Best Aftermarket Wakeboard Towers (2020 Reviews)

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Trying to pick out the best aftermarket wakeboard towers can be confusing. Do you want a forward-facing or rear-facing model? Are all frames built equal? To help you answer these questions and avoid wasting your money I wrote this guide with reviews.

What Is a Wakeboard Tower?

A wakeboard tower is a frame mounted to the hull of an inboard boat to elevate a tow point. An elevated tow point is crucial for completing aerial maneuvers while wakeboarding.

This board sport first started in the 1980s. In those days, the tow-line point was at a ski tow/pylon or an eye hook at the stern. As a result, the tow-line angled downwards towards the boat. This made the line pull the rider down instead of up. As the sport evolved, riders wanted a solution to help them pop up off the boat’s wake to increase air time. The marine industry answered with wake-specific boats that are very expensive.

Why Buy Aftermarket Wakeboard Towers?

Not every boater has the high budget to pay a wake-specific boat. For most people, a standard new or used inboard boat for leisure boating is much more affordable. But these boats often don’t come with an OEM option for a wake tower. In these instances’ aftermarket wakeboard towers and accessories are great solutions. This bolt-on wake tower is much more affordable and available in a variety of styles.

Keep in mind, you get what you pay for. I always follow the adage of “pay now, save later.” By spending the extra bucks for a quality product, you get the best insurance in the long run. Yes, a warranty is nice to have but I don’t like relying on them.

To start, there are comprehensive reviews of the best universal wakeboard towers. Second you’ll find a guide that answers some of the most frequently asked questions for wake towers.

If you prefer to navigate to a specific section, there is a clickable table of contents. As well, below is a tabbed comparison table of every product reviewed in this article.

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Table of Contents

Comparison Chart

Preview
Editor's Choice
MTK Wakeboard Tower - Polished and Anodized - 2.5" Tubing…
Reborn Launch Reverse Arch Universal Wakeboard Boat Tower - Fits Boats with Beams 78" - 106" - Easily Folds Down - Seamless 2.25inch 6063 Aircraft Aluminium Tubing (Black)
Budget Friendly
Origin OWT-I Advancer Wakeboard Tower, Wakeboard Tower for Boats 17' - 22' in Length, Polished Aluminum, Easy Installation.
Product Name
Monster Towers MTK
Reborn Launch
Origin OWT-I Advancer
Verdict
Ultra Stiff, Looks OEM, Best Construction
Sleek Modern Tower That Fits Wider Boats
Inexpensive Basic Tower For Boats Under 22 Feet
Beam Fitment (Inches)
76 – 102
76 – 106
68 – 98
Frame Finish
Polished Bright-Dipped Anodized Aluminum
Gloss Black Powder Coating
Polished Aluminum
Tower Material(s)
6061 T6 Aviation Grade Aluminum Frame & Fittings; EPDM Rubber Monster Paws
6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
Fastener Type
304 Stainless Steel Fasteners
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Tube Size (Inches)
2.50
2.25
2.25
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Top Or Side Mounted
Top Or Side Mounted
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5
5
5
Editor's Choice
Preview
MTK Wakeboard Tower - Polished and Anodized - 2.5" Tubing…
Product Name
Monster Towers MTK
Verdict
Ultra Stiff, Looks OEM, Best Construction
Beam Fitment (Inches)
76 – 102
Frame Finish
Polished Bright-Dipped Anodized Aluminum
Tower Material(s)
6061 T6 Aviation Grade Aluminum Frame & Fittings; EPDM Rubber Monster Paws
Fastener Type
304 Stainless Steel Fasteners
Tube Size (Inches)
2.50
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5
Preview
Reborn Launch Reverse Arch Universal Wakeboard Boat Tower - Fits Boats with Beams 78" - 106" - Easily Folds Down - Seamless 2.25inch 6063 Aircraft Aluminium Tubing (Black)
Product Name
Reborn Launch
Verdict
Sleek Modern Tower That Fits Wider Boats
Beam Fitment (Inches)
76 – 106
Frame Finish
Gloss Black Powder Coating
Tower Material(s)
6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
Fastener Type
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Tube Size (Inches)
2.25
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5
Budget Friendly
Preview
Origin OWT-I Advancer Wakeboard Tower, Wakeboard Tower for Boats 17' - 22' in Length, Polished Aluminum, Easy Installation.
Product Name
Origin OWT-I Advancer
Verdict
Inexpensive Basic Tower For Boats Under 22 Feet
Beam Fitment (Inches)
68 – 98
Frame Finish
Polished Aluminum
Tower Material(s)
6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
Fastener Type
Stainless Steel Fasteners
Tube Size (Inches)
2.25
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5

