bryan Seti, general manager of Yamaha’s WaterCraft Group. “To receive this prestigious award from Boating magazine commemorates all the hard work from our product team that went into creating this boat, and we’re thrilled to be able to share the fruits of their efforts with our FSH customers.”
The Yamaha 210 FSH Jetboat is the 21-foot edition of Yamaha’s center console FSH line that includes 19-foot models too. The 210 FSH Jetboat is available in three variations – the base model 210 FSH, an upgraded 210 FSH Deluxe, and the flagship 210 FSH Sport that comes with the features of the Deluxe with the addition of a custom T-top. All three jetboat models come with Yamaha's award-winning TR-1™ High Output marine engines.
The 210 FSH jet boat is special in that the boat includes all the features that fishing enthusiasts require, along with family features that are perfect for an entire day out on the water to include watersports, swimming, and lounging – all in the same jet boat, and at a competitive price starting under $40,000.
Yamaha also introduced a new technology that changes the game for wakesurfing. The new Yamaha Surf Package includes the Yamaha WakeBooster™, which attaches to the stern tie down and can be outfitted on either side of the boat to accommodate riders on both sides of the wake.
In contrast to other wake systems that push water down or away from the boat, the Yamaha WakeBooster pulls water energy in to the center of the wake, creating a larger, cleaner wave for surfing.
Also part of the Surf Package is a Yamaha tow rope and a custom wakesurf board that was co-designed with Slingshot®
“To develop this new surf technology we had to approach it from an entirely new standpoint, searching for ways to best capitalize on the advantages of jet propulsion in ways that had never been tried before,” continued Ricciardi.
“After years of testing, we began to realize the possibility of pulling water into the center of the wake, via a “scoop” design, where the influx of water combined with the power of our jets, created a larger surf pocket that extends further behind the boat, with a clean face, plenty of push and wave size to surf with ease.”
“The Yamaha WakeBooster totally changed the face of surfing behind Yamaha’s wake series boats for me,” said pro wake rider Danny Hampson. “With quick and easy installation, the WakeBooster shapes not only a surfable wave but a wave that lends itself to more progressive surfing. No longer are you worried about staying with the wave but instead, you can focus on what your next maneuver will be. This is surfing as it should be.”