When our skiers and riders came back from their test sets and sessions with this Crossover Nautique 211, the verdict from each was “great recreational ski and wakeboard boat.” That’s saying something when skiers and wakeboarders can agree. The skiers used the Hydro-Gate to soften the wakes at longer line lengths, while the riders loaded the factory ballast to the 625-pound maximum for wakes sized for intermediate skill levels. Correct Craft is proud of the fact, as it should be, that this Crossover Nautique 211 V-drive earned USA Water Ski approval for ski tournaments. For families who want to do everything, the 211 can do anything. Crossover capability, its manageable size and its Correct Craft reputation have made it the company’s top seller.
We like not just the transom walkway with the steps on both ends, but how the entire lounge seating flows toward it.
Our riders loved how these spinner racks had a quick-release pin that locked everything in place for great security.
Dry weight: 3,500 lb.
Draft: 28 in.
Storage: 58 cu. ft.
Load cap.: 1,350 lb.
Fuel cap.: 38 gal.
Bow: 17 sq. ft.
Gunwale height: 2 