Preview
Top Marks
MT2 Wakeboard Tower - Polished and Anodized - 2.5" Tubing
Origin Advancer Polished Tower Plus Flat Tower Bimini
Krypt Towers Indy Liquid Wakeboard Tower, Universal Tower Width 67" to 102", 2.25 inch 6063 Aircraft Seamless Aluminium, Solid Top Bar for Rigid Installation (Black)
Product Name
Monsters Tower MT2
Origin Advancer Tower Plus Flat Bimini
Krypt Towers Indy Liquid
Verdict
Top Rear-Facing Tower For Boats With Wraparound Windshields
Well-Priced Combo Tower/Bimini Package
Very Stable Mid-Range Tower
Beam Fitment (Inches)
60 – 102
68 – 98
70 – 102
Frame Finish
Polished Bright-Dipped Anodized Aluminum
Polished Aluminum
Black Powder Coating
Tower Material(s)
6061 Aviation Grade Aluminum Tubing & Fittings; EPDM Rubber Monster Paws
Seamless 6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
Fastener Type
Stainless Steel Hardware
Stainless Steel Hardware
316 Marine Grade Stainless Bolts & Washers
Tube Size (Inches)
2.50
2.25
2.25
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Top Or Side Mounted
Top Or Side Mounting
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5
5
5
Top Marks
Preview
MT2 Wakeboard Tower - Polished and Anodized - 2.5" Tubing
Product Name
Monsters Tower MT2
Verdict
Top Rear-Facing Tower For Boats With Wraparound Windshields
Beam Fitment (Inches)
60 – 102
Frame Finish
Polished Bright-Dipped Anodized Aluminum
Tower Material(s)
6061 Aviation Grade Aluminum Tubing & Fittings; EPDM Rubber Monster Paws
Fastener Type
Stainless Steel Hardware
Tube Size (Inches)
2.50
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5
Preview
Origin Advancer Polished Tower Plus Flat Tower Bimini
Product Name
Origin Advancer Tower Plus Flat Bimini
Verdict
Well-Priced Combo Tower/Bimini Package
Beam Fitment (Inches)
68 – 98
Frame Finish
Polished Aluminum
Tower Material(s)
Seamless 6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
Fastener Type
Stainless Steel Hardware
Tube Size (Inches)
2.25
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounted
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5
Preview
Krypt Towers Indy Liquid Wakeboard Tower, Universal Tower Width 67" to 102", 2.25 inch 6063 Aircraft Seamless Aluminium, Solid Top Bar for Rigid Installation (Black)
Product Name
Krypt Towers Indy Liquid
Verdict
Very Stable Mid-Range Tower
Beam Fitment (Inches)
70 – 102
Frame Finish
Black Powder Coating
Tower Material(s)
6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
Fastener Type
316 Marine Grade Stainless Bolts & Washers
Tube Size (Inches)
2.25
Mounting Location
Top Or Side Mounting
Collapsible
Bimini Included
Warranty (Years)
5

Absolute Best Aftermarket Wakeboard Towers

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Monster Towers MTK Wakeboard Tower
  • Universal Fit: Boats Over 16 Feet In Length; 76 To 102 Inch Beam
  • Finish: Polished Anodized (Protected)
  • Tube Frame Materials: 6061 T6 Aviation Grade Aluminum Frame & Fittings
  • Fastener Materials: 304 Stainless Steel Fasteners
  • Tube Size(s): 2.5 Inches
  • Mounting Location: Either Top Or Side Mounted
  • Collapsible: Yes - Folds Forward & Aft, Via Quick Release Mounts
  • Bimini Included: No; Over-The-Top Bimini Sold Separately
  • Comes With Integrated Tow Point Navigation Light & Pre-Drilled For Wiring
  • Double Header to Support Universal Accessories
  • Illustrated Instruction Manual Included
  • Warranty (years): 5
What We Like
What We Do Not Like

MTK Wakeboard Tower Review

My #1 pick for best all-around aftermarket wakeboard towers in 2020 is the Monster Tower MTK. It grabs top spot because it’s built with the best materials and matches many OEM towers.

