32 Barefoot Water-Skiers and Evinrude® Break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

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Barefoot water-skiers jump in behind three powerful Evinrude E-TEC® G2® engines in Shawano, Wisconsin to Break a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title

As the Big Pull demonstrates, Evinrude’s engines don’t compromise on speed or performance and give today’s boaters, and future generations, the opportunity to pursue their own adventures on the water.

Evinrude today announced a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most barefoot water-skiers pulled behind a single boat. 32 barefoot water-skiers entered the chilly September water at Wolf River in Shawano, Wisconsin, to break the record behind three 300-horsepower Evinrude E-TEC G2 engines. Completed on September 10, 2017, the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title was awarded in March 2018.

"Over 75 people came together on a cold September morning, including coordinator Brad Keuschel and driver Jason Hook from Badgerland Water Ski Show Team, to put Evinrude’s on-the-water horsepower and water-skier athleticism to the test,” said Eric Gran from Shawano Ski Sharks Team, Big Pull coordinator. “At the end of the day, we walked away with a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for 32 barefoot water-skiers on the water at the same time behind 900 hard working Evinrude ponies!”

To achieve the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title, all water-skiers were required to remain barefoot for a minimum distance of 300 meters. The 32 water-skiers made it 450 meters before the course ended.

“Evinrude was founded right here in Wisconsin nearly 110 years ago, and we’re still breaking world records,” said Tracy Crocker, Vice President and General Manager. “We’re proud to build engines that give our customers top power and torque while keeping our air and waters cleaner than any other outboard engine manufactured today. As the Big Pull demonstrates, Evinrude’s engines don’t compromise on speed or performance and give today’s boaters, and future generations, the opportunity to pursue their own adventures on the water.”

In addition to earning the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Most barefoot water-skiers pulled behind a single boat, GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS recently awarded titles for Evinrude powered efforts including Most strap doubles water-skiers water skiing simultaneously (22 couples, 44 people), and Most sit-down hydrofoil riders towed behind a single boat (28 people). Both GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles were earned during Chain of Records 2017 in Winter Haven, FL.

The Big Pull group consists of performers from Evinrude sponsored waterski show teams. Big Pull has been setting waterski records since 2006. National records have been set for the largest pyramid, ballet line, strap doubles line, trios line, conventional doubles line and the biggest barefoot line. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles that are currently held include the Largest human water skiing pyramid formation (2013) and now the Most barefoot water-skiers pulled behind a single boat (2017).

Big Pull media available here: http://bit.ly/BigPull
Chain of Records media available here: http://bit.ly/ChainofRecords

About Evinrude
Evinrude is a global manufacturer of outboard marine engines. A model of innovation, Evinrude developed the first commercially viable outboard engine in 1909. Celebrating 110 years of innovation in 2019, Evinrude’s engine line up, from 3.5 to 300 HP, offers customers superior value across a full range of applications while meeting all global emissions standards. Engines are available at authorized Evinrude dealerships worldwide. For more information visit http://www.evinrude.com.

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