Nautique PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade (2006-2013)

Nautique PiggyBack Rear Factory Ballast Upgrade (2006-2013)



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For 2006 and newer Nautique boats, add 400lbs. to 1,450lbs. of additional ballast to your boat's factory ballast system with our exclusive PiggyBack wakesurf ballast upgrade system.

Looking for the easiest way to upgrade the ballast on your Super Air Nautique wakeboard boat? The WakeMAKERS Nautique Piggyback upgrade will easily increase the capacity of your Correct Craft wakeboard boat's factory ballast system by up to 1,450 pounds!

If you're disappointed with the size and quality of the wakeboard or wakesurfing wake with the stock ballast system and don't want to mess with throwing pumps over the side of the boat then this is the system for you. Our Nautique PiggyBack Ballast System Upgrade is designed to integrate with your factory ballast system, be controlled using the switches on your dash, and not require any additional effort to fill and drain.

How It Works
The PiggyBack Ballast System is designed to use the existing pumps, hoses and switches in your Nautique, and expands the capacity of your factory rear ballast tanks from 250lbs. to a maximum of 1,700lbs. per side! This kit includes everything needed for the installation, including a the ballast bag of your choice, prefabricated adapters to connect to the factory system and all of the necessary fittings, hoses and clamps. We even use Fly High's Flow-Rite high quality quick connect system so you can remove the bag easily for cleaning or storage.

As the name implies, this Ballast System Add-On is connected inline with the overflow of the factory ballast tank, allowing it to PiggyBack on the factory system. In the factory configuration when the in-floor hard tank is full excess water is dumped overboard through the vent hose. With the PiggyBack system installed, excess water from the hard tank flows into the Fly High ballast bag, allowing it to fill after the factory tank is full. Once the new bag is full (which means the factory tank is full), excess water will flow out of the overflow of the bag, and through the factory thru-hull connector, allowing the system to function exactly the same as the stock ballast setup, but with the additional capacity of up to 1,450 pounds.

Draining is exactly the opposite; as the factory drain pump remove water from the tank, gravity forces water out of the Fly High bag and into the hard tank until both ballast bag and tank are empty.


One simple and completely reversible change is required to install the PiggyBack system, and the entire process takes less than 20 minutes.

Warranty 2 Years
Manufacturer WakeMAKERS - view brand page
Manufacturer Part # 42501
Item # 42501


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  • 8/16/2016

    Couldn't be easier - fatten up your wake!

    Purchased the piggy back kit for my Super Air Nautique along with semi-custom LBS bags - everything was simple... easy phone ordering (guys were super helpful), easy install (about 20 minutes) easy use (just hit the fill or empty button an additional time or two). Love it!

    Nakia Maxwell

  • 7/11/2016


    2 hose clamps....attach to the bag and ride with a smile!!!

    Matt Simpson

  • 5/29/2015


    We took the factory hard ballast tanks out of our 230 and replaced with two 1100 lb sacks. Wake for surfing it unreal. We were sent the piggyback system which we were told was the same as what it would take to do a full replacement. It took a little modifying and there were some connections we didn't need, but after we figured out how to modify it took less than twenty mins.

    Tyler Vanderhorst

  • 10/8/2014


    This is the first enhancement i've done to our 2013 SANTE and it was easy. Wakemakers had the entire kit together, easy to follow instructions and all the parts went together so easy a child could do it! All the parts seem to be of high quality and the quick release fittings will be added to everything in that boat. Only regret was I didn't get the bow sac along with the high flow impellers that I'm ordering now. Remember to balance your SANTE when loading, too much in one spot doesn't work well, I installed 400's in the rear with the factory and I'm sure that the 200's were plenty.


  • 5/3/2014

    Great Addition

    Easy to install on our 210 SAN. Wake is much thicker and taller.


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