The Monster Tower MTK is a forward sweep tower that offers a sleek modern look to any boat. Forward facing towers are great because they can mount further back on your boat. Which allows for unobstructed views up front. This universal tower fits boats that are over 16 feet in length with beam widths of 76 to 102 inches.

Superior Construction

Monster Towers is the only brand I reviewed that uses actual aviation grade aluminum. This grade of aluminum delivers the best stiffness and corrosion resistance. In fact, the MTK uses the biggest diameter 2.50 inch anodized 6061 aluminum tubes for its frame. Plus billet 6061 aluminum for the fittings and hull mounts, called “Monster Paws.”

This is important as many brands claim “6063 T6″ is also aviation grade aluminum” which it isn’t. The numbers 6063 are the universal rating for architectural grade aluminum. This grade of aluminum isn’t bad, its just not as premium as the aluminum that Monster Towers uses.

Next, using heim joints and the Monster Paws ensures a precise fit to the contours of your boat. Although the mounts are a bit bulky but this is a personal gripe. For mounting, you can choose either the top or side of the boat’s gunwale.

Install is easy as Monster Tower provides detailed instructions. With a patented hinged one-piece top section you can get the job done in around 4 hours.

On The Water

The MTK tower is awesome, its very stiff and I didn’t see any shaking while towing a rider. The rigidity is due to the one-piece top section, instead of tube-in-tube construction. Plus, it has double braced large vertical tubes and header. Having a dual header is great because you can mount a variety of accessories, from speakers to lights. Its pre-drilled for wiring and each hole has a rubber grommet to prevent water intrusion.

On top, the swivel tow point rotates smooth and comes with an integrated light. For shade, you can add an over-the-top Bimini that’s sold separately. I also like how easy the tower folds down for storage or low clearances. It pivots via big quick release mounts, so I don’t have to fiddle with tools.

Disadvantages For The MTK Wake Tower?

My biggest issue with the MTK wakeboard tower is the exposed fasteners. For a product this premium I would prefer better rust protection at connections. The next point I want to make isn’t an actual disadvantage but a heads up for fiberglass boat owners. If you buy the tower, you must use backing plates behind the mounting points. Which I would do regardless of the construction of a boat as it will increase total stiffness. Last, I wish it was cheaper but this is wishful thinking for a product the uses such high quality materials.

Verdict:

Want the absolute best aftermarket wakeboard tower? Then you want one from Monster Towers, specifically the MTK. It’s built with ultra premium materials, silent on the water and a near match for OEM. Yes, the price is higher than others but you need to pay for premium marine products.

Great Forward-Facing Wake Tower For Wide Boats

Reborn Launch Wakeboard Tower
  • Universal Fit: Boats Over 18 To 24 Feet In Length; 78 To 106 Inch Beam
  • Finish: Gloss Black Powder Coating (Protected)
  • Frame Materials: 6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
  • Fastener Materials: Stainless Steel Fasteners
  • Tube Size(s): 2.25 Inches
  • Mounting Location: Either Top Or Side Mounted
  • Collapsible: Yes - Folds Forward Via Quick Release Mounts
  • Bimini Included: No
  • Double Header to Support Accessories
  • Easy To Install With Single Bolt Feet
  • Warranty (years): 5
What We Like
What We Do Not Like

Reborn Launch Wake Tower Review:

For wider boat owners in 2020 searching to add aftermarket wakeboard towers, a great choice is the Reborn Launch. This forward-facing tower will fit boats between 18 and 24 feet in length. It’s the only wakeboard tower in this review that fits beam widths from 78 up to 106 inches.

