Wakeboard Boat Review
The first thing we noticed about this Ski Supreme V232 was the metallic blue gelcoat wrapped around the transom. Suh-weet. This is Ski Supreme’s big dude on the block, and it looks the part. Our test site, California’s Lake Tulloch, wasn’t too big a lake but we did get rollers, and we were confident taking this 23-foot Ski Supreme V232 through chop.
Hull:Ski Supreme prides itself on these 100-percent hand-laid fiberglass hulls, as well as the custom graphics that make the wakeboard boats pop on the water. Besides the wakes it created, we liked this Ski Supreme V232’s hull for helping keep the tracking solid. The wakeboarder hardly pulled on the boat. We took it through tight turns and just needed one finger on the wheel to maneuver at low speeds.
Ballast: The Sky package — which, if you’re reading this magazine, is required — gives the Ski Supreme V232 two rear tanks totaling 720 pounds. You can add an additional 280-pound front tank as well for a round 1,000 pounds. We highly recommend the full grand.
Tower: Again, with the Sky package, you get a Swoop tower that you can further upgrade into a Godzilla or Blade, if you want. The Blade includes billet aluminum and swivel wakeboard racks. We did notice some rattling of the tower during our test sessions, but it did have a high profile that made for great headroom.
Wake shaper:We used the optional Bennett trim tab to make the wake a little steeper.
Highlight feature: Let’s face it; you have to get the Sky package. That’s your key to getting the tower, the ballast and the stereo. The Sky package brings the wake to this wake boat.
The wake: The wakes thrown off by the Ski Supreme V232 were clean and rampy and not quite as big as you might expect from a 23-footer. We would have liked to drop the end with more weight to make the wakes a little lippier. Beginner wakeboarders should try shortening to 60 feet for narrower wakes.
What We Dig
-Bow filler cushion comes standard
-Storage in front wraps around sides
-Trim on the steering wheel is very functional
-Throttle armrest is convenient and comfortable
-Hinged observer’s seat opens for storage
Length w/o platform: 23’
Dry weight: 4,100 lb.
Ballast*: 1,000 lb. total (1 bow tank, 280 lb.; 2 rear tanks, 360 lb. each)
Tower*: Swoop, Godzilla, Blade
Racks*: Swivel wakeboard racks
Wake shaper: Bennett trim tab
Main lounge: 60 sq. ft.
Stereo*: Kenwood deck, speakers, satellite-radio ready
Fuel: 52 gal.
Trailer*: Single or tandem axle
Standard: MerCruiser 5.7, 270 hp
Test: MerCruiser MX Black Scorpion 6.2L, 340 hp
Test prop: Acme 13.5×16 four-blade
Cruise: PerfectPass optional