Nautique Crossover 216V 2009

OVERVIEW

Designed by Correct Craft Boats as the next generation of Crossover Nautique, the all-new Nautique 216V mixes future-forward styling and innovation with multisport performance and a family-friendly layout. In fact, our wakeboard test boat was a model of Nautique innovation. Take, for instance, the new smart pod helm - with its indigo-blue backlit gauges, it feels like it's straight from a car show floor. Or the new FCT3 wakeboard tower, Nautiques' lightest ever, which features integrated spinner wakeboard racks, rotating speakers and locking arms that let one person easily fold it forward for garage storage. Packed with elegant, well-thought-out features like these, the Nautique 216V is a look at the future and a must-see.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Beach Entry Step

The Nautique 216V's innovative focus is obvious right from the bow. Remove the nose-most cushion from the bow to reveal this gripped entry step, which offers convenient bow entry when your boat is parked on the beach. Bonus: The flip-up step adds extra storage below.

SPECS:

People: 12

Dry weight: 3,900 lb.

Fuel capacity: 46

Tower: FCT3*

Racks: Flight Clips (spinning)*

Wake shaper: Hydro-Gate

TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 20 ft. 11 in.

Width: 7 ft. 11 in.

Bow length: 65 in.

Bow width: 73 in.

Floor to tower: 74 in.

Gunwale: 27 in.

Main lounge: 62 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 23 sq. ft.

Platform: 14 sq. ft.

Ballast: 770 lb. (two 385-lb. rear tanks)*

ENGINE:

Standard: PCM Excalibur 5.7L V-8 343 hp

Test: PCM ZR-409 6L 409 hp*

Test prop: Acme TKx TK four-blade

Cruise: Nautique Cruise, ZeroOff*

* = Optional

THE WAKES:

With the 770 pounds of factory ballast loaded and the Hydro-Gate wake shaper set at the wakeboard setting, the** Nautique 216V's** wake was well-shaped with good size for a 21-foot wakeboard boat. Its clean lip makes this easy-to-ride wake a solid pick for any level wakeboarder or wakeskater.