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Nor-Tech 340 Sport Rear-Facing Seat Conversion

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Publications | Comments Off on Nor-Tech 340 Sport Rear-Facing Seat Conversion

Nor-Tech 340 Sport Rear-Facing Seat Conversion

When Illinois performance boater John Tillery started thinking about ways to improve upon his 2013 Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats 340 Sport center console, he turned to Justin Wagner and the team at Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., to tackle the project. The high-end entertainment and interior installation shop handled the stereo system on Tillery’s 34-foot center console a few years back so Tillery, who splits time between his home in Illinois and his home at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, had experienced the attention to...

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Picture Perfect Profile

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Publications | Comments Off on Picture Perfect Profile

Picture Perfect Profile

When both of the talented people behind some of the coolest transformation projects I’ve seen over the last several years tell me how proud they are of a project they tackled last summer, it speaks volumes.  So, after months of sitting on the story for no particular reason, I finally picked up the phone this week to touch base with Tony Phillips, the Oklahoma performance boater who turned to Justin Wagner of Waves and Wheels and Andy Imhof of Maryland Offshore Marine Center to transform his Profile Powerboats 30-foot V-bottom into...

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Waves and Wheels Wraps Up Skater 478 V-Bottom Interior

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Waves and Wheels Wraps Up Skater 478 V-Bottom Interior

Waves and Wheels Wraps Up Skater 478 V-Bottom Interior

In what he called “arguably the coolest blank canvas project” his team at Waves and Wheels has worked on, Justin Wagner said that everyone at the Osage Beach, Mo., marine audio custom fabrication and upholstery shop was honored to play a role in the production of the first Skater Powerboats 478 V-bottom from Douglas Marine in Douglas, Mich. “This was a project we’ve always dreamed of really,” said Wagner, who founded Waves and Wheels in 2001. “It was a blank canvas; it was literally ours to create. We fabricated...

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MITO Corporation and Waves and Wheels Partner to Deliver OEM Solutions

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on MITO Corporation and Waves and Wheels Partner to Deliver OEM Solutions

MITO Corporation and Waves and Wheels Partner to Deliver OEM Solutions

MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Ind., announced today that it has formed a new partnership with Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo. According to the press release, the exclusive agreement is going to deliver high-end, customized Waves and Wheels audio systems to the marine OEM market through MITO Corporation’s sales channels. “We’ve been doing business with Waves and Wheels for several years,” said Rod Hire, product manager at MITO Corporation. “With our first-hand knowledge of their extraordinarily innovative work,...

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Outerlimits Fireworks

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Outerlimits Fireworks

Outerlimits Fireworks

That Ed Dooge’s new Outerlimits SL 41 V-bottom boasts a 2,400-watt, 24-speaker custom stereo system from Waves and Wheels will surprise absolutely no one who knows the self-described “character.” Friends of the Harrison Township, Mich., performance-boat enthusiast fondly call him “Special Ed,” and they know he likes his music loud. So when Dooge ordered his dreamboat, which he drove with Outerlimits production manager Dan Kleitz for the first time yesterday near the custom high-performance powerboat builder’s home in...

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Waves and Wheels Tackling Skater 478 V-Bottom Interior

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Waves and Wheels Tackling Skater 478 V-Bottom Interior

Waves and Wheels Tackling Skater 478 V-Bottom Interior

After what turned out to be a long detour to an interior and upholstery shop in Greenville, N.C., the first Skater Powerboats 478 V-bottom has arrived at Waves and Wheels Marine Audio Custom Fabrication and Upholstery in Osage Beach, Mo. For Waves and Wheels owner and founder Justin Wagner, it is his first interior project for a new Skater model. The full-cabin 47-foot V-bottom arrived at the Waves and Wheels shop on Monday. “We knocked out a really cool project—a Skater 40SS called Wicked Addiction—for a customer in Maryland...

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Waves and Wheels Completes Cockpit Update on Outerlimits 46 Limited

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Waves and Wheels Completes Cockpit Update on Outerlimits 46 Limited

Waves and Wheels Completes Cockpit Update on Outerlimits 46 Limited

After a full season of boating at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri—and a trip to Florida for the Florida Powerboat Club’s Key West Poker Run in November—Alex and Leslie Fruth of Illinois turned their 46-foot Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats V-bottom over to the talented team at Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., for an interior overhaul after the boat returned from Key West. And according to Alex Fruth, who has owned several performance boats including an Outerlimits 42 Legacy, the interior updates Waves and Wheels completed on...