6063 T6 Aluminum Pipe Frame

The material for the tube frame of the Reborn Launch is 6063 T6 aluminum in a 2.25 inch diameter. This is the most popular metal for mid-range aftermarket wakeboard towers. Its smooth surface, makes it a good fit for anodizing. The 6000 series, uses magnesium and silicon elements but it’s less strong than 6061. As I mentioned in the introduction, 6063 isn’t aviation grade, it’s architectural.

Next, the “T6” indicates “Temper-6” which is a heat-treating process. Tempering metal shifts the inner molecules of the metal, increasing its durability.

Brands use 6063 T6 because it’s less expensive to manufacture, which trickles down to lower the cost to the buyer. The Reborn Launch uses 6063 T6 for the tubes and 6061 for the fittings. It won’t be as strong as complete 6061 towers, but dependent on installation it performs okay in calm waters. To prolong its life, rinse it down with fresh water and maintain connection points.

Like my top pick, this tower can fold toward the stern for storage via easy to use quick release knobs. Its also easy to install and you only have to drill 4 holes in your boat.

Using The Reborn Launch Wake Tower

Installed with backing plates this wake tower does shake a tiny bit but not so much that I was too concerned. On the water though when I was towing a rider this shake dissipated. I do worry about long term use when a tower shakes after install, especially with thinner 2.25 inch tubes. Boaters who spend a lot of time in open choppy water will want to do regular check ups on this tower. For calm waters like lakes it seems to perform fine.

The glossy black coating looks good and will protect the frame from corrosion. A bonus for towers with small diameter frames is they will fit off-brand accessories.

Downsides Of the Reborn Launch Tower?

Beyond the less strong and smaller diameter frame, the fasteners could also be better. Reborn uses standard stainless steel hardware, I would upgrade to “316 stainless steel.”

Verdict:

Pick the Reborn Launch if you have a wider boat and want a less expensive forward-facing wake tower. It has a nice curved shape that will be solid and quiet in calmer waters. But it’s best to do regular maintenance to guarantee life expectancy.

Best Budget-Friendly Universal Wake Tower

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Origin OWT-I Advancer Wakeboard Tower
  • Universal Fit: Boats Over 17 to 22 Feet In Length; 68 To 98 Inch Beam
  • Finish: Polished Aluminum (Oxidation Hazard)
  • Frame Materials: 6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
  • Fastener Materials: Stainless Steel Fasteners
  • Tube Size(s): 2.25 Inches
  • Mounting Location: Either Top Or Side Mounted
  • Collapsible: Yes - Folds Toward Aft Via Removal Of Rear Vertical Tubes
  • Bimini Included: No
  • Simple Install But Note Manual Not Included
  • Warranty (years): 5
What We Like
What We Do Not Like

Origin OWT-I Advancer Wakeboard Tower Review

For wallet conscious buyers in 2020 my pick is for the Origin OWT-I Advancer tower. Its a super basic rear-facing wakeboard tower best suited for boats 17 to 22 feet in length and 68 to 98 inch beam width.

Two Wake Tower Companies In One

Origin is the same company as Reborn wake towers, so expect a somewhat similar build quality. The OWT-I Advancer has a 2.25 inch diameter pipe frame made from 6063 aluminum. For fittings, it’s aviation grade 6061 billet aluminum and stainless steel hardware. Keep in mind, the finish for this tower has the least protection. It has a polished aluminum finish, which tends to oxidize fast increasing corrosion. As such, you need to rinse and wipe down tower after contact with salt (brackish) water.

Something about this wake tower that I find hilarious is that Origin claims install is easy. Well, they don’t include paper install instructions so how is it easy? On the box there is a small label with a link to their basic online instructions. But don’t expect to have it installed in under 3 hours and don’t use thread locker until you are completely done.

If you plan to add speakers, this tower only support a max of two. Routing of wiring is also problematic as you can’t route speaker wiring all the way through the tubes. The wires need to go out and back in due to the upper bracket joints. Otherwise, this frame will fit universal accessories for many wake brands.

