Monday, February 23, 2015

St. Charles Boat Show This Weekend!!

Who's excited for summer?! If you're as impatient as the crew at Surdyke Yamaha & Marina is for the warmer months to arrive, then we invite you to join us at the boat show this weekend in St. Charles, Missouri!

St. Charles Boat Show

The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association hosts the annual St. Charles Boat Show this weekend, February 26th - March 1st at the St. Charles Convention Center. Come on out and see us!! The crew from the best marine dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks will be showcasing all of the great things we have to offer for summer of 2015, including:
Sneak peak of Surdyke Yamaha's
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  • Cruisers
  • Runabouts
  • Performance Boats
  • Pontoons
  • Ski Boats
  • Personal Watercraft
  • Boating Accessories
Other vendors will also be showing off their docks and lifts. You definitely won't want to miss out an these awesome displays!

Boat Show Hours

Thursday, February 26th: 5-9pm
Friday, February 27th: 12-10pm
Saturday, February 28th: 9am-9pm
Sunday, March 1st: 10am-5pm

Boat Show Admission

Adults: $9.00
Children ages 6-12: $5.00
Children ages 5 and under: FREE

See You At The Show!

This year's boat show in St. Charles, Missouri promises to be bigger than better than ever. All of us at Surdyke Yamaha look forward to seeing you there! It's gonna be a party!

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Top 5 ATV Safety Tips for Winter

You don't have to be an over-the-top enthusiast to love riding your ATV at the Lake of the Ozarks - but you probably do have to be fairly obsessed to keep riding it in weather like this! For all you ATV die-hards out there, the team at Surdyke Yamaha in Osage Beach has put together a list of the top five safety tips for riding your ATV in the snow.

Keep Yourself Warm

This is the biggest and most important key to ATV winter safety. Temperatures are currently hovering in the thirties, twenties, and teens at the Lake of the Ozarks, so it's important to protect yourself from the brutal cold. Dress in layers and cover up as much exposed skin as possible. Gloves, scarfs, thick socks, and hats are crucial! The Yamaha 3-In-1 Jacket is also a great layering tool.

Keep Your ATV Warm

Did you know there are things you can do to actually make your ATV warmer? It's time to consider investing in heated grips for your ATV to keep your hands warm. Purchasing a seat warmer is also a good idea. Once you experience riding your ATV with these heated devices, you'll never want to ride without them again!

Make Your ATV Winter-Ready

The Yamaha Grizzly is fit for all kinds of terrain - and weather!
This is crucial. Before taking your ATV out in snow and/or ice, it's critical to prep your vehicle for the extreme conditions it is about to face. Your best bet is to purchase winter-ready tires with deep tread for your ATV, but at the very least you should wrap your existing tires in ATV tire chains. Depending on your ATV, it might also be a good idea to install a windshield in order to cut down on the wind chill you and your passengers will experience.

Respect Mother Nature

When it comes to riding your ATV in snowy or icy conditions, the biggest mistake you can make is assuming you are invincible. Exercise caution at all times - especially if you are riding next to a steep ravine or across a cove in the Lake that has frozen over. Hidden holes or crevasses can be extremely dangerous to ATV riders. Be careful!

Prepare For The Worst

When taking your ATV out for a spin in the extreme cold, it's important to always be prepared for the worst. You're obviously not expecting to wreck your ATV or to get stuck somewhere, but you should always bring along a few essentials to protect yourself in the event of an accident. At the very least, the Surdyke Yamaha team recommends you bring:
  • A blanket
  • A flashlight
  • A whistle
  • Food and water
  • Matches
  • Cell phone
  • Ziploc bags (to keep essentials dry)

The Crew at Surdyke Yamaha can Help!

If you have other questions about how to best prepare for your winter excursions, don't hesitate to come see your friends at Surdyke Yamaha! As the top ATV dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks, we have everything you need to help you and your friends enjoy a safe, exciting winter season at the Lake.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

BRILLIANT Last-Minute Valentine's Day Gift Idea!!

Valentine's Day is almost here. You've known it was coming, but somehow you didn't quite get around to shopping for a gift... and now you're out of time. Luckily for you, Surdyke Yamaha & Marina has a GREAT last-minute Valentine's Day gift idea that your sweetheart is guaranteed to love. It only takes a few minutes to put together, but it will keep the romance alive for months to come.

The Valentine's Gift That Keeps On Giving

Buy your sweetheart a dozen roses. On the stem of each rose, attach a small note describing the gift and/or date activity that comes with that rose. If you're looking for gift ideas, the best marine dealer at the Lake has a few up our sleeve!

1. A Picnic on the Lake - Just The Two Of You
Private picnics make for some of the romantic dates of all time. Why not personalize it with some Lake of the Ozarks flair by having your date on a boat in the middle of the Lake? If you don't have your own boat, our boat rental services at the Lake of the Ozarks have got you covered.

