Length 23 ft. 3 in.
Beam 102 in.
Seating capacity 13
Fuel capacity 44 gal.
Test prop Acme 13×13 3-blade
Test engine MerCruiser 350 Mag MPI, 330 HP
Top speed 44 mph 4,800 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 6.4 sec. 147.8 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 8.5 sec. 254.7 ft.
Noise levels (db) Neutral 73 D 73 R, 36 mph 90 D 92 R
If you’re reading this review, you
might be one of those buyers who immediately flips to the end of a
company’s lineup to see its king of boats — “No
need for those puny models. Take me to your leader!”
For Gekko, the Revo 7.1 is that king.
Formerly known as the G3, this model has a hulking
23’3’-long, 102”-wide hull that’s a
stretched-out version of the one on the GTO 22. The Gekko engineers
digitally designed the 7.1 hull to preserve as much of its
performance as possible.
The result is a supersized family
water-sports boat that’s versatile enough to tow anything
behind it. Pop up on skis and you’ll find slalom wakes with a
softness that might surprise you coming from such a large V-drive.
Grab a board and see what you can do with the wakes out of the box.
To really get going, load up the boat with the optional twin-sack
ballast system that has reversible pumps and dash-mounted controls.
Trust us, the extra weight should wake up the wakes.
To invigorate yourself, hang out in the
big interior. The perfect day on the 7.1 involves a boat load of
friends and family and a cocktail party in the wraparound lounge.
That makes the most of the optional table, the ample seating and
the lift-out cooler. If our boat test wasn’t all business, we
would have taken this for a pleasure cruise.
As part of the new Revo series, the 7.1
also sports new badging and softer interior foams. It’s good
to be king.
•Huge size makes it the leader of the Gekko lineup while
maintaining performance standards of the smaller boats.
•Family-friendly wakes work well for skiers and
•Roomy interior opens up space for all the passengers you
•Keyless ignition is a nice touch for the driver.
•Sloping transom design cuts a dramatic figure as onlookers
do a double take.
•Revo outfitting for 2003 introduces new badging and better
foams in the interior for a plush feel.