Wake Effects Moves to the All New Family Boating Center in Osage Beach


The 2019 summer boating season is finally starting to wind up here at Lake of the Ozarks. We’ve had an extremely busy “off-season” moving our Wake Effects by Big Thunder location to the all-new Family Boating Center located at 3534 Osage Beach Parkway in Osage Beach, MO.

Wake Effects operated out of the same single location right off of Passover Road in Osage Beach, MO for the previous 8 years. After 2018, we saw a need to create a location that combined our water sports store with our family-oriented boats. Wake Effects by Big Thunder had a soft opening at the end of the 2018 boating season at the all-new Big Thunder Marine Family Boating Center. Since then, we’ve diligently worked to create a one-of-a-kind store in the heart of Lake of the Ozarks that is a true one-stop shop. 

With the move, we were able to expand the brands and products that Wake Effects by Big Thunder carries. Some of the new products include kayaks, boat cleaners, oils, batteries and more apparel and water sports brands like Patagonia, Costa, Lib Tech and Follow Wake. One major note to make with the move is that the Wake Effects by Big Thunder service department is no longer at the same location as the pro shop and sales.  The service department moved to a brand new state-of-the-art facility located at 147 Glencove Blvd in Lake Ozark, MO 65049 and can be reached at 573-964-3441.

To add to the Wake Effects by Big Thunder move, the Family Boating Center not only houses our entire pro shop and MasterCraft boat line; it is a 22,000-square-foot facility that houses our 4 pontoon/tri-toon boat lines (Manitou, Crest, South Bay and JC Tritoons),  our bowrider boat line (Monterey), smaller center consoles and our used and brokered inventory for water sport boats, pontoons/tritoons and bowriders.  On average, you can find 25 to 30 boats in the indoor showroom and another 50+ boats on the lot.

What you can expect to find at this location in regards to retail:

Wakeboards, water skis, tubes, wakesurfers, kneeboards, life jackets, ropes, men’s apparel, women’s apparel, kid’s apparel, sunglasses, kayaks, paddleboards, coolers, sun screen, sandals, boat ballast, and other boat and watersport accessories.

What you can expect to find at this location in regards to boats:

MasterCraft, Monterey, Black Fin, South Bay, Crest Marine, Manitou, JC Tritoons, used and brokerage watersport boats, bowriders and pontoons/tritoons.