Whether your goal is breaking the world slalom record or just water skiing your personal best, the first thing you need is a Ski Nautique water ski boat at the end of your rope. Only then can you be assured of water skiing behind a ski boat with the softest wake and smoothest performance, not to mention more world records than all other water ski boats combined. THE ONE THAT STARTED IT ALL AND IS STILL PULLING AWAY! The water is glass and you can't wait. The air is warming up and so is the engine inside you, because this is no ordinary day and the Ski Nautique 196 is no ordinary boat. From day one, the Ski Nautique 196, with closed bow and exclusive TSC3™ hull, set the standard by which all other ski boats are measured - in performance, handling and what is considered by tournament pros as the ideal wake. The 196 is the Official Towboat for all IWSF World Water Ski Championships. And, thanks to the patented Hydro-Gate™ that lets you change wake signature right from the cockpit, it is “the” true, hardcore three-event ski boat. One pass, one jump, one trick set and you know you'll be able to do your best because you're skiing behind the Ski Nautique 196, the boat that revolutionized the towboat industry, and is still pulling away.