With every customer we speak to, we can almost guarantee that the question about needing a navigation light on their wakeboard tower will be asked. The answer is always yes. Especially if you are going to be out past sunset. Specific lighting configurations are required for boats operating between sunset and sunrise, or in times of restricted visibility. Do not assume that your boat came from the factory or showroom with all the proper equipment. In other words, it’s your responsibility to make sure your boat shows the proper lights. This is dependent upon the size of the boat and the waters in which you are operating, because requirements are different for each state. To see the regulations for your state, you can visit the US Coast Guard page for reference to your states boating laws.
For most boating areas, it is a requirement to have a light at the tallest portion of your water craft. Therefore, when you install a tower this generally becomes the tallest portion of the boat. The ability to integrate the navigation light into the tow knob of your Big Air tower keeps a nice, clean, sleek look. All Big Air wakeboard towers from 2013 to present have the ability to integrate a Big Air navigation light. But, if you opted out of this addition during your tower purchase don’t fret, the Big Air navigation light can be added after your tower has been installed. For those with 2012 or older Big Air tower models, feel free to contact us for upgrade options.
Unsure what year and/or model you have? Feel free to email us a photo of your tower and a photo showing the top of the tow knob. We will be more than happy to help you out.
If you’re in need of additional navigation lights for your boat, check out West Marine’s video. They will show you how to choose the right lights for your boat.
These requirements hold true for most areas, but local regulations are intricate. In conclusion, be sure to check with your local government for marine safety regulations in your area and the Navigation Rules.
Want to see how simple it is to add our navigation light to your Big Air Tower?
Watch the video below!