Origin OWT-I Advancer: Expected Performance

The OWT-I wakeboard tower is a multi-piece tube-in-tube design. As a result, I noticed some noise and rattling out on the water. For this low price though, it performs as expected and you do get a collapsible tower. You can fold the tower by disconnecting the rear mounts, loosen front mounts and pivot toward the stern.

If you want shade, Origin sells a flat Bimini, or choose the special combo package. Since Origin uses smaller diameter pipes the frame is very versatile for off-brand accessories. Beyond two speakers, it will fit wakeboard racks, driver’s mirror and more. On top the swing mount works good but I wish there was an integrated navigation light.

Verdict:

Sticking to a budget or have an older boat that doesn’t need a flashy sleek tower? A good pick is the Origin OWT-I Advancer tower, designed with low storage in mind. As a basic tower it isn’t super stiff but for the price it’s a decent performer. Plus, it has a 5-year warranty for peace of mind.

Top Wakeboard Tower For Boats With Long/Wraparound Windshields

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Monster Tower MT2 Wakeboard Tower
  • Universal Fit: All Boats With 60 To 102 Inch Beam
  • Finish: Polished Bright-Dipped Anodized (Protected)
  • Frame Materials: 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminum Tubing & Fittings; EPDM Rubber Monster Paws
  • Fastener Materials: Stainless Steel Fasteners
  • Tube Size(s): 2.50 Inches
  • Mounting Location: Either Top Or Side Mounted
  • Collapsible: Yes - Front Legs Fold Foward & Rear Legs Fold Aft
  • Bimini Included: No - "Over-The-Top" Bimini (65 x 62") Sold Separately
  • Zero-Torsion Mounts Reduce Stress Damage Caused By Fixed Mounts
  • Swivel Tow Point
  • Warranty (years): 5
What We Like
What We Do Not Like

Monster Tower MT2 Wake Tower Review

My runner-up pick for best aftermarket wakeboard towers in 2020 is the Monster Tower MT2. This is the top rear-facing wake tower due to its construction and silent performance. If you own a boat with a long or wraparound windshield this is the wakeboarding tower for you.

The MT2 is a universal wake tower which fits all boats with a beam width between 60 and 102 inches. Like the MTK, it uses a heim joints built into the “Monster Paws” base. The aids in accommodating the curvature of your boat’s deck for a precise installation.

Proven Best-In-Class Construction

As I mentioned in the MTK review, this is the only brand I reviewed that uses true aviation grade aluminum. Using 2.50 inch diameter 6061 T6 anodized aluminum pipes for both the frame and fittings. You can rest assured, it delivers ultimate stiffness and corrosion resistance for a well-used wake tower. Anodizing the aluminum create extra strong protection from rust.

In fact, the MT2 is an improved version of Monster Towers revered MT1. The older version was one of the most popular aftermarket towers in the industry. Improvements for the MT2 include:

  1. Cold-forged legs increase height 2-3 inches over MT1
  2. Big easy to rotate quick-release knobs for folding down tower
  3. Longer leg design means better fitment for boats with longer windshields

For mounting, you can choose either the top or side of the boat’s gunwale. Plus, the MT2 has zero-torsion mounts to reduce stress damage caused by fixed mounts.

Install is easy with the provided paper instructions and simple online videos. I like that buyers who run into problems can call Monster Towers specialists for help. No other brand reviewed offers comprehensive on-the-phone install help.

Monster Towers MT2 Wake Tower Performance

Compared to the MTK, the MT2 is pretty good but not perfect. Unlike the 2-piece design of the MTK, the MT2 is a 3-piece design. As such, it will have extra connection points that can possibly flex and make noise. On the boat I notice the tiniest amount of shake but overall the tower is rigid. To prevent shaking I always install backing plates behind the mounts. Then re-torque the bolts for the first few uses and shaking tends to stop.

On top of the tower the nylon swivel mount is smooth and reacts like a bearing allowing the tow-rope to move side to side. The pivoting one-piece top section has a double header to attach any accessory you could want. Its pre-drilled for wiring and each hole has a rubber grommet to prevent water intrusion.

For shade, you can buy an over-the-top Bimini from Monster that is 65 × 62 inches. If you do, make sure to install the rear bases as close to the back of the drivers seat as possible. Otherwise, the driver may not may get covered by any shade.

