Calabria Boats Cal Air Pro V 2007

Wakeboard Boat Review

One look at Calabria's Pro V and it's pretty clear what makes this V-drive tick. But this wakeboard boat has more to offer than just superficial wakeboarding attitude. It doesn't just feature a standard tower, ballast system and main lounge, but a true stainless-steel tower (not aluminum made to look like stainless steel), the PureVert ballast system (which Calabria touts as the fastest filling/draining ballast tanks in the industry) and a full wraparound lounge (providing roomy comfort for 15 passengers). So for wakeboarders or families looking to indulge their needs and passions, the Cal Air Pro V has it all--and more.

Performance Analysis

Calabria's PureVert Wake System has always been one of our favorite wakeboard toys. Built into the liner, the tanks are designed not only for safety, balancing the weight for even distribution across the hull, but also for convenience. Because they work without pumps, Calabria says, they fill in less than a minute and empty in 15 seconds. And considering that once full they churn up rampy wakes with excellent transitions and landing zones, you'll appreciate the quick fill time. Out of the box, the ballast will satisfy families with beginners or intermediate riders, but advanced wakeboarders will want additional weight.

Another benefit of the PureVert Wake System is that it keeps the wakeboard boat running level. With the ballast weight spread evenly and the 55-gallon gas tank positioned forward, the Calabria Pro V experiences minimal bow rise for a safer ride and more controllable handling.

Specs

Passengers: 15

Dry weight: 3,500 lb.

Draft: 23 in.

Load capacity: 2,025 lb.

Fuel capacity: 55 gal.

Storage capacity: 57.5 cu. ft.

Bow: 5.5 cu. ft.

Center: 21 cu. ft.

Rear: 31 cu. ft.

Platform: 15 sq. ft.

Interior gunwale height: 26 in.

Sun-pad area: 25 sq. ft.

Standards

Base price: $68,980

Engine: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp

Prop: OJ 13 x 17.5 four-blade

Cruise: Accuski

Ballast: 700 lb. total

Two center tanks: 350 lb. each

Tower: Cal Air with quick-pin release

Mirror: Windshield-mounted

Driver's seat: Swivel, slide

Dash: Tilt steering wheel

Gauges: 5-inch Medallion

Gas fill: Dual bow

Cooler: 12 qt., under walk-through

Cup holders: 14, stainless steel

Rub rail: Stainless steel

Platform: Removable, fiberglass

Graphics: Traditional, Swoosh and Checkers, Wave, Tribal

Colors: 18 exterior color choices in up to four color ways

Options

Engine: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 6.2L, 340 hp

Cruise: PerfectPass

Racks: Clamp

Pylon: Retractable

Stereo: AM/FM/CD Sony deck, four Boston Acoustics speakers, amp, subwoofer, steering wheel remote, swivel tower speakers, XM or Sirius satellite radio

Mirror: Tower-mounted

Trailer: Single or tandem axle with disc brakes

Misc.: Heater, shower, Bimini top, boat cover