2019 Boats to Look For

These wake-making machines are ones you need to see during boat show season!

2019 Boats to Look For
A preview of 2019's watersports boats.Centurion

Nothing provides watersports fun quite like a boat. Especially a new one. Not only are boats incredible platforms for experiencing on-water excitement like wakeboarding, wakesurfing, water skiing, tubing, foiling, or myriad other towed sports, but they are also amazing vehicles for socializing. Nowhere else can you get the experience of being on the lake with family and friends, jamming out to your favorite tunes, soaking up the rays, and cheering and laughing as everybody takes a turn to ride.

With that, here is a list of new boats to look for in 2019. Whether you’re just thinking about trying some towed watersports or you’re a hardcore fan who’s been doing it for years, there is definitely a model out there to suit your needs.

Centurion Fi25
Centurion Fi25
Need room for everybody in a boat that pumps out epic wakes and waves? The Fi25 handles a lot and caters to even more.Centurion

The lowdown: Centurion turned heads with the introduction of the entirely new Fi line in 2018, thanks in large part to the performance of the Opti-V hull. For 2019 the company decided to add to it by releasing an Fi25. Now you can get the awesome performance of the Fi with room for everybody.

Centurion Fi25
Riders from beginners to pros will dig this 25-footer thanks to its hull and surf systems that can adapt to all skill levels and styles.Centurion

Opti-V Hull: Clean, powerful waves and large, symmetrical wakes. Ramfill: Fill and drain over 2,000 pounds of subfloor ballast in under two minutes. Quick Surf Pro: Customize your wave and switch sides with ease. Plus, it allows for easier planing when fully loaded. DropZone Tower (optional): Easy to use, low maintenance and automatic. Plus, it's lighter and stronger thanks to new design and construction techniques. The DropZone is also full of cool little features like rope hooks, LED lights, and side mounts for wakesurfing ropes so you don't have to use the center. In-floor Ice Chest: You use one almost every time you're on the boat, but an ice chest is annoying to leave out on the open floor. The Fi25 has the perfect spot for it: in the floor.

Specs
Length: 25'0"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 3'0"
Ballast: 5,500 lb.
Passengers: 17
Fuel capacity: 82 gal.
Weight: 5,850 lb.
Standard torque: 410 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 450 ft.-lb.

Axis A22
Axis A22
The A22 can accommodate a gamut of experience and interest levels, from total newbies to the most hardcore enthusiasts.Axis

The lowdown: The A22 is the boat that launched Axis and helped make the brand into what it has become. After redesigning the A24 last year, Axis made similar adjustments to the godfather of the line, and now thanks to some tweaks in the hull and new upgrades, the A22 is better than ever.

Axis A22
Axis A22
Whether you’re just learning to ride sideways on a wakesurfer or going for a switch 720 on your wakeboard, the A22 will suit you just fine.Axis

Power Wedge III: The Power Wedge has been updated, and v3.0 is bigger with more selectable positions. That means bigger, more customizable wakes and waves. Surf Gate: Don't worry about shifting weight or cheating by draining ballast on one side. Engage Surf Gate and you go from wakeboarding to wakesurfing instantly. Surf Band: Control what you want when you want and stop screaming at the driver — speed, Power Wedge, transfers, and even the tunes all at the touch of some buttons on your wrist while you ride. Captain's Chair: A good driver's seat is often underrated, but if you spend a decent amount of time in one, you know how important it is. The new seat at the helm of the A22 is comfortable, supportive, and easy to get in and out of. Upgrade it and it can be power-equipped. Big Bow: The pickle-fork bow provides a lot of room for hanging out. Add in separate speakers and cup holders, and it's a social zone unto itself.

Specs
Length: 21'11"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'3"
Ballast: 4,515 lb.
Passengers: 15
Fuel capacity: 48 gal.
Weight: 4,500 lb.
Standard torque: 410 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 450 ft.-lb.

Axis T23
Axis T23
The T23 is perfect for the watersports family who loves doing everything with every member (and some friends).Axis

The lowdown: The biggest traditional-bow boat in the Axis line, the T23 has been updated for 2019 and continues to carry the banner Axis has become famous for. Simply put, that means high performance and great wakes and waves in a boat that can hold 16 passengers, without breaking the bank.

