2023 Centurion Fi23

QuickLaunch utilizes QuickSurf plates to get on plane with minimal bow rise. Garrett Cortese All-new looks, an updated running surface, new interior styling and more make Centurion’s Fi23 one of the bigger, badder 23-foot watersports boats available.  The higher gunwales of the 2023 Fi23 allow for deeper, more comfortable seating, along with a drier ride. […]

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2023 Axis A225

The trademarked Surf Gate and Power Wedge III systems serve up amazing wakes and waves. Garrett Cortese The A22 kicked off the price-conscious, performance-packed Axis brand more than a decade ago. Now the Tennessee boatbuilder comes along with the A225, a model that is more refined and with an even bigger punch in terms of […]

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2023 Axis T235

The T235 produces riding surfaces for all styles and ability levels. Garrett Cortese With the T235, Axis launches a new model in what has become a sweet-spot size segment for watersports boat buyers. The 23-foot-5-inch T235 delivers both the signature Axis styling as well as a high-level of watersports performance.  The T235 boasts room for 16 […]

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2023 Centurion Fi25

Fully loaded, wakes and waves quickly reach pro level. Garrett Cortese Centurion’s position as a big-time wakesurfing player gets cemented further with the brand’s completely redesigned 2023 Fi25.  The Fi25’s new bow looks more aggressive but proves more comfortable and accommodating thanks to the higher freeboard. The increased freeboard and added comfort carry through to […]

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2023 MasterCraft NXT23

With the NXT23, MasterCraft set the newest member of the budget-friendly NXT family apart with an all-new design, including the running surface and a hybrid bow. The NXT23 looks great and sports classic lines. Once on board, we found the bow shape similar to its wider NXT siblings. This hybrid design offers the best of […]

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2023 Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV

The surf wave is incredible. Courtesy Malibu Boats Tapping in at 26 feet, 5 inches in length overall and rated to carry a total of 18 watersports fans, the Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV offers room aplenty. Its bow maintains a traditional shape, with an attractive sheerline and design contours in the hullsides that allow for […]

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Mercury V-10 Verado Outboard

The torque curve feels fat and flat; these motors pull hard through the entire rpm range. Courtesy Mercury Marine The first question we asked about Mercury’s V-10 Verado outboards is why a V-10? The answer proved straightforward. By maintaining the 64-degree cylinder angle of the V-8 Verado 250/300 hp motors, Mercury can offer a 350/400 […]

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Boating Spotlight: Sailfish 312 CC

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2023 Axis T235

The T235 produces riding surfaces for all styles and ability levels. Garrett Cortese With the T235, Axis launches a new model in what has become a sweet-spot size segment for watersports boat buyers. The 23-foot-5-inch T235 delivers both the signature Axis styling as well as a high-level of watersports performance.  The T235 boasts room for 16 […]

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2023 MasterCraft NXT23

The NXT23 throws an impressive wave. Garrett Cortese With the NXT23, MasterCraft set the newest member of the budget-friendly NXT family apart with an all-new design, including the running surface and a hybrid bow. The NXT23 looks great and sports classic lines. Once on board, we found the bow shape similar to its wider NXT […]

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2023 Heyday WTSurf

Riders are treated to sizable wakesurf waves with a clean face and a pocket that provides ample push. Garrett Cortese Heyday’s WTSurf is its largest model, with room for 17 watersports-loving family and friends. Though its name implies a specialization in wakesurfing, our time aboard proved this boat is capable of much more. Deep gunwales […]

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2023 Regal LS9 Surf

When not cranking out waves, the LS9 Surf proves one sporty bowrider. Tom King At 29 feet length overall, the LS9 Surf is the largest model in Regal’s Surf series of watersports boats. Its displacement, a Yacht Certified passenger rating, and a 2,500-pound water ballast system alone virtually guarantee a sizable wave. Trim up the […]

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2023 Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV

The surf wave is incredible. Courtesy Malibu Boats Tapping in at 26 feet, 5 inches in length overall and rated to carry a total of 18 watersports fans, the Malibu Wakesetter 26 LSV offers room aplenty. Its bow maintains a traditional shape, with an attractive sheerline and design contours in the hullsides that allow for […]

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2023 Centurion Fi25

Fully loaded, wakes and waves quickly reach pro level. Garrett Cortese Centurion’s position as a big-time wakesurfing player gets cemented further with the brand’s completely redesigned 2023 Fi25.  The Fi25’s new bow looks more aggressive but proves more comfortable and accommodating thanks to the higher freeboard. The increased freeboard and added comfort carry through to […]

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2023 Scarab 255 ID

A dialed-in wave means fun for all riding levels. Courtesy Scarab Jet Boats Wakesurfing is not the only reason to consider the Scarab 255 ID, but it’s a good one. This do-it-all 25-foot family dayboat is always ready for tubing, lounging and cruising around the lake, but its jet propulsion, abundant power and available options […]

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2023 Sea Ray SLX 260 Surf

The deep-V hull cuts through chop. Courtesy Sea Ray Boats Sea Ray’s SLX 260 Surf serves boat buyers seeking wakesurfing thrills while delivering luxury and performance for those desiring the life aquatic.  This boat’s story begins with its performance. Our test boat sported MerCruiser’s bruising 430 hp 8.2L Mag HO with digital throttle and shift […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 26 Navigator

The Explore 26 Navigator provides handling response reminiscent of a V-hulled sportboat. Bill Doster The Explore 26 Navigator offers bold new styling and a pair of potent 300 hp Mercury Verados. Go ahead. Slam that throttle down. The Explore responds by jumping onto plane in a scant 3.5 seconds, the same amount of time it takes to […]

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2023 Harris Solstice 230

The Solstice 230 offers comfort and security while underway. Bill Doster Harris’ Solstice 230 receives a welcome refresh for 2023. It starts at the fence line, where fewer perimeter rails provide a more modern, streamlined appearance. An updated logo badge does double duty, incorporating both docking and nav lights. Redesigned furniture features attractive accent textures […]

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2023 Manitou Explore 24 Max Navigator

We noted smooth idling and living-room-quiet running from this two-stroke engine. Bill Doster There’s 38 square feet of wide-open aft deck space aboard Manitou’s Explore 24 MAX Navigator. Thank the concealed Rotax outboard for that acreage. Available in 115 and 150 hp ratings, our test boat’s 150 delivered a top speed of 35 mph. Acceleration? […]

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2023 Avalon Catalina Entertainer 2585

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