2016 Pavati AL-24 Review

wakeboarding boat
2016 Pavati AL-24WBM

Wakeboard Boat Review

Pavati's all-aluminum wakeboard boat, the AL-24, is something you won't see from any other inboard manufacturer on the market today, and it's quickly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Buyers looking for recreational wakeboard and surf capabilities in a unique package, which does some things better than any fiberglass inboard, should consider the AL-24.

All-aluminum construction makes the boat a little lighter, it doesn’t heat up, and it’s stronger than traditional construction. Pavati has so much confidence in it that the company throws in a lifetime warranty on the hull. The interior is a finished overall package. Storage is deep enough to fit three surfboards in a side compartment, there’s a dry storage drawer at midships, the subfloor storage is marked, and a lot of the storage links up so there are multiple access points. This is all possible because of the subfloor ballast, which weighs in at 4,200 pounds stock. The touchscreen is the first Garmin screen we’ve seen in an inboard. It’s 12 inches and it’s actually a chart plotter made for yachts. It links up with Garmin’s action camera and records directly to the screen or it can feed to your phone. On top of that, it controls the regular stuff, like lighting, wake shaping, GPS speed control, the Riptide surf system and much more.