Wakeboard Boat Review
If you still haven’t made it to BoardStock, at least you can own a piece of that wakeboarding celebration by scoring an Centurion Enzo SV230. Yeah, it’s got the party style with an arcing profile, a cleanly beautiful interior and a wide-open lounge. There are also the major multisport capabilities of wakeboarding and wakesurfing to keep the masses entertained.
Hull: This is a hefty, deep-V design across 23 feet of length and a 102-inch beam, so it can handle bigger water and chop. The top deck is a solid piece of fiberglass that has a reverse shoe box fit with the hull to enhance the ride and durability.
Ballast: Dual midship ballast tanks, 50 gallons’ worth, come standard on the Centurion Enzo SV230 for a weight capacity of 400 pounds. There are also three more available tanks: a bow tank at 400 pounds and two rear tanks at 200 pounds each. Add it up and that’s a massive amount of water weight.
Tower: The new 2008 Double Up tower has such a high profile our tallest wakeboarders didn’t have to worry about banging their heads. Yet this new design, with black-powder-coated aluminum tubing, can actually fold flatter than the top of the windshield for easy storage. We liked the optional Skylon swivel wakeboard racks for their ease of use.
Wake shaper: Beyond the standard manual wake plate, Centurion Boats offers the Switchblade foil and Bennett trim tabs to make adjustments from the helm on the fly.
Highlight feature: The Centurion Enzo SV230′s interior has a lot of style, including the angled passenger seat, the contoured seating and the optional Matrix high-backed driver’s seat. Oh, and there’s snap-in carpet and new upgraded vinyl.
The wake: The Centurion Enzo SV230 uses all that ballast weight and the wide beam to create very good-sized, rampy wakes that advanced-level riders will enjoy going wake-to-wake on. Wakesurfing options like the new reverse rotation and Sideswipe exhaust makes it possible to host your own wake festival.
What We Dig
-Flared bow creates a unique profile up front
-Walk-through has built-in 8.7 gallon cooler for bow passengers
-Billet accents in gunwale panels, glove box, air vents
-Billet step plate with nonskid pad
-Quick-release tower speakers come off easily
Length w/o platform: 23’
Dry weight: 4,400 lb.
Ballast: 1,370 lb. (two center tanks, two rear tanks, 200 lb. each; one bow tank, 500 lb.)
Tower: Double Up wakeboard tower
Racks*: Swivel wakeboard racks
Stereo*: Sony deck, six speakers
Cooler: 35 qt.
Fuel: 46 gal.
Trailer: Tandem axle
Standard: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp
Test: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 6.2L, 340 hp
Test prop: Acme 13.5×16 four-blade
Cruise: PerfectPass optional