A partnership that just made sense.

The Team

Darren Lamont

Owner of Northwest Inboards

At 13 years old Herb O’Brien offered me a job at HO Sports.  That summer I worked for a new slalom ski and kneeboard, I haven't wanted to work in any other business since.  After 20 years of experience in the watersports industry I’m starting my own boat dealership and couldn't be more excited!!  I truly love getting people on the water and having fun with their family and friends.  

zac conrad

Sales Department 


Bakes Marine

Service & Parts Partner for NWI






Chad Douglas

Axis Team Rider/Boat Owner

I was born in Houston, Texas and have been all over the U.S. and  did a stint in Canada. I joined the team here in early 2017 and couldn't be happier working with a crew and customers passionate about boats. I ran a wakeboard/surf school in Miami before moving this way, and that job took me all over the world coaching and meeting kindred spirits. I worked at a slalom school before that; so if it's behind the boat I love it and can teach it! I've been playing with towboats since I was 12, and want to do it until I'm 112.




Since 1989, Customer Service has made Bakes Marine the longest standing boat repair center for Inboard Boats in the Northwest. Specializing in inboards has allowed Bakes to be the best when it comes time to servicing your inboard water sports boat. Every service team member annually attends training schools to keep their skills up to date with the advancing technology in our boats. Our knowledge and experience combined with the latest computer diagnostics and tools, leaves Bakes work the best in our industry.


I started wakeboarding in 1997 and have been spending every possible second on the water ever since.   I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the best brands in the industry as a representative and advocate for the same products that I use each and every day. I love competing, coaching, and enjoying time on the water with friends and family, but am most passionate about sharing my love for watersports and boating with others.