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 I've put together this unique and comprehensive list of entities that manufactured water skis.  I was the Product Development Director at Cypress Gardens Skis and knew many of the creators and managers of these water ski companies.  - Don C. Thomson


  1. Adolph Kiefer (Kiefer & Associates LLC, founded 1947

  2. Ajax

  3. Aluma Craft     

  4. AMF Voit

  5. Argo (Jackson Heights, NY)

  6. Apco Skis (Brooklyn, NY) Sea Glide

  7. Aqua Sport (Cove Craft Mfg., Laconia, N.H., Larry Brown).

  8. Atlas Skis (Stilley Plywood Co Inc., Conway, S.C.)

  9. Bassett Skis ( Paul Bassett 714-630-7999 or Jame Presson, Greenbush, Mich.)

  10. Bob Lew Skis  (Bob Sligh & Lew Withey, Bob-Lew Water Ski  Co.              

  11. Bob White Skis (Tampa, Florida) (see 5/17/16 E-mail)

  12. Bruce Parker Skis by Apco (Bruce Parker & Charlie Tilger)

  13. CarbonWerx *

  14. Cascade Skis

  15. Catalina Skis,  Distributed by Outboard Mfg. Co. (OMC)  

  16. Challenger skis, 1970's  

  17. Chisnel Skis

  18. Churchill Skis (Danny Churchill)

  19. Classic Skis (Don Buffa) *

  20. Composite Structures Corp. (EP)(Roger Teeter & Bill Featherstone)

  21. Connelly Skis (Budd Co.), etc. *

  22. Dave Craig trick skis, Miami, FL 1950's to 1960

  23. Cypress Garden Skis & Great American Skis (Cypress Gardens, Inc., Bagley Co., Ero Ind., etc.)

  24. D3 Skis *

  25. Don Thomson Custom Hand-Made Skis *

  26. Duvall Skis

  27. KD Skis*

  28. Kidder Skis*

  29. Daclin Skis

  30. Dixie Clipper Skis

  31. Dolphin Aqua Skis (by Fred Waller)

  32. Dura-Flex Skis

  33. Duvall Water Skis

  34. Endos Water Ski and Wakeboard Werx in Long Beach sold  Reflex and other brands of skis. 

  35. Excel Skis

  36. Flagg Skis

  37. Flecky-Snyder Skis

  38. Goode Skis *(Dave Goode and Bill Chisnell)

  39. Great American (Cypress Gardens Trade Name)

  40. Gull Skis (Bob Herman in Kalamazoo, MI)

  41. Handley Skis, Lakeland, FL

  42. Healthways Aquaflight Water Champ (1957), Los Angeles

  43. Hexel Skis * (name now owned by HO Skis)

  44. HO Skis*

  45. Hop - Smith Mfg. Co., Newton, NC.

  46. Hydro Flite Skis (Hedlund Mfg. Co. - Nokomis, Ill.)

  47. Iconn (Power Carve).

  48. Javelin combo pair (Sold By Outboard Motor Corp. (OMC)

  49. J.C.Higgins Skis (Sears)(private labeled)

  50. Jet Ski Manufacturing (Grand Rapids, MI)

  51. Jobe Sports International (The Netherlands)  * (Jeff Jobe)

  52. Joe Mueller Skis (Texas Toothpick &Tiny Texans)

  53. Kalamazoo Ski Company Kalamazoo, Michigan (Tim Nederveld contribution)

  54. Ka Huna Skis (In 2001 Hobie Alder hooked up with Nash skis to produce the “Hobie Kahuna” ski.

  55. Kidder Skis

  56. Kimball-Schmidt K-Glass Skis

  57. K-2 Skis

  58. La Point Skis

  59. Lake Region Skis

  60. Leonard’s Metals Co. (Aluminum skis, St. Charles, MO).

  61. Lowell Skis

  62. Lund Ski Company (C.A. Lund Co., Hastings, MN

  63. Maherajah Skis*  Bob Maher

  64. Mapple Skis (Andy Mapple)

  65. Mastercraft Skis

  66. Medalist Cut & Jump (Medalist Co.)

  67. Montgomery Ward Sea King (Turnabout 54 in. mahogany skis).

  68. Murdock Ski

  69. Northland Ski Mfg. Co.  (LeCenter, MN) & (Laconia, NH), St.Paul, MN, owned by Christian A. Lund)

  70. Nash Skis, Nash, Hydroslide Skis, Texas Watercrafters (Charlie Nash)

  71. O’Brien Skis (Coleman Co.), etc. *

  72. Ohio Valley Skis

  73. Quantum Skis, Oakland, FL *

  74. Parkway Water Skis (Reseda, CA)

  75. Penn Craft Spray King Skis

  76. Rainbow Skis (Tom Murphy = 50%)

  77. Rail Skis

  78. Reflex (Ski Tech)

  79. Radar Skis *

  80. Riviera Skis

  81. Saucier Skis (Dave Saucier)

  82. Steve Schnitzer skis, West Palm Beach, FL, 1980's

  83. Sea Craft (Ted Williams endorsement)

  84. Sea Glider

  85. Sears (Sears name near tail)

  86. Ski Craft (model HC-9 Bicentenial Model)

  87. Ski King Skis

  88. Ski Master (Texas Watercrafters, Division of Texas Recreation, Corp. Ski Master trade name expired in 2009

  89. Ski Whizz

  90. Smokers Skis, Smoker Lumber Co., New Paris, IN

  91. Southern Skis

  92. Sports Tech Skis

  93. Stinger Skis (Denny Kidder)

  94. Sundash slalom

  95. Taperflex of America

  96. Terry Skis (Sundancer Model)

  97. Texas Recreation Corp.

  98. Torque Skis (Blaze LeWark)

  99. Tourney Skis (Joe Bridges)

  100. Velmar Ski Co.

  101. Velrob Skis (Velrob Manufacturing Co. Everett, Washington)

  102. Vogue Skis

  103. Voit Skis

  104. Wade Werx Skis

  105. Wally Burr Skis

  106. Water Mocassin Skis

  107. Wave King

  108. Wellington Puritan Skis

  109. Western Wood Skis (Ebonite Co.)

  110. White Bear Ski Co.

  111. Wiley Skis



Jason Raser (Velrob Skis) 3/19/2023

Canadian Water Ski Companies


  1.  Aqua - Rite, (Montreal Skis, Inc.) 1961 catalog - Mark Coultier  

  2.  Sea Glider, Montreal, Sensor, Standard


Australian Water Ski Companies


  1.  Bonney Water Skis (Frank Bonney, Perth, West Aust.)   

  2.  Ron Marx Skis

  3.  Fred Williams Skis Builds skis & ski boats    


  1.   Vel Aqua Skis

  2.   Rapid Ski Store in Adelaide (handles many brands of skis)


British (European) Water Ski Companies (brand info from Andy Mapple)


  1.    Chippendale Skis

  2.    Typhoon Skis

  3.    Mesle

  4.    Kathro

  5.    Freyrie


Austrian Water Ski Companies


  1.   Kneissl

  2.   Tornado

  3.   Pilot


French Water Skis


  1.   Sims

  2.   Rogue & Lahuppe (old)

  3.   Reflex


Italian Water Skis


  1.  Freyrie


Swedish Skis


  1.   Sandstrome


German Skis


  1. Mesle (West German)

  2. Warp slalom by Philipp and Matthias Auer (2007)

  3. Fishier (Razor model)o

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