Diana Bertucci hanging out with the Gekko ski boat on display during the Kelowna Yacht Club Boat Show held last weekend.

Gekko sport boats re-emerges at Kelowna Yacht Club boat show

West Kelowna Marine showcases latest edition of sports boat that fell out of production for several years.

The revival of the Gekko sports boat that fell out of production in 2008 was continued last weekend at the Kelowna Yacht Club Boat Show.

West Kelowna Marine, the exclusive dealer in B.C. for Gekko tournament boats, paraded a new model of the sports boat.

Featured was the 2015 Revo 7.1 Gekko Tournament boat which boasts a 410hp Indmar engine, Custom wakeboard tower with polished wake board racks, concert package speakers connected to a blue tooth, state of the art sound system and a “MaxWave” 1200 lb ballast system.(to create that perfect wave for the perfect  surf or wake board ride.)

“The best news is the new Gekko is significantly less expensive than all the other tournament boats on the market today yet offers the same if not better quality,” said Diana Bertucci, with West Kelowna Marine located on Gellatly Road.

Gekko was founded by Mark Overbye who started Moomba Sports in 1989.  A life-long water sports enthusiast and tournament skier who still competes today, Overbye’s passion evolved into a vision for tow boats embracing strong performance and purist elements wrapped with inspiring appeal

​Gekko’s original halls of management teamed with skiers and riders.  Their passionate approach spawned fresh thinking resulting in some of the best performing and exhilarating boats ever seen in the tow boat segment.

Winning a global following, Gekko had been blessed with rave reviews from owners as well as editors and test teams from Water-ski, Wakeboarding, Wakeboard, Powerboat, Go Boating and many other titles.

Gekko founder Mark Overbye left the company in 2008.  From 2008 to 2011 the marine industry falls off a financial cliff as unit volumes for nearly all builders are cleaved in half or worse

In 2013, Overbye reacquired Gekko’s assets and sets out to re-establish production.  A complete overhaul of the line results in the development of new interiors, towers, trailers, dashes, graphics and a renewed vigor to build top quality, inspiring products built on Gekkos legacy of performance and passion.

For more information, contact West Kelowna Marine at 778-754-2628




Just Posted

Basement fire quickly extinguished

Fire crews quickly extinguished a basement fire at a home in Kelowna

New Central Okanagan school district office behind schedule

New building now expected to be completed by February 2018

West Kelowna neighbourhood fed up with criminal activity

Prowler frustrating West Kelowna residents

Kelowna motel robbed, suspect sought

The suspect threatened to harm the lone front desk clerk and demanded money.

Kelowna airport hosts accessibility event

Canucks Autism Network event brings families together to help deal with air travel

Heavy snowfall expected on Coquihalla

Snow forecast for mountain highways

Serious home invasion reported in Kamloops

Two people are in hospital with serious injuries following a home invasion

Annett finishes season on the podium at Ironman Arizona

Penticton triathlete sets new course record on the bike

Cash donations create purchasing power

Salvation Army and food banks stretch a donated dollar a long way

Hergott: A pedestrian’s legal obligation

Lawyer Paul Hergott questions the moral obligation of pedestrians and motorists

Huskies grab valley title in thriller over Bears

OKM defeats Boucherie in five-setter in Okanagan AAA final, both teams head to provincials

Coyotes grab Okanagan boys title

George Elliott defeats Seaton in AA volleyball final, seeded third heading to provincials

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

Last day for shoeboxes at Kelowna Gospel Fellowship

Kelowna church has been gathering gifts for kids in need in countries around the world

Most Read