Calabria Cal-Air Pro V
Recommendation: Hard-core Wakeboard
If wakeboarders aren't supposed to have a luxury boat, no one told Calabria. The company goes all out on the Cal Air Pro-V, their hard-core riding boat. There are obvious things we love about this boat, like the huge main compartment with plush, full-wrap seating, and of course the wakes, which are near perfect for high-level riding.
Anyone can appreciate the fine details in the Pro V – like the amazing mahogany wood-grain dash, steering wheel and throttle knob, big five-inch Borg-Warner multifunction gauges, Teleflex competition throttle control, dual batteries, three-piece lockable rear sun deck, 13 drink holders, water-resistant glove box and much more.
But there are less blatant niceties as well. This is a great handling V-drive. The forward positioning of the 65-gallon gas tank and the even distribution of ballast in the patented PureVert Ballast System keep the boat level for better handling.
After two years of astounding us with its oversized wake, we still rate this boat excellent, with ideal transition, lip, landing zone and size. Long ramps really give those intermediate-level riders the same opportunity to excel behind this boat as the pros. The innovative PureVert gravity-fill ballast system quickly and quietly floods (or removes) 700 pounds of water in less than one minute. With its beamy design, the boat can accommodate a whole gang of riders.
- Under-the-floor ballast system fills and empties super fast with no pumps or tanks.
- World-class wakeboarding wakes.
- Huge main compartment – a living room on water with a wraparound sofa.
- Cool extras like mahogany wheel and dash and tower-mounted mirror.