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MB Sports 220 V 2006

January 1, 2006
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Wakeboard Boat Review

For families who want V-drive power without too much edgy wakeboarding attitude, MB Sports suggests the upscale style of its 220 V. Its manageable 22-foot size is the answer to typical powerhouses that may be a little too much wakeboard boat for some families.

That’s not to say this boat doesn’t pack some punch. With 1,600 pounds of factory ballast, the MB Sports 220 V offers loads of wakeboarding performance, and thanks to its multisport design, it also offers the recreational skiers in your family a fun set.

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Wakes

In a nutshell, this is the perfect family multisport wakeboard boat. Weekend skiers will enjoy the ride at 15 off, 30-32 mph, although the wakes become noticeably harder at faster speeds. The wakeboarders in the family have the edge behind the MB Sports 220 V — the stock ballast configuration produces meaty wakes with excellent shape that allow near-advanced moves.

Handling

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With the robust optional PCM ZR6 375-horsepower engine, our testers liked the agile handling of the MB Sports 220 V’s running surface. Throw in its solid feel on the water and fine tracking ability and you’ve got a boat that’s a pleasure to drive for any water sport.

Comfort

The MB Sports 220 V tones down some of the more overt attitude of MB’s B52 line to make way for unadulterated luxury. Our testers were taken aback by the clean and functional style of the interior layout and the thoughtfully contoured seats.

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SPECS

Base price: $47,345

Length: 22 ft.

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Beam: 96 in.

Seating capacity: 10

Fuel capacity: 45 gal.

Test Prop: Acme 13.5 x 17 4-blade

Test Engine: PCM ZR6 6.0L, 375 hp

Top Speed: 47.9 mph 5,300 rpm

Accel. To 30 mph: 5.3 sec. 121.2 ft.

Accel. To 36 mph: 7.0 sec. 201.4 ft.

Noise Levels (db): Neutral 59 D 60 R, 36 mph 89 D 90 R

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