Thursday, June 30, 2016

Boating Tips for the Fourth of July Weekend

Fourth of July is this weekend, which means that many people will be boating at the Lake of the Ozarks, enjoying some time on the water. With more people out on the lake, boaters must be more cautious. Surdyke Yamaha has a few boating safety tips to keep in mind for the upcoming holiday weekend:

Before You Head Out

You should ensure that your boat is in proper working condition before taking it out on the water, just like you would a car before taking it out on a road trip.

  • Check fuel levels and add more if necessary. (Don’t forget to come out to Surdyke’s Port 20 on mile marker 20 for all of your gas and boat storage needs at the Lake of the Ozarks.)
  • Check engine for leakage, excess water, or heavy odors. These could be signs of a serious problem.
  • Ensure all lights are functioning.
  • Check for any electrical issues.
  • Test radio/communication devices.
  • Before starting your engine, it is a good idea to run the blowers to evacuate fumes and vapors from the bilge.
  • It is a good idea share your plans with family or friends. Include your destination and expected time of return.
  • Attach your boat and car keys to a floating bobber in case they go overboard.
  • Check the local weather, water reports and boating forecasts. Do not head out if there will be bad weather.

While Out On the Water

Did you know that boating safety is not just about the boat? Whether you are driving or just along for the ride, everyone on board plays an important role in boating safety.

  • Make sure you do not exceed the number of passengers allowed on your boat.
  • While the passengers are loading and unloading for activities like tubing, waterskiing and swimming, make sure the engine is shut off.
  • Wear your lifejacket, especially while participating in water activities. Children should wear their lifejackets at all times.
  • Be aware of your surroundings. Because of the holiday weekend, there will be more watercrafts than usual out on the water.
  • Just like driving a car, the driver of the boat should remain sober before and during the outing.
  • All passengers should remain seated while the boat is in motion to reduce the chances of going overboard.
  • Watch the gauges at the helm to help identify any issues as soon as possible.

Surdyke Yamaha Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

While you’re out and about this weekend, be alert and stay safe. Accidents can still happen no matter how careful you, your passengers and fellow boaters may be. Surdyke Yamaha is here for all your boating needs. With the best selections of watercrafts at the Lake of the Ozarks, our team can help you find the perfect boat or jet ski for your holiday weekend! While you're out on the water, make sure to fill up at Surdyke’s Port 20. Have a Happy Fourth of July!

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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
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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Get Out on the Water This Summer With New Or PreOwned Boats!

If this heat is making you think more than ever that its time to get a boat and get out on the water, we couldn't agree more! On these warm weather days where the heat index is averaging 104°, there is only one thing that can help make them seem cooler, and that's the fresh Lake air blowing in your face as you cruise down the channel. If you're ready to take the leap and buy a boat, we have the perfect Lake of the Ozarks boat for you!

1996 Baja 32 Caliber

If you're looking for a boat that's in great condition, and you want a steal, you've got to see this 1996 Baja 32 Caliber boat. The twin 300 HP Mercruiser engines with 687 hours offered for $29999. There is also a trailer for purchase as well.

Specs from NADABoat
  • Type: Stern Drive Power Boat
  • Engine Quantity: 2
  • Horse Power: 300
  • Type: Gasoline
  • Hull Material: Fiberglass
  • Beam: 8'4"
  • Length: 32'
  • Net Weight (lbs): 7000

2016 Four Winns H350

Brand New 2016 Four Winns H350 with Twin Mercruiser 8.2L MPI 380hp engines. Step aboard pure luxury wrapped in a sport boat package. From the Four Winns exclusive chaise lounge-style seating with adjustable headrests in the over-sized open bow, to the low profile swim platform behind a fully functional aft seating area, everything in between is carefully engineered to satisfy everyone on board.Treat your friends to a spectacular day on the water. This luxury bowrider has the benefits of a cabin. A roomy, well-appointed boat that's ideal for hosting friends and family, above or below deck.


