Midwest Water Sports, which operates WaterSkis.com and WakeBoards.com, announced the acquisition of BuyWake.com and RedshiftWaterSports.com.
BuyWake.com was founded in Kennesaw, GA in 1997 with a focus on wakeboard water sports retail. RedshiftWaterSports.com was added in 2019 to diversify sales into water skis, tubes, kneeboards, and related accessories.
Midwest Water Sports is a Minneapolis, MN-based retailer specializing in water skiing, wake surfing, wakeboarding equipment as well as MasterCraft, Supra, and Moomba towboats. The company has locations in Minnetonka and Crystal, MN, and has been selling online since the mid-1990s on WaterSkis.com. WakeBoards.com was acquired in 2011.
Eric Sakowski, Midwest Water Sports GM said, “We have always admired BuyWake.com’s culture and respected their place in the water sports industry. We are excited to bring two of the largest water sports-focused eCommerce organizations together. This combination will benefit the many past and future customers of all four web stores as well as local customers at our Minnetonka and Crystal, MN locations.”
Derek Davis, BuyWake.com and RedshiftWaterSports.com creative director and director of marketing said, “I’m extremely excited to continue working for the brands and even more excited about the opportunity to help WakeBoards.com, WaterSkis.com and Midwest Water Sports. In my twenty years working for this company, I know that the future is even brighter now with this amazing team at Midwest Water Sports. We are the needle—past, present and future—of wakeboarding and waterski eCommerce.”
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