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Sunday Fun Day: Justin Wagner

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Sunday Fun Day: Justin Wagner

Sunday Fun Day: Justin Wagner

When it comes to our weekends, we try to get on the water as much as we can during the boating season. We are blessed to live in a community as amazing as Lake of the Ozarks, and be able to get friends and family together on the water often. In all honesty, boating is the easiest way for me to bond with my wife, Cicely, and my daughters, Daetin (14) and Gianna (10). It’s also how I bonded with my mom and dad as a kid, and I hope it’s something my girls will remember and tell their kids about—and maybe even enjoy with their own...

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Raising the Bar: Highlights from the Waves and Wheels Shootout on the Strip

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Raising the Bar: Highlights from the Waves and Wheels Shootout on the Strip

Although it was completely self-imposed, the pressure was on to put together a memorable evening for all of the boaters bringing their hardware to the revitalized Lake of the Ozarks Shootout street party—dubbed the Shootout on the Strip thanks to its move back to the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark, Mo.—as well as for the spectators storming the street on Wednesday night to check out the impressive showcase featuring nearly 100 performance boats. Yet Justin Wagner, the owner of Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., who sponsored the...

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Waves and Wheels to Unveil 46 Skater Design at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout on the Strip

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Waves and Wheels to Unveil 46 Skater Design at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout on the Strip

Waves and Wheels to Unveil 46 Skater Design at Lake of the Ozarks Shootout on the Strip

Since the 27th annual Lake of the Ozarks Shootout is just a month away, and being that the event’s street party, which is returning to the Bagnell Dam Strip this year, is set to take place four weeks from today, we figured that would be a good place to kick off our 2015 Countdown to the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout series that will run until the Wednesday we arrrive in Central Missouri and start covering the event on site. It helps that there is some news going on with the event that is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26 from 5 p.m. to 10...

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Lake of the Ozarks Contingency Makes Over 42 Fountain

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Lake of the Ozarks Contingency Makes Over 42 Fountain

Lake of the Ozarks Contingency Makes Over 42 Fountain

Born and raised in Camdenton, one of the communities within Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Ernie Dampier has been around boats of all of his life. Yet it wasn’t until he stopped racing Pro Mod dragsters and started hauling boats for a living that he really started to enjoy them. It helped that he was friends with the late Bob Morgan and was able to do some poker runs with the legendary boat racer who owned and operated the lake’s Big Thunder Marina for many years. Either way, the powerboat bug bit Dampier and he likes...

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Wave of Sucess

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Wave of Sucess

Wave of Sucess

I clearly remember my introduction to Justin Wagner, the founder of Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo. It was a humid late-August day in 2006 and Tom Newby—the legendary late Powerboat magazine photographer—and I were standing at the docks of Shooters 21 just dripping sweat while capturing boat detail shots as well as crew interviews and pictures for the monthly publication. Wagner was parked at the famous waterside location that hosted the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout through 2007 in his white 31-foot American Offshore that had an...

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Revitalized 38′ Cigarette Gunning for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Revitalized 38′ Cigarette Gunning for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Revitalized 38′ Cigarette Gunning for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Last month the talented crew at Waves and Wheels in Missouri wrapped up a serious upgrade to a 2002 Cigarette Racing Team 38 Top Gun, which is powered by twin Mercury Racing 500EFI engines. Now the 38-foot V-bottom is at Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., having the paint touched up before its owner—Nebraska’s Casey Hackenkamp—brings the “new” ride to South Florida for the Miami Boat Show Poker Run organized by the Florida Powerboat Club. Hackenkamp took the boat to Waves and Wheels in October and let the gang go...

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Mystic Using Waves and Wheels for Audio in New Models

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Publications | Comments Off on Mystic Using Waves and Wheels for Audio in New Models

Mystic Using Waves and Wheels for Audio in New Models

When the spanking new models from Mystic Powerboats—the long-awaited high-performance 40-foot catamaran and two 39-foot luxury performance center consoles—are unveiled at the Miami International Boat Show in February, all of the DeLand, Fla., company’s boats will be equipped with Waves and Wheels audio and video entertainment systems, according to Mystic owner John Cosker. The first 40-foot catamaran from Mystic Powerboats will include an entertainment system designed by Waves and Wheels. Best known for its custom high-end stereo...

