Urgent update related to the boat ramp at White Lake. To assist the Town of White Lake in enforcement of the State of Emergency declared on March 27th- The boat ramp will be closed effective Friday April 3rd until the State of Emergency is lifted by the town. For details on the Town’s notice ordering non-residents from entering the Town of White Lake please visit: http://www.whitelakenc.org/townhall.html
UPDATE 8/1/2020 >>we are operating at Level 1 for our operations.
This post is to explain to our customers that we have an active Pandemic Emergency Guidelines policy in place at White Lake Marine. Our policy has three operating levels, designed to scale and handle changes in government policy and risk.
Level 1. This includes measures limiting travel, proper social distancing, enhanced cleaning, paid leave for effected employees, and more.
Level 2 enacts the following restrictions:
- No further retail customer traffic in the building for shopping parts/accessories or service.
- Service customers: Boats can be dropped off out front of the building and picked up in the same way. Customers may call, email, or text service requests. Payments can be made via our XpressPay link which is mobile friendly.
- Boat Sales- Viewing boats in the showroom will be by appointment only and limited to 2 customers directly involved in the purchase. We will also accommodate by pulling boats outside for customers to view. Demos are also limited to 2 customers and one sales person on the boat at a time.
- Enhanced internal social distancing of staff. Some staff may have offices moved to allow greater distances between them.
- Wiping down boats which we’ve worked on with disinfectant. (Don’t worry it is safe for the boats and a product we have used for years)
We understand some may find these restrictions as unwarranted- however, we owe it to our employees and customers to be vigilant and implement such procedures to help limit exposure and risk to all.
White Lake Marine will be at the Jordan Lake White Oak landing on May 4th and Falls Lake at Rollingview Marina on May 5th.
Please visit our Facebook page for details and how to sign up!
We are happy to report we are open! After the hurricane much of our area has been flooded and many homes and businesses have been lost. We only suffered minor damages and are operating as normal. We will be working with our local communities and relief organizations to help in the rebuild and clean up process.
We hope you join us for the Annual Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show. February 1st-4th. We will have both Nautique and Moomba boats on display. Make sure you take advantage of the once a year savings from the manufactures.
At the recent Moomba dealer meeting held in Scottsdale AZ, White Lake Marine received an award for “Best Dealership Display” for 2017. We would like to thank our hard working staff for making our boats and showroom always look top-notch!!
White Lake Marine was recognized at the 2017 Nautique Dealer awards banquet in Orlando FL on November 5th 2017
Receiving PCM’s 2017 Top Servicing Dealer Award. We would like to thank our hard working staff for achieving this award, and our customers for trusting their boats to us. To receive this award a dealer must be a PCM Premier Dealer, and show outstanding performance in customer service.
ORLANDO, FL (November 2, 2017) – Today Vice President Mike Pence visited Correct Craft’s world headquarters and home to its largest subsidiary, Nautique Boat Company. Vice President Pence was joined by Florida Governor Rick Scott and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.
Pence and fellow leaders toured the Nautique production facility, meeting with several Correct Craft and Nautique employees. After the tour, the group participated in a roundtable hosted by Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin, during which Central Florida community members shared their ideas with the leaders.
During the visit, Vice President Pence also shared remarks with employees, guests, and the media related to the Administration’s plan for tax reform.
Yeargin stated, “Our team was truly honored to host Vice President Pence, Governor Scott, and Secretary Perdue today at our facility. It was a great visit and the leaders appreciated learning about Correct Craft and our subsidiaries, including Nautique Boats.” Yeargin added, “I also appreciate the interest these men had in hearing from people in our community. It has been a privilege to host an event providing these leaders with constructive input related to their work in Washington and Tallahassee.”
CORRECT CRAFT’S RALPH C. MELOON HONORED BY WATER SKI HALL OF FAME WITH SPECIAL LIFETIME TRIBUTE
ORLANDO, FL (May 1, 2017) – Ralph C. Meloon, son of Correct Craft founder Walter C. Meloon, has been honored with a Special Lifetime Tribute by the Water Ski Hall of Fame. “Mr. Ralph” was recognized at the 35th Annual Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held last Saturday at Walt Disney’s World Showplace Pavilion at Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, FL.
