You love the exacting design of MB Sports’ new F23 and F21 Tomcats, but you’re just not a fan of the whole pickle-fork thing. No worries – MB Sports has you covered. Like the MB Sports F21, the redesigned MB Sports B-52V Team is infused with the same DNA as the F23, MB’s future-forward flagship. In fact, from the transom to the dash, the two new 21-footers are identical, which means the MB Sports B-52V has all the same new features, including the space-expanding 100-inch beam and space-saving collapsible tower. As a matter of fact, the only place the MB Sports B-52V looks back is in its front, with its classically pointed nose. Traditionalists, rejoice.
No pumps, no problems. That’s the thinking behind MB Sports’ new pump-free ballast system, which uses an electronically controlled gate to fill and empty the MB Sports B-52V Team’s 1,800 pounds of ballast. Hit the switch in the cockpit and the gate opens, flooding the two sack-less under-floor tanks with water. Hit it again and they empty even quicker.
Base MSRP: $60,300
Dry weight: 3,900 lbs.
Fuel capacity: 65 gal.
Tower: Skylon Pro Series II
Racks: Skylon (swivel), (swivel, telescoping)*
Wake shaper: Electric trim plate
Length: 21 ft.
Width: 8 ft. 4 in.
Ballast: 1,800 lb. (two 900-pound center tanks)
Standard: PCM Excalibur 410 hp 6L V8
Test: PCM Excalibur 410 hp 6L V8
Test prop: Acme 13.5 x 17.4 four-blade
* = Optional
The MB Sports B-52V Team’s wakes have a solid shape and surprising amount of size considering this is a 21-foot wakeboard boat. The 1,800 pounds of factory ballast ensure this boat is ready to rock straight from the dealership. We rode at 75 feet and 24 mph and had no problems going wake to wake or charging big moves into the flats.