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Nautique - the exclusive boat of the 2016-2025 Water Ski World Championships.
Ski Nautique is the official towboat of all IWWF-sanctioned Water Ski World Championships. The events include the World Water Ski Championships, World Junior Championships, World Under 21 Championships, World Over 35 Championships, World University Championships and World Disabled Championships.
About Nautique Boat Company: Nautique is celebrating its 98th anniversary of delivering excellence in the marine industry. A subsidiary of Correct Craft, Nautique has been on the waters of the world with a passion for innovation since 1925. Delivering the very best waterski, wakeboard and wakesurf boats on the market, Nautique continues to drive progression with their award-winning technology and dedication to building the highest-quality boats imaginable. New technology, performance innovations and attention to detail are the cornerstones of what makes the Nautique brand the industry leader. Through the Nautique Cares initiative, employees and athletes dedicate themselves to not only making a difference on the water, but to extend their support to people in need around the world. The world’s best ski boat, world’s best wake boat, and a company that cares. To learn more click on the Nautique logo...
Established by Jim Grew to honor his deceased partner Barbara Bolding. Jim Grew has been working at the national and international levels of towed water sports as an administrator, athlete, coach and team captain with emphasis on adaptive athletes since 1970. Jim was inducted into the U.S. Water Ski Hall of Fame in 2013 as the first non-elite athlete in 14 years at the time. Jim’s fiancée Barbara Bolding was diagnosed with cancer in 1987 at the age of 34 and, following two bone marrow transplants, passed away in March of 1992.
Because of her illness, Barbara developed a special empathy for and bond with the athletes in the adaptive division of water skiing as she well understood what they were going through, especially those who lost limbs due to cancer. Before her passing, she was able to attend several Disabled National Water Ski Championships and one Disabled World Championships in Australia in 1989 where Jim was serving as Chief Judge, and she was considered a mascot for the U.S. team.