Wakeboard and Ski Boat Covers
Your wakeboard or ski boat deserves the best protection possible, so make sure you get a cover that fits it as perfectly as possible.
Anyone who loves watersports knows that wakeboard and water ski boats can be quite expensive, and anyone who loves boats knows that the best way to protect them from weathering is with a high-quality cover that fits properly. But there are many different makes, models, and varieties of wakeboard and water ski boats out there. If the one you own is in our Cover Wizard’s digitized database, you can get a custom cover for it that’s patterned for the specific model. If not, don’t merely settle for a one-size-fits-all type of cover, as these usually don’t fit any specific boat particularly well. Especially when it comes to watersports boats equipped with towers and/or sport arches, choosing blindly can lead to disaster. Instead, ensure a premium fit by searching our Select Fit covers, which are broken down by the following boat styles.
Shop By Boat Style
Tournament Ski Boat
These covers fit boats with both stern-drives and straight inboards or V-drives. If you have a traditional, tournament-style ski boat, this is the ideal cover for you.
Tournament Ski Boat with Tower
Obviously, fitting a boat with a tower can be tough. That’s where our long history making boat covers comes in handy. We’ve patterned so many ski boats with towers already that we knew just how large to make tower leg openings, so that our covers will fit the vast majority of the tower-equipped boats on the water. We then ensure an even better fit by including Velcro flaps and straps that close up the area around the tower legs.
Euro Tournament Ski Boat
While tournament ski boats and euro-styled tournament ski boats aren’t terribly dissimilar from one another, the curvaceous molded-in swim platforms found on the European variety are different enough that we developed this cover to specifically get the best fit possible.
Euro Tournament Ski Boat with Tower
Like our other versions designed for boats with towers, these covers are identical to those we make for Euro tournament ski boats but with openings for the tower legs.
Fish N’ Ski
This type of boat commonly has a bow-mounted trolling motor, an important consideration to take into account when designing a cover. Beyond this, they’re shaped to fit the common runabout-like profile of a Fish ‘N Ski. But remember that this type of boat usually has open bow and stern cockpits. This makes it as important as ever that the boat cover gets properly supported to prevent water from pooling – good thing for you Fish ‘N Ski owners that we include a standard vented support pole, with all Westland™ boat covers.
Low Profile Ski Boat
A number of watersports boats are built with a sporty, low-profile look, and these need covers designed to match their shape. Ours can accommodate boats with or without windscreens or windshields, as well as low-profile bowrails. They also come in both stern drive and outboard models, so you can choose which matches your rig.
Tournament Ski Boat with Sport Arch
Creating a boat cover than can work for a number of designs incorporating tow towers is tough, but doing the same for boats with sport arches mounted amidships is even tougher. For this genre of boat, we reposition the opening flaps and extend the size of the cut-out, so no matter where that tower sits the cover can accommodate it. And yes, of course the critical areas on these covers are reinforced – as they are on all Westland boat covers.
WAKEBOARD/SKI BOAT COVER BUYING GUIDE
When shopping for your wakeboard/ski boat, it is important to remember a cover. Boat covers protect your boat and help keep it in good condition and defend against the elements. There are a few important things to take into consideration when choosing a wakeboard/ski boat cover.
WHY YOU NEED A WAKEBOARD/SKI BOAT COVER
Just like every house needs a roof, every boat should have a cover. Boat covers help protect your boat when it is not in use. Without a cover, your boat can be exposed to debris, UV rays, insects, small animals, and harsh weather. These elements can cause your boat's upholstery to become dry and crack, mold or mildew, and generally cause your boat to age faster. You also have to be cautious about protecting the electrical components of your boat while you are storing it. In order to prolong the life of your boat, it is critical to have a proper fitting boat cover.
THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING A WAKEBOARD/SKI BOAT COVER
There are a few considerations that are essential to ensure you get a boat cover that will properly protect your boat. One element is what fabric the cover is. You should ensure that the boat cover is made out of a fabric that will keep your boat dry, but also still allow your boat to breathe. Some examples of high-quality, durable fabric are Sharkskin® and Sunbrella®. While it may seem like a good idea to go for the cheaper boat cover, the investment is worth it to get a high-quality, durable cover that fits properly and will prolong the life of your boat.
Besides the Select Fit® covers for boats with aftermarket additions, Westland also offers Exact Fit® that accommodate boats that come with factory-installed towers. Some special features of Westland's wakeboard and ski boat covers are:
- Openings for tower legs
- Velcro flaps and straps to keep the cover tight around the legs
- Critical areas of cover are reinforced for maximum durability
BUYING A COVER AFTER ADDING AN AFTERMARKET TOWER
If you add an aftermarket tower to your boat, you will have to get a new cover to fit it correctly. Choosing a Select Fit® cover helps ensure that your boat will still be properly protected with the aftermarket upgrades you choose to add on. This will not only protect your boat, but also protect the upgrades you add on as well. If your boat cover does not fit properly, there is a high risk that it won't protect your boat.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WESTLAND WAKEBOARD/SKI BOAT COVER
We hope that as you shop for a new boat cover you'll research the ins and outs of different types, and we'd encourage everyone to check out our blog for more information on boat covers and how to maintain them. If you still have questions about how to choose the best boat cover for your wakeboard or water ski boat, you can always call our customer service line at 1-800-835-7992, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.