Supra Launch 22 SSV 2009

Boat Review

What is the most revealing fact about the Supra Launch 22 SSV? That's easy, it's the official wakeboarding boat of the WWA Wakeboard World Championships' amateur divisions. That tells us two big things. First, it's one of the sport's only tournament-tested 22-footers. Second, the Supra Launch 22 SSV's versatile wakes, which combine a solid transition with a pretty vertical lip, are Supra's easiest to ride. Combine those credentials with rider-friendly features like rear-facing seating for six and new, faster-filling ballast, and the Supra Launch 22 SSV is a solid choice for any wakeboarder - beginner to advanced. No wonder it's also Supra's best-selling wakeboard boat.

FAVORITE FEATURE:

Sundeck Stepway

The Sundeck Stepway, a plastic walkway hidden underneath the starboard sun pad, combines with three lounge steps to provide easy access to and from the swim platform. Bonus: The top lounge step doubles as a cooler.

SPECS:

People: 15

Dry weight: 3,800 lb.

Fuel capacity: 40 gal.

Tower: Rad A Cage

Racks: Titan swivel

Wake shaper: SmartPlate (automatic hydraulic)

TEST MEASUREMENTS:

Length: 22 ft. 6 in.

Width: 8 ft. 4 in.

Bow length: 62 in.

Bow width: 62 in.

Floor to tower: 76 in.

Gunwale: 30 in.

Main lounge: 60 sq. ft.

Sun pad: 26 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 Supra Launch 22 SSV's wake is right in between the Supra Launch 24 SSV's long, transitional wake and the 21 V's steeper ramp. It's got a pretty decent transition with a pretty vertical lip. Beginner and intermediate riders will find it the easiest to ride.