Here at Memphis Boat Center we don’t only offer quality used boats, but brand spankin’ new rides as well. We are always up to date with the latest and greatest from the beloved brands we carry. Whether it’s a performance boat, a deck boat, or even a pontoon, we ALWAYS carry top quality. There are seven brands of boats that grace our beautiful showroom and they are all very unique in size, power, and performance. Just like an artist in a music genre, these boats tailor themselves to demographics via their individualistic characteristics.
Some of these boats are fast, some of them are slow. Some of these boats can hold an army, and some are a little bit more intimate. However, just like an artist at the top of his game, these boats stand alone among the ranks aquatic pleasure vehicles. Answer me this: who’s your favorite rapper? What certain qualities does that artist possess? How does he rhyme? How long has his/her career been going on? No matter the genre; if you have an artist that frequents your headphones more than others, it probably has something to do with his/her ability to cater to your listening needs.
Personally, I enjoy rap music a lot more than a conservative kid from Northeast Mississippi quite possibly should but it is part of the sound that I grew up on. Therefore I chose a collection of famous rappers to pair up with the beloved boat brands that we carry here at Memphis Boat Center. I understand that not everyone listens to rap music, so I tried to keep this list as close to mainstream as possible, Enjoy!
Berkshire Pontoons – A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob
The Berkshire Pontoons separate themselves from other pontoon boats with their unique blend of size, style, and comfort. The smaller models boast unmatched comfort when it comes to seating your party and the features included keep the party rocking. This is where A$AP Rocky comes to mind. A$AP blends his catchy lyrics with style and flash, creating a unique sound that isn’t easily replicated. Like the Berkshire’s, A$AP never goes anywhere without his crew ( A$AP Mob ) who is notorious for turning any venue into a full blown fiesta. The unique characteristics of A$AP Rocky and his crew are what put him in a category with the Berkshire Pontoons.
Four Winns – 2Pac
When you think of tried and true boats with unmatched quality and craftsmanship the company Four Winns comes to mind. The consistency within the company itself is why this manufacturer has been around since 1962, and their unique features make them an outstanding boat company. The late 2Pac Shakur was known to be a loose cannon who spoke his mind and reflected real life struggles through his rhymes. 2Pack was so influential that even after his death in 1996 he continued to sell millions of records worldwide. 2Pac falls into a category with Four Winns because just like his music, these boats are still selling and only getting better with time.
Stingray Boats – Juicy J
Stingray Boats have been pumping out incredible vessels for you, and your family for over 35 years. If there’s a more iconic manufacturer of deck boats, please point him/her out to us. That’s why Juicy J is in the same category as Stingray boats, because in their respected fields they are nothing short of icons. Juicy J has been a staple in the rap game since his emergence with Three Six Mafia back in the 90’s. Since then, Juicy J has made a career as a solo artist and continues to sell out tours and concerts. This iconic rapper is in a category of his own just like Stingray boats.
Paddle King Pontoons – Lil Yachty
Do not let the Paddle King fool you, these micro pontoons are more versatile than you think. Since there are private lakes around Memphis some of these bodies of water have regulations on the size of a boat that can enter the lake. There is also a horsepower regulation for some of these lakes, preventing a lot of people from putting their fancy wake boats in a 3 acre lake. It’s different, it’s new, it’s efficient; almost like rap musics newest mumble rap sensation Lil Yachty. Honestly, I only put Yachty in this category because his name is basically “little boat” and Paddle Kings are little boats. Also, his hair is the same color as a few of the boat models we have in stock.
Bryant Boats – J. Cole
There may not be another boat manufacturer in the United States that puts in the time and effort to creating the perfect product like Bryant Boats. Bryant’s are all crafted in Sweetwater, TN inside a weathered, brick building that doesn’t look like it has much to offer. That is where the beauty of Bryant boats come into play, these 100 percent fiberglass boats stay true to their roots like the double platinum album possessing lyricist J. Cole. Cole raps about his crooked smile, his shaggy appearance, and other imperfections that he possesses, but he is incredible at doing it all on his own. J. Cole went double platinum without any guest features on his album “2014 Forrest Hill Drive,” a feat that has not been achieved in his genre for 25 years. The humble, yet talented persona of J. Cole is what puts him in a category with Bryant Boats.
Axis Boats – Skee-Lo
Axis Wake Research rolls off of the same floor as Malibu boats, making them the baby brother to the world famous 23 LSV (come on, we all know the Wakesetter is king.) However, these boats boast unmatched reliability, performance, and comfort. For the Axis boat I chose Skee-lo, remember his famous song? “I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller, I wish I had a girl who looked good I would call her.” I know that rings a bell for some of you, but let’s harp on the “I wish I was a baller” line for a moment while we head into the grand finale…
Malibu Boats – Lil Wayne
Probably the most recognizable rap super star to step on stage in the last 15 years, Lil Wayne has built an empire around his persona and his music. Just like Malibu boats has propelled themselves into the upper echelon of performance wake boats, this comparison is a meshing together of two “alpha’s.” Malibu has long been a top the list of quality boat manufacturers, and that continues to grow today. The emergence of the M235, Malibu’s latest beast to roll of their floor, fused together the idea that flash and style could correlate with power and performance. Malibu boats are the Cadillac’s of the boating industry, and Lil Wayne probably owns quite a few Cadillac’s himself. Wayne has always been flashy, whether it’s his diamond encrusted teeth, his quiver of gold chains hanging from his neck, or his outrageous fashion. This artist will go down in history as one of the best to ever do it, and Malibu boats still live by their motto, “the truth is on the water.”
I hope this piece is as entertaining for you to read as it was for me to write, I apologize if some of these artists are hard to pronounce or do not strike a chord with your musical interests. Don’t forget to come by Memphis Boat Center and check out all of our beautiful boats we have waiting for a new home!