For 2006 Calabria has introduced the Cal Air Pro V2, a wakeboarding boat that screams for attention. Not only is it one of the most spacious 20-footers we tested — something any rider and posse can appreciate — it also has the stylish attitude to match. The stainless-steel tower and new dash design caught our eye right away, and the wakeboarding-oriented performance most definitely got our attention.
The Pro V-2′s wake performance mirrors that of its older brother, the Pro V, offering rampy wakes with excellent shape. Beginners through intermediates will certainly get their fix by using the patented PureVert ballast system to boost wake size, but advanced riders will want to maximize their crew weight or add more ballast for optimal wake size.
Innovative ideas like the forward placement of the gas tank help the V-2 knife through the water with an efficient running attitude. With the MerCruiser Black Scorpion 330-horsepower engine we achieved a respectable hole shot, and the boat held its own through aggressive turns.
It was easy for us to stretch our legs on this exceptionally spacious 20-footer, and the overall fit and finish of the Pro V-2 made for a comfortable, stylish ride. Our testers really liked the appearance of the carbon-fiber-look upholstery.
Base price: $48,995
Length: 20 ft. 6 in.
Beam: 100 in.
Seating capacity: 12
Fuel capacity: 65 gal.
Test Prop: Acme 13 x 17.5 4-blade
Test Engine: MerCruiser Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp
Top Speed: 45.3 mph 5,050 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 5.8 sec. 144.7 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 7.7 sec. 236.6 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 63 D 61 R, 36 mph 88 D 89 R