For 2019, the Supra SE has gotten a refresh both inside and out. Underneath, the SE incorporates deeper hull characteristics to create larger wakes and waves, while simultaneously incorporating a 4,100-pound sub-floor ballast system that utilizes two pumps per tank to increase both fill and drain rates.
The AutoWake system automatically detects the riding characteristics of the boat, including pitch and roll, and adjusts the ballast accordingly to ensure an even ride — thereby creating symmetrical and clean wakes and waves. The Supra Swell Surf System, helps to kick up the wakes and waves that pros live for, and the Smartplate tab can be adjusted to tweak the shape and size of wakes and waves. All the settings can be saved as AutoWake profiles for different riders.
Thanks to the Roushcharged Indmar Raptor V-drive in the model we tested, holeshot was impressive. With the Supra Launch System, which utilizes the trim tabs to assist with lift, getting on plane was easy — under 4 seconds empty, under 10 with the ballast filled.
The interior features Chill-Tech vinyl, which somehow never gets hot, even under full sun and apparently even with dark colors. Seating is ample, with room for 18, and it’s easily customized thanks to the convertible back seat and new pop-up backrests on the sun pad — great for lounging. The power-adjusted heated driver’s seat is an added comfort, especially for those cooler days on the water. The transom walk-through makes getting in and out of the boat worry-free, while a new locker at the swim step can fit a full-size wakesurf board.
One big new feature is the Vision Control dash setup, which features three touchscreen displays, two at the helm and one next to the glove box. The screens at the helm allow for one-touch access to all of the boat’s systems. The screen next to the glove box lets passengers control lighting and audio, so the driver doesn’t have to worry about who wants to listen to what.
All said and done, these updates don’t just help keep the SE atop the Supra line; they help place the SE among the best boats in the wakeboat market, period.
- Chill-Tech vinyl interior stays cool, even in black colors.
- Steering-wheel controls allow the captain to control the surf wave, wake plate and stereo.
- FXOne power tower folds easily and requires no pins to set up or stow.
Price: $143,620 (base with 450 hp engine)
How We Tested
Engine: 575 hp Roushcharged Indmar Raptor
Drive/Prop: V-drive/Acme 14.5″ x 14.25″ 4-blade
Gear Ratio: NA
Fuel Load: 40 gal.
Crew Weight: 340 lb.
Supra Boats – Maryville, Tennessee; 865-983-9924; supraboats.com