Calabria calls its Cal Air a high-end multi-purpose boat with a split personality. They say it produces both a great slalom wake and perfect wakes for the family looking for slightly less than pro-level wakeboarding.
This boat is plush, luxurious and loaded with features, the best of which is built into the floor. The Cal-Air uses Calabria’s patented Pure Vert ballast system. With a simple pull of the release valves, the ballast tanks immediately flood with 700 pounds of water—in about 45 seconds. It empties in a third of that time just by driving with the plugs open. This means the boat goes from recreational slalom to intermediate-level wakeboarding and back much quicker than any other boat on the market. Another impressive invisible feature is that the gas tank is located forward, where other manufacturers put a ski locker. This assists in giving the Cal-Air incredible storage room in the rear trunk. It’s probably the deepest trunk we have seen.
More visible comfort features include standard removable jump seats, a recessed driver’s foot well, genuine mahogany dash, a sharp-looking Dino Steering wheel and polished aluminum mounting systems for the tower, racks and bimini. Another innovative aspect is the huge patented platform, which is covered with a super-tough, spray-on, non-slip coating. It’s evident that a lot of thought went into the detailing of this boat. It’s as comfortable to lounge in as it is to ride behind.
Multi-event towing capacity. Produced respectable ratings in slalom and wakeboarding ability. A great choice for the family who enjoys both skiing and riding.
The innovative ballast system fills in just 45 seconds and empties in only 15 seconds.
The jump seats in the main cockpit area are an added convenience for carrying extra passengers.
The rear storage trunk is deep and spacious and easily accommodates all of your equipment needs.
Sharp-looking gauge package.
An overall durable feel with plush interior features.
A well-designed windshield makes it easy for the driver to communicate with the skier.
The low-profile open bow has great aesthetic appeal, but it tends to take on some water in choppy conditions.
When fully loaded with weight for wakeboarding, it’s a little under-powered in the turns.
Length 21 ft. 6 in.
Beam 87 in.
Seating Capacity 10
Fuel Capacity 29 gal.
Test Prop Acme 12.5 X 12.625 3-blade
Test Engine MerCruiser 350 Magnum MPI, 315 HP
TOP SPEED 44.0 mph 4,860 rpm
ACCEL. TO 30 5.2 SEC. 126.7 FT.
ACCEL. TO 36 6.9 SEC. 211.6 FT.
NOISE LEVELS (db)
Neutral 61 D 65 R
36 MPH 90 D 89 R