The Hall of Fame Special Lifetime Tribute celebrates the lives of those ambassadors who have made an extraordinary impact on the sport. These are individuals who have gone above and beyond to enhance water skiing’s positive image on society, broaden the sport’s appeal throughout the world, and whose integrity and dignity set them apart in a special and unique way. They have dedicated their lives to making the sport better for everyone involved.
Ralph, a 2013 NMMA Hall of Fame inductee, held many positions at Correct Craft over the years including President, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Chairman of the Board for over 25 years helping shape the company into an innovative leader in the waterski and wakesports industry. Under Ralph’s leadership, the company established the first water ski team and developed the first water ski promotional program in the United States which is still used by Correct Craft’s Nautique Boat Company and others in the watersports segment.
Ralph has traveled the globe helping to build Correct Craft and Nautique as premier brands for water ski and wakeboard enthusiasts worldwide. He has visited 85 different nations through the years and was instrumental in selling boats to water ski federations in numerous countries and attending water ski tournaments.
Today, at age 99, Ralph continues to be an important figure in the industry and currently serves as Correct Craft’s Chairman Emeritus.
Correct Craft CEO Bill Yeargin stated, “Ralph Meloon is truly an icon in our industry and an important reason why waterskiing is a global sport.” Yeargin added, “I am truly honored to both work with and learn from Ralph and am thrilled that he was recognized with this prestigious honor.”
About the Water Ski Hall of Fame: The purpose of the Water Ski Hall of Fame is to honor and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of skiers, pioneers and officials whose dedication and competitive achievements at national and international levels have brought lasting fame to the sport of water skiing. Four categories of membership have been approved by the USA Water Ski Foundation board of trustees: competitive water skiers, including participants in traditional water skiing, barefoot skiing, ski racing and any other nationally competitive individual discipline recognized by USA Water Ski and approved by the USA Water Ski Foundation board of trustees; water skiing pioneers; water skiing officials; and show skiing. For more information on the Water Ski Hall of Fame and the USA Water Ski Foundation go to www.waterskihalloffame.com.
About Correct Craft: Celebrating 92 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is a Florida-based company with global operations. The Correct Craft family includes Nautique, Centurion, Supreme, Bass Cat, Yar-Craft, SeaArk, and Bryant boat companies, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Group, and Aktion Parks. For more information please visit www.correctcraft.com.
After months of planning and with help from Nautique/Correct Craft owners from all over the state and beyond, Shaun Murray wakeboarded behind 46 different Correct Craft/Nautique boats in one day! When we say wakeboard, he did not just ride…he acted like it was a tournament! Giving a show for every single pull!
Thank you to all the boaters and sponsors who made this possible.
Take a look a just a few of the photos sent in!
ORLANDO, FL (September 12, 2016) – The riders have spoken once again and the Super Air Nautique G23 has been honored with the WakeWorld Riders Choice award for both “Wakeboarding Boat of the Year” and “Wakesurfing Boat of the Year” in 2016! In addition to winning “Wakeboarding Boat of the Year” four times in a row, the G23 has been THE ONLY recipient of “Wakesurfing Boat of the Year” since its inception. Now 3X Wakesurf and 4X Wakeboard boat of the year consecutively, these awards are voted on solely by riders, surfers and wake enthusiasts from around the world, representing the true voice of wake sports.
Since its monumental release in 2013 the Super Air Nautique G23 has been the boat of choice for riders from beginner to pro. More firsts have been achieved behind the G23 than any other wakeboat in the history of our sport. Pushing progression in both wakesurfing and wakeboarding propels the G23 to the forefront of all towed wakesports, winning every major industry award to date.
“The entire Nautique team takes these awards to heart each year as we work hard to stay at the forefront, driving the industry with the most innovative products on the water. To be recognized by the true voice and core of wakesports is an honor,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “The impact the Super Air Nautique G23 has had on wakeboarding and wakesurfing is just amazing and the progression we’ve seen accomplished in both sports is exactly what we set out to do with this boat. As the development of the G-series continues, refinement and new technology have been added each year, broadening the gap far beyond everything else on the water.”
We had a record turnout for our 2016 Correct Craft Fan owner’s Reunion!
