Wakeboard Boat Review
Part of Centurion’s Air Warrior series, which reaches out to first-time buyers with performance and comfort in mid-priced packages, the Elite V C4 is a versatile V-drive with lots of interior space. The standard features, such as the aluminum tower and center ballast tank, cater to its wakeboarding-oriented personality, while creature comforts on board, like snap-in carpet, make this boat family-friendly too. It measures 21.5 feet long, but the interior layout maximizes space in the boat, making the main lounge feel remarkably spacious.
Centurion groups its options into packages, so depending on how serious wakeboarding fits into your budget and priority list, you can choose accordingly. For the best wakes this boat has to offer, use the trim tab for wake shaping, and both center and dual ballast tanks for increased size. But even with the Air Warrior package, which includes a center tank only, wakes feature steep transitions that are good for poppy wake-to-wake moves.
The V-shaped hull allows this boat to plow through chop and double-ups with no problem. Handling and tracking are impressive for a boat of this size, and it also holds speed well, even without speed control.
Dry weight: 3,500 lb.
Draft: 29 in.
Load capacity: N/A
Fuel capacity: 36 gal.
Storage capacity: 62.25 cu. ft.
Bow: 6.5 cu. ft.
Center/side 25.75 cu. ft.
Rear: 30 cu. ft.
Platform: 12 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 25 in.
Sun pad area 21.75 sq. ft.
Base price: $40,795
Engine: MerCruiser Mag 5.7L, 315 hp
Prop: Acme 13 x 17.5 four-blade
Ballast: One center tank: 225 lb.
Tower: Brushed aluminum
Wake shaper: Adjustable plate
Driver’s seat: Bolster
Dash: Carbon-fiber, tilt steering wheel
Gauges: 5-inch Faria
Gas fill: Starboard rear
Cooler: 34.8 qt., under walk-through
Cup holders: 10, plastic
Rub rail: Plastic
Trailer: Tandem axle
Graphics: Air Warrior series gelcoat and decals
Colors: six exterior choices in three color patterns; base interior and six accents
Engine: MerCrusier Black Scorpion 6.2L 330 hp; MerCruiser Black Scorpion 6.2L 340 hp
Ballast: 643 lb. total with addition of two rear tanks: 209 lbs. each
Wake shaper: Switchblade; trim tab
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Sony deck with MP3 output, four Kicker speakers, amp, subwoofer, remote, tower speakers, XM satellite radio
Driver’s seat: Matrix with swivel, bolster, high back, cable controls, heater
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Removable, fiberglass, oversized
Trailer: Disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, Bimini top, snap-on bow and cockpit covers