Air Conditioning/heater: 12,000 BTU / 12,000 BTU
Approximate Boat and Engine Weight: 12800 lbs / 5800 kg
Beam: 10' 10" / 3.30 m
Bridge Clearance with Arch: 9' 0" / 2.74 m
Deadrise: 19º / 19º
Draft - Drive(s) Down: 41" / 104 cm
Draft - Drive(s) Up: 29" / 64 cm
Fuel Capacity: 160 gal / 605 L
Generator: 5.0 VAC / 5.0 VAC
Gray Water: 25 gal / 95 L
Holding Tank: 25 gal / 95 L
LOA: 35' 0" / 10.7 m
Max. Capacity: Yacht lbs / Yacht kg
Maximum capacity-Hydraulic swim: 650 lbs / 295 kg
Persons Capacity: Yacht USA / Yacht CE
Potable Water Capacity: 35 gal / 133 L
Total Height: 11' 0" / 3.35 m

Best Boats at the Lake of the Ozarks

From new or preowned boats, you can find a great selection to meet your Lake needs at Surdyke Yamaha. We've been in business at the Lake of the Ozarks for over 40 years, and we still continue to provide the best watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks. We take you and your good times seriously, and whether you need a new product, or just some maintenance on your old one, we'd be honored to help. Visit our showroom this weekend to learn more about the boats we have in stock.

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

Friday, June 17, 2016

35th Annual Missouri State Motocross Championship Series

Are you and your family ready for a rip-roaring good time? The 35th Annual Missouri State Motocross Championship Series has come to the Lake of the Ozarks, and it's going to be an awesome time. We love keeping kids off the street in the dirt, which is why the proceeds go to "Off Road Riders Matter." Here are a few things you can plan for when coming out and joining us at the River Bottom MX Park this weekend!

Schedule of Events

June 17th, 18th, & 19th, 2016


Gates open at 3-11 PM
$15 per person and one entry price is good for the entire weekend.


Gates open from 7 AM - 11 PM
$12 per person
Practice time is from 9 AM - 2 PM for $25 per person
Early sign up is from 1-3 PM


Gates open at 6 AM for $10 per person
Sign up is at 6:30 AM to 8 AM
Entry fee is $35 for amateur classes, $40 for expert/cash payout classes

There will be a church service at 7:30 AM
Riders meeting 8 AM
Practice starts at 8:20 AM
1st MOTO 10 AM

Join us at the River Bottom MS Park at any point this weekend for a fun time. It all happens in Kaiser, MO. You can take HWY 54 to Osage Beach Parkway, then follow D road 5 miles to the track. You can make camping reservations 573-286-6684.


Surdyke Yamaha is a proud sponsor of this event that's held out at the River Bottom MX park. We would also like to thank the other businesses who have graciously sponsored this event.

  • AB Pest Control
  • LakeTV
  • Crybaby Campground
  • LO Profile
  • Mix 92.7
  • KRMS
  • 107.9
  • Missouri State Motocross Championship Series

2016 Dirt Bikes

We proudly sell Yamaha and KTM Dirt Bikes at the Lake of the Ozarks, and they have some killer models out for the 2016 season. If you've been thinking about upgrading but need a bit more convincing, we'd love to show you how much your performance can be improved on one of these bad boys.

2016 KTM 200 XC-W

The perfect combination of a 125's lightweight handling with impressive engine power very close to a 250. Equipped with an electric starter for easy and reliable starting. Combined with its superb rideability the 200 XC-W is user-friendly and fun. This makes it the first choice for all who are looking for perfect handling, first-rate comfort, and plenty of power.

2016 Yamaha YZ450F - 60th Anniversary Yellow

Multi Moto Shootout Winner and bike of choice for Justin Barcia and Weston Peick and top pick of the top moto magazines makes the YZ450F a double winner. And the YZ450F is even better in 2016. New Launch Control System: New LCS optimizes engine output for quicker, smoother race starts every time, boosting controllability out of the gate, while updated high-precision shifting components improve shifting feel, especially under race conditions.

2016 Yamaha WR250R

The WR250R offers high-end components and performance making it one of the most advanced dual sport bikes. Directly descended from our YZ motocrossers and WR off-road machines, the WR250R is here to make Yamaha’s off-road prowess street accessible. Not exactly an enduro model and not a street bike either, the WR250R is for riders who ride off-road more than on.