Thank you to all who drove- some over 900 Miles away to attend the event. Looking forward to 2017!
Orlando, FLA (March 2, 2016) – The all-new 2016 Super Air Nautique G23 was awarded the WSIA (Water Sports Industry Association) Leadership Award for Most Innovative Product of the Year last night at the 2016 WSIA Summit in San Diego, CA.
Each year, members of the WSIA cast their vote to recognize industry leaders in the marketplace. Products from every aspect of the watersports world were submitted from the leading companies in the industry to determine the greatest new innovation introduced since January 1st 2015.
The 2016 Super Air Nautique G23 has truly made waves since its release, taking the celebrated Nautique G-Series a step further in a boat that has already proven to change the entire industry. A re-imagined hull design and new technology were integrated to create an enhanced experience that seemed impossible to improve upon. These changes resulted in a perfectly sculpted surf wave with the seamless integration of our Nautique Surf System offering a greater range of adjustability while maintaining the world-renowned G-Series wakeboard wake. The addition of our Nautique Surf Select remote wave control, new technology at the helm with Nautique LINC Touch and Helm Command, PCM Direct-Injection Engines, and JL Audio’s WaveFront™ exclusive to Nautique has created a package that is out-of-this world with no competition.
“Nautique continuously strives to be the industry-driving company; staying at the forefront of innovation. We are always challenging ourselves to create something better that improves our customer’s ownership experience,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon. “We continue to revolutionize the industry with all of our products and the re-imagined G23 is the latest example of this commitment. Thank you to everyone at the WSIA and our industry peers that voted for these awards,” Meloon added.
Got plans yet for February 5th-7th? Save that date and plan on coming by the 23rd Annual Raleigh Convention Center Boat Show!! First weekend in February will be the biggest show of the year.
Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27601
Tickets can be purchased at the gate only
Adults (13 years and older): $10
Children (3 years – 12 years): $5
Children (2 and under): Free
Hours of Operation
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
ORLANDO, FLA (September 28, 2015) – Nautique was honored today with yet another coveted Industry Award for the Super Air Nautique G23. This year, the G23 was honored by being awarded the WakeWorld’s Riders Choice “Wakeboarding Boat of the Year” and WakeWorld’s “Wakesurfing Boat of the Year,” for two years in a row.
The Riders Choice Awards are selected by riders from around the world that vote online and choose a winner. This year, the Nautique G23 swept both boat categories, yet again. This makes three years in a row winning the Riders Choice Award for “Wakeboarding Boat of the Year” and two consecutive years following the introduction of the Riders Choice Award for the “Wakesurfing Boat of the Year.”
“The Nautique team is truly honored to be recognized by our core audience in receiving these awards. Our goal was to radically change the world of wakeboarding and wakesurfing with the introduction of the Nautique G23. Since then, the G23 has dominated the wakeboarding and wakesurfing world in every way winning not only the 2015 Wakeboard and Wakesurf Boat of the Year, but countless other prestigious industry awards,” stated Nautique President Greg Meloon.
ORLANDO, FLA (June 9, 2015) — Nautique announces the expansion of its world headquarters and manufacturing facility today with a ground breaking ceremony to kick off the $8 million dollar project that will complete in January of 2016.
Recognized worldwide for building industry leading waterski, wakeboard, and wakesurf boats, Nautique continues to experience significant growth in the marketplace and plans to increase its workforce to accommodate rising demand. Nautique will continue to push the industry standard of technology and design from a brand new state of the art Product Design and Development facility that integrates a design studio, engineering lab, and prototyping lab. The new expansion will also allow the company to continue its development of the boating industry’s most advanced manufacturing techniques in every step of the build process with more space and new equipment in every department. These advancements will allow Nautique to continue to deliver the performance and high standard of quality Nautique has built its name on for many decades.
“The marketplace has responded to the game-changing, innovative products that Nautique Boat Company has recently delivered,” said Nautique President Greg Meloon. “This facility expansion will provide our growing team with the resources necessary to continue the innovation of our products and cutting edge manufacturing processes.”
