Friday, July 29, 2016

What To Do When it Rains During Your Boating Trip

In Missouri, the rainy season and boating season happen to coincide. This can be a problem, especially if you are out on the water and get caught in a storm. Do you know how to handle the situation? The best watercraft dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks is here with some boating safety tips, so you don’t get caught off guard when you’re out on the water.

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Is there a Storm Coming?


Regardless of the season, it is a good idea to watch for storms. Sudden wind shifts, lightning flashes and choppy water all can mean there is a storm on the horizon. If bad weather is approaching, get off the water early to avoid long waits at the boat docks.

Boating Safety Tips


Always Check the Weather – Before heading out on the water, always check the weather. Although sometimes it isn’t correct, it is still a good idea to make sure there aren’t any storms on the horizon.

Bring a Radio – Bring a radio and keep it tuned to either the National Weather Station or a radio station that announces the weather. This will help you know if there is a storm coming.

Stay with the Boat – If you capsize, stay with the boat. Swimming exposes your body to more cold water, which can lead to the onset of hypothermia. It is also easier for rescuers to spot a boat than a person.

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Wear a Life Jacket – This one has been said time and time again. Although you may have life jackets on board, do you wear them? If you are in sudden danger, you may not have time to pass out the life jackets and put get them on.

Have a Sober Driver – Just like with a car, do not operate a boat while under the influence. A boat driver that has been drinking will have a harder time navigating the boat through rough water.

Check the Lights – It is a good idea to check the lights before the boat leave the dock and carry extra batteries. Not only will it help navigating at night. If it gets dark due to an oncoming storm, other boaters will be able to see you better.

Keep an Emergency Kit – It is always a good idea to keep an emergency kit on board. Make sure the kit is in a dry bag or floating pouch. Some things to keep in there are a cell phone, maps, flares and a first aid kit.

Tell Someone About Your Trip – It is a good idea to tell somewhere where you are going and when you will be back before taking off.

Stay Safe with Surdyke Yamaha


Your safety is our number one concern at Surdyke Yamaha. You ride on our reputation when you purchase a watercraft from the best dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks. Surdyke Yamaha is here for all your boating needs. If you need life jackets or other boating accessories, stop by our store in Osage Beach today or visit us online at www.SurdykeYamaha.com.  

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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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Friday, July 22, 2016

Pre-Owned Spotlight: 2014 Sun Tracker FISHIN' BARGE 24 DLX

Do you dream of a bigger family boat that is also equipped with more fishing features?  Then check out the FISHIN’ BARGE 24 DLX! More room, more fish and more fun with family and friends. This pontoon style boat is for more than just fishing. The FISHIN’ BARGE 24 DLX is the best boat for relaxing and having fun in the sun.  At Surdyke Yamaha, you can find the best selection of pre-owned boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. You ride on our reputation – and we really mean it! Here are even more details about the FINISH’ BARGE 24 DLX.

2014 Sun Tracker FISHIN’ BARGE 24 DLX


This 24 ft. fishing pontoon boat is in excellent condition and has a trolling motor, 2 fish finders and 150 horsepower, 4 stroke Mercury engine. You are ready to hit the water with fore and aft fishing positions (four total), rod storage throughout and even two live wells that feature molded-in drink and rod holders, and the aft unit provides for a bait bucket. Enjoy a day out on the water with family and friends with an aft swim platform, ladder, NEW stereo system, plush seating throughout the playpen and a color-keyed Bimini top.

Other Features


  • NEW marine-grade, UV-resistant upholstery w/26-oz. base vinyl & multiple densities of foam
  • NEW AM/FM Bluetooth®-capable stereo w/MP3 & USB ports & 2 directional speakers
  • 24" (60.96 cm) diameter high-buoyancy multi-chambered pontoons w/wave deflectors
  • Bow & aft fishing positions w/4 fold-down fishing chairs
  • Fully molded bow port 8-gal. (30.28 L) live well w/shutoff valve & composite lid/ruler
  • Aft compartment w/battery storage & 16-gal. (60.56 L) live well w/removable bait bucket & shutoff valve, rod holders, drink holders & cushioned lids
  • Molded fiberglass console w/removable windscreen, padded small items storage shelf & drink holder
  • Padded aft sundeck w/changing room/storage compartment
  • Color-keyed 9' (2.74 m) polyester Bimini top w/LED courtesy lights
  • Aft boarding platform w/NEW oversized 3-step folding boarding ladder w/taller grab rails & longer ladder


Specifications:


  • Length: 26 ft. 2 in.
  • Max. recommended HP: 150 horsepower
  • Package width: 8 ft. 6 in.
  • Fuel capacity: 32 gal.
  • Pontoon log diameter: 24 in.
  • Pontoon log length: 24 ft. 4 in.
  • Pontoon log material: 0.080 5052 Marine Alloy
  • Approx. weight: 2095 lb.
  • Approx. package weight: 4092 lb.
  • Max. person capacity: 12 persons
  • Depth inside: 24 in.
  • Max. weight capacity: 2400 lb.
  • Max. person weight: 1700 lb.
  • Deck width: 102 in.
  • Towing length: 33 ft. 6 in.
  • Storage length: 32 ft. 2 in.
  • Package height: 8 ft. 11 in.


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Enjoy More Time On the Water with Surdyke Yamaha


At Surdyke Yamaha, we have been providing you with the best boats at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1971. We have a large selection of boats for any boating lifestyle. Whether you want to enjoy the day relaxing or if you have an insatiable need for speed, we have the boat for you. We don’t just sell boats, though. Water, road or dirt, if it floats or has wheels, we sell it and ride it. If you are seeking adventure, our staff can help you find the vehicle for you. Come visit our showroom in Osage Beach for more information.

