The History Behind A Nautique

Settling in Central Florida


W.C . Meloon moves from Ossipe, New Hampshire to Central Florida with his wife, Marion, and three sons, Walter, Ralph, and Harold, to take advantage of the real estate boom.

Florida Variety Boat Company


W.C. forms the Florida Variety Boat Company in Pine Castle, Florida.

Boats By Highway


The company is the first to trailer boats on the highway on a national basis rather than by train.

Pine Castle


The Florida Variety Boat Company is renamed to Pine Castle Boat and Construction Company.

The Correct Craft For You!


W.C. renames the company after hearing a radio advertisement explaining "the correct heel for your shoe." W.C. thought, why not "the correct craft for you?" Thus, the name was changed to Correct Craft.

Correct Craft is the first boat company to use tow pylons.

Expansion Phase


The company opens a second plant in Titusville, Florida to manufacture boats through government contracts for the war effort. Soon after, large cruisers are added to the production schedule.

A Miracle Production


During World War II, General Eisenhower requests that the company build approximately 400 boats in fifteen days.

While this number is far more boats than the company has ever produced in such a short time period, Correct Craft develops an innovative production process that allows the factory to produce 400 boats in record time.

This event, which National Geographic later dubs "A Miracle Production," solidifies the company's reputation as being a reliable, quality boat manufacturer.

First Mahogany Inboards


Production begins for the first complete mahogany inboards, 19-foot racing runabouts and custom-designed runabouts.

Sixteen Boats


The company's line includes sixteen boats ranging in size from 15' 6" junior utilities to 32' cabin cruisers.

Atom 25


The 14' Atom 25 plywood utility boat sells for $1,095.

Swim Platforms


Correct Craft is the first to incorporate swim platforms into the boat design.

Prosperity leads the company to begin production of even larger boats such as 50’ yachts.

Titusville Closes


The Titusville plant is closed.

Star-Flite Utility Boat


The company scales back the number of available models. The most popular at this time is the 17' Star-Flite utility boat.

Fiberglass Tree


The last true runabout, the Collegian, is produced. Leo Bentz builds the first Ski Nautique in South Florida and offers to sell the design to the company. W.C. wants no part in building fiberglass boats, as he has never seen a "fiberglass tree."

The Ski Nautique


Leo Bentz returns to the Central Florida-based boat builder and once again offers to sell the Ski Nautique mold and brand name in return for a free boat and required maintenance for three years. The company accepts the offer and begins production.

Retail cost: $4,500 (including the trailer).

This world-renowned boat manufacturer is the first to integrate tracking fins into its boat designs.

Orlando Expansion


Ground breaking ceremony is held for the new manufacturing facility in Orlando, FL.

Masters Tournament


The company begins its relationship with the Masters Waterski Tournament.

Team Nautique


The manufacturer of Nautique establishes its first ski team.



The Barefoot Nautique is introduced.

Ski Nautique 2001


Nautique unveils the Ski Nautique 2001 and receives rave reviews.

Bass Nautique


The Bass Nautique 2018 is introduced.

25th Anniversary


Nautique celebrates its 25th anniversary of the Ski Nautique with a limited production of Silver Nautiques.

Design & Innovation


Correct Craft introduces a redesigned Ski Nautique that is longer and wider with a stepped chine and variable planing hull.

Widening The Beam


Nautique again redesigns the Ski Nautique deck which features a sloping transom, spray relief pockets and the widest beam of any tournament inboard in history.

The Paragon


A limited edition boat, the Paragon, is offered. This collector's edition features the latest technology and classic styling. Correct Craft introduces all fiberglass hulls, decks and stringers.

The Air Nautique


An innovative hull design, Total Surface Control, is debuted on the Ski Nautique.

The first wakeboard specific boat is introduced. The Air Nautique offers a Flight Control Tower® and internal ballast tanks as standard features for big air.

Total Wake Control


Nautique introduces the Total Wake Control (TWC™) which changes the face of wakeboarding yet again.

The Smart Pod


The innovation continues with the introduction of the Smart Pod 2000, the most technologically advanced dash pod available.

40th Anniversary


Nautique offers 40th Anniversary special edition Ski Nautique featuring a special color combination and unique graphics.

The Smart Pod


Nautique redefines its already innovative Ski Nautique hull design, Total Surface Control, with the introduction of the Total Surface Control 2 (TWC2™).

