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Supra Launch 21 V 2009

September 13, 2009
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Boat Review

Supra’s designers completely reimagined the Supra Launch 21 V for 2009, giving this proven wakeboard boat the striking impression of a water-bound Range Rover. Evidence of the transformation is everywhere – from the bow’s cutouts to the billet-encased vents at the transom. But as stunning as the exterior is, just as much creativity went into the interior. The football-shaped main lounge stretches the limits of the wakeboarding boat’s 21 feet, and the improbably deep and wide seating makes every spot lounge-worthy. The ultra-stain-resistant Syntec vinyl with Nano technology completes the Supra Launch 21 V’s utilitarian vibe.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

New Low-profile Dash

Supra Boats redesigned the dash and glove box on every model in ’09, lowering their profiles for better visibility. They also improved the visibility and accessibility of the cockpit components, which include the information center with integrated PerfectPass and SmartPlate technology, LCD displays for lake and air temperature and depth finder and waterproof stereo remote.

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SPECS:

People: 14

Dry weight: 3,800 lb.

Fuel capacity: 52 gal.

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Tower: Rad A Cage

Racks: Titan swivel

Wake shaper: SmartPlate (automatic hydraulic)

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TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 21 ft. 4 in.

Width: 8 ft. 3 in.

Bow length: 64 in.

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Bow width: 65 in.

Floor to tower: 78 in.

Gunwale: 31 in.

Main lounge: 55 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 29 sq. ft.

Platform: 12 sq. ft.

Ballast: 1,450 lb. (one 650-lb. bow bag; two 400-lb. rear bags)

ENGINE:

Standard: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 325 hp

Test: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 340 hp with catalytic converter

Test prop: OJ 14.25 x 14 four-blade*

Cruise: PerfectPass Wakeboard Pro, PerfectPass Wakeboard Pro Star Gazer GPS

* = Optional

THE WAKES:

The wake behind this wakeboard boat is solid with a nice lip, even at just factory ballast settings. Be sure to tune it with Supra’s new electric wake plate. We liked it at about three-quarters up on the gauge.

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