Wakeboard Towers on boats are nothing new, however the height of these towers has always caused problems with piloting the vessel. They typically stand feet over the trim; in lake country its common that they are too high to fit under low bridges. Another reason to power them is so the boat can be trailered around without height restrictions and stored in the garage with ease.
Some Towers have pivots and removable pins to enable users to lower and raise the tower, but that is time consuming and can cause a backup of boats waiting to get under the bridge. These days, for higher end boats, its becoming more and more popular for boat manufacturers to motorize this function. Linear Actuators are the primary motion control of choice when it comes to powering a wakeboard tower for many reasons. To start, they can be powered by the existing boat power supply, and can provide the force required to lift the larger towers up and down.