Centurion July News
Boardstock XI Konocti Harbor Resort + Spa Clear Lake, Kelseyville, CA August 17 – 20, 2006
Last year more than 33,000 people came out to kick it at the largest party on the water in the US, BoardStock. And as the event celebrates it’s eleventh anniversary, this year promises to be even bigger and better than ever before! In the line up for 2006:
• World Wake Surfing Championships • World Series of Wakeboarding Competition • Double Up Challenge • Pro Slalom Competition • Over $50,000 in prize money and prizes • Freestyle Motocross Exhibitions • Fusion Skydiving Team Demonstrations • Konocti Girls Bikini and Talent Contest • Performances brought by Konocti Presents!: • Staind • Collective Soul • Lifehouse • Kid Rock • Alice In Chains
The festivities will begin on Thursday, August 17th and will conclude with the awards ceremony on Sunday, August 20th. Visit www.boardstock.com now for more details, to reserve your room, and to register to com- pete in the World Wake Surfing Championships, the World Series of Wakeboarding and/or the Double Up Challenge. This is definitely one event you won’t want to miss!
US Naval Academy Midshipmen Receive a New Ship
Thirty years ago, John Vorndick, Jr. moved into a home on the Severn River in Annapolis, MD and began sponsoring Midshipmen from The US Naval Acad- emy. Building a strong fraternity of graduates, Vorndick provided a home away from home for Mids attending The Academy. His home on the river became a water sports playground, including ski- ing and wakeboarding. In April, John approached Centurion to custom-order a boat for the Navymen to enjoy in their free time.
Delivered in person by Les Clark, Gen- eral Manager of Centurion’s production facility in Woodland, NC, John Vorndick took possession of his 2006 Avalanche and made the surprise presentation to the Midshipmen he is sponsoring this semester in front of the Navy Marine Corp. Memorial Stadium in the center of The Academy’s campus.
Singing Praises for Shell Buchner Among many outstanding employees at Fineline Industries, Inc., one star shines brightest to our dealers and customers. Shell Buchner, Warranty Administrator, has been providing superior service to Centurion dealers and owners alike for more than 9 years. Recently, Rick Lee, President of Centurion Boats, received a letter from Tim Mueller of Water Ski Pro Shop in Boise, ID, complimenting Shell for “always going above and beyond the call of duty.” Tim says, “We always receive our part orders promptly and our warranty issues are always handled in a timely and professional manner.” Speaking on behalf of all of Shell’s co-workers, Rick announces how very proud we are of her and the great job she does day in and day out. He says, “she is like an Eveready Battery and a Timex watch rolled into one.” Outgoing, courteous, always smiling and dependable, that is Shell Buchner, and we appreciate everything she does to help keep Centurion cruising along.
JOA Marine Is Making Waves
With a well connected and creative management team, JOA Marine is making waves in the greater Atlanta area. JOA Marine has partnered with Hooters for the summer to raise local awareness for Centurion boats. Sporting a bright orange, customized, 2006 Enzo SV230 featuring the JOA Marine and Hooters logos for promotions, the boat has been the backdrop at a different Hooters location each week to host bikini contests and has been used in several calendar photo shoots adorned with the lovely ladies from Hooters. The boat may also be seen on Lake Lanier, near Cocktail Cove or Holiday Marina. Danielo Dominates
Two-time World Wake Surfing Champ and Team Centurion rider, Drew Danielo, has taken his talents into a new arena and shows he has the skills to dominate the wakeskate scene too. Drew appeared for the first time in a professional wakeskate competition at The Hippodrome on Koppert Lake in WA on June 25th where he took the title. We wish Drew a successful first season in wakeskating.
Two Centurion team riders were recently asked by a new Centurion owner to come to their home and coach their kids. What is so special about his request? Well, if you are Sean O’Brien and Travis Propst, you would understand! The Cove family lives in the BAHAMAS! Watch the website for a com- plete interview and photos as each rider spends a full week of fun in the sun with the Coves.
