MB Sports 230 V 2006

Wakeboard Boat Review

Maybe it's the half-ton of factory ballast that makes the MB Sports 230 V such a versatile wake-riding machine. Or perhaps it's the choice MB Sports gives you between two optional high-quality towers with wakeboard racks. Or it could be the customized fit and finish of the interior, which sports luxury features like contoured seating and the new billet MB Sports logo emblem that make this wakeboard boat so universal. Whatever it is, whether you're a water-sports family with a pack of young rippers or a dedicated rider searching for an engine for powerhouse sessions, the MB Sports 230 V is worth a look.

HULL: We won't bore you here with a bunch of technical jargon about the hull of this wakeboarding V-drive. Nope, we'll just tell you what you need to know: The wakes kicked up by the fully weighted MB Sports 230 V are huge, with progressive transitions and landing zones like airfields, so moves of the horizontal variety are optimized.

BALLAST: The standard twin-tank ballast system gives you 2,000 pounds of wake-generating weight, more than twice that of most wakeboard boats. But MB Sports didn't stop there. Just in case that half-ton isn't cutting it, you can upgrade to the optional Triple-Up system, which includes one 500-pound bow tank and two rear tanks that hold 800 pounds each. Either way, all that weight is distributed equally throughout the wakeboard boat, so balanced wakes and handling are assured.

TOWER: You have the choice between the Skylon Swoop Tower, which features four-board aluminum wakeboard racks and a solid, stylish design, or MB's custom Pro Series tower, with racks for four wakeboards and a convenient Bimini top to boot. Whichever you choose, you'll have a collapsible tower that makes this wakeboard boat a cinch to tow or stow.

THE WAKE

The MB Sports 230 V produces gradual wake transitions and mellow landing zones. Opt for the Triple-Up ballast and enjoy the massive wake size you get without filling any extra ballast.

SPECS

PEOPLE: 9

DRY WEIGHT: 3,900 LB.

BALLAST: 2,000 LB.

¥ TWO REAR TANKS: 1,000 LB. EACH

TOWER: MB Pro Series; Skylon*

RACKS: CLAMP*

STEREO: AM/FM/CD Clarion deck with MP3 input, 6 JL Audio speakers, amp, subwoofer, armrest remote, changer*, transom remote*, swivel speaker cans*

CUP HOLDERS: 14 STAINLESS STEEL

COOLER: 32 QT.

COLORS: 18 choices in 4 colorways

FUEL: 64 GAL.

TRAILER: TANDEM-AXLE WITH DISC BRAKES*

BASE MSRP: See dealer

*optional

ENGINE: PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 hp

Optional: PCM ZR6 6.0L, 375 hp

REC. PROP: Acme 13 x 17 four-blade

CRUISE: PerfectPass (optional)