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Regal LS4 Surf2022Request Price
The LS4 Surf harnesses the power and potential of cutting-edge technology to deliver exceptional performance with every wave. With an innovative surf system, you have the ability to adjust speed, trim, ballast at your fingertips while enjoying luxury, versatility, and function in every element of its design.More…11
Malibu Wakesetter 23 MXZ2022Request Price
The Wakesetter 23 MXZ is for the crew that demands pro-level wakes and waves behind the boat and next-level luxury inside. The pickle-fork bow and the ultra-plush cockpit lounge accommodate 16 in style you’ve got to see to believe. With a host of tech-forward and wake-making features, the 23 MXZ delivers on not only the creature comforts, but also the core Malibu performance.More…12
Axis A202022Request Price
The A20 does it all from wakeboarding to wakesurfing with wake innovations that make the transition happen at the touch of a few buttons. Still big enough to make a great wake or wave but small enough to fit in standard garages and on size-restricted waterways, you won’t believe what the A20 can do. We dare you to underestimate this compact powerhouse.More…7
Malibu M2402022Request Price
The M240 has solidly planted its flag at the top of the Malibu line. A luxury wake boat like no other, every detail of the M240 has upscale, M-Series style and functionality. The standard features read like a wish list for the perfect towboat: The premium slide-out cooler, powered Gx Tower, Multi View Bench Seat, wireless chargers—we could go on and on. With exclusive features such as ultra-fast-filling Malibu Launch System 6 Ballast™ that fills in under three minutes and Surf Gate® Fusion which is integrated into the M-Line Hull for the greatest and cleanest surf swells in the wake boat industry, the M240 brings you something the water has never seen before. If you are looking for unsurpassed luxury, unyielding performance, and unrivaled innovation, the M240 is for you.More…16
Tige 23ZX2022Request 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…10
Malibu Wakesetter 21 LX2022Request Price
The Malibu Wakesetter 21 LX is a boat that pulls from a pedigree of models that preceded it to deliver the performance expected from a true Malibu Wakesetter. One of the most unique characteristics of this boat is the Hybrid Bow which incorporates the sharp lines of the 21 VLX’s traditional bow to cut smoothly through the water with the space of the 21 MLX’s picklefork bow. Versatility, comfort and ultimate convenience are the hallmarks of this 21 LX—making it the perfect entry point for Malibu’s Wakesetter line-up.More…14
Four Winns HD5 Surf2022Request Price
It's about time you found a new way to experience tow-boat potential. This hard-hitting Deck boat doesn't shy away from king-sized wakes and stays faithful to the quality comforts only found in a Four Winns. At 24 feet, the HD5 Surf is a quality craft certainly worthy of the most diehard wake sport experts.More…13
Regal LS6 Surf2022Request 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…17
Supreme S2402022Request Price
The S240 is one of our S-Series “value class,” boats, but don’t be fooled by that label. Value class for Supreme means you will get more for your money than you can imagine. This 24-foot water sports boat holds up to 16 people in a style that rivals any premium luxury towboat on the market. The new Supreme Shine Tower (SST) is made entirely of stainless steel here in the USA. It adds strength as well as polished style to Supreme boats. The EZ-V Hull takes you from easy directly to “the zone,” when you’re ready by displacing water to create a surfable wave right off the trailer. With up to 4800 pounds of ballast, you can surf like a pro, or wakeboard at slower speeds. The Stinger Wake Plate and available QuickSurf System make creating a monumental wave out of the gate an easy option.More…11
Axis T232022Request Price
The T23 is a 23.5-foot traditional bow with picture-perfect wakes and waves that are clean no matter the conditions. Your entire 16-person crew rides in style with plenty of speakers, cup holders and storage in the bow and wraparound lounge. The T23’s wake spectating options include the Rear-Facing Sliding Axis Skybox Seat, an innovative convertible bench seat that you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. With all this performance and value, the T23 is the only thing missing from your perfect summer.More…8
ATX Surf Boats 22 Type-S2022Request 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. 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…15
Malibu Wakesetter 24 MXZ2022Request Price
MXZ stands for maximized space, luxury and performance—and the 24 MXZ delivers all of that and more. Famous for its perfect wakes and waves, sharp styling mixed with cutting-edge technology, and the most spacious bow in the Malibu line, the 24 MXZ is bold and maximized. The 24 MXZ is the ultimate pickle-fork packed with innovations, a luxurious interior and the unbelievable performance behind the boat.More…11
Cobalt R4 Surf2022Request Price
Timeless in design while being at the forefront of innovation. With the new R4 Surf, you’ll discover the interplay between the forces of luxury and performance. When state-of-the-art becomes fine art. Where passion meets purpose. When your life’s pursuit becomes perfection. It’s time to push forward in finding your perfect ride.More…10
Supreme S2202022Request Price
The 22-foot S220 is one of our 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 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…7
Regal LS2 SURF2022Request Price
Upgrade and rethink your wake with the Regal LS2 Surf. Designed to give water sports enthusiasts a ride of a lifetime – every time. Treat yourself to Regal’s exceptional luxury that allows you a smooth ride, and enjoy versatility and capability letting you experience the thrill for endless days out on the water.More…18
Axis A222022Request Price
The MVP for years, the A22 is one of the most popular boats in the Axis line because it takes all the big boat innovations and blends them into an ideal size class for many boaters. In other words, the A22 is large enough to make a perfect wake or wave, but small enough to be maneuverable and fun to drive. The best of all worlds.More…7
Centurion Fi232022Request Price
With its wide bow and sleek sporty look, and skillfully integrated Maximus Tower, the Fi23 stands out immediately. Customize the tower with gel-coated tower shields and surround sound or upgrade it to the DropZone Auto Tower by Roswell and you have twenty-three feet of awesome that is your signature ride. The split screen HD touch screen dash incorporates easy functionality and an available rearview camera lets you keep an eye on the riders enjoying world class waves and wakes. With as many as seven precisely placed ballast locations that combine for the 4850-pounds of ballast, the Fi23 offers the industry’s largest factory ballast capacity in a 23-foot boat. QuickSurf Pro enables two-second surf wake transfer from left to right and when the surf system is disengaged the Opti-V Hull creates perfectly symmetrical wakes at wakeboarding speeds.More…7
Ski and Wakeboard Boat
Ideal for watersports and day cruising these Ski and Wakeboard Boat vary in length from 17ft to 279ft and can carry 4 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 1,973 new and 1,405 used and an average price of $87,516 with boats ranging from as little as $8,884 and $332,257.
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.
Dedicated watersports boats often fill very specific niches, and when wakeboarding took the industry by storm, MasterCraft capitalized in a big way with its X Star line of tow boats.
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.
Introduced in 2009, Nautique’s Ski Nautique 200 closed-bow model is the pinnacle of what a dedicated tournament ski boat can be, but it’s still best suited to two or three people.
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.
Now that wake surfing is the latest trend, builders are striving to create ever-larger wakes, like Malibu has done with its Wakesetter 20 VTX.
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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