Centurion Sightings Adam Fields Earned 1st place and a check for $3,000 in the Southern Ski Boats Classic on June 18th in Richmond, VA. Phillip Aslinger Won 1st place in the outlaw division of the Hyperlite Wakeboard Tour Stop on May 20th against pros Matt Sims and Jeremy Baker. Bri Chmel Tune In to Fuel TV
During the months of July, August and September, you can catch Centurion boats, team athletes and bits of BoardStock 10 and the World Wake Surfing Championships on Fuel TV:
Date Show Time (Eastern) 07/06 Project Detention – Wake Surfing 10:30 AM Project Detention – Wake Surfing 5:00 PM Project Detention – Wake Surfing 8:00 PM 08/04 Project Detention – Delta Hang Time 10:30 AM 08/06 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 8:00 PM 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 11:00 PM 08/08 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 11:00 AM 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 2:00 PM 08/09 Project Detention – BoardStock 10 10:30 AM 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 4:00 PM 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 7:00 PM 08/10 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 11:00 AM 10 Count – Top 10 Europeans 2:00 PM 08/11 Project Detention – World Wake Surfing 10:30 AM 08/21 10 Count – Active Legends 11:30 AM 08/25 10 Count – Active Legends 11:00 AM 08/26 10 Count – Active Legends 5:00 PM 08/28 10 Count – Best Crews 11:30 AM 09/01 10 Count – Best Crews 11:00 AM 09/02 10 Count – Best Crews 5:00 PM 09/04 10 Count – California 11:30 AM 09/08 10 Count – California 11:00 AM 09/09 10 Count – California 5:00 PM 09/20 Project Detention – Delta Hang Time 10:30 AM 09/22 Project Detention – BoardStock 10 10:30 AM 09/27 Project Detention – World Wake Surfing 10:30 AM We Like IKE!
As if 10 years on the Pro Wakeboard Tour, competing in over 30 professional tournaments in almost as many countries every year, and being ranked as one of the world’s best riders wasn’t enough to earn Brett “Ike” Eisenhauer a spot on the Centurion team, Ike proves he is a true team player by taking time out of his busy schedule to meet fans, sign autographs and pose for pictures during pro wakeboard events. Centurion would like to thank Ike for being such an amazing athlete ambassador.
99% Free of Carbon Monoxide
In association with the United States Coast Guard, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health researchers evaluated car- bon monoxide (CO) emissions and exposures from a Centurion Avalanche, equipped with SideSwipe exhaust. Study results indicated the average personal CO exposure to a wake surfer, located approximately 10 feet behind the boat, was reduced up to 99%, proving Centurion’s exclusive SideSwipe exhaust sys- tem makes boating and water sports safer.
Congrats and Thanks!
The Harlien family of Porterville, CA is enjoying their new 2006 Centurion Air Warrior so much they sent an extremely complimentary letter about their boat to the Centurion website, and will be the first recipients of a custom drip-mold decal for their truck to show our appreciation. Contact Us! at www.centurionboats.com to share your excite- ment and maybe you can be the next author of the Centurion Letter of the Month and one of twelve individuals to sport a special decal on your world championship towboat’s tow vehicle.
Ricky’s New Ride
Do you want to make a statement with your boat? That is exactly what Centurion team rider, Ricky Gonzalez has done with his customized Enzo SV230. One of the key differentiating features of a Centurion boat are the creative and custom gelcoat options. Ricky chose a solid black boat (yes, it is HOT!), with gunmetal gray metallic flake in the tribal graphics, giving this boat tons of personality to represent Ricky’s California style. Ricky says, “this is by far the best looking boat I’ve ever owned! Eve- ryone just stares as we go down the lake.” Look for Ricky and his boat to appear in video and photos on the H2O Audio website.
Stay current on what’s happening with Centurion Boats by visiting www.centurionboats.com for the dealer events, demo days, clinics, tournaments, festivals and more in your area.