This Centurion is huge. What surprised us most was how little weight we needed to get a good wake. In fact, we overweighted it at first by using Ramfill. For the test we rode with Ramfill at 0. Yes, 0. The plug-and-play ballast in the rear was at 90 and the bow was at 0. That didn't seem like it would work, but it does, and the wake is killer. Like the Ri237 with the Opti-V hull, the 257 has a solid, consistent shape, it's big, and the landings were nice and soft. If you and a ton of your friends are looking to go in on a boat together, the Ri257 can definitely fit you all while serving up awesome wakes.