Barry 2019-11-05

Evinrude has set multiple single-boat water skiing Guinness World records .

Using boats powered by two and three 300hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines, the Evinrude sponsored Big Pull team set four certified and pending records in the Ballet, Barefoot, Conventional Couples and Trios lines. 

“Huge storms hit the Rock River basin prior to the planned Big Pull events in Rock Island, Illinois,” said Eric Gran, director, Big Pull. “We almost had to cancel the entire weekend. I give everyone credit for accomplishing anything in the crazy conditions which included fast moving current, high water, thunderstorms and debris coming down the river 

The following record attempts have been certified or are pending by Guinness and the National Show Ski Association:

Ballet Line - Guinness Record Pending 49 skiers bests previous record of 48  

Barefoot Line - Guinness Certified record 38 skiers bests previous record of 32

Conventional Couples Line - National Show Ski Association Record Pending 16 couples bests old record of 15 couples 

Trios Line - Guinness Certified record 14 sets bests old record of 12 sets

The Big Pull group consists of performers from Evinrude sponsored water-ski show teams. Big Pull has been setting water-ski records since 2006. National and world records have been set for the largest Pyramid, and biggest Ballet, Barefoot, Conventional Couples, Strap Doubles and Trios lines.

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