Axis T23
Run the ballast leaner and beginners will be more than comfortable trying new things. Fill it up and add some extra where needed, and you’ll have advanced wakes and waves for big air.Axis

Wake Plus Hull: Designed to sit lower in the water, the hull on the T23 creates sizable wakes and waves. But most importantly, they're clean with smooth transitions. Power Wedge III: The Power Wedge has been updated, and v3.0 is bigger with more selectable positions. That means bigger, more customizable wakes and waves. Surf Gate: Don't worry about shifting weight or cheating by draining ballast on one side. Engage Surf Gate and you go from wakeboarding to wakesurfing instantly. Skybox Seat: The back seat slides out to turn into a rear-facing bench. Backrests can be added as an option. KISS: Keep it simple, stupid. Axis has always done a great job of not going crazy with every option (because a lot of stuff isn't always necessary). Analog gauges, soft-touch buttons, and a simple digital screen to display Power Wedge and Surf Gate positions along with other vitals are easy to use and somewhat refreshing.

Specs
Length: 23'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'3"
Ballast: 4,600 lb.
Passengers: 15
Fuel capacity: 65 gal.
Weight: 5,000 lb.
Standard torque: 410 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 450 ft.-lb.

Malibu 22 LSV
Malibu 22 LSV
The 22 LSV is great if you don’t need or want a bigger boat, and want to do some of everything for a wide variety of riders.Malibu

The lowdown: The 23 LSV has been one of the bestselling wakeboats for years, so for 2019 Malibu decided to offer it in a slightly smaller package. The 22 LSV basically replaces the 22 VLX while getting the upgrades the LSV line is famous for.

Malibu 22 LSV
First-timers to advanced riders will enjoy riding on Malibu’s latest offering.Malibu

Power Wedge III: The new Power Wedge really shines on a smaller boat like the 22 LSV. Even with just a few passengers and stock ballast, it helps create large wakes and waves that are easily adjusted to suit each rider's preferences. Choose a Hull: On the 22 LSV you can pick the Wake Plus hull or the Diamond Multisport, which can run more suitably for the slalom-ski fan in your group. Of course, you get the famous symmetrical wakes of the LSV line with that signature Malibu transition. Command Center: Control everything with your fingertips from the gorgeous 13-inch display. It's crystal clear and glare-free, no matter how bright it is outside. Of course, you can also use the intuitive Command Dial next to the steering wheel. Surf Band: Control everything while you surf so you don't have to rely on the driver to make the adjustments you want or need. This helps a ton when learning how to transfer from side to side while wakesurfing.

Specs
Length: 21'11"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'3"
Ballast: 4,170 lb.
Passengers: 14
Fuel capacity: 48 gal.
Weight: 4,900 lb.
Standard torque: 410 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 550 ft.-lb.

Malibu 25 LSV
Malibu 25 LSV
The 25 LSV is great for the watersports person who wants it all and wants to bring everybody along to join in on the fun.Malibu

The lowdown: Malibu's biggest boat got a full refresh for 2019, and it's better than ever. Not only do you get some of Malibu's best wakes and waves, but you also get a ton of options that make this boat one-of-a-kind.

Malibu 25 LSV
The 25 LSV delivers some of Malibu’s best wakes and waves with the customization of the Power Wedge III and Surf Gate, combined with creature comforts not found in most boats.Malibu

New Malibu Engine: Malibu's new Monsoon engine line really shines in the big 25 LSV. Not only does it have power to spare while getting a full load on plane, but it is also extremely quiet and smooth. Custom Seating: The MultiView Bench Seat can slide into multiple positions to customize the cockpit seating arrangement for watching all the on-water action, plus it can convert into a table with built-in cup holders. Chargers Galore: The 25 LSV is equipped with three wireless chargers, and throughout the boat you will find plenty of phone holders and USB ports. Cameras and Thrusters: A rear camera automatically comes on when the boat is in reverse. An optional bow camera and thrusters help with docking and trailering this large boat. Flip-Down Swim Step: The new optional swim step flips down to act as a ladder or even a seat for when you're chilling on the water.

Specs
Length: 25'0"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'8"
Ballast: 4,825 lb.
Passengers: 18
Fuel capacity: 87 gal.
Weight: 5,600 lb.
Standard torque: 450 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 550 ft.-lb.

Moomba Makai
Moomba Makai
With room for 18, the Makai can fit a party and then some.Moomba

The lowdown: The new flagship of the Moomba line, the Makai makes a big statement, both with its size and its lower base price. Grab a big group of friends and get ready for big fun.

