From Our Editors
Rather than the yachts and sailing vessels often associated with boat clubs, the BlackShell Boat Club's fleet features vehicles that get you a little closer to the water. The club's boats are designed for fun on the waves in the form of waterskiing, wakeboarding, and wakesurfing, inviting passengers to leave churning wakes in the otherwise calm surface of Bartlett Lake. All parties have an instructor hop aboard to help novices master the basics of balancing on the water and more expert sailors learn tricks, swinging skiers side-to-side in the boat's wake so they can practice leaping into the air or diving into the lake headfirst to catch fish with their teeth. Those in a more relaxed mood can simply lounge on deck and enjoy the views of the Tonto National Forest.