Any Downsides For The MT2 Wake Tower?

The main downsides with the MT2 is the exposed fasteners and hardware. Expect to see some rust if you use it in brackish water and don’t do regular cleaning. The second, is the appearance of the mounts, they don’t look as OEM as other mounts. But cosmetics is a personal decision. Last, if you buy or own off-brand accessories you may have trouble fitting them on the big 2.50 inch frame. Monster Tower does sell many universal accessories at a reasonable price.

Verdict:

Owners of vessels with long or wraparound windshield will love this wake tower. Its built-tough with the best materials and if installed right, will be whisper quiet. None of the other rear-facing wake towers come close to the strength to price ratio of the MT2 tower.

Best Combo Wakeboard Tower Plus Bimini Package

Origin Advancer Wakeboard Tower Plus Flat Bimini
  • Universal Fit: All Boats With 68 To 98 Inch Beam
  • Finish: Polished Aluminum (Oxidation Hazard)
  • Frame Materials: Seamless 6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
  • Fastener Materials: Stainless Steel Hardware
  • Tube Size(s): 2.25 Inches
  • Mounting Location: Either Top Or Side Mounted
  • Collapsible: Yes - Front Legs Pivot Forward; Rear Swing Backward
  • Bimini Included: Yes - Flat Under-The-Top Bimini (Black)
  • Marine Grade VIII, UV resistant Bimini Top
  • Designed With Low Storage In Mind
  • Warranty (years): 5
What We Like
What We Do Not Like

Origin Advancer Wake Tower With Bimini Review

For 2020 the Origin Advancer with Bimini is the best combo package due to its total value. I’ve already reviewed the tower so this review covers the Bimini and its support system. This one in this package is a specific under-the-tower model that’s black.

Sizes Available

This package offer two sizes of Bimini’s dependent on the width of your boat’s beam. Once you order this package, Origin will first send you the tower. After you mount it, you measure the inside diameters of the tower and communicate your findings to Origin. Then they send you the right-sized Bimini top.

If the measurements are between 53 and 62 inches of space, order “1350v” small size. The actual dimensions of a small is:

4.42 Ft(W) x 6.23 Feet(L)

If you measure between 63 and 82 inches order the “1580” large size. Below are its dimensions:

5.18 Feet (W) x 6.23 Feet (L)

Construction & Performance:

The material for the Bimini structure is 1-inch bright-dipped anodized aluminum. Which is a bonus because the actual tower frame is only polished 6063 extruded aluminum. All this means is the tower needs significant more cleaning than the structure for the Bimini.

You can choose where to secure the support arms, either at the front, rear, above or below. Plus the top is adjustable, sliding forwards or backwards for minor adjustments. The main cross bar is pin adjustable and clamps 6061 polished alloy. Again with the polished alloy (aluminum), be sure to clean this area as well to prevent rusting. These clamps can fit 2.5, 2.25 and 2 inch diameter pipe frames, so the fitment is very versatile.

For the actual Bimini cover, it looks like an off-brand Sunbrella material. Origin states it’s a genuine marine grade VIII, UV resistant material which is a step down from actual Sunbrella. I like that the cover attaches via zippers and Velcro, which is easy for removal when storing the boat.

On to performance, does it provide shade? Yes, but the best part of this Bimini and its structure is the extra strength it gives the tower. Alone this tower isn’t terrible but it could use improvements to reduce noise and shaking. Adding the Bimini actually does a great job at fixing this.

Verdict:

If you own a boat up to 22 feet, with a beam width of 68 to 98 inches this is a good deal. For the price it’s always better to buy a package than the tower and Bimini on their own. Anyone considering buying a wake tower, will eventually want a Bimini too. Adding a Bimini to this tower also increases strength, plus you can add a wide range of universal accessories.

