Sport Nautique SV-211 Limited
In its pursuit to create a truly versatile water-sports boat, Correct Craft evolved boat design a step further. The result is the new Sport Nautique SV-211, which is entering its first full model year in 2005. Most notable is the driver-controlled stainless-steel plate at the stern, dubbed the Hydro-Gate, which can adjust the boat's running angle on the fly. To amplify wakes for wakeboarding and quell them for water skiing, it works in concert with the tunnel and strakes of the hull, which itself is inspired by the TSC2 hull of the Ski Nautiques. The SV-211 also sports a walk-through transom with easy step-down access to the swim platform. Without the traditional rear bench, there's wide-open space between the portside seating, the driver's console and the starboard-side seat. The carpet snaps off the nonskid composite surface for cleaning that's a breeze. Many of these features are reminiscent of what you may see elsewhere, but no other manufacturer has put them together quite like this.
The Hydro-Gate makes crossover sets a reality. With the plate positioned in the slalom mode, the Sport SV-211 is one of the best V-drive ski boats available. From 15 off all the way to 32 off, wakes were fairly soft, and the boat's 20-foot-9 length and 93-inch beam keep it nimble with a quick hole shot. It's even worthy of tournaments, thanks to USA Water Ski-approved Class C certification for slalom, trick and jump.
With the boat at speed, the driver can adjust the lever at the helm to set the Hydro-Gate at one of three settings designed for wakeboarding. That puts the boat lower in the water and heightens the level of the wakes for the riders' ability, whether beginners or intermediates. The Team package offers a tower and ballast for more serious riding.
• The Sport SV-211 achieves multisport performance through well-considered innovations.
• Hydro-Gate helps create among the softest ski wakes we've seen from a V-drive.
• Offers expansive interior floor space and walk-through transom.
• Optional removable rear bench adds seating for two more passengers.
• The 38-quart cooler under the bow has side access.
• In-floor locker and flip-up port-side love seat help stow all your water-sports gear.
• First Nautique to feature snap-in carpet.
Top Speed 46.1 mph 5,450 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 4.3 sec. 99.1 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 5.4 sec. 155.0 ft.
Noise Levels (db) Neutral 59 D 57 R, 36 mph 88 D 95 R
Length 20 ft. 9 in. Beam 93 in.
Seating Capacity 9
Fuel Capacity 38 gal.
Test Prop Acme 13.5 x 17.5 4-blade
Test Engine PCM ZR6 6.0L, 375 HP