Centurion Boats Air Warrior Elite C4 2007

Wakeboard Boat Review

Part of Centurion's Air Warrior series, which reaches out to first-time buyers with performance and comfort in mid-priced packages, the Elite V C4 is a versatile V-drive with lots of interior space. The standard features, such as the aluminum tower and center ballast tank, cater to its wakeboarding-oriented personality, while creature comforts on board, like snap-in carpet, make this boat family-friendly too. It measures 21.5 feet long, but the interior layout maximizes space in the boat, making the main lounge feel remarkably spacious.

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Centurion groups its options into packages, so depending on how serious wakeboarding fits into your budget and priority list, you can choose accordingly. For the best wakes this boat has to offer, use the trim tab for wake shaping, and both center and dual ballast tanks for increased size. But even with the Air Warrior package, which includes a center tank only, wakes feature steep transitions that are good for poppy wake-to-wake moves.

The V-shaped hull allows this boat to plow through chop and double-ups with no problem. Handling and tracking are impressive for a boat of this size, and it also holds speed well, even without speed control.

SPECS

Passengers: 10

Dry weight: 3,500 lb.

Draft: 29 in.

Load capacity: N/A

Fuel capacity: 36 gal.

Storage capacity: 62.25 cu. ft.

Bow: 6.5 cu. ft.

Center/side 25.75 cu. ft.

Rear: 30 cu. ft.

Platform: 12 sq. ft.

Interior gunwale height: 25 in.

Sun pad area 21.75 sq. ft.

STANDARDS

Base price: $40,795

Engine: MerCruiser Mag 5.7L, 315 hp

Prop: Acme 13 x 17.5 four-blade

Ballast: One center tank: 225 lb.

Tower: Brushed aluminum

Wake shaper: Adjustable plate

Mirror: Windshield-mounted

Driver's seat: Bolster

Dash: Carbon-fiber, tilt steering wheel

Gauges: 5-inch Faria

Gas fill: Starboard rear

Cooler: 34.8 qt., under walk-through

Cup holders: 10, plastic

Rub rail: Plastic

Platform: Teak

Trailer: Tandem axle

Graphics: Air Warrior series gelcoat and decals

Colors: six exterior choices in three color patterns; base interior and six accents

OPTIONS

Engine: MerCrusier Black Scorpion 6.2L 330 hp; MerCruiser Black Scorpion 6.2L 340 hp

Cruise: PerfectPass

Ballast: 643 lb. total with addition of two rear tanks: 209 lbs. each

Tower: Tribal

Racks: Clamp

Wake shaper: Switchblade; trim tab

Pylon: Retractable

Mirror: Tower-mounted

Stereo: AM/FM/CD Sony deck with MP3 output, four Kicker speakers, amp, subwoofer, remote, tower speakers, XM satellite radio

Driver's seat: Matrix with swivel, bolster, high back, cable controls, heater

Gauges: Digital

Rub rail: Stainless steel

Platform: Removable, fiberglass, oversized

Trailer: Disc brakes

Misc.: Heater, Bimini top, snap-on bow and cockpit covers