The TurboSwing tow system is a simple accessory that allows owners of outboard-powered boats and their passengers to
enjoy active tow sports. The TurboSwing
serves as a portable tow bar that elevates
the tow rope out of the propwash and
wake and, with its pulley system, allows
the rope to slide from side to side, reducing slack and offering smooth, consistent
pulling and maneuverability for those
water skiing, wakeboarding, or tubing
behind the boat.
The TurboSwing is easy to install
and simple to remove from its receiver
mounts, which are bolted to the engine
brackets on each side of the outboard.
A quick-release option allows the tow
bar to be quickly taken off and stowed
out of the way when the boat is being
used for other activities. It doesn’t inter-
fere with boat
or motor opera-
tion and can be
left in place over
the course of the
The location of
the engine, is key,
as it enhances the
outboard’s dual role as the pivot point of
the boat as well as the source of thrust.
The proximity of the tow point to the
power source also results in better boat
handling and stability.
TurboSwing offers models for boats
powered by outboards from 30 to 350 hp,
including the TurboSwing-Twin models available for twin outboard applications. The TurboSwing has a maximum
No room for a dedicated tow pylon? Installing a TurboSwing could be the answer
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Easy to moderate
Approx. $500 and
up, depending on
sits well clear of the
engine and allows
towing of tubes and
skiers on boats that
don’t have space
for a pylon.
to learn how to
safely tow a tuber
or water skier.