Moomba Makai
This all-new model is great for the family who wants to enjoy all that wakeboarding and wakesurfing have to offer without the price tag of other similar-size boats. Add in some extra weight, and you’ll have wakes and waves close to those of the pros.Moomba

AutoWake: Using technology from its sister Supra, the Makai gets AutoWake as an option, which can automatically detect pitch, roll and other characteristics, and adjust the ballast accordingly to keep the wakes how you want them. No fussing needed. Transom Walk-Through: Getting to the back of a big boat can mean stepping on a lot of upholstery. The walk-through on the Makai is a welcome, convenient feature. G6 Ballast System: Standard on the Makai, a 4,000-pound subfloor ballast system has six pumps for the three zones (bow, rear port and rear starboard), which means faster filling and draining. Seating Options: Customize the cockpit how you want. Adjust the back seat into a rear-facing bench so you can watch all the action. Flow 2.0: Moomba's surf tabs make going from wakeboarding to wakesurfing a breeze while kicking up large waves with tons of push and a clean lip.

Specs
Length: 24'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'4"
Ballast: 4,000 lb.
Passengers: 18
Fuel capacity: 60 gal.
Weight: 5,200 lb.
Standard torque: 400 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 450 ft.-lb.

Supra SE
Supra SE
The all-new SE takes the best of everything Supra has and puts it in one place. If you’re into that, and want to include 17 of your closest friends and family, you can’t go wrong with this boat.Supra

The lowdown: For years the SE has been the flagship of the Supra line, and for 2019 it's been totally redesigned. Taking cues from both the SA and the SL, the SE combines the best Supra has to offer and delivers it in one amazing package.

Supra SE
Wakes and waves can be catered for first-timers to the upper pro levels of riding.Supra

Vision Control System: This all-new dash setup is full of tech that makes using the SE and dialing in its various systems easy and intuitive. Extra Cool Bonus: The touchscreen over on the passenger side controls media and lighting. New Transom: The transom of the SE features a walk-through so you're not stepping on upholstery, plus it has flip-up backs that allow you to lounge in comfort when you're done riding. FXOne Power Tower: Fold your tower down with the push of a button, which is great for getting under low spots, towing, or storing in a space with lower clearance. AutoWake: The tech that helps set Supra apart continues to get better. Think of AutoWake as an autopilot for your wakes and waves. The system detects changes in how the boat is riding and adjusts ballast accordingly. Swell Surf 3.0: Retuned for 2019, the Swell Surf System puts out epic waves that are easily customized and controlled. Transfers are faster than ever now thanks to new actuators on the plates.

Specs
Length: 24'5"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'4"
Ballast: 4,100 lb.
Passengers: 18
Fuel capacity: 83 gal.
Weight: 6,150 lb.
Standard torque: 450 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 575 ft.-lb.

Supreme ZS212
Supreme ZS212
With its size and versatility, the ZS212 is ideal for those wake-sports enthusiasts coming over from the bowrider world or upgrading from an older wake or water-ski boat.Supreme

The lowdown: The little brother of the ZS232, the 212 is an amazing 21-foot boat with a style all its own that will have you wakeboarding and wakesurfing in no time.

Supreme ZS212
You’ll get the size you’re accustomed to, with wakes and waves you likely won’t believe.Supreme

The Looks: At first sight, it's easy to see where the ZS gets its name from. The Z-shaped line between the deck and hull is striking and aggressive, and that's a good thing. This boat looks awesome on and off the water. Quick Surf Pro: Quickly turn wakes into large, clean waves without having to shift weight around, all with the push of a button. Plus, you can transfer from one side to the other in under two seconds. Dash: The updated dash puts your vital controls on an LCD screen front and center, while analog gauges are moved to the right side of the steering wheel. Ballast: With 4,400 pounds of onboard ballast available, you have some serious weight to kick up some really big, really fun wakes and waves. Gas Galore: It might sound weird to highlight a gas tank, but the 212 can hold a whopping 81 gallons, which is a ton for a boat this size. That means more weight to help with shaping up a big wake, and you can likely ride all day without worrying about filling up.

Specs
Length: 21'2"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'8"
Ballast: 4,400 lb.
Passengers: 12
Fuel capacity: 81 gal.
Weight: 5,350 lb.
Standard torque: 350 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 465 ft.-lb.

Supreme ZS232
Supreme ZS232
Supreme's ZS232 is built for the wake fanatic who wants a boat that not only stands out on the water but also delivers the goods when it comes to riding and having fun.Supreme

The lowdown: Supreme has continuously stepped up its game over the last few years, but with the ZS232 it's gone up way more than steps. More like multiple flights of stairs. This is the new flagship for Supreme, and it's been designed from the ground up to deliver an awesome on-water experience.

