World Records Broken at Evinrude Event


Several single-boat waterskiing world records were set at an event hosted by Evinrude in late October. Using boats powered by two and three 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, the Evinrude-sponsored Big Pull team set four certified and pending records in the Ballet, Barefoot, Conventional Couples and Trios lines; the Ballet Line (49 skiers compared to 48), Barefoot Line (38 skiers compared to 32) and the Trios Line (14 sets compared to 12) are all pending records by the Guinness World Records. The record for the highest number of couples in the Conventional Couples Line is a pending National Show Ski Association record (16 couples compared to 15).

“Huge storms hit the Rock River basin prior to the planned Big Pull events in Rock Island, Illinois,” says Eric Gran, director of Big Pull. “We almost had to cancel the entire weekend. I give everyone credit for accomplishing anything in the crazy conditions which included fast moving current, high water, thunderstorms and debris coming down the river. We never would’ve been able to accomplish these record-breaking moments without the outstanding power of our Evinrude engines and the support of the brand in organizing our endeavors. We look forward to future events and a long partnership with Evinrude.”

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