2016 KTM 690 Enduro R

Powerful engine, cool look, fantastic chassis set-up, and optimum ergonomics - the KTM 690 Enduro R unites outstanding offroad qualities with unbeatable all-round ability - plus a shape radically optimized. It feels just as at home in the city and on rural roads as it does on gravel and tough terrain. The even more advanced single-cylinder combines the classic Enduro concept with state-of-the-art technology and sporty all-round ability with suitability for everyday use. Perfect workmanship and impressive details reflect the typical KTM philosophy.

Fun Events at the Lake of the Ozarks

Surdyke Yamaha is proud to bring you some of the best events at the Lake. We are all about getting you outside to enjoy the water, wind, dirt, dirt and fresh air. Every Lake of the Ozarks boat, bike, ATV, and waverunner we sell is meant to help you and your family achieve the highest goal - having fun. Our team can stay with you through the entire purchase process, answering your questions, and helping you find the best deal. After you've made your big purchase, we can even service it for you! At Surdyke Yamaha, you really do ride on our reputation.

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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Enjoy Hot Summer Nights at the Lake of the Ozarks

The Lake area is home to many wonderful events, and anything that encourages you to get out and enjoy your toys is alright by us! Hot Summer Nights is a great chance to get out and meet other bikers, enjoy a night on the Bagnell Dam Strip, and take that bike out for a ride. No matter the weather, it's better together, and we can't wait to see you out there. Here are some more fun things to know about Hot Summer Nights.

Photo Credit:

Hot Summer Nights - "Rag Tops and T-Tops"

Still Cruisin'!
  • Cruisin' on the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark, MO
  • Free Admission & Participation for Missouri's top family friendly cruise event!
  • All makes and models of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome!
  • Great food, fun and shopping!
  • Helicopter rides, music and entertainment from 6pm-11pm!
  • Clowns, face painting and more for the kids!

Event Details

The cruise is open to all makes and model years of cars, trucks, and motorcycles, and there is no registration or fee required. It's going to be family fun for all, with music and entertainment starting a 6 PM and going on till 11 PM on the Bagnell Dam Strip.

Cruising the Strip
One of the best parts of the night is being able to get out and enjoy the company of other people who love cruising as much as you do. Are you not apart of the motorcycle cruising family yet? We can help! Surdyke Yamaha is proud so sell the best motorcycles at the Lake of the Ozarks, and we can repair them too! Here are a few hot models from 2016 that would look beautiful in your garage or out on the road with you!

2016 Yamaha Bolt

The Bolt features compact, raw bobber design and a powerful 942cc V-Twin for a perfect union of old-school style and modern urban performance.

Top Feature
Urban Performance Styling: The Bolt® is stripped down, devoid of chrome parts and epitomizes the “Urban Performance Bobber” look. The compact chassis proudly showcases the 58 cubic inch (942cc), air-cooled, 60° V-twin sitting at the heart of the bike.

2016 Yamaha YZF-R6 - 60th Anniversary Yellow

The R6 is without a doubt the most dominant 600cc sportbike with championship runs in both Supersport and Superstock in 2015.

Top Features
The Ultimate 600cc Supersport Platform: Light, powerful, and equipped with the features and technology gained from winning multiple Supersport racing championships, the YZF-R6 is the most advanced production 600cc motorcycle Yamaha—or anybody else—has ever built.

2016 Yamaha FZ-07

The ultimate sportbike for under $7K, the FZ-07 offers huge thrills and fun in a value-packed light weight and nimble package.

Top Features
Compact, Torque-Rich Engine: The FZ-07 features an all-new 689cc liquid-cooled, in-line twin cylinder, DOHC, 8-valve engine with fuel injection. This engine has a unique power character. It provides outstanding low- to mid-range torque with very linear throttle response, yet offers strong mid-high rpm pulling power as well. The engine develops up to 50-foot pounds of torque and is designed to maximize riding excitement in the real world.

Best Bikes at the Lake of the Ozarks

At Surdyke Yamaha, we've been the best street bikes at the Lake of the Ozarks for years, and that's why we proud to find an event that encourages you to do what you love - ride. If you're looking for the best events at the Lake of the Ozarks, we've got them! From Surf Off's, to bike auctions, you never know what's going to adventure is around the next bend. Be sure to follow all of our social media channels so you don't miss any of the fun!

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