Supreme ZS232
Supreme hit the nail on the head in terms of delivering a versatile, quality machine that won’t break the bank.Supreme

Tapered-V Hull: This all-new hull was designed to maintain the smooth ride characteristics of Supreme's classic deep-V hull, but it tapers toward the back to allow the ZS to displace more water without needing a lot more ballast. The result is pretty obvious. Rear Storage: The ZS232 has an innovative rear locker system with plenty of room for storage that's easily accessible. Big Bow: There is tons of room up front for several people to hang out in comfort. Ballast: Add the optional plug-and-play system and you've got 4,600 pounds of ballast at your disposal to help shape some huge wakes and waves. Quick Surf Pro: Turn that water into hefty, clean waves without having to shift weight around, all with the push of a button. Plus, you can transfer from one side to the other in under two seconds.

Specs
Length: 23'2"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'8"
Ballast: 4,600 lb.
Passengers: 14
Fuel capacity: 81 gal.
Weight: 5,450
Standard torque: 350 ft.-lb.
Max torque: 465 ft.-lb.

Bryant Calandra Surf
Bryant Calandra Surf
The Calandra has the look and feel of a luxury bowrider with the added ability to offer solid wakes and waves for recreational users.Bryant

The lowdown: Thanks to being part of the Correct Craft family, Bryant has been able to integrate some legit watersports features into the Calandra. All said and done, this high-end bowrider offers the versatility of a Forward Drive boat with some of the best wakes and waves in its category.

Bryant Calandra Surf
If you prefer the comfort and controls of a sterndrive and a unique, comfortable cockpit area but want to wakesurf on something more than a glorified mush ball, the Calandra is a great option.Bryant

Subfloor Ballast: Taking a cue from its Nautique cousins, the Calandra features subfloor ballast tanks that run on port and starboard sides from near the bow to the stern. The added benefit of subfloor ballast is the increased storage throughout the boat. Convertible Rear Lounge: The rear seating area has tons of options, so you can sit or lounge however you'd like. Full Head: Without fail, nature calls when you're on a boat all day. The Calandra can be equipped with a full head that has plenty of room. It also offers great storage when needed. Surf Tabs: Combined with the subfloor ballast, the surf tabs really help shape the boat's wake into a clean, surfable wave that has plenty of push for most riders. Comfortable Ride: The Calandra is an extremely comfortable ride, thanks in large part to its deep-V hull. The deck is also higher up off the water than many boats in the watersports category, making for better visibility for the driver.

Specs
Length: 23'4"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'9"
Ballast: 1,500 lb.
Passengers: 13
Fuel capacity: 49 gal.
Weight: 4,750 lb.
Standard HP: 300
Max HP: 380

Chaparral 23 H2O Surf
Chaparral 23 H2O Surf
Recreational boaters who want to get into some watersports would be wise to check out the 23 H2O Surf.Chaparral

The lowdown: By utilizing Malibu's Surf Gate system and some onboard ballast, Chaparral is bringing wakesurfing to the masses. As one of the most recognizable names in the sport bowrider market, Chaparral delivers the fun of wakesurfing and watersports in the 23 H2O Surf.

Chaparral 23 H2O Surf
With simple controls, easy handling and minimal fuss, learning to ride and progressing your skills will never be a problem on this boat.Chaparral

Surf Gate: The innovative wake-shaping system has been licensed from Malibu and applied to the H2O Surf system to create fun, versatile waves for a variety of riders. This also means you can transfer from side to side with ease. Oversize Swim Platform: This helps turn the back of the boat into a great social zone for when you're hanging out, swimming and enjoying the water while not riding. Forward Drive: Volva Penta's system is what makes wakesurfing possible on I/O boats, and it also allows you to tweak the wakes and waves by adjusting trim. Plus, you get a powerful, comfortable ride. Touchscreen Controls: The Medallion Viper II screen on the dash allows the driver to easily control the boat's systems, including Surf Gate. Electric Tower: Optional on the H2O Surf, this tower makes it easy to go under bridges with low clearance or stow the boat in smaller garages.

Specs
Length: 23'0"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'6"
Ballast: 1,500 lb.
Passengers: 13
Fuel capacity: 45 gal.
Weight: 3,900 lb.
Standard HP: 240
Max HP: 300

Four Winns HD 220 RS Surf
Four Winns HD 220 RS Surf
The Four Winns HD 220 RS Surf is a great option for families or individuals looking for an introductory watersports boat.Four Winns

The lowdown: Four Winns took one of its most popular deck boats and transformed it into a surf machine by adding Volvo Penta's Forward Drive and a ton of watersports features. Think wakesurfing boat, but with bowrider styling and performance.

