Small Boats for Wakeboarding Review

Our Small Boats Review Looks at the Best Options for Wakeboard Boats

May 25, 2016

The word compact can immediately conjure feelings of small wakes and cramped interiors in small boats, but it doesn’t have to in the case of these boats. At a smaller size, these boats have certain benefits: they’re easier to trailer and store, and they’re welcome on size-restricted waterways that bigger boats can’t touch. With relatively small hulls, you might start assuming they throw small wakes, but in reality these boats generate fairly solid swells. Take a look at the best compact wakeboarding boats on the market today.

Axis compact wakeboarding boats

Axis A20

For this small of a footprint, the A20 has a lot to offer in wake performance. The surf wave is especially huge. The A20 was deepened for 2016 to carve out more room in the lounge than ever before. Essentially, Axis gave a welcome face-lift to a familiar product without slashing functions. Full review >> WBM
Nautique Sport 200

Nautique Sport 200

The crossover in the Nautique line, the Sport Nautique 200 does a little of everything in an archetypal Nautique package that moves nimbly from discipline to discipline. It’s great for compromising crews who don’t need top-end results and just want to have fun… Full Review >>> WBM
Nautique compact wakeboarding boats

Super Air Nautique 210

The lauded Super Air Nautique 210 is back for another year with a few upgrades to keep this notable model in line with the technology, style and performance that Nautique buyers expect. This is perfect for Nautique lovers who recognize that they don’t need the biggest wake as long as it has a great shape. Full review >> WBM
Nautique compact wakeboarding boats

Super Air Nautique G21

The smallest boat in the G-Series sports many of the same elements and wakes of the bigger boys, but in a smaller, more manageable package. This boat is exemplary for the crew that needs a smaller boat but still demands pro-level wakes. Full review >> WBM
Tige compact wakeboarding boats

Tigé RZR

Tigé’s RZR is the same all-purpose luxury 20-footer you’re already familiar with, but for 2016, it got some noteworthy tweaks and one big step forward. The RZR is for the small-boat lover who wants to surf and doesn’t want to compromise on the luxury extras of a top-notch inboard. Full review >> WBM
Malibu compact wakeboarding boats

Malibu Wakesetter 20 MXZ

Malibu’s Wakesetter 20 MXZ is the smallest of the wide-nose boats in Malibu’s line, but it still has all the bells and whistles of the bigger boats as well as uncommonly high sport performance. This boat is for anyone who needs plenty of wake potential and bow space in a size that will fit in a standard garage. Full review >> WBM
Malibu compact wakeboarding boats

Malibu Wakesetter 20 VTX

Malibu’s Wakesetter 20 VTX is the company’s luxury multisport boat with a hull that compromises as well as any inboard on the water. If you’re looking for a wakeboard boat that can still pull recreational slalom in the Malibu line, this is your boat. Full review >> WBM
MasterCraft compact wakeboarding boats

MasterCraft NXT20

MasterCraft’s NXT20 is a value-class surf and wake churner that still fits in your garage. If you’re looking for a small but capable budget boat with luxury-class styling from a name that screams water sports, the NXT20 could be for you. Full review >> WBM
Moomba compact wakeboarding boats

Moomba Mondo

The Mondo is back for 2016, and it’s bringing some new additions to the table. The Mondo is for people who want big performance at a great value with a solid interior at a size suitable for garage storage and small waterways. Full review >> WBM
HeyDay compact wakeboarding boats

HeyDay WT-1

We can’t say enough about the ease of ownership with the WT-1. It’s so small that you can tow it with a light SUV, it comfortably fits in a standard garage and the components are so simple that there’s really not a lot to go wrong on it. Full review >> Robert Glover

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