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Bob Bense

President / CEO

My wife Kathy and I started Superior Boat Repair & Sales in July of 2009 after a long career working for Nautique Boat Company. I grew up in a boating family and learned to water ski on Folsom Lake as a young boy. I’ve been passionate about boating and water sports since that time. When I’m not at my dealership, I enjoy spending time with my family in Lake Tahoe and water skiing out on Folsom Lake, early in the mornings with my ski buddies. My staff and I look forward to earning your business and helping you create your own dreams, memories and experiences, out on the water! 

Kathy Bense

Secretary / Treasurer

My Husband and I started Superior Boat Repair & Sales in July of 2009. I enjoy spending time with family, especially our three girls and four grandchildren. Its been a plessure to watch the company grow. 

Julie McCullough

Receptionist

I joined Superior Boat Repair & Sales in October 2022. I was raised to be a lover of outdoor adventures, whether it was camping, crabbing, or just spending the day out at the beach. I am excited to be a part of the Superior Boat team and look forward to helping make many families' boating dreams come true.

Austin Gewecke

Service Manager

I started with Superior Boat Repair & Sales in May 2020 as the Pro Shop Manager. I grew up on the water and have always loved to share my passion for watersports with other people. I take pride in knowing the products we have here and what they can do to improve your boating experience.

Ryan Hillis

Parts/Warranty Advisor

I have been with Superior Boat Repair & Sales since March of 2022 I started as a lot porter and now I am working in the service department as the parts and warranty advisor. I grew up going to Folsom lake with my family. We had a 1989 Ski Nautique which is where my love for boating came from. My brothers and I were always very competitive with each other, which helped drive us to get fairly good at wakeboarding. I went to Chico State and competed on the Wakeboard team. I typically spend the weekends hanging out with my son and my dog. 

Josh Gatlin

Sales Manager

I have worked with Superior Boat Repair & Sales since 2013. I started out as a service techinician for the first couple of years and have now switched over to the sales dept. I am also a veteran of the US Coast Guard. I have always had a love for the water and being in the marine industry suits me perfectly. I enjoy helping to bring people and families together, through boating.

Wesley Daley

Sales Associate

I have been with Superior Boat Repair & Sales for over 5 years working in the service department and now in the sales department. I grew up going to Shasta lake with my family. We had a 1988 Ski Nautique which is where my love for boating came from. My brother and I were always very competitive with each other, which helped drive us to get fairly good at wakeboarding. I went to Sac State and competed on the Wakeboard team. On the weekend if I'm not on a boat you can find me on my Harley. See you out on the water.

Cipriano (Sip) Trujillo

Sales Associate

I started working for Superior Boat Repair & Sales in July 2019. I had spent the last 35 years selling High-End Automobiles (German Sports Cars). I knew very little about the boating industry and I was hoping for a challenge. I have not been disappointed! On my free time I enjoy hitting the golf course. 

Jim McAfee

Service Technician

I have been a mechanic all my life and have been around boats since I was kid in the 70's. While employeed as an ASE certified State of California smog technician, I have owned and rebuilt several old boats. The most current, a classic 1980 Ski Supreme, which I enjoy going out in, on the weekends. I joined Superior Boat Repair & Sales in June of 2017 and have been to the Supreme factory for training and I am also a certified technician on PCM engines. 

Lake Sworder

Detail/Service

I started here at Superior Boat Repair & Sales in September 2020 I was born and raised in a boat family and that’s where my interest about boats developed. I enjoy watersports, mountain biking, and hiking. My favorite thing about Superior Boat is all the products they sell like the tubes and wakeboards.

JR Richard

Delivery Captain

I started with Superior Boat Repair and Sales in 2022 after being a customer for many years. I grew up around boats and am happy to be on my fourth Nautique. I ride with my family on Folsom Lake, Bullards Bar, Shasta, and Don Pedro—mostly wakeboarding, but lately, we’re spending more time wake surfing. I’m looking forward to helping customers with their boats and gear.

Shon Ribera

Marketing / Events Coordinator

I been at Superior Boat Repair & Sales for a couple years now. it's a great company. I enjoy everything outdoors.

Kevin Fitzgerald

What is your watersport of choice? Slalom skiing - both Open water and Course

What is your favorite trick? Barefooting

How old were you when you started skiing? 7yrs old

What was your first boat? Glastron 1600 Open Bow with Yamaha 90

What is your current boat? MB Sport Boss 190

What is your favorite or current board setup? Radar Vapor Graphite

What is your home lake/place to ski? Folsom Lake

What is the coolest place you have ever ski? Bullards Bar

Doug Anderson

What is your watersport of choice? Love to waterski, but really getting into wake surfing!

What is your favorite trick? Barefoot deep water start

How old were you when you started riding? I was 11 years old behind my uncle's Glastron tri-hull.

What was your first boat? A 1985 Reinell 18 ft runabout

What is your current boat? A 1990 Mastecraft Prostar 190

What is your favorite or current board setup? I ski a Radar Vapor Graphite

What is your home lake/place to ride? Have been skiing Folsom Lake for 35 years

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? A clear water bay in Jamacia

Steve McClaine

What is your watersport of choice?  WATER SKIING!

