Calabria's multi-activity tow boat combines the convenience of crossover wakes wrapped in a comfortable, tight, stylish package. The fit and finish in this 330 horsepower direct-drive are impeccable. The Cal Air keeps a sleek, low profile in the water and has a slick gelcoat that is nothing short of beautiful. A stainless-steel windshield surrounds a cockpit that offers a polished gauge package, stereo controls on the steering wheel and lots of legroom for the driver. Whether it's skis or boards you're hauling, the rear storage area can handle it, with capacity that's above average for a boat of this class.
Riders will be stoked about the custom Calabria tower — which features a new swooped-back design this year — and the lightning-fast filling and draining capacity of the PureVert ballast system that lets you collect or dump up to 700 pounds of weight to sculpt just the right wakes for your session.
Top Speed 43.4 mph 5,100 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 4.8 sec. 110.3 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 6.6 sec. 207 ft.
Noise Levels (db) Neutral 58 D 61 R, 36 mph 92 D 91 R
Mid-level skiers will get the most out of these wakes. Tracking for this hull rated high, and the Cal Air gives you a decent wake size for slalom, with a touch of firmness from 15 through 32 off. Throttle control requires a little more attention since the armrest sits high.
Our testers found that the wakes had the best ramps with a little more weight in the bow. With this ballast-weighting tweak, the transitions were pretty good. The landing zone has a slight trough, and you can expect a steeper lip when you hit double-ups.
• The PureVert ballast system is out of the way, and it fills and drains lightning fast, even without pumps or tanks.
• Safety is increased with grab rails available for every seat in the boat.
• The observer's seat is easy to open with the help of a gas strut, and it hides massive storage space.
• Not only do you get a huge swim platform, but foilers are spoiled with a specialized hydrofoil slot for stress-free entry.
Length 21 ft. 6 in. Beam 87 in.
Seating Capacity 10
Fuel Capacity 29 gal.
Test Prop Acme 13 x 17.5 4-blade
Test Engine MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 HP