2. Jet Ski Races
It can be just like that scene from the movie Hitch - except better, because it will be you and your sweetheart instead of the actors! Pick a slow day on the Lake and head out to see who is this year's PWC champion. In case you don't have your own, Surdyke Yamaha also offers jet ski rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks.

3. Her Very Own Yamaha Divas Jacket
Next time she gets cold, you won't have to give up your jacket - not when your girl has her own warm, cozy, incredibly cool Yamaha Divas Jacket! Jackets are available in charcoal grey and burnt orange.

4. A Fun-Filled Date at YamaPalooza
Yamapalooza is its own jam-packed event that takes place in conjunction with Aquapalooza at Dog Days Bar & Grill. Bring your date and join the team at Surdyke Yamaha for demo rides, boat parades, and more!

5. A Quiet Fishing Weekend
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and take some time to reconnect with your sweetie. Fishing is one of the best excuses to camp out in a cove and enjoy some peace and quiet together. If you need a fishing boat at the Lake of the Ozarks, we can hook you up!

6. Off-Roading
Don't let your date be defined by preexisting roadways. Take your wife, husband, girlfriend, or boyfriend on the best date of their lives by exploring the unbeaten path! Surdyke Yamaha offers top-of-the-line ATVs that can take you places you've never even imagined.

7. A Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are a blast for everyone. Use your imagination and customize this gift to perfectly fit your sweetheart. Send them on a hunt to all your favorite places before finally leading them to your gift. If you're looking for gift ideas, stop by our showroom and check out our new and pre-owned inventory.

8. The Ride Of Your Lives
If you're looking for a truly thrilling date experience, take your sweetheart on a ride on one of Surdyke's superior motorcycles. With the wind rushing past you and her arms tightly wrapped around your waist, you're both in for the ride of your lives.

9. Tubing
Everyone has to go tubing on the Lake of the Ozarks at least once! Take turns pulling each other around on the inner tube, or get someone else to drive you and see which one of you can stay on the tube the longest! If you don't have an inner tube yet, check out Yamaha's Molecule Tube.

10. Unique Retro Sunglasses
If you're going to be spending all this time on the water this summer, you're going to need sunglasses to protect your eyes. Our Yamaha Retro Rubberized Sunglasses offer the UV protection you need and are perfect for both men and women. 

11. The Gift Of Her (Or His!) Choice
Don't know what to get them? That's easy - take them to the showroom at Surdyke Yamaha and let your sweetie pick out the gift of their choice. We offer an extensive selection of new and pre-owned boats, PWCs, dirt bikes, and street bikes.

12. The Gift They've Been Dreaming Of (But Never Dared To Ask For)
Feeling incredibly generous this Valentine's Day? Give your sweetheart a brand new boat at the Lake of the Ozarks. With plenty of different sport boats and pontoon boats to choose from, Surdyke Yamaha is sure to have exactly what you're looking for.

Happy Valentine's Day from Surdyke Yamaha!

No matter how you and your sweetie decide to celebrate this weekend, your friends at Surdyke Yamaha hope you have a truly wonderful Valentine's Day!

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Friday, February 6, 2015

Reserve Your Boat Rental NOW!

If you haven't already, it's time to start planning your summer vacation at the Lake of the Ozarks! No trip to the Lake is complete without some quality time on the water. You may not realize this, but you can already reserve your summer boat rental with Surdyke Yamaha!

Surdyke Yamaha offers several different types and sizes of boats for you to choose from, so you're sure to find the one that perfectly fits your family's vacation!

Ski Boat Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you're yearning to skim across the waters at exhilarating speeds, our ski boat rentals are perfect for you! Our most versatile rentals, these boats are fast, adventurous, and perfect for tubing, water skiing, cruising, or camping out in a cove. 

We offer several different ski boats for you to choose from, including our Regal Runabout Cuddy Cabin and our Yamaha SR210 Sport Boat. Lock in the boat you want for the dates you need by making your ski boat reservations now!

Pontoon Boat Rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks

If you're planning a trip with 11 to 15 people, our pontoon boat rentals will be the perfect way to round out your vacation. It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a relaxing cruise with your family or a crazy afternoon in Party Cove, our pontoon boats will get you where you need to go.

With multiple pontoon boats for you to choose from, you'll be sure to find the one that's perfect for your crew. Days are already filling up, so go ahead and make your pontoon boat rental reservations now!

THREE Convenient Locations!

Surdyke Yamaha's boat rentals are available in three different locations around the Lake of the Ozarks, so you can easily access us no matter where you are! Find us at...

Toad Cove (7 Mile Marker)
2359 Bittersweet Rd
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 964-2100

Yamaha Marina (26 Mile Marker)
1660 Yamaha Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-9283

Surdyke's Port 20 (20 Mile Marker)
5395 Spruce Lane
Osage Beach, MO 65065
(573) 348-3178


It's not just that you CAN make your summer boat rental reservations now - but that you SHOULD! We're running special early bird discounts for anyone who makes their boat rental reservations sometime between now and May. 

It's going to be an absolutely amazing summer. See you on the water!!!

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