For nearly four decades, Boats By George has been the go-to location for the biggest and best selection of new and pre-owned boats in the Capital Region and beyond. Family owned and operated since 1982, Boats By George proudly serves boat enthusiasts and first-time buyers, who are looking to make the most of a region that includes Lake George, Lake Champlain, Lake Placid, Saratoga Lake, Schroon Lake and all of the Adirondacks. This summer, the company knows exactly what its clients want: to get out on the water and catch some waves.
That’s why Boats By George is gearing up for a busy summer boating season by offering a new line of Axis Wake Research boats, as well as high-end Malibus, both of which are perfect for wakesurfing and a number of other watersports. “Wakesurfing is starting to really take off, not just in Lake George but around the country,” says Adam Pensel, a second-generation Sales Specialist at Boats By George. “Pretty much anybody can try it. It’s not an overly difficult sport, and it’s low speed—the boats are traveling at only 10 to 13 mph.”
New to wakesurfing? Boats designed for the sport have ballast tanks that weigh them down to generate larger waves in their wake, which wakesurfers then ride, sans towline, using a board similar to a surfboard. The sport is so hot right now that on June 24, Malibu Boats will be bringing its 2019 Just Ride Tour to one of Boats By George’s marinas. “We’re going to have professional riders, and people will be able to sign up to get a lesson in surfing and wakeboarding,” says Pensel. Interested parties who sign up on Boats By George’s website will also get to test pilot a brand-new 2019 Malibu Wakesetter.
Helping wakesurfers catch massive waves is just one of Boats By George’s specialties. “The boats we carry can accommodate all water sports,” says Pensel, including waterskiing, surfing and wakeboarding. “What makes us unique is the wide selection of products we offer to this sport and others,” says Pensel.
With two marinas on the gorgeous “Queen of American Lakes,” Lake George—plus a state-of-the-art service center in Fort Ann and showroom located right off of exit 20 on I-87—Boats By George should be your go-to spot for boating all summer long.