NEW for 2022… Introducing 2600 Makaira… the newest model in the Blue Wave Boats Hybrid Series.
2600 Makaira is based on the wildly popular 2800 Makaira and shares many of the same features like rod lockers built into the cap, flip-up aft bench seat, bow seating, and a tempered glass windshield. Topping it all off is plenty of room to fish in the cockpit or bow!
The Makaira is now standard with d-tube t-top that is form-fitted into the console making for a generous walk-thru from/to bow or cockpit.
By popular demand, Blue Wave Boats is now offering Navy Blue in 2022. This classicly beautiful color can be used to color your entire hull, or just as an accent. Give your new Blue Wave a totally custom look by adding Navy Blue to the underside of your T Top or to the thru-vision livewell forward!
Blue Wave Boats announces the World’s Largest e-Tournament in an effort to bring together its vast boat owner network for an event dubbed the funnest family fishing tournament under the sun.
With boat owners located in all parts of the world including Australia, Dubai, Bahamas, and all over the USA able to participate in this fun for all photo tournament.
The top prize will be a lifetime fish license plus a $1,000 shopping spree at the Blue Wave Boats Apparel Shop. The top ten most voted on pictures will win in categories to include Trout, Snook, Tarpon, Bass, Jr and Just for Fun categories.
Blue Wave Boats hopes to bring back its wildly popular in-person tournament in Summer 2022.
On April 1, 2021 a new federal law goes into effect that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link. The link is usually a coiled bungee cord lanyard clipped onto the operator’s person, Personal Floatation Device (PFD) or clothing and the other end attached to the cut-off switch, but there are plenty of variations on the market, including electronic wireless devices. The law applies on all “Navigable Waters of the US”.
When an operator is wearing a link while underway, the engine will cut-off if the operator is separated from the operating area, an occurrence that can happen if the operator is ejected from the vessel or falls within the vessel. The shutdown of the engine is essential for safety reasons. If the operator is ejected from the vessel, the shutdown may prevent the operator from impacting the vessel’s spinning propeller, and may aid the operator in safely returning to the drifting vessel.
The law applies to “Covered Recreational vessels” which means any motorized boat with 3 or more horsepower that is less than 26 feet in length and takes effect on April 1, 2021.
Operator Requirement: An individual operating a covered recreational vessel shall use an engine cut-off switch link while operating on plane or above displacement speed.
An earlier law, passed by congress in 2018, required manufactures to install an Emergency Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS). The law passed on December 4th 2018, and went into effect 1 year later. Even though it is now a law, most U.S. boat manufacturers have voluntarily installed an ECOS on their boats for decades.
The terms Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) and Engine/Propulsion Cut-Off Devices are used interchangeably to denote a system that disables the propulsion engine when the operator is unexpectedly displaced from the vessel.
Blue Wave Boats is excited to announce a new partnership with Mercury Marine. With this partnership, Blue Wave customers will be able to take advantage of even more competitive pricing, high‑performance and high‑quality outboard boat‑and‑engine packages.
“We are very happy to extend our cooperation with Mercury Marine and offer our customers a premium product that enhances Blue Wave performance,” said Steven Parks, President, Blue Wave Boats. “Demand for large outboards continues to grow and we are excited to work more closely with the Mercury offerings,” Parks continued.
The standard t-top on our Hybrid Series, Makaira and 2800 Pure Hybrid, features a waterproof wireless charge port from Scanstrut. Keep your phone charged, dry, out of the sun and still in range to connect Bluetooth.
Additional noteworthy standards include… Garmin electronics, deluxe captains seats on a tackle station, compass, 3-sided tempered glass windshield, freshwater washdown, swim platform / ladder and a t-top with a finished edge.
New optional equipment includes a marine head.
You can count on Blue Wave to keep their eye on cutting edge and proven marine technologies.
JUNE 8, 2020, SEMINOLE, OK – Parks Manufacturing, parent company of Blue Wave Boats and Silver Wave Pontoons, has announced Garmin will be the exclusive electronics provider for the brand.
Blue Wave builds bay and hybrid boats from 19’ to 28’. Starting with MY 2021 Garmin will be the standard equipment on boats 26’ and larger. Smaller models will offer a selection of Garmin options so the end user can select the best solution for their needs.
Silver Wave builds a full offering of innovative pontoons with unique fiberglass components and high-end features. Garmin will be Standard on the new for 2021 SW3 series and growing series of SW5 models.
“Garmin has long been recognized within the marine industry as one of the best products available thanks to innovation, reliability and ease of use. As we are expanding our product offering and moving into new geographies it makes sense to partner with known and reliable brands,” said Steven Parks, President, Blue Wave Boats and Silver Wave Pontoons.
Parks Manufacturing has announced an unusual strategy for showing off new 2021 product to their dealer network as a result of COVID restrictions on large gatherings. The company is organizing a Tow & Show solution to show-off it’s new products featuring Garmin as well as other exciting upgrades directly to their dealer network. A detailed route will be announced so people interested in purchasing a new boat can see where they will be and when.
About Blue Wave Boats
Blue Wave was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Seminole, OK. It has gained a cult following for its iconic bay boat line-up due to company ownership’s dedication to innovation and hand-built craftsmanship. Blue Wave builds bay boats from 20’ to 28’. In 2017 Blue Wave announced the 2800 Pure Hybrid, the world’s largest bay boat. This model immediately gained the boating industry’s attention, even earning two consecutive Best Boat titles from Florida Sportsman Magazine. 2020 marks the brands first foray into the offshore market with Makaira, an offshore hybrid boat.