What is your favorite trick? OLD SCHOOL... 6 BUOYS - 28OFF AT 34

How old were you when you started riding?  SKIING... 12 YEARS OLD

What was your first boat? 1976 COBALT 19FT CLOSED DECK.. WITH A REMOVABLE CENTER-PULL

What is your current boat? 02 SKI NATIQUE (NOT MINE THO - FRIEND'S BOAT)

What is your favorite or current setup? RADAR VAPOR GRAPHITE (66) WITH RADAR BOA BINDINGS

What is your home lake/place to ride? FOLSOM - BROWN'S OR GRANITE

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? TEACHING AT CLUB MED CANCUN BACK IN THE DAY - PRIVATE COURSE IN A SECLUDED LAGOON

Kevin Keady

What is your watersport of choice? Waterskiing

What is your favorite trick? I don't really have any tricks. I like to work on improving my buoy count in the course.

How old were you when you started riding?  I first got on waterskis when I was 12. My grandparents lived on the ocean in Maine and I learned to ski behind their Boston Whaler with a 40 hp outboard engine.

What was your first boat? Shortly after I got married, my wife and I bought 1970 Ski Nautique. Once we started having kids, we upgraded to a 1992 Ski Nautique Open Bow.

What is your current boat? 2015 Ski Nautique 200

What is your favorite or current board setup? I have an HO Syndicate

What is your home lake/place to ride? I've been skiing on Folsom Lake for over 30 years. Recently, I joined the Sacramento Water Ski Club and ski the course on Winchester lake.

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? During our honeymoon, my wife and I skied on the Club Med course which was on a lagoon in Cancun. I've also had several opportunities to go houseboating on Shasta Lake.

Matt McCracken

What is your watersport of choice?  Slalom Skiing

How old were you when you started riding?  7

What was your first boat?  16 ft Glaspar with 75 hp Evinrude out-board

What is your current boat? Ski Nautique closed bow 196, made in 2001

What is your home lake/place to ride? Folsom Lake

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? Lake Tahoe

Tim Nilsen

What is your watersport of choice? No watersport can top the feeling on a wakeboard

What is your favorite trick? The whirlybird never gets old

How old were you when you started skiing? About 10, being pulled by a quad across the pond with a long rope on my dads wooden single ski

What was your first boat? My dad had a 1991 Carrera cigarette boat with twin 454's

What is your current boat? 2020 G23!❤️

What is your favorite or current board setup? My favorite setup was the 136 drifter from Hyperlite with 3060 bindings

What is your home lake/place to ski? Folsom

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? Greek islands in secluded cove with pirate ships 🏴‍☠️

John Richard

What is your watersport of choice? Wakeboarding by far.

What is your favorite trick? For me: roll to revert, though those days are behind me

When I'm watching someone else: Whatever a person has been working on. Sometimes it's a hard trick, but more often it's just getting up for the first time--most people are super excited when they finally get it and that's the fun part!

How old were you when you started riding? waterskiing:16 wakeboarding: 30 wakesurfing: 35

What was your first boat?

First boat:1982 Boston Whaler Sport 13

First watersports boat:1995 Nautique Sport Nautique

What is your current boat?

2015 Nautique G23

What is your favorite or current board setup?

I'm old school: Watson Classic / LTD with Ronix One boots

What is your home lake/place to ride? Folsom

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? Bullards Bar--nice shoreline, beautiful water, and not crowded during the week. We make it there 2-3 times/year.

Kyle Woodard

What is your watersport of choice? Wakesurfing!

What is your favorite trick? alley op 720

How old were you when you started riding? wakeboarding - 14, wakesurfing 33

What was your first boat? 2006 Moomba Mobius

What is your current boat? 2021 G23

What is your favorite or current board setup? Chaos Team Pro

What is your home lake/place to ride? Lake Oroville and Clear Lake

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? We traveled to Japan for a wakesurfing competition a couple of years ago and surfed on Lake Biwa. The riding conditions were terrible, but being in Japan to wakesurf was awesome.

Korinn Woodard

What is your watersport of choice? Wakesurfing!

What is your favorite trick? Switch alley op, 180 to 540

How old were you when you started riding? 33

What was your first boat? 2006 Moomba Mobius

What is your current boat? 2021 G23

What is your favorite or current board setup? Chaos Mystix

What is your home lake/place to ride? Lake Oroville and Clear Lake

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden? We traveled to Japan for a wakesurfing competition a couple of years ago and surfed on Lake Biwa. The riding conditions were terrible, but being in Japan to wakesurf was awesome.

Kelly Albin

What is your watersport of choice?  Wakesurfing

What is your favorite trick?  1080

How old were you when you started skiing?  12

What was your first boat? MB

What is your current boat?  2020 G23

What is your favorite or current board setup?  48” Connelly Habit

What is your home lake/place to ski?  Dirty Delta in Discovery Bay, CA

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden?  The coolest place I’ve ever ridden was probably in a river in Fort Myers, Fl, the water was very warm and there were dolphins swimming near us

Alex Albin

What is your watersport of choice?  Wakeboarding

What is your favorite trick?  crail tantrum to blind

How old were you when you started skiing?  5 years old

What was your first boat? Sanger 210

What is your current boat?  2020 G23

What is your favorite or current board setup?  2021 Connelly Reverb board and boots

Rope length and speed? 75 feet at 22.5 mph

What is your home lake/place to ski? Delta in Discovery Bay

What is the coolest place you have ever ridden?  Dubai

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