Four Winns HD 220 RS Surf
Even with all its watersports capabilities, the HD 220 RS Surf still has the versatility, ease of handling, and smooth ride of a bowrider.Four Winns

Forward Drive: This system from Volvo Penta has caused a great deal of buzz in our industry over the past several years, and for good reason. On the HD 220 RS Surf, it gives you safe and noteworthy waves with exceptional handling. Touchscreen Command Center: This high-end glass cockpit is your one-stop shop for boat controls. This is where you adjust the speed control and trim tabs for watersports, control audio functions, check out the navigation suite and sonar, and more. Extended Swim Platform: This clever design gives you more surface area and gets you closer to the water for easier access in and out during watersports activities. There's also a boarding ladder underneath for additional convenience. Surf Enhancement Tabs: It wouldn't be a surf boat without water displacement, and the surf enhancement tabs do just that. Control them from the touchscreen to create surf waves for both goofy- and regular-footed riders.

Specs
Length: 22'1"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 2'9"
Ballast: 1,500 lb.
Passengers: 12
Fuel capacity: 44 gal.
Weight: 4,170 lb.
Standard HP: 280
Max HP: 280

Glastron GTDW 225 Surf & Fish
Glastron GTDW 225 Surf & Fish
The Glastron GTDW 225 Surf & Fish is for the ultimate waterman who likes to do a little bit of everything, or for the family whose interests range from member to member.Glastron

The lowdown: One of the more unique surf boats on the market, the GTDW 225 Surf & Fish is exactly what it sounds like: a boat equally equipped for wakesurfing as it is for fishing. Plus, the spacious layout gives it a deck-boat feel that we're not used to seeing in a surf boat.

Glastron GTDW 225 Surf & Fish
Most importantly, this boat’s waves will satisfy beginners all the way to advanced surfers.Glastron

Forward Drive: The GTDW 225 Surf & Fish is yet another surf boat that utilizes the Volvo Penta propulsion system. Placing the prop up and underneath the boat, Forward Drive makes wakesurfing safe and enjoyable for all. SSV Hull: This legendary hull from Glastron makes for a running surface that's great for creating wakesurfing waves while also being quick to plane, as well as minimizing bow rise and tracking tight in turns. Surf Enhancement Tabs: Glastron has its tabs dialed, and when engaged, they give you a really powerful, fun and clean wave. Extended Swim Platform: Covered in nonskid marine material, this is the perfect place to warm up before your surf set. Easily reboard using the convenient ladder. Changing Room: This is an invaluable asset for those colder days when taking off your bone-chilling suit and getting back into warm clothes can't come quickly enough. Just lift up the starboard seat in the bow and it pops right up with ease.

Specs
Length: 24'4"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: 3'0"
Ballast: NA
Passengers: 13
Fuel capacity: 52 gal.
Weight: 4,000 lb.
Standard HP: 240
Max HP: 280

Regal LS4 Surf
Regal LS4 Surf
Regal's LS4 Surf is built for boaters comfortable with the sport with bowrider experience who want to get into watersports, especially wakesurfing.Regal

The lowdown: Regal's LS4 Surf has the clean, classic lines of a sporty bowrider, but adds in the fun and functionality of Forward Drive, a rear-swooping tower, and wakesurf tabs. A new sport dimension has been added to a classic boating brand.

Regal LS4 Surf
The LS4 is comfortable, versatile, and not overwhelming for a 24-plus-foot boat. It will have you and your friends riding endless waves in no time while still enjoying the advantages of a Forward Drive setup.Regal

Wraparound Comfort: The wraparound cockpit is similar to many inboard boats' layouts, but with some unique twists, including adjustable backrests forward and aft that make for unique lounging options. Forward Drive: Volvo Penta's unique Forward Drive makes wakesurfing possible in the sterndrive world. Transom Walk-Through: The walk-through allows for full wraparound seating in the rear but makes it so you're not stepping on upholstery every time you get in and out of the boat. Built-In Ballast: Press a button and instantly start filling the onboard ballast bag, located conveniently in the center locker. Watersports Control Interface: Part of the Volvo Penta system, this dual-screen Garmin setup provides tons of interface options for the driver. Control the ballast and surf settings on one screen while monitoring speed and rpm on the other, or pull up the navigation setting or whatever else you may need.

Specs
Length: 24'4"
Beam: 8'6"
Draft: NA
Ballast: 2,000 lb.
Passengers: 13
Fuel capacity: 56 gal.
Weight: 4,600 lb.
Standard HP: 350
Max HP: 350