Sanger Boats V215 2008

Wakeboard Boat Review

This Sanger V215 is the top-selling boat in the Sanger Boats line, and it offers a lot. The wake is the biggest surprise of this boat. It’s ready straight out of the box and it only gets better with more people. We also think this is Sanger Boats' most nimble wakeboard boat. It’s big enough for 12 people but sized well for garages, especially thanks to the detachable fiberglass platform.

Hull: The Sanger V215’s hull is old school in a good way. Made with 100-percent hand-laminated sheet fiberglass and Aqua-Beam nonrotting wood-core composite stringers, it produces a solid ride. The beam is pretty wide for a 21-footer, too, which opens up the seating a lot. This boat is rated for 12 and nobody felt the least bit cramped during testing.

Ballast:We rode behind the Sanger V215 with 1,000 pounds of factory ballast in the upgraded system. One 500-pound bag is in the bow while twin 250-pound tanks are in the rear. With this ballast, the boat is extremely wake-ready.

Tower: The Pro Flight Chubby is a solid wakeboard tower, but we tested the boat with the optional Wake Air tower and we couldn’t recommend it more. It comes with swivel wakeboard racks and forms a nice curved line off the boat. The billet aluminum accents really add to the look.

Wake shaper: We tested the boat with the optional Bennett trim tab, so we could adjust the running attitude the way we wanted.

Highlight feature: The driver’s seat on this Sanger V215 is pretty sick. Ergonomically designed and ultra comfortable, it has a perfect seat back angle at cruising speed and the padded armrest is perfectly positioned so you can comfortably keep your hand on the throttle at all times.

The wake: We weren’t expecting wakes like this. With the factory wake, we got some big wakes riding at 65 feet. The Sanger V215's wakes weren’t too steep or rampy, and we had a blast on them. Double-ups were solid. We did have to pay attention to where our crew was seated so we could balance the weight and keep the wake dialed.

What We Dig

-Full wraparound lounge adds a lot of seating

-Detachable platform makes for easy storage

-Dash is clean and stylish

-Rear-facing seat back behind the driver

-Billet aluminum throughout the boat adds bling

Specs

Length w/o platform: 21’6”

Beam: 8’

People: 12

Dry weight: 3,200 lb.

Ballast*: 1,000 lb. total (1 bow bag, 500 lb.; 2 rear tanks*, 250 lb. each)*

Tower: Pro Flight Chubby, Wake Air*

Racks*: Swivel wakeboard racks

Wake shaper*: Bennett trim tab

Main lounge: 57 sq. ft.

Stereo*: Sony deck, four Kicker speakers, satellite-radio ready

Cooler: 45 qt.

Fuel: 45 gal.

Trailer*: Tandem axle

*Optional

Engine

Standard: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp

Test: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp

Test prop: Acme 13x12 three-blade

Cruise: PerfectPass optional