Bayliner Boats recently announced their acquisition of the HeyDay wakeboard models WT-1 and WT-2. This is exciting news for young wakeboarders and wakesurfers all over the country. You see, towboats are notoriously expensive due to the amount of extra equipment and technology needed (think wake towers, ballast systems, unique propellers, etc). HeyDay set out to change that by being a brand that brought affordable towboats to a whole new demographic without skimping on the necessary extras. Since its inception, HeyDay's purpose was to bring watersports to the thousands of everyday normal people who work regular 9 to 5 jobs, but long to get away on the weekends. Their product and price point are perfectly suited to sporty millennials and young families alike. This is why HeyDay was such a perfect fit for Bayliner: both brands pride themselves in providing boaters everything they need, and nothing they don't.
HeyDay wakeboarding boats feature a wicked silhouette with sharp lines that make the boats look edgy, sporty, very sexy- and FUN. Both HeyDay models, the WT-1 and WT-2, are built with the same wake-focused hull design to maximize sportability. HeyDay tractor boats, as they are called by those in the wakeboarding community, eliminated a bunch of unnecessary extras to focus instead of giving watersports enthusiasts what they really want: bigger waves. Both models incorporate ballast systems and folding wakeboard towers as well. Since InterMarine has already placed an order for the larger WT-2, due to arrive over the next few weeks, we are going to focus on all the goodies aboard that particular model.
Highlights of the Bayliner HeyDay WT-2
Why HeyDay WT-2? This model has a host of standard features that make it an incredible value. The options available are on par with the more expensive offerings in the market at a fraction of the cost. Many of the standard equipment and options are also available in the WT-1, but there are distinct differences. One of the biggest and most important differences is its size. The WT-2 is larger, at 22'6" and fits 12 passengers; the WT-1 is 19'6" and seats 9. As experienced boaters know, those 2 feet make an enormous difference and they're the reason too many people trade in their boat way too soon (two-foot-itis is real, folks). Those additional 2' will result in a boat that you will love for much longer.
Another difference in the WT-2 is the layout of the cockpit. In the WT-1, the helm is in an innovative center-console position which allows for greater flexibility in seating options. However, the WT-2 features a side-console configuration for more room and comfort on board, so you can bring more of your friends and everyone stays comfy.
Here are some of the standard features and available options aboard the Bayliner HeyDay WT-2:
5.7 350 HP Challenger engine
LED Courtesy Light
Fuel Fill w/Integrated Vent
Folding Wakeboard Tower
Wet Sounds™ Sound Bar
Convex Ski Mirror
12V Accessory Outlet
USB Accessory Outlet
Billet Toggle Controls
12V Navigation Lights
Ski Tow Eye
Removable Swim Platform
Stainless Steel Tow Ring
Single Axle Trailer w/Brakes (yes, it even includes the trailer).
Engine Options: 320-409 HP
Deluxe Textured Flooring Package
LED Light Package Upgrade
Dash Upgrade - Tablet
Zero Off GPS Speed Control
Digital Depth Gauge Upgrade
Elevator Trim Plate
Swivel Board Racks
Deluxe Travel Cover
Bimini Top For Tower
Tandem Axle Trailer w/Brakes
Trailer Elite Shield Coating
Trailer Alloy Wheel Upgrade
Spare Tire & Wheel w/Mount (Alloy or Steel)
And that's not even the complete list.
Are you ready? The HeyDay WT-2 we have on order is maxed to the gills and will run you just over $60,000 for trailer, trailer upgrades, dash upgrades, and sunshade included (the dash upgrade even includes an Android tablet). Compare that to the MasterCraft NXT22, which starts at $66,860 before you add the trailer, and Nautique's GS22 starting at $111,896*. A seriously crazy good deal.
Bayliner Boats have mastered the art of day boating. We feel they have cracked the code of knowing exactly what it is that boating families want. The company boasts seven consecutive CSI Customer Satisfaction awards! Over the last 4 years or so, Bayliner has polished their selection of bowriders and deckboats while adding an astounding variety of unique entry level boats at values that can't be touched. They brought us the practical and spacious Bayliner Element in Small, Medium, and Large, the revolutionary Bayliner XR7 pontoon-style boat, the award-winning VR5 and VR6, and the fish friendly Bayliner F-series center consoles, also in Small Medium and Large. And now, they've added HeyDay wakeboarding boats. They sure know a good thing when they see one... and so do we. Our shiny new Bayliner HeyDay WT-2 will be in stock soon.
Contat the sales desk for more information and obtain a spec sheet for the HeyDay WT-2.
*MSRPs prices obtained from mastercraft.com and nautique.com calculated on base 22' comparable models.