Ultimate Adds: 2011's Best Wakeboard Boat Accessories

Score better sound, function, protection and power with summer’s best new wakeboard boat accessories.

Roswell

7.0 Airborne Horn Driver

($2,089 for a pair; roswellwakeair.com)

Seriously upgrade both the look and sound of your wakeboard boat with Roswell's new 7.0 Airborne Horn Driver. It's low-profile, polished aluminum housing will add a sleek gleam to your tower while the 7-inch driver with directional horn technology blasts sound back to your rider.

Commercial Sewing

Black mooring cover

SurLast BW is the latest innovation in Commercial Sewing’s nearly 15-year quest for the ultimate boat cover. An evolution of the company’s signature mooring cover fabric, SurLast BW is designed to shed water as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of pooling. The new lightweight yet durable fabric sports a tighter weave and water-repellant treatment that’s nearly twice as effective as previous versions. But SurLast BW is just the latest in a long line of features that make protecting your boat as easy and effective as possible. Commercial Sewing’s Vacu-Hold trailering vent system forces the cover to cling to your boat at highway speeds, eliminating billowing and buffeting while trailering as well as the need for tie-down straps. Its self-standing anti-pooling system helps the cover better shed water. Each cover is custom fit to your boat model with zippered fuel openings, tower and Bimini cutouts and collars and cleat reinforcements.

Monster Towers

Wakeboard/surfboard combo rack

As your board quiver grows, so must your means of protecting your gear. The dual-fork design of Monster Towers’ new combo rack keeps everything from wakeboards and wakeskates to wakesurf boards safe and out of the way. The smaller fork accommodates all wakeboards and most wakeskates while the larger fork holds wakesurf boards and wakeskates up to 2.75 inches thick. Thick rubber bumpers cradle your boards in safety. The quick-release mounting system allows you to remove the racks without tools for safe docking and trailering, and Monster Towers’ universal tower inserts ensure the rack fits any tower 1.5 to 2.5 inches in diameter.

DIY Wake

Quad speaker and light bar combo

($590; diywake.com)

Crank up your sound and lighting setup in one fell swoop with DIY Wake’s new quad-speaker and light bar combo. Made from polished aluminum, the 50-inch-long set features four speakers cans with Phoenix Gold RSD series speakers and three 70-watt halogen lights. Plus, it’s all but guaranteed to perfectly hug your tower thanks to clamps that fit all towers between 1.5 and 3 inches in diameter.

Aerial Wakeboarding

FreeRide Tower

($1,365; aerialwake.com)

With its forward swoop and easy fold-down, the new FreeRide Tower looks and performs like it was installed at the factory of your favorite wake boat brand. Yet the polished aluminum FreeRide is a universal tower, designed to fit nearly any boat 75 to 100 inches wide, thanks to universal swivel mounts that conform to all deck shapes. Thick aircraft-grade aluminum tubing — 2.25 inches in diameter everywhere save for the 2.5-inch-diameter top cross bar — minimizes flex with a rider in tow, and quick-release knobs make it easy to fold down for simple storage and transportation.

Optima Batteries

BlueTop AGM Battery

Installing a killer new sound system in your wakeboard boat will do you no good if you don't have a battery that will not only power all the speakers, subs and amps but also still have enough juice left to start the engine when it's time to head back to the dock. Enter Optima's BlueTop marine batteries, which offer three times more recharges and 15 times more vibration resistance than the average battery.