40th Anniversary


Nautique delivers the first true "crossover" boat to the recreational boat market. Nautique's innovative SPORTSHIFT™ , located next to the throttle, makes the Sport Nautique SV-211 truly versatile by creating designer wakes. With one easy shift, the driver can engage the Hydro-Gate™, which builds pressure and lift for a completely new wake experience.

80 Years of Excellence


Nautique celebrates 80 years of unparalleled quality and innovation in the marine industry.

Construction begins on Nautique's 217,000 square-foot manufacturing plant, located on the outskirts of Central Florida.

Transforming Wakesurfing


Nautique finds a way to customize the wake, providing ramp style and vert style wakes, both behind the same boat using the Hydro-Gate™ with SPORTSHIFT™ .

Leading in innovation and design, Nautique once again revolutionizes competitive 3-event skiing with the introduction of Total Surface Control (TSC3™).

80 Years of Excellence


Nautique celebrates 80 years of unparalleled quality and innovation in the marine industry.

Construction begins on Nautique's 217,000 square-foot manufacturing plant, located on the outskirts of Central Florida.

200,000 Boats Later


Nautique introduces advanced new saltwater capable package, the Coastal Edition.

Nautique presents the perfect blend of sleek styling and versatile performance, the all-new Crossover Nautique 226.

The golden anniversary of the Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament occurs at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA, which was a huge success by all accounts.

Nautique celebrates the 200,000th boat manufactured by the company.

85 Years & The Ski Nautique 200


Nautique revolutionizes the skiing industry once again with the introduction of the innovative Ski Nautique 200, available in open or closed bow.

Nautique celebrates 85 years as a world-renowned manufacturer that has developed a strong reputation for building the highest quality product and delivering unmatched care to each and every customer.

50th Anniversary of Ski Nautique


Nautique introduces the all-new Sport Nautique 200 - hardcore skiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and wakeboarding.

Nautique celebrates its 50th anniversary of the Ski Nautique with a golden dimensional badge on each Ski Nautique.

Nautique introduced the first 100% electric Ski Nautique prototype, pulling its first head-to-head slalom competition at the U.S. Masters.

Super Air Nautique G23


Nautique launches the all-new Super Air Nautique G23 - Working with its elite team of athletes, Nautique creates a revolutionary boat from the wake up that will push wakeboarding to new levels.

This early 2013 release gives riders the opportunity to do things that were previously thought to be impossible. From this day forward wake sports will never be the same.

Nautique Surf System™


We have taken our game changing G-Series hull design and gone even bigger with the all-new Super Air Nautique G25 that leaves compromise on dry land. The G25 gives you the space, performance, and wake to give your audience a show that can't be delivered behind anything else.

Nautique Surf System™ (NSS)
Nautique introduces the all-new Nautique Surf System with WAVEPLATE. The NSS allows users to instantly switch from wakeboarding to wakesurfing on demand; eliminates the need to offload ballast, allowing surfers to create a wave on their desired side with the touch of a button; and provides total wave customization adjusting shape and steepness on the fly.

Nautique introduces the G23 with NCRS.

210 & 230


For 2014 the Super Air Nautique 210 and 230 have been transformed into the next generation of wake boats with a completely new hull and deck bringing a new look and new features that are a true testament to the new direction that is Nautique.

The all-new Super Air Nautique G21 completes the first family of wake in a twenty-one foot package that embodies the hardcore spirit that pioneered our sport and delivers more versatility than ever with the performance made possible by our G-Series design.

Industry Innovator


Nautique once again takes innovation to another level introducing the next evolution of the award-winning G-Series with the all-new Super Air Nautique G23 and G25: a re-imagined hull design, new styling, and new technology advancements have forever changed what we knew about wake boats.

Nautique introduces LINC Touch with Helm Command, JL WavefrontTM Speakers, Nautique Surf Switch and Nautique Surf Select App for the Pebble Smartwatch and becomes the first to bring Direct Injection engine technology to the towed watersports market.

GS20 Multi-Sport Boat


Ultimate versatility in 20 feet of perfection arrives with the introduction of the first-ever Super Air Nautique GS20! Blending masterful award-winning designs from our industry-leading G-series and record-breaking Ski Nautique 200, the GS20 becomes the most innovative multi-sport boat to hit the water. The Super Air Nautique GS20 transforms from a ski boat, to a wake and surf boat in a way that steps into a new realm of engineering, design and technology.

