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Tige 23ZX2023Request Price
Load up your family and friends and share the stoke of next-gen styling, luxury, and now, easier-than-ever performance with the GO System. Packed with ingenious storage, thoughtful details, and massive performance, the 23ZX is sized and styled perfectly to take over the best-selling length segment of the inboard market.More…15
Supreme S2202023Request Price
The 22-foot S220 is one of our new S-Series reshaping the Supreme Boats brand farther ahead of the “value class.” In fact, the S-Series boats are redefining that class. The S220 easily accommodates 14 people in an interior that screams luxury because its Comfort Strong Marine Vinyl by Spradling has the strength of a 17-mil top and is sewn together with indestructible Gore Tenera Thread by GORETEX. When you customize your color scheme to achieve the look you want, it will be clear this is no cookie cutter boat. The new EZ-V hull design is home to as much as 4400 pounds of ballast in six independently pumped ballast locations. You will be able to create a surfable wave the first time you are on the water. Choose between the new Supreme Shine tower (SST) made of stainless steel in the USA or the upgraded F-Series Tower by Roswell with gel coat color-matched tower shields, to give your S220 exactly the look you want. Since our boats are custom built after you order, your color scheme choices enable you to personalize the look to suit your personality.More…8
MasterCraft XT202023Request Price
The redesigned XT20 is the most compact and high-level performing 20-foot boat on the market. Equipped with SurfStar, additional ballast, and a refreshed hull design, the XT20 produces the most precise and adjustable wakes and waves you’ll find anywhere. The new hull shape and layout rocks a higher freeboard, allowing room for not only the additional ballast, but additional comfort and premium quality within the boat. Easy to tow and decked out with premium must-haves such as the all-new MasterCraft Connect app and smart telematics, the completely redesigned XT20 is fit for fun.More…14
MasterCraft XStar S Piranha2023Request Price
The MasterCraft XStar S Piranha Limited Edition model is stacked with premium features and upgrades to turn heads and turn up for the best time on the water. With a limited run of 25 units and Ilmor’s SUPERCHARGED 6.2L engine, the XStar S Piranha Limited Edition is the most powerful and most exclusive towboat in the world.More…4
Heyday H202023Request Price
The Heyday H20 combines intuitive functionality with powerful performance in a 20’ package. Compliant with a great deal of regional and regulatory size limitations across the U.S., this game changer gives more families the opportunity to create lifelong memories on the water. Designed for wake sports, our latest model includes brand new features exclusive to the H20 —plus Heyday’s class-leading 8-year warranty. Because we want you to focus on what truly matters.More…8
MasterCraft XT22 T2023Request Price
For the family searching for top-tier waves, traditional bow styling, and a sport compact design, say hello to the MasterCraft XT family. The XT22 T performance behind the boat exceeds industry standards while offering top quality, creature comforts, and classic styling at every touchpoint. Paired with smart telematics and the MasterCraft Connect app, your on-water traditions just got bigger and better.More…9
Regal LS6 Surf2023Request Price
Enjoy the thrill of an endless wave or relax on calm waters with the LS6 Surf. The Regal Surf System helps you craft the perfect wave that best suits your needs. The innovative and versatile design is sure to deliver remarkable performance every time.More…9
Centurion Ri2652023Request Price
The Ri265 is grounded in greatness with the uncanny ability to harness the "go big" attitude in all who board. This 26-foot 6-inch wake surf boat pulls World Champions to it with the promise of making their lives better. It also draws champions in the making who subscribe to the bigger is better mentality especially when it comes to wake boating. The biggest of the Centurion Boats line, the Ri265 as the accommodation and performance to attract dynasties or at the very least those in planning. The Centurion Ri265 offers the longest pushiest surf wave, a smooth rough water ride, 5850 pounds of evenly distributed available ballast, a yacht certified seating capacity, and versatile interior accommodation. The gravity of this greatness continues to pull you with remarkable style, incredible fuel efficiency, no bow rise and tight maneuverability. The Ri265 is a repeat revolution in innovation catering to and creating dynasties on the water. Just add water to the 2023 Centurion Ri265 and your greatness will grow.More…12
Tige Z32023Request Price
The Z3 carries the traditional styling of the original model but takes on a modern touch. Seamlessly sculpted with Tige’s renowned diamond-stitched interior and all of the essentials for your day on the water, the Z3 will deliver the good times whether you’re behind the wheel or behind the boat. Staying true to its history of robust performance, the Z3 throws a long, powerful surf wave, clean, massive wakeboard wakes, and a flat slalom wake that completely rounds out ultimate versatility. Pro athletes, families, and beginners have found wake making perfection behind the Z3 for years. It set the bar for how a boat should perform and quite literally shaped the sport of wake surfing.More…8
ATX Surf Boats 22 Type-S2023Request Price
