The Super Air Nautique 230 is one of the best overall surfboats on the market. We can confidently say that, thanks to hull tweaks made in 2014 that were specifically tailored toward making the 230 work in perfect concert with the Nautique Surf System. NSS allows you to keep the boat weighted evenly from side to side and make a wave through a button at the LINC digital helm. The system switches quickly from side to side so you can transfer while riding, and each side has an impressive amount of push. In fact, the 230 makes us feel like we’re surfing a listed boat, which is about the highest praise a surf-system-equipped boat can get. The 230 (along with the 210) is one of Nautique’s most scalable boats, which means you can keep the price low by opting out of features you’re not going to use. In this case, however, we’re talking about wakesurfing, so we highly recommend upping the ballast numbers to the pro package for maximum water displacement. The 230 has a ton of potential, but like any surf boat, it needs ballast to live up to it. Keep the majority of the weight toward the back and even from side to side for a really solid wave with plenty of drive on either side. When Nautique gave this legendary hull its surf upgrade, it also put some time into the usability and comfort in the interior. Marine-grade foam covers high-traffic areas, a transom walk-through gives riders a clear path to the water, and rear-facing seating gives surf spectators newer and better options.
Dig This: The Flight Control Tower faithfully hangs speakers and swivel board racks. The tower is not only a solid surf tow point, but it also has an easy fold function, and it coordinates perfectly with the 230’s retuned look.
Stat: The 230 was Nautique’s tried-and-true flagship wake boat for four years, towing such prestigious events as the Nautique Wake Games, U.S. Masters, and U.S. National Wakeboard Championships.
|Dry Weight||4,650 lb.|
|Fuel Capacity||47 gal.|
|Standard Ballast||1,300 lb.|
|Maximum Ballast||2,100 lb.|
|Standard Horsepower||343 hp|
|Maximum Horsepower||550 hp|
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