Friday, January 12, 2018

Types Of Boats You Can Find At Surdyke Yamaha

It’s that start of a new year and now is the best time to prepare for the upcoming summer. What better way to beat the winter blues than by preparing for the upcoming boating season? If you’re searching for a new boat for your family, you’ve come to the right place. At Surdyke Yamaha, our goal is to find the best boat that fits your family’s needs. From wake boats to pontoons, we offer a wide variety of different boats for you to choose from. There is something for everyone at best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Check out some of the types of boats you can find at Surdyke Yamaha.

Wake Boats

Wake boats make summers at the Lake of the Ozarks even better! These boats are all about having fun and creating adventure. The placement of the engine adds weight to the back of the boat, which creates larger wakes, perfect for wakeboarding, skiing, and tubing. Wakes boats are the ideal boat for families who crave adventure when out on the Lake.

Stern Drive Boats

Stern drive boats are often associated with luxury boats, as they typically come equipped with amenities such as a head, a galley and even a sleeping quarters. With the engine mounted at the stern, it opens up significant space in the boat's interior for more occupancy. These boats are great for a relaxing day at the Lake with your friends and family. 

Jet Boats

Jet boats are propelled by a jet of water out of the back of the craft. They maneuver well, and many can, from full speed, be reversed and brought to a stop within little more than their own length in a maneuver known as a "crash stop". These boats are perfect for those looking for speed! Many jet boats are used in all types of races, however, they are also great for families looking to hit the lake for a day full of fun.


Pontoons are great for those looking to entertain, as they can hold a large number of people. However, they can also pull tubes, skis, and wakeboards, so they are not just for relaxing in one of the many coves at the Lake of the Ozarks. Many pontoons come equipped with extra amenities like movable tables, wet bars, state of the art speakers and even underwater and mood lighting. Pontoons also make for great fishing boats. If you want a boat that can do it all, a pontoon may be for you.

Find Your New Ride At Surdyke Yamaha 

The best boat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has a large selection of different watercraft so you can find the best new ride for your family. Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach is your Pre-Owned Supercenter. Whether you're in the market for a new or used boat, PWC, motorcycle, ATV or anything else fun, we have and its priced right. Visit us online at to view our wide selection, or stop on by our showroom in Osage Beach. We would love to help you find the perfect watercraft or motorsport vehicle to make your summer at the Lake of the Ozarks even better.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Get The Most Out Of Attending A Boat Show

It’s that time of year again – it's boat show season! While the summer may be our favorite time of year, we do enjoy winter because of all the great boat shows. It’s a brand-new year and Surdyke Yamaha is proud to showcase our beautiful Yamaha boats for 2018. As with any product show, you'll want to make the most out of your time while you're there. Whether you're looking to buy a new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, or you need some fun accessories to go with the boat you have, the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few ways to stay focused at your next boat show.

Find The Right Show

There are many boat shows happening all around the Midwest. Major cities are popular places to find them, of course, you can always ask your boat dealer where they will be attending. Surdyke Yamaha will be at many of the popular boat shows, and we'll be ready to answer your questions and help you find the boat of your dreams. We will be at the Overland Park Boat Show this weekend and we hope to see you there!

Make A Plan

When you attend a boat show, one of the best things you can do is establish a plan. If you want to purchase a new boat, you can do research ahead of time. Knowing what models you're interested in, and which features you want, can help keep you focused when you're wandering down aisles that are filled with shiny boats. Make sure you also make a list of questions that you have for dealers, it's easy to forget what you had originally wanted to know when you don't write it down.

Calculate Your Budget

It's easy to be swept into the sea of fabulous boats and their beautiful features. If you don't plan a budget ahead of time, you could fall in love with a beautiful yacht that is completely out of your price range. When planning your budget, make sure that it will include all of the accessories that you want to add to your boat, and not just the cost of the boat itself.

Find The Best Dealer 

Your dealer isn't just the business that you purchase your boat from, they are also who you will be working with when you have questions about your boat. When you need routine maintenance done on your boat, you can count on Surdyke Yamaha to help you out. Whether you're here in the area for vacation and you have a boat emergency, or you need work done on your boat before the boating season, we can help. When you're looking for a Lake of the Ozarks boat dealer who will help you every step of the way, Surdyke Yamaha is here for you. When you choose Surdyke Yamaha, you ride on our reputation. 

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Osage Beach, MO 65065           Osage Beach, MO 65065        Osage Beach, MO 65065

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Ring In The New Year Surdkye Style

There are many ways you can celebrate the New Year from watching the ball drop to dancing the night away. However, after the festivities, SurdykeYamaha likes to do what we do best to ring in the new year - enjoy the great outdoors! The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks has some fun ideas for activities you can do to celebrate the beginning of 2018. Check them out and then let us know your favorite way to bring in the new year!