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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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Friday, July 15, 2016

How to Have the Best Weekend on Your Yamaha

The weather is heating up and fast! The best way to cool off at the Lake of the Ozarks is on the water. Surdyke Yamaha can help you enjoy more time on the water with many different PWCs and boats available for purchase and for rent. There’s plenty of fun to be had on the lake, and the best watercraft dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you tips on how to have the best weekend on the water:

Try Wakeboarding


Wakeboarding is the perfect activity to enjoy while spending time boating or jet skiing. If you are new to this sport, you may have to go through a bit of trial and error, but once you get the hang of it, you will not want to quit!

Go Tubing!


Tubing is one of the best ways to enjoy your time on the water. This is a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy. Surdyke Yamaha has a variety of different tubs in stock for your family vacation.

Go for A Swim


If you get a bit warm, jump in the water. The lake will cool you off in no time! Find a cove and enjoy the hot afternoon playing in the lake and staying out of the sun.

Waterfront Restaurants


Don’t want to leave the water? Neither do we! There are plenty of waterfront restaurants to get your lunch or dinner. The best part is that you don’t even need to leave the lake. Pull your boat or jet ski right up to their dock and enjoy some of the best restaurants that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer.

Stay Hydrated


Ok, this one may be obvious, but it is important to make sure you drink plenty of water. When you are having fun on a Yamaha jet ski or boat, it is easy to forget to drink the proper amount of water.

Be Safe


Lots of people from all around Missouri and even the surrounding states come to the Lake of the Ozarks for all of the fun activities. This means there will be more people enjoying time on the water as well. Make sure you are aware of your surroundings and keep your party safe. Also, make sure you have enough lifejackets for the amount of people in your watercraft.

YamaPalooza


Coming to the Lake this weekend? Come to the largest Yamaha party at the Lake of the Ozarks! There will be special parties, demos, food, prizes music and much more. For more information, visit www.YamaPalooza.com.

Enjoy Your Weekend with Surdyke Yamaha!


Surdyke Yamaha has everything you need for the best weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our team can help you find the perfect boat or jet ski for you from the best selection of watercrafts at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, Surdyke Yamaha is more than just a boat dealer. From the water to the land, we have it all - Jet skis, boats, ATVs, dirt bikes and more! Visit our website to see our full selection of water and land toys.

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, July 8, 2016

YamaPalooza 2016 is Just One Week Away!

Are you ready for a fun weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks with the Surdyke Yamaha Staff? YamaPalooza 2016 is just a week away! This is the 5th year of this annual event held at Dog Day’s Aquapalooza. It’s going to be two days full of Yamaha fun and excitement that has never been seen anywhere in the world. There will be special parties, demos, food, prizes, a boat breakfast run, music, factory reps and executives, special pricing and so much more. Keep reading to get all of the details so you won’t miss a thing!

At the 5th annual YamaPalooza, invited Yamaha owners and V.I.P.’s will be able to demo new Yamaha boats and waverunners, Centurion Wake Surf Boats, G3 Pontoons and Fishing boats, Four Winns boats and Glastron boats. This event at the Lake of the Ozarks includes a complimentary boat ramp use, trailer storage and a slip for the YamaPalooza party at Aquapalooza.

Friday, July 15th

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Free demo rides for a chance to win a cruise vacation
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Free boat ramp use, slip rental and trailer storage
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – V.I.P. Registration and Fish Fry

Saturday, July 16th

8:00 – 8:45 p.m. – Surdyke’s Port 20 participants arrive ramp; Splash.
8:45 a.m. – Regatta formation for boat parade
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – YamaPalooza boat parade to Yamaha Island
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Island Oasis Breakfast: Greg Surdyke will be cooking authentic biscuits and gravy on the grill.
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Party on Yamaha Island – accessible only by boat or waverunner.
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Lunch served.

Sunday, July 17th

9:00 a.m. – Noon – FREE Centurion Wakeboard lessons at Surdyke’s Port 20
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Free demo rides for a chance to win a cruise vacation!

The demo rides, ramp use and Boat-In launch will be held at Surdyke’s Port 20 Marina and KK Marina. The V.I.P. Registration and Fish Fry will be at the Surdyke Yamaha Highway Store. The Yamaha Regatta is held at Surdyke’s Port 20. Yamaha Island is located at Aquapalooza and Dog Days Bar and Grill.

Registration & Room Information

Surdyke Yamaha secured a special $119 room rate at Tan Tar A Resort for Friday and Saturday night for guests of YamaPalooza. Call 1-800 TAN TAR A (800-826-8272) today and mention the YamaPalooza special to receive the $119 room rate, while supplies last.

Register online now for your welcome packet and access to the largest floating Yamaha Island celebration in the world!

Celebrate YamaPalooza with Surdyke Yamaha

This event is the highlight of the year and the best boat sales team at the Lake of the Ozarks is looking forward to spending a day on the Lake with you.You can demo new Yamaha boats and waverunners, Centurion Wake Surf boats, G3 Pontoon and fishing boats, Four Winns boats and Glastron boats at the 2016 YamaPalooza. There will also be special parties, food, prizes, a boat breakfast run, music, factory reps and executives, special pricing and more - You will not want to miss this exciting event! For more information on this year’s event visit www.YamaPalooza.com.

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