Even in stock form, however, 24 SSV throws wakes good enough for tournament competition, because all the same hull features and equipment are in place.

Even in stock form, 24 SSV throws wakes good enough for tournament competition, because all the same hull features and equipment are in place.

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Evidently, furnishing boats used for the 2007 World Wakeboard Association's World Championships is marketable becacuse Supra's 24 SSV is available in a Worlds Edition package. The package includes custom wrap graphics, black powder-coated tower accessories, upgraded stereo, speakers and amplifier—for the crunchy tunes, dude—a custom trailer and other upgrades.

Even in stock form, however, 24 SSV throws wakes good enough for tournament competition, because all the same hull features and equipment are in place. In stock form, the boat's $59,995 price makes it competitive among other boats in its class, which can run more than $75,000, which is, let's be realistic, a lot of money for a lake toy.

On the base 24 SSV, you get a fuel-injected 325-horse 5.7-liter V-8 from Indmar, a ballast system that adds nearly 1,500 pounds of weight and a Smart Plate hydraulic wake-tuning device to adjust wakes to individual needs.

One of the benefits of a 24-foot wakeboard boat is ample cockpit room and seating. Up front, the playpen bow offers enough room for three adults to face forward and stretch out. In the cockpit, the driver's seat comes standard with Supra's Rise-R flip-up bolster and a handsome dashboard, with platinum-finish instrument bezels and gray and black padding for reduced windshield glare.

Seating wraps around the port side from the observer seat to the rear bench. Directly behind the driver, another rear-facing seat has enough room to squeeze in two more. Supra says there is room for 16 people on board, which sounds like too many to be fun, but suffice it to say there is plenty of room for an average family and several friends.

Stowage areas are abundant, including nifty little rope locker right where you need it beneath the rear sunpad, just above the swim platform. So while someone is getting your board off the racks, you can be uncoiling your tow rope.

OK, so what's different about this boat than other tournament wakeboard boats on the market? Well, price for one, but that's never enough in a crowded market. Freeboard for another. If your favorite lake kicks up an afternoon wind that makes you want go home early, then the 24 SSV could be the right call. The boat also has a relatively sharp entry for crossing over your own wakes to create a monster "double-up." The 24 SSV also has loads of standard equipment that make a great day on the water better—and the company has the experience to screw it together solidly.

Odds are Supra wouldn't be supplying the WWA if it weren't suited to the task, but it's nice to know that the base package packs the same punch. For more information, call 800-320-2779 or visit www.supraboats.com.

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