The boat that started the big-boat revolution, the Super Air Nautique G23 is a plush wake powerhouse that throws some of the most consistent, well-shaped and meaty ramps in the industry. To put it lightly, this boat can wakeboard. It’s almost unbelievable to see a fully loaded G running down the lake with a crisp, clean lip that holds up in nearly any condition. Far from being fickle, the G23 has a near-perfect running surface that produces a clean wake that won’t crumble with moderate side-to-side weight changes. Now that we’ve raved about the wake, it’s time to talk about why this boat is truly a flagship. To create a truly massive wake you need plenty of displacement, and the G23 does it all in the most effective way possible with 2,850 pounds of internal subfloor ballast. Having this much ballast eliminates the need for extra sacks to trip over, and having it all below deck means you don’t sacrifice any storage, which is crucial for a long day on the water. You’ve also got the simple and stylish Flight Control Tower with swivel board racks to get equipment up and out of the way. The entire interior of the G23 was purpose-built for board sports. Nau-Teak high-density foam flooring covers everywhere you walk and protects from board gauges, and rear-facing seating converts quickly so you can use it when you need it and convert it when you don’t. The LINC system ties everything together in a digital screen at the helm. A simple interface and a plethora of functions make the LINC system an indispensable addition to the G23.
Dig This: Nautique’s convertible rear bench seat was a major step forward when it was first released, and it’s just as effective today. Nautique engineers kept it really simple, which means you’ll actually use it. The bench seat goes from forward facing to rear facing so efficiently, you’ll wonder why every wakeboard boat doesn’t have it.
Stat: The G23 was developed over three years with direct input from Nautique athletes to be the very best wakeboard boat the company had ever produced both in terms of wake and luxury. Nautique athletes truly had input every step of the way and signed off on the final product.
|Dry Weight||5,400 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity||65 gal.|
|Standard Ballast||2,850 lb.|
|Maximum Ballast||2,850 lb.|
|Standard Horsepower||409 hp|
|Maximum Horsepower||550 hp|