The ATX 22 Type-S is the boat you've been looking for. It’s the boat that catches your eye across the water. It’s the boat that goes all out and unleashes some serious swells. It’s the boat that gives you more value, storage and all-around good times. The 22 Type-S is truly the next level. Wondering if we sacrificed hull performance in exchange for price on the ATX? Well, we didn't. When you’re ready to surf, wakeboard, ski, or head home, just push 'GO' and the boat will take care of the work. No more dialing instructions, confusing set ups, or moving people around. Loaded with over 3,000 lb of ballast, the proven performance of the Convex V Hull, and TAPS 3T, your day will be epic and easy. When it comes to functional layouts, we became ingeniously inventive. Take a seat in our standard reverse facing seat, or give your transom a transformation with the walkthrough upgrade. No matter which you choose, you’ll be cruising in comfort.More…10
Centurion Fi232023Request Price
The Centurion Fi23 is not for everyone. It is extremely purpose built. Like a fighter plane, the 2023 Fi23 has one main job, high performance. The Fi23 was designed to produce the best waves and wakes, while providing an unmatched rough water ride. Our engineers leaned into this focus with a mindset of fearless innovation building benefit into the Fi Series that maximizes only this purpose for our family of wake sports warriors who want to share, the worlds best waves wakes and ride. Every aspect of the 2023 Centurion Fi23 tracks back to the surf, wake and ride purpose. The Centurion Fi23 offers very specific wake boat benefits like a long pushy surf wave, a smooth rough water ride, 5250 pounds of evenly distributed available ballast, a 14-person seating capacity, and versatile interior accommodation, without trade-offs for styling, fuel efficiency, bow rise or maneuverability. The new Fi23 was fearlessly innovated to preserve the singular surf wake and ride performance of the Centurion model line with a new look and series of benefits that speak directly to the wants of our Water Sports Warriors.More…10
Supreme ZS2122023Request Price
It’s called the ZS212, but internally this 21-foot 2-inch boat is known as one of our Zeus boats. Named for the Z-shaped sheer line, we call them Zeus because you will feel like you are master of worlds when you launch off the powerful surf wave or wakeboard wakes of the Tapered-V hull. With extra strength from our Unibody Construction and powered by GM Marine, this boat embodies the mythical trinity of surf, wake, and ride. It’s like putting the power of a lightning bolt into your quiver. Unleash it and soar to new heights.More…10
Supreme ZS2522023Request Price
Transcending all entry level wake boats, the ZS252 bumps performance up a level by offering easy off -the-line wake surf performance can be dialed-up to professional level with the additional displacement of as much as 5100 pounds of available ballast evenly distributed in six individually controlled locations. The optional QuickSurf System and Stinger Wake Plate create a wave longer than the hull that can be symmetrically switched from regular to goof in seconds. More ballast equals more ramp and the easier to grow your riding skills. The love water resistance and smooth ride of the EZ-V hull means quiet inside – as low as a common dishwasher with the available Silent Stinger as off the factory line, but Supreme offers the opportunity to customize Wake Plate. Want tunes? WetSounds offers amazing acoustics right well. These are just a few reasons to consider the ZS252 – the boat that offers big fun at an entry-level price.More…5
Tige Z52023Request Price
Built to impress at every level, the all-new Z5 is larger than life -- and the largest of the Z Class. From its modern flare and luxurious interior to its incredible performance and capabilities, the Z5 is premium by nature and versatile by design. With spacious seating for up to 18 people, plus massive amounts of storage, you don't have to leave anyone or any gear behind for your day at the lake. Making a statement with its sizable presence, the Z5 throws ocean-worthy waves, and clean, tall wakeboard wakes to provide all-around versatility for your day on the water. You can dial in your sport of choice at the push of a button, whether it's wakesurfing, wakeboarding, or skiing. When you're ready to GO, so is your Z5.More…15
Four Winns HD8 Surf2023Request Price
The HD8 Surf is top-dog when you require first-class wake sports performance combined with a level of elegance that accommodates your V.I.P. status. Make sure you're the first in line for this one-of-a-kind beauty because all this luxury and versatility will surely soothe your desire for having it all.More…12
Regal LS9 Surf2023Request Price
Designed to provide an exceptional surfing experience, this model is perfect for creating unforgettable moments with loved ones, and its high-quality craftsmanship ensures a comfortable ride. Equipped with a range of standard and upgradable tech, they make it easy to reach even the most remote surfing destinations. With these models, you can truly enjoy the thrill of the ride.More…9
Tige 21ZX2023Request Price
The 21ZX is the perfect boat to serve up great days and even greater memories. Boasting a deep freeboard, tons of storage, and the largest bow and cockpit space in the segment, the 21ZX packs everything you love about big boats into a convenient 21' package.More…15
Ski and Wakeboard Boat
Ideal for watersports and day cruising these Ski and Wakeboard Boat vary in length from 16ft to 31ft and can carry 5 to 19 passengers. These powerboats use the following propulsion options: inboard engine, stern drive or jet. There are a wide range of Ski and Wakeboard Boat for sale from popular brands like Malibu, MasterCraft and Nautique with 4,267 new and 2,348 used and an average price of $90,025 with boats ranging from as little as $8,998 and $323,077.
