Centurion Enzo SV 230
Recommendation: Hard-core Wakeboard
What's big and fast and red all over? Centurion's all-new Enzo, the marriage of sleek, sporty style and hard-core wakeboarding performance. Our test boat was red – just like our favorite Ferrari, which inspired its design – but buyers have a choice of colors. And the name isn't the only thing shared between this boat and its land-borne street inspiration. Smooth lines, cool design and aggressive driving connect this boat to its namesake.
Wraparound stainless-steel rub rails, integrated docking lights and the angular mesh vent covers complement the style, and the extra-wide bow allows three admirers to lounge comfortably. The seamless fiberglass deck is covered in removable 40-ounce carpet; the wraparound seating in heavy-duty UV- and stain-resistant vinyl.
The wetbox speakers atop the tower throw out plenty of tunes for those braving the huge wakes – or for the 10 or so passengers looking on. Storage is plenteous, especially toward the rear of the boat. And Centurion's composite three-piece construction with seamless deck liner ensures smooth riding through all the rough water.
This is a top-of-the-line wakeboard boat built for serious fun, serious wakes and serious cruising. Just hope your fellow riders aren't quite so serious, though, because you'll want some fun-seekers and rippers who can let it all hang loose behind the Enzo's huge wakes. These wakes are legit, and good to ride at any line length. Besides being pro-level size, the wakes give great predictable pop and are totally different from those of the other Centurions we tested. The lip of the wake has a sweet transition and it's great for charging. The double-ups are easy to line up – we wanted to hit 'em all day. There is a two-ballast option for the sides of the boat but no center tank is offered. The Enzo is a great enhancement to the Centurion lineup of wakeboarding machines.
* A water Ferrari, so to speak, with stylish lines and great appeal. True to the Enzo name.
* Optional easy-rider captain's chair with bolster seat.
* It's 100 percent computer-designed and 100 percent composite-constructed – no wood.
* Loads of storage for the loads of equipment brought by the expected loads of people.
* Extra-wide flared bow allows for an expanded lounging area in the bow, enough for three people.