Another GatorTail Extreme Series rig going out, this one is for a customer right here in the Lake Charles / Sulphur area. This one is a GatorTail 1748 Extreme Series with a GatorTail 25 XD BigBlock. This combination really makes for a great running rig for getting into the reserves that have hp restrictions. Although not as fast as the GatorTail 40XD the GatorTail 25 XD BigBlock performs well even with a load. When we tested this particular boat it ran 21-22mph with two not skinny guys and some gear, not bad at all.
NauticStar 215 XTS Powered by Yamaha 150 HP Outboard Motor
Lake testing a new 215 XTS Nautic Star Bay Boat before it heads to its new home in Beaumont, Tx. These boats really run and perform well with the 150 Yamaha outboard motor. This one is rigged with a MinnKota 80 Terrova I-Pilot trolling motor, 3 bank onboard charger, Simrad G07 GPS/Fishfinder, and Bimini Top.
Repowering this Pontoon with a pair of 115 hp Mercury Fourstroke Outboard Motors. According to the customer, the new Mercury Outboard motors push this party barge pontoon faster at part throttle than the prior Suzuki Outboards did at wide open. Better performance and better fuel economy is always a great combination. Mercury Outboard Power for the win.
A great weekend with customers from Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Lots of discounts, rebates, and great deals on a large selection of boats. Featuring Nautic Star Bay Boats, Excel Aluminum Bay Boats, Bennington Pontoon Boats, GatorTail Duck Hunting Mud Boats. Along with Mercury and Yamaha Outboard Motors and GatorTail Surface Drive Mud Motors.
We now offer Yamaha loose engines and boat packages.
We are proud to announce we have now expanded our dealership line up even farther with the addition of the full line of Yamaha Outboards. Although we have been Yamaha Package Dealer for quite a while, this addition allows us to also provide Yamaha Outboard loose engines. After years of success selling Yamaha Outboards on our Nautic Star Bay Boats, Excel Bay Boats, and Bennington Pontoon Boats, we will now be able to service your Yamaha Repower needs as well. This makes us the only factory authorized full line dealer for both Yamaha Outboards and Mercury Outboards in the Lake Charles area.
Yamaha 150 Fourstroke & Diamond City Tandem Axle Aluminum Trailer
This is an Excel 220 Bay Pro with white hull and interior and a Seafoam stripe about to be picked from our dealership in Sulphur, La, and head to its new home in Texas. This is Excel's 22' aluminum bay boat powered by a 150hp Yamaha fourstroke outboard sitting on a tandem axle Diamond City aluminum trailer. This Excel Bay Boat is rigged with a Minnkota Terrova Riptide trolling motor. The popularity of the Minnkota I-Pilot trolling motors is a definitely a growing trend with our customers. It also has and Humminbird Helix 7 GPS/ Fishfinder on the console and a 3 bank onboard battery charger. To view our online Excel inventory - click hereor to get more information on Excel Boats - click here
Lake Charles Boat Show February 16-18. We are busy getting everything set up and ready. We have special discounts, rebates, and incentives from several manufacturers available for the show. We will the Nautic Star XTS series bay boats on display including the 215, 227, 244, and the all new 265 XTS. We will also have aluminum bay boats from Excel’s Bay Pro series in lengths from 18’ to 22’. Along with several GatorTail Extreme series rigs with both 25hp and 37hp motors. Along with pontoons boats from Bennington with cruise and fishing layouts on display. Our Nautic Star Bay Boats, Excel Aluminum Bay Boats, and Bennington Pontoon Boats are all available with either Mercury or Yamaha Outboard Power. Stop the boat show and see us or come by the dealership and let us help you find the right boat for you.
Mercury Marine’s Lake X facility was originally intended to be the most secluded marine testing facility in the world, covering 12,000 acres of land and 1,440 acres of water. Lake X had long been a pillar of Mercury’s heritage and was long used for performance tests of Mercury-powered boats, research and development, new product testing and endurance validation. Lake X was designed and built by Mercury Marine founder Carl Kiekhaefer in 1957. Mercury Marine previously closed Lake X in 2004 when it chose not renew its lease.
“Mercury Marine is closing in on its 80th anniversary (in 2019) and we have a rich heritage that is unmatched in the marine industry,” said Michelle Dauchy, Mercury Marine chief marketing officer. “Returning to Lake X is an opportunity to build an immersive brand experience around that heritage and capitalize on the popularity of the Mercury brand. We have