The MB Sports 230 V is a wakeboarding wolf dressed up in a quiet sheep’s clothing. But that’s not a bad thing for this multifaceted 23-foot V-drive. It’s got all the essentials for a full day of wake sports, including a choice of two optional towers with board racks, as well as a host of features–like comfy seats, coolers and storage space–that the whole of the family will love. And this year the sleek style of the 230 V takes on a more modern persona with the addition of new billet accents, so you can attack those wakes in style.
At a glance, the 230 V may look like a tasteful family-oriented boat. But the monster wakes thrown up by the 2,000-pound ballast system deserve a double take, and on second look, it’s clear this V-drive has an unmistakable wakeboarding attitude. The wakes are huge with gradual transitions and broad landing zones, great for more lateral moves. MB says this defined shape is due to a stabilized ballast system with two tanks that run the length of the boat. Even when you upgrade to the 2,100-pound Triple-Up system, the weight is redistributed, not just added on, so the balance is maintained.
Then again, you may decide to empty the ballast tanks altogether and take some open-water skiing sets. And considering this boat’s relatively narrow beam (just 96 inches), you’d be more than satisfied with the smallish wakes behind it. That width will also afford the driver nimble handling and responsive turns, making it versatile enough to keep riders and skiers entertained, and drivers and passengers feeling secure.
Dry weight: 3,900 lb.
Draft: 23 in.
Load capacity: N/A
Fuel capacity: 64 gal.
Storage capacity: N/A
Platform: 10.5 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 30 in.
Sun-pad area: 24 sq. ft.
Base price: See local dealer
Engine: PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 hp
Prop: Acme 13 x 17 four-blade
Ballast: 2,000 lb. total
Two rear tanks: 1,000 lb. each
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Billet aluminum insert, billet steering wheel
Gauges: 5-inch Faria
Gas fill: Transom rear
Cooler: 32 qt., under walk-through
Cup holders: 16, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Fiberglass, removable
Graphics: Classic or B52 package, in-gelcoat
Colors: 18 choices in four color ways
Engine: PCM ZR6 6.0L, 375 hp
Ballast: 2,100 lb. total
Two rear tanks: 800 lb. each
One bow tank: 500 lb.
Tower: MB Pro Series; Skylon, quick-pin release
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Clarion deck, four speakers, amp, subwoofer, XM satellite radio
Trailer: Tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow filler cushion, Bimini top, two-speed transmission