Sea-Doo WAKE series is the notable exception. The only personal watercraft on the market designed specifically for tow sports, the WAKE PRO 230 and WAKE 155 address each of the above concerns and more. Rather than a tow ring or simple U-bolt mounted just above the swim platform, WAKE models offer a retractable, elevated pylon both to raise that towrope above the water and deliver a more solid attachment point. Pylons even come with convenient handholds for a rear-facing spotter. On the WAKE 155, that pylon is permanently mounted to the stern; on the new WAKE PRO 230, it easily attaches and removes as just one more component in Sea-Doo’s innovative LinQ accessory system. As to wakeboard and wakeskate storage, boards no longer need to be shoved into footwells, where they’re almost certain to bang shins and ankles. Instead, both WAKE models feature a removable gunwale-mounted board rack, designed to secure a board in place while keeping footwells free of obstructions. A convenient, deepwater reboarding step is also standard equipment.