Pavati designs and builds the best wake boats in the industry, but don’t take our word for it. See what our customers have to say about owning a Pavati and why there is no comparison to the Pavati Experience.


I made a big decision today 😅 Most of you know that I’m a huge boat lover. I’ve owned all kinds of different boats over the years. A couple years ago I started keeping a close eye on the @pavatiwake aluminum wakeboats cause their rugged design concept intrigued me. With how crazy my schedule is these days, some of the most quality time that I get with my family is spent on the lake boating so I’ve really started to value my boat even more. That’s why I made a last minute decision to visit the @pavatiwake factory in Oregon today to see how these boats are made, meet their team, and to decide whether or not to pursue my curiosity in them.

These boats aren’t cheap. And for those of you that know me, you know that I’m fairly frugal. I don’t buy expensive stuff to be cool. I pay for quality but I don’t spend big money on a whim, probably because I grew up in a humble family with no money to spare. I know what it’s like to have nothing which makes me very appreciative of everything I have now.

All I can say right now is….wow. I had really high expectations based on the price tag and all the hype I’ve heard about these boats over the years and my expectations were exceeded in every single way. Chuck and Brody (owner and sales manager) spent all night and morning going over their boats with me and showing me just how passionate they are about them. To be honest, their shop reminded me a lot of my own with all kinds of crazy ideas and experiments to make things better kicking around. From the minute I put the throttle down for the first time, I knew I was sold. I’ve still got a lot to learn about the boat as I start putting it to use and I plan on giving you guys my real, raw opinion of these.

These boats are the Ferrari of wakeboats and they’re obviously not attainable for everyone. Please remember that as I share more about this boat with you over the coming months, I am in no way trying to brag or rub it in anyone’s face. These boats are unicorns, they are very rare. There are LOTS of people that wanna know more about them and honestly I just wanna share my real world experience so people can form an opinion for themselves. Much more to come soon 👊🏼 @pavatiwake


Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
Boat Homebase: Lake Havasu
USMC Veteran & Entrepreneur
1st Pavati: 2015 AL24
2nd Pavati: 2018 AL26 (current)
3rd Pavati: 2023 AL30


John Akerman
Current World Wakesurf Champion
Hometown: Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
Local Skim Spot: IRB 26th Av.
Years Skimboarding/Wakesurfing: 15
Favorite Wake Surf Board: Phase 5 54″ Finless Oath
Sponsors: Phase 5, Freak Traction, Filibuster Apparel, Eelsnot Board Therapy, Pavati


What do you like most about your Pavati boat?
The attention to detail in the Pavati brand is second to none. They constantly strive to innovate and improve.

What are 3 other features that you are impressed with?
The construction of a Pavati is incredibly solid. It does not ride like any other boat. The bow thrusters are a huge added benefit. They are indispensable. The interior upholstery is superior to most luxury cars.

Why do you recommend purchasing a Pavati?
There is no better value for the dollar than a Pavati.

What makes us better than other brands? Or separates us?
The overall look, design, and style of a Pavati is head and shoulders above any other boat on the water. After experiencing a Pavati, the Wake Setters and Ski Natiques of the world are shown to be second-tier vessels at best.