Celebrating 90 years of excellence in the marine industry, Correct Craft is the owner of Nautique Boat Company, Inc., Aktion Parks, Pleasurecraft Marine Engine Company, Bass Cat, and Yar-Craft. To learn more about Nautique and its complete product line, visit www.nautique.com. To learn more about Aktion Parks visit www.aktionparks.com. To learn more about PCM, Crusader and Levitator engines visit www.pleasurecraft.com.
ORLANDO, FL (November 18th, 2014) Boating Industry announced the 10th annual list of Top 100 dealers at a black tie gala Wednesday in Orlando. White Lake Marine was selected as a Top 100 dealer for the 2nd year in a row. “We are honored to be in this select group of dealers”, said Dianne deAndrade of White Lake Marine.
Being selected from of over 6,000 marine dealers in North America the award highlights dealers who constantly are working to improve the customer experience.
“For a decade, Boating Industry has recognized the best boat dealers in North America as the Top 100,” said Boating Industry editor-in-chief Jonathan Sweet. “These dealers are truly the elite of the marine industry, recognized for their business acumen, customer service and overall excellence.” Jonathan continues discussing what a Top 100 dealer represents in his blog: “These dealers continue to embrace change and adapt to our ever-shifting industry. They value increasing the professionalism of the entire industry. There’s little doubt that becoming a Top 100 dealer is not an easy process. The application process is rigorous and intentionally so.”
“We would like to thank Boating Industry, our customers, employees, and suppliers for our continued success,” states David deAndrade of White Lake Marine. “We will strive to continue to improve and build on this award and our company’s long history of service.”
White Lake Marine will be celebrating its 60th year selling and servicing Nautique/Correct Craft ski and wakeboard boats in 2015.
In October Nautique invited several team athletes, dealers, and employees on a Nautique Cares service trip to El Salvador. Over the course of three days the group worked with a school in the town of Ahuachapán named La Atarraya helping out with children’s soccer clinics, digging the foundation for a new classroom, going on community feeding missions, and building the “Ship of Knowledge;” a specialized installment in the schools soon to be library.
Check out the release and video!
ORLANDO, FLA (October 16, 2014) — Today Nautique Boats and the International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) announced that Nautique has been selected to be the exclusive boat of the 2016-2019 water ski world championships.
The IWWF, based in Switzerland, sanctions water ski world championship events which are held all over the globe. 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.
The boat selected for the world championships is the world record setting Ski Nautique. The Ski Nautique has established itself as the premier water ski boat in the industry. Since its introduction just a few years ago the Ski Nautique 200 has pulled seventeen water ski world records; no other boat is close.
“As I have traveled the world for Nautique visiting ski schools, training centers, federations, and water skiers everywhere the most common request I receive, in nearly every country, is to use the Ski Nautique in the world championships,” stated Nautique President and CEO Bill Yeargin. “Our Nautique team, and water skiers all around the world, are thrilled for the Ski Nautique to be selected as the exclusive and official boat of the water ski world championships,” Yeargin added.
To read Bill Yeargin’s Nautique Insider blog related to the Ski Nautique being selected as the official boat of the water ski world championships please click HERE.
ORLANDO, FLA (September 30, 2014) – Today during the International BoatBuilder’s Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) trade show, the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) recognized Nautique for the ninth year in a row for excellence in customer satisfaction in the Inboard Watersports Boat category.
The Marine Industry CSI Awards program honors participating manufacturers that actively measure customer satisfaction and pursue continuous improvement to better serve the customer. Once again, Nautique achieved and maintained an independently-measured standard of excellence of 90 percent or higher in customer satisfaction over the past year, based on information provided by customers purchasing a new boat during the period between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.
“Customers are inseparable from a company’s success, and this year’sCSI award recipients have embraced this fundamental understanding by cultivating an exceptional ownership experience,” notes Robert Newsome, director of engineering standards for NMMA.
“Our culture at Nautique is about building the world’s best boats from a company that cares and this industry award acknowledges that customer satisfaction doesn’t end when the boat leaves the factory, we stand behind our product through the entire ownership experience,” stated Nautique Pesident/CEO Bill Yeargin. “Our entire team from our employees to our dealers couldn’t be more thrilled to be recognized by NMMA for excellent customer satisfaction,” Yeargin added.