Wakeboard Towers on boats are nothing new, however they have always caused problems with respect to operating a boat in certain situations due to the height of these towers. They typically stand quite high and for lake country its common that they are too high to fit under small bridges. Another reason to power them is so that they can be trailered around without these height restrictions and stored in the garage with ease.
Some Towers have pivots and removable pins to be able to lower and higher them, but that's 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. Firstly the can be powered by the existing boating power supply, and they also can provide a lot of force required to lift the larger towers up and down.