There's no better way to celebrate the new year at the Lake ofthe Ozarks other than getting out onto the water. Although it may be too cold to get into the water, it is the perfect time to hop on your boat to go fishing! During the winter months, anglers can enjoy catching fish like largemouth bass and crappie. The weather outside may be cold, but the fishingat the Lake of the Ozarks is just heating up!


Although the Deer season in Missouri is winding down - archery goes until January 15 and firearm until January 3 - there are many other types of game that hunters can pursue like coyotes (all year), duck (ends January 22) and turkey (archery ends January 15). Ring in the new year by hoping on your ATV to hunt down your first big buck of 2018. Although there's a slight chance of snow in the forecast, there's no need to worry about it when you own a Yamaha Wolverine or Viking. These ATVs can get you to all the best hunting spots, no matter the weather! 

Preparing for The Summer

While you may be sad you can’t get out on the lake in your boat, the winter season is a great time to prepare for the summer. If your boat needs servicing or a new paint job, now is the time to do it, as you won't lose any time out on the water! If you need a new boat to spend the summer time out on the Lake with, the winter months are the best time to shop for one. Although we love the summer months, as we get to enjoy time out on the Lake, we also love winter because it's boat show season! Take this time to go to as many shows as possible to find the perfect boat to spend your summers on. When it is time to buy a new boat, don't forget to visit the bestboat dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Surdyke Yamaha Wishes You A Happy New Year! 

Happy New Year from everyone at SurdykeYamaha! There are many fun ways to close out 2017 or begin 2018, whether you prefer a relaxing day hunting or preparing for all the fun you and your family are going to have this upcoming summer. Although Surdyke Yamaha, Marina and Port 20 are closed until January 2 for our employees to spend time with family, we're open 24/7 at To request a service appointment for your boat, bike, PWC or off-road vehicle, visit our website or call 573-348-6575.

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5863 Osage Beach Parkway      1660 Yamaha Drive               5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065           Osage Beach, MO 65065        Osage Beach, MO 65065

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Traditions From Around the World

With just a few days left until Christmas and Christmas shopping in overdrive, Surdyke Yamaha wants to take a moment to remember what really matters this season. No matter the gifts or the money spent, the most important thing is spending time with family and continuing or starting new holiday traditions. There are many different ways that people celebrate Christmas. While some traditions stay the same, like food, family and St. Nick, there are many aspects that are unique to different parts of the world. The best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks has some Christmas traditions from around the world to get you into the Christmas spirit. Check them out below!


The Advent calendar is at the center of Christmas celebration in Germany. They can be made of many different materials, from paper to fir wreaths. Christmas trees are also a big part of their celebration, and in many cases, are secretly decorated by the mother. While we normally think that the glass pickle tradition is from Germany, many Germans haven't heard of it. Between Christmas and New Year’s, the famous ski jumping "Four Hills Tournament" happens in Germany and Austria.


Christmas is not widely celebrated in China. A few of the larger cities may celebrate the holiday with trees, lights, and decorations, but the majority of rural areas don't know about it. Ironically, most Christmas decor is made in China, but they may not even know what they're making!


Family's spend this holiday together eating delicious food and enjoying each others company. Christmas Eve is generally a day of fasting, ended by a light meal in the evening. Though the biggest celebration happens on January 6th, for Epiphany with La Befana, a kind old witch. The tale says that she followed the wise men around looking for baby Jesus and then got lost, so she checks every home looking for him and leaving gifts along the way.


Merry Christmas in French is "Joyeux Noël". They use nativity cribs to decorate their homes throughout December, and nativity figures are sold at the fairs around town. Yule logs, made out of cherry wood are burned in their homes throughout the night in case Mary and Jesus happened to come through. The large Christmas meal is eaten late Christmas Eve or early Christmas morning after Mass and could consist of roasted turkey with chestnuts, roast goose, oysters, foie gras, lobster, venison, and cheese.


There are so many fun and unique ways to celebrate Christmas. No matter what traditions you enjoy around Christmas, we hope that you get to spend time with your friends, family, and loved ones. Remember that Surdyke Yamaha is the best boat dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks and we can’t wait to see you after the holidays! From boats to PWC's and ATV's at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have toys the whole family will enjoy. At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Connect with Surdyke Yamaha on...

Highway Store Location        Marina Store Location         Surdyke's Port 20
5863 Osage Beach Parkway      1660 Yamaha Drive               5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065           Osage Beach, MO 65065        Osage Beach, MO 65065

(573) 348-6575                       (573) 348-9283                    (573) 348-3178