Monday, February 20, 2017

ATV Riding Safety Tips

Hoping on your ATV at the Lake of the Ozarks is fun, but it's important to remember it can be dangerous. If you are new to ATV riding, knowing the basic safety tips can help you stay on all four wheels. However, even if you are a veteran rider, it's always good to brush up on the basics. The team at Surdyke Yamaha has put together a list off safety tips to keep you riding all season long.

Wear Appropriate Gear

Always wear your safety gear. Helmets, goggles, boots gloves are all a must whenever you hop on for a ride. There are no seatbelts on an ATV and flipping it over is a lot easier than you might imagine. Be prepared for the unexpected and wear the appropriate gear.

Pre-Ride Inspection

Every time you go for a ride, make sure you give your ATV a once over. Check tires for wear and rims for damage. Look over your controls and make sure connections and cables are intact. Check the chain for worn links and sprockets for broken teeth and ensure there is enough lubrication.

Don't Ride Alone

It's never a good idea to do any sport or activity where accidents can (and do) happen alone. Always take a buddy (or two) out with you whenever you go for a ride. Running out of gas, getting lost or crashing is never fun, but it's even worse if you're along. Plus, it's more fun to ride with friends. Grab your best buds and make a day of it!

Take A Break

ATV riding is a great way to exercise, as it demands physical and mental strength. Over time, those bumps, jumps and tight corners can wear you out. If you feel fatigue setting in, stop riding and take a breather. Even if you aren't tired, if you've been riding all day, take a break, rehydrate and fuel up with some lunch.

Don't Drink & Ride

This one may be obvious. It's not safe in a car and it's not safe on an ATV. Alcohol and drugs impair your judgment and your ability to ride safely. Don't put yourself or others in dangers because of your risky behavior.

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Know your surroundings, and when riding with friends (which you should do) know where they are. Just like driving a car, you want to look ahead so you know what's coming. While the bumps may be fun, hitting one unexpectedly can send you off your ride.

Play It Safe

Unless your ATV is equipped for two people, it's best to stick to one person at a time. Don't ride beyond your ability and use your common sense. Doing something on your ATV that you're not supposed to do is how riders get hurt. Make sure you make it home in one piece.

Remember, the team at Surdyke Yamaha is here for all your ATV questions. If you need help picking out the right ride or the right gear, the best ATV dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks can help. We have everything you need for a fun and exciting season riding with you and your friends.

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Osage Beach, MO 65065            Osage Beach, MO 65065         Osage Beach, MO 65065
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Reserve Your Watercraft Rentals NOW!

If you haven't done so 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 spent on the water. If you don't have your own boat to enjoy on the Lake, Surdyke Yamaha offers top-of-the-line boat rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks. It's best to reserve your rentals early, to ensure they are available for your vacation. Surdyke Yamaha offers several different watercrafts for you to choose from, so you're sure to find the one that suits your family's vacation.

Ski Boat Rentals

If you are looking for some thrills and high-speed adventure on the Lake, check out our fleet of ski boat rentals! These boats are very versatile and have many uses on the water. Tak your group tubing or water skiing, cruise along the Lake, or stop for a swim and a picnic.

Pontoon Rentals

If you are bringing the whole family and some friends along for your boating adventure, you may want to rent a pontoon. These boats accommodate between 11 and 15 people, depending on the model. Rent a pontoon for a party with friends in party cove or hosting a family gathering. The options are endless with our Lake of the Ozarks pontoon rentals.

Personal Watercraft Rentals

For anyone who loves fast speeds and excitement, PWC rentals are the easiest way to have an adventure on the Lake of the Ozarks. At Surdyke Yamaha, we offer 3- and 4- seater PWC rentals. It's easy to take the kids out on the water or rent a few to accommodate a larger group. PWC rentals at the Lake of the Ozarks are a great way for your family and friends to have a blast exploring the waters.

