Centurion calls the Sport Bowrider an entry-level family and ski boat. Key there is the “and” because this is more than just the family cruiser. It has a serious slalom design. It’s safe to say the Sport Bowrider, a direct descendent of the legendary Falcon hull, offers solid water-sports performance.
The Sport Bowrider features a hull design that towed the U.S. Nationals and U.S. Open when it was first released as the Falcon. Its wake is excellent for slalom and it’s incredible to drive. With a traditional hull design and 88-inch beam, this sleek design produces a narrow wake. Its open bow is fairly deep and the boat features excellent storage behind the passenger seat as well as under the walk-through. There are some other beneficial features such as the passenger-side personal net storage and driver’s storage pouch for glasses. The dash is simple but functional, with dual Faria tournament speedos, a tach, a small clock and a four-in-one gauge.
This boat features some progressive looking in-gel graphics as well. This is a great-looking boat with simple features and solid performance. It’s Centurion’s combination of value and water-sports performance, and it’s even more attractive at far less than $25,000.
Tournament-level slalom performance that will please skiers of all abilities.
Respectable driving and handling characteristics.
A spacious interior layout for a tournament inboard allows room for the whole crew.
Deep and spacious front storage compartment will easily hold a quiver of skis.
Gauge package is easy to read, has a clean look, and provides great driver visibility.
A large ski locker is located under the walk-through for convenient storage.
Rear storage trunk is minimal and it provides no access from the swim platform. Does not accommodate a 67-inch ski.
Fragile rear passenger cup holders.
Length 20 ft. 4 in.
Beam 88 in.
Seating Capacity 9
Fuel Capacity 34 gal.
Test Prop OJ 13 X 13 4-blade
Test Engine MerCruiser 350 Magnum MPI, 315hp
TOP SPEED 45.1 mph 4,700 rpm
ACCEL. TO 30 4.4 SEC. 106.0 FT.
ACCEL. TO 36 5.9 SEC. 177.3 FT.
NOISE LEVELS (db)
Neutral 62 D 64 R
36 MPH 92 D 94 R