Excellent Mid Range Wakeboard Tower

Krypt Towers Indy Liquid Wakeboard Tower
  • Universal Fit: Boats 17 To 25 Feet In Length; With 70 To 102 Inch Beam
  • Finish: Black Powder Coating (Protected)
  • Frame Materials: Seamless 6063 T6 Architectural Grade Aluminum Tubing; 6061 Aviation Grade Aluminium Fittings
  • Fastener Materials: 316 Marine Grade Stainless M12 Bolts & Washers
  • Tube Size(s): 2.25 Inches
  • Mounting Location: Either Top Or Side Mounted
  • Collapsible: Yes - Folds Toward Aft Via Removal Of Rear Vertical Tubes
  • Bimini Included: No - Bimini (Over Or Under Top) Sold Separately
  • Double Top Bars Are fully Welded For Superior Strength
  • Thick 3mm Walled Tubing With Hidden Fastener Connections
  • Warranty (years): 5
What We Like
What We Do Not Like

Indy Liquid Wakeboard Tower Review

In 2020, the Indy Liquid is a great mid-range rear-facing wakeboard tower. It sits right in the middle of the pack price wise. The same can be said for the towers’ performance, it’s a step up from the Origin but a bit lower quality than the MT2.

The Indy Liquid tower fits vessels 17 To 25 feet in length; with a 70 to 102 inches wide beam. This specific tower is a rear-facing model that is black power coated. Power coating is a high-quality finish that prevents corrosion and delivers minimalist looks.

I like that its strong enough for the cost, shaking/noise is minimal, and it folds for storage. Install seems easy, consider it as a DIY project that will take around 4/5 hours.

Popular Wakeboard Tower For 10 Years

Indy has been selling Liquid since 2010. It’s designed to close the gap between Universal fit and OEM towers. For materials, the frame is 6063 seamless aluminum. The pipes are 2.25 inches in diameter and 3 mm thick. While the fittings are CNC 6061 solid aluminum. These materials are pretty strong and reduce rusting, but will need regular maintenance. On top, is a solid welded double bar top section for rock solid strength when towing your friends and family.

Unlike other brands that skimp on the hardware, Indy uses the best bolts and washers available. Supplying boaters with 316 grade stainless steel M12 bolts and washers. This high-quality hardware is the most corrosion-proof hardware for marine environments.

“Cleanest” Looking Wake Tower On The Market

On first look this universal wake tower is by far the closest to an OEM tower. This is because it’s the only tower that has hidden connections, so no exposed bolts.

Another bonus is the patented rotating deck mounts. With these there’s no need for exact alignment like all other brands to allow for folding. The mounts will rotate under pressure to let the tower to pivot and lower flat, almost anywhere you install it. For ease of installation you can mount on the top or side of your boat.

Having hidden fittings and sleek hull mounts creates a near factory tower appearance. An added bonus is that the height from tow point to mount position is about 55 inches. This is more than enough to help riders pop off the wake to create big aerial tricks.

Downsides Of The Indy Liquid Wake Tower?

As a mid-range aftermarket wakeboard tower the Indy Liquid ticks off a lot of boxes. Yet there is one issue, top mounting can create an interference issue when folding the tower. Indy designed the tower to lower via the front legs toward the stern. If you top-mount the front legs too far in the bow section, they may rest on the frame of the windshield when folded down. No one wants a damaged windshield. A solution for this could be to mount as close as possible to the outside edge of the boat or side mount.

Also, to fold the frame you need to tools to remove the rear vertical legs. I’d prefer a quick release knob for convenience but I suppose Indy did this to ensure stiffness during use.

Verdict:

Pick the Indy Liquid tower if you want an excellent mid-range rear facing tower. It has the strength and height to deliver great wakeboarding. You just have to be aware the if you need to top mount it, it might interfere with your windshield.

Final Thoughts:

Now picking aftermarket wakeboard towers shouldn’t be hard. Choose the best wakeboard tower you can afford. Remember that 6061 T6 aluminum is always preferred over 6063 aluminum. A 2.50 inch diameter pipe frame will shake less and be stronger than smaller pipe frames. Finishes matter too, anodized and powder coating will always perform better than simple polish aluminum. That’s it, find a wake tower that fits your specific style of boat and budget.

Finally, thanks for letting Outdoors Informed help with your research. We enjoy helping out, so you can spend less time indoors and more doing big aerials!

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Last update on 2020-11-25

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