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Ironman Hustler Chapter Closes – Skater 49 Begins at WW

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Publications | Comments Off on Ironman Hustler Chapter Closes – Skater 49 Begins at WW

Ironman Hustler Chapter Closes – Skater 49 Begins at WW

Justin Wagner spent a couple of years planning and designing his Ironman-themed boat, which ended up blossoming from an all-white 2001 Hustler Powerboats 377 Talon a couple of years ago into a movie-inspired machine with lighting, schematics and more in tribute to the Marvel comic book hero. The pride and joy of the founder of Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., the popular catamaran made appearances at events on and off the water from Missouri to Iowa to Louisiana, and was a hit—especially among kids—wherever it showed up. That’s...

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Schiada Boats Team Up with WW

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Publications | Comments Off on Schiada Boats Team Up with WW

Schiada Boats Team Up with WW

Although his trip to Los Angeles last week was brief, Justin Wagner, owner of Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., made the most out of it. Along with meeting with his company’s preferred speaker manufacturer—Focal in Camarillo, Calif.—Wagner took a tour of the Schiada Boats installation shop in Van Nuys, Calif., and ended up leaving with a new boat manufacturer account. Along with a handful offshore performance boat builders that offer certified Waves and Wheels entertainment packages such as Mystic Powerboats and Statement Marine,...

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Revitalized 38′ Cigarette Gunning for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Publications | Comments Off on Revitalized 38′ Cigarette Gunning for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Revitalized 38′ Cigarette Gunning for Miami Boat Show Poker Run

Last month the talented crew at Waves and Wheels in Missouri wrapped up a serious upgrade to a 2002 Cigarette Racing Team 38 Top Gun, which is powered by twin Mercury Racing 500EFI engines. Now the 38-foot V-bottom is at Performance Boat Center in Osage Beach, Mo., having the paint touched up before its owner—Nebraska’s Casey Hackenkamp—brings the “new” ride to South Florida for the Miami Boat Show Poker Run organized by the Florida Powerboat Club. Between the interior, LED lighting and entertainment system, Waves and Wheels...

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42 MTI Receives Waves and Wheels Interior Makeover

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Publications | Comments Off on 42 MTI Receives Waves and Wheels Interior Makeover

42 MTI Receives Waves and Wheels Interior Makeover

Although there was some refinement of his boat’s stereo system in the process, Jeff Howell didn’t bring his 42-foot Marine Technology Inc. catamaran to Waves and Wheels in Osage Beach, Mo., for its expertise in audio equipment and installation. Howell, who resides in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks but travels frequently for business between Colorado and Nebraska, took his MTI to Justin Wagner and company at Waves and Wheels to have the cockpit interior redone. “It really does look like a new boat now,” Howell said...

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Donzi 43 ZR Receives WW Treatment

Posted by on Feb 23, 2014 in Publications | Comments Off on Donzi 43 ZR Receives WW Treatment

Donzi 43 ZR Receives WW Treatment

Article from Speedonthewater.com Last summer Dre Trudell of Overland Park, Kan., purchased a 2007 Donzi Marine 43 ZR offshore V-bottom with a pair of Teague Custom Marine 975-hp engines coupled with No. 6 drives from Mercury Racing to use on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks and at various poker runs across the country. Waves and Wheels customized the underside of this Donzi 43 ZR recently.Waves and Wheels recently customized the underside of this Donzi 43 ZR owned by Dre Trudell of Kansas. Trudell, who has owned a Donzi 28 ZX sportboat...

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Waves and Wheels Completes Cigarette 38 Top Gun Makeover

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Publications | Comments Off on Waves and Wheels Completes Cigarette 38 Top Gun Makeover

Waves and Wheels Completes Cigarette 38 Top Gun Makeover

Article from Speedonthewater.com Between tow rig conversions, entertainment system installations and fabrication and upholstery restoration projects such as the recently completed Cigarettte 38 Top Gun , the crew is in the midst of its busiest winter yet. Justin Wagner, who founded the company in 2001, is pretty good about keeping speedonthewater.com informed of projects he’s working on and the 2001 38 Top Gun that his team tackled on two separate occasions is one of Waves and Wheels latest. “Everything went real smooth with the...

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