New features included the all-new 12.4” Nautique LINC PANORAY touchscreen, Nautique Awareness camera, bimini with surfboard pockets, over-molded board racks with wider tines, and Nautique Surf Select 2.0 with ballast shift feature.

GS22 Multi-Sport Boat


In 2016, Nautique launched one of the most capable boats in the the line, the GS22. With ample gear storage and plenty of room for friends and family, this boat was made to please any watersports’ enthusiast. Waterski, wakeboard or wakesurf at high levels in the GS22 due to the unique hull characteristics derived from the Ski 200 and the G-Series models.

GS24 Multi-Sport Boat


The Super Air Nautique GS24 is released as a multi-sport boat that takes the versatility of the GS-Series to the next level. Like its smaller siblings, the GS20 and GS22, the GS24 has acquired hull characteristics from our award-winning G-Series and Ski Nautique 200 models to produce the largest, most capable multi-sport boat in the industry.

The Ski Nautique Standard


Nautique astonishes the three-event waterski world with the introduction of the all-new 2019 Ski Nautique. A blended carbon fiber and fiberglass construction, this boat becomes the new standard in tournament waterski towboats.

The ultra lightweight construction, combined with the innovative MicroTuner® technology is a design and engineering marvel. The all-new Ski Nautique is lightest three-event towboat on the market.

Nautique 200


Nautique introduces the Nautique 200. A boat that’s ready to cater towards the school, camp or family looking for a waterski boat that can outperform anything else, the Nautique 200 is ready to be put to the test. With hull characteristics derived from the record-breaking Ski 200, this model has taken the best features and built on those to produce a boat perfect for the course or open-water. A waterski boat with a ton of interior space, the Nautique 200 has the refined and industry-leading build quality of a Nautique and is AWSA tournament-approved.

The industry’s first luxury performance wake boat


Nautique introduces the industry’s first luxury performance wake boat, the Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon. A boat born out of a desire to achieve the highest-level imaginable, the G23 Paragon offers the very best in styling and amenities. This luxurious wake boat takes must-haves to the next level.

The G23 Paragon delivers unparalleled performance, style and craftsmanship with high-end refinements built in concert with the best wakesurf and wakeboard wakes the world has ever seen. With the release of this model, Nautique provides unrivaled innovation, exotic styling and refined luxury which are all hallmarks of this first-of-its-kind G23 Paragon. From the very first time you lay eyes on the Paragon to the moment you step onboard, the feeling remains: the next level is here.

Paragon G25


Nautique Introduces the Super Air Nautique G25 Paragon. Since the introduction of the industry-altering Super Air Nautique G23 Paragon - the pinnacle of all wake boats, Nautique now offers a 25-foot model that provides even more room for friends, family and gear. Delivering the best on-water experience possible in a larger footprint, the G25 Paragon is the new flagship of next-level luxury and performance. Unrivaled wakesurf waves and wakeboard wakes, combined with state-of-the-art innovation and technology, the G25 Paragon satisfies the desire of owning the very best. With striking exterior lines, refined touches on the interior and all of the comfort and luxury you could imagine, the G25 Paragon has amplified the next-level in wake boats.

Super Air Nautique GS22E


Nautique Boat Company along with Ingenity, an electric propulsion brand, partner together to create a revolutionary 100% electric GS22E. Using the existing engine compartment, Ingenity has incorporated the most energy-dense battery and propulsion system into the boat without compromising any of the current storage space or performance characteristics. The battery inside the GS22E allows for 2 to 3 hours of normal watersports use and can be recharged in as little as 90 minutes.

Nautique reinvents 2021 G-Series


Building upon the dynasty that Nautique created almost a decade ago when the G23 was first introduced, Nautique reinvents 2021 G-Series. Set to reinforce its reign as the best wakesurf and wakeboard boats ever created, the G23 and G25 are released and take developmental leaps with the wake and wave shaping capabilities in order to produce a marvel of design and engineering performance. With breathtaking looks and refined amenities, this next-generation G-Series looks stunning on the water while delivering the best wakesurf wave and wakeboard wakes the world has ever seen.