Two Convenient Locations

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

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

Yamaha Marina 26 Mile Marker)
1660 Yamaha Drive
Osage Beach, MO 65065

Early Bird Discount

It's not just that you CAN make your reservations now - but that you SHOULD! We're running an early bird special for anyone who makes their boat rental reservations between now and May. When making your reservations, be sure to use the code EARLYBIRD to receive your discount.

We cannot wait for boating season to arrive! Make your reservations online by visiting our boat and PWC rental website, or by calling 888-575-9283. Have you fallen in love with the boating life? Surdyke Yamaha has some of the best new and used boats at the Lake of the Ozarks. See our huge selection online at or by visiting our showroom in Osage Beach. See you on the water!

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, February 10, 2017

Picking The Right Boat For Your Family

At Surdyke Yamaha, our goal is to find the best boat for you and your family. From wake boats to pontoons, we offer a wide variety of different boats from you to choose from. There is something for everyone at the best Yamaha dealership at the Lake of the Ozarks! Check out some of the types of boats you can find at Surdyke Yamaha.

Stern Drive Boats

Stern drive boats are often associated with luxury boats, as they typically come equipped with amenities such as a head, a gallery and even a sleeping questions. 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 wake boards, 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. In addition, pontoons make for great fishing boats. If you want a boat that can do it all, a pontoon may be for you.

Wake Boats

Wake boats make summers at the Lake of the Ozarks even better! These boats are all about having fun and 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 that like to have some adventure on the Lake.

Find Your New Ride At Surdyke Yamaha 

Surdyke Yamaha 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 it's 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.

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, February 3, 2017

Surdyke's Spotlight - 2016 242X E-Series

If you are looking for a boat that can add some excitement into your summer, look no further than the Yamaha 242X E-Series! This high performance wake boat can create some serious wakes for wake boarding or tubing. This week's spotlight is a preowned 2016 Yamaha 242X E-Series that would be perfect for families that are looking for adventure and excitement this summer. 

Preowned 2016 Yamaha 242X E-Series - $61,999

The Best Features

New for 2016, this high performance wake boat boats cutting-edge electronics, innovative technologies and advanced wake control functions. Standard features include Yamaha's triple ballast system, award-winning Connext interface that features new drive control and a powerful 1,000-watt stereo with sound bar, sub-woofer and 18 premium speakers. 

Like New!

With only 20 hours, this Yamaha 242X E-Series is barely used and in like new condition. All boat graphics have been removed by the previous owner. This boat comes with the remainder of the 5-year Yamaha extended warranty (4 years left). The trailer, cover and Bimini top are all included in the price. 

More Specifications

-Yamaha Marine Engine: Twin 1.8 Liter, HIGH OUTPUT
- Displacement (per engine): 1812cc
- Fuel Capacity: 50 GAL
- 155 MM High-pressure Pumps: Standard
- Pump Clean-out Ports: Standard
- Oil Capacity per Engine: 1.4 GAL
- Impeller: 3-blade, stainless steel 
- Available Color(s): Black or Space Blue
- Stainless Steel Bow Rails: Standard
- Stainless Steel Cleats (6): 6 Pop-up
- Tow Hook: Standard
- Bimini™ Top: Standard
- Shipping Cover: Standard
- Aluminum Folding Wakeboard Tower: Forward-swept/ Color Matched
- Flush Mounted LED Lights in Tower (5): Standard
- Wakeboard Racks: Swivel
- Windshield Mirror: Aluminum Billet

Surdyke Yamaha wants to be your servicing dealer after the sale and offer a savings of up to 40% on your maintenance costs. Ask about “Cove Coverage” for on Water service and “Complete Coverage” on Land. Let’s Ride!

Ride With Surdyke Yamaha!

At Surdyke Yamaha, you ride on our reputation, so when you buy a used boat from us, you know it will be a quality boat you can rely on. We have been in the business for more than 45 years and have serviced and sold more power sports customers than any other boat dealer in the Midwest. Whether you are looking for fun on the water or an adventure on land, your Yamaha dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks has something to make it happen. If it has wheels or floats, we ride ti and sell it. Our expert sales staff can help you find the perfect vehicle for your adventurous lifestyle. Stop on by our store in Osage Beach or visit us online at

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