Campion Info

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where are Campion boats built?

We are proudly Canadian crafted with our boats being built in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia Canada.

 

Can I get a manual for my Campion boat?

Yes, we do include a generic boating manual with every new Campion boat purchased. However due to the wide range of options and other specialized equipment this manual does not cover those items.  We include manuals from the specific item manufacturers in the owner’s package. After reviewing the individual manuals If you need assistance or have questions, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help you.

 

What does a boat serial number mean?

Hull identification number is another name for hull serial number.  All pleasure crafts made or imported into Canada must have a Hull Serial Number (HIN) affixed to it.

Example of Campion Hull Serial Number

CA ZBI 542 02 J7 18

CA Manufactured Country Code (Canada)

ZBI Campion’s manufacturer code

542 Campion Model designation

02 Manufacturing Sequence Unique identifier

J7 Month and Production Year

A:  January                G:  July

B:  February              H: August

C:  March                   I:  September

D:  April                      J:  October

E:  May                       K:  November

F:  June                       L:  December

18 Model Year

 

How can I tell how long a Campion boat is by the model?

A boat is measured along its centerline from the outside of the hull aft to the outside of the hull forward. This measurement does not include any attachments such as swim platforms, outboard motors, bow sprits, etc.

Allante, Chase and Explorer models are measured using the metric system.  An approximate measuring guide is, in meters placing a decimal point behind the first number in the model.  Example Explorer 542 = 5.42 meters long (this is approximate length only)

Watersport models are measured in feet.  Example the WS18 = 18 foot (this is approximate length only)

Sfvara model is 23 foot

 

What Model Year is my Boat?

It will be the last two digits of your serial number.

 

What is the difference between an Allante & Chase?

Our Chase models have additional features and a secondary colour choice included in the standard equipment package.

 

What is better, a Stern Drive or Outboard?

The decision ultimately comes down to your specific boating wants and needs. Several of the key factors to consider when you’re deciding on outboard vs. sterndrive are — performance, fuel efficiency, space, aesthetics, tilt, cost, maintenance, winterization and noise level.

 

Can I get parts direct from Campion?

If your local dealer is unable to supply, then yes you can purchase direct from us by calling 778-753-8168 or emailing parts@campionboats.com.

 

Is there wood in my boat?

All boats prior to 2005 have wood in the construction.  We started using Marine Grade Wood in 2000 and composite material in the transoms in 2005.

 

What makes a Campion boat more fuel efficient?

Our innovative hull design has received worldwide recognition and is engineered for efficiency.

 

What is Wakesurfing?

Wakesurfing is a water sport in which a rider trails behind a boat, riding the boat’s wake without being directly pulled by the boat.  After getting up on the wake, typically by use of a tow rope, the wake surfer will drop the rope, and ride the steep face below the wave’s peak in a fashion reminiscent of surfing. Wake surfers generally use special boards, designed specifically for wakes.

The Sport is popular for hundreds of reasons and is known to be safer and have less impact to your knees and body compared to wakeboarding.

Campion offers four Watersports models in addition to our Sfvara SV3.

 

What are the benefits of your Watersport Editions and Svfara SV3 surf boats?

With the innovative hull design engineered for efficiency they only require a portion of ballast to create huge clean wakes.  The benefit is clean surfability and better fuel efficiency.

 

Can we Wake Surf behind a Mercury or Volvo Stern Drive Model?

Wakesurfing is deemed by most experts to be dangerous behind traditional sterndrive- or outboard-powered boats due to the proximity of both propeller and exhaust.