Ski and Wakeboard Boats
You know you want a boat and you know that your family enjoys watersports so much that the usual bowrider or runabout is not going to be ideal, which brings you to the question that everyone in this market must ask themselves: what, exactly, do you want to do? Water skiing and wakeboarding are usually top answers to that question, and if your kids are old enough to know better, they’re going to be steering you toward dedicated watersports boats— for good reason.
Watersports boats are a bit different from runabouts, particularly in their powertrains. Whereas a runabout uses an outboard or a stern drive, watersports boats, or “tow boats” as they’re commonly called, use an inboard engine in either a direct-drive or V-drive configuration. We’ll come back to that in a bit.
The origin of all tow boats traces back to water skiing. The need to pull a skier — or skiers — from a deep-water start required significant low-end torque. The V-8 inboard powertrain delivered just that. Once the manufacturers had the powertrain figured out, the escalation of the sport began.
Tow boat builders began experimenting with bottom designs to try to create the flattest wakes possible, so competition skiers could cross them quickly and easily as they scamper around the buoys of a tournament slalom course. The boats were initially sparse by design, because they weren’t intended to accommodate more than three or four people. The engine was mounted amidships, with a one-speed transmission behind it followed by a driveshaft to the propeller, thus the term direct drive.
As skiers became more competitive and discerning, they learned that adding more people added weight, which made the wakes bigger and more difficult to manage. So, they were often closed bow models, with a driver seat and an observer seat large enough for two—but that was about it. Besides, the ski rope connected to the tow pylon in front of the engine “doghouse,” so no one could sit in the rear of the boat while someone was skiing anyway. Ski boats are more plush today, but competition ski boats are still designed primarily to create flat wakes, not to carry a lot of people, which is one reason why tournament inboards never sold in huge numbers, particularly as family boats.
But that changed with the advent of wakeboarding, a sport many credit with reinventing the tow boat industry—and in all candor, it did. When wakeboarding began to take off as a sport, tow boat manufacturers were in the catbird’s seat.
Unlike skiing, wakeboarding was better with a big wake behind the boat. These large wakes created launch ramps for all the tricks wakeboarders are famous for. By moving the engine to the stern and mounting it backward — flywheel facing the bow — they accomplished two goals: they created more room inside the boat, and the rearward weight bias created bigger wakes. The engine delivered power to the transmission, which directed power back underneath the engine to the propeller, which is located in the same place you’d find it on a direct drive. The power path forms the shape of a V, thus the name V drive.
You can probably guess what happened next. Yes, escalation. Huge ballast tanks filled with water to add weight and bigger wakes, and gobs of seating to bring more friends — which adds even more weight. Ski pylons became ski poles that stretched as high as six feet above the deck and were supported with cables to the bow eye. Those ski poles became towers, with racks to hold boards, speakers, and even video cameras.
From wakeboarding, the sport of wake skating evolved. Essentially a wakeboard without bindings, wake skating itself evolved into wakesurfing, which calls for even bigger wakes. Tow boat manufacturers, naturally, have answered the call.
Today’s tow boat market offers buyers whatever they want, from a Spartan tournament ski boat, to models geared toward wakeboarding and wake surfing. And for the family who does it all, each manufacturer offers at least one, if not two or three “all rounders” that let you ski, wakeboard or go wake surfing.
So when it comes to shopping for a tow boat, the question “what do I want to do with it?” becomes a bit more complicated. Fortunately, whatever your answer, there’s a watersports boat that’s perfect for the job.
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