Gekko Revo 6.7
Revolutionary in its 2003 release, the Revo 6.7 continues to be an innovative entry in the super-sized V-drive market. Several characteristics make the Revo 6.7 stand out. First, it's completely CAD/CAM designed, which allows it to have concept car-like lines — most notably in the swept stern design. This gives the Revo 6.7 big-boat versatility. However, its bottom shape is a computer-enhanced version of the ski-proven GTO 22 hull, so it's somewhat capable of small-boat handling. Also, its deep forward keel handles rough water well. While the oversized width and V-drive configuration scream “wakeboard boat,” the 6.7 skis surprisingly well for its size. It's pretty well loaded with features too, such as an automotive-style wiring harness, R2 electronic dash with a backlit touchpad instead of rocker switches, and a keyless ignition that can be personally coded. The driver has a flip-up bolster on a swivel seat, and the padding throughout is surprisingly plush for this versatile bargain boat.
For a boat this big, the wakes are fairly versatile. It's a legitimately skiable super-sized V-drive thanks to innovative hull design. open-water skiing at 15 through 28 off is manageable.
Not surprisingly, it's difficult to get the stern of this big, wide boat deep enough in the water to create monster wakes. However, with the easy-to-use ballast system and tons of room for extra ballast, you can weigh it down for good wakes with a smooth transition and fun kick. Its wakes are exceedingly wide, so it helps to ride with a little shorter line.
-Surprising slalom performance out of a large V-drive.
-Cavernous storage – especially in rear compartments – is super for wakeboarding ballast.
-Great handling and fun to drive.
-High performance-to-price ratio.
-The well-padded V-drive interior is broad enough to house a crew of 12.
-A quick-filling ballast system pumps up to 1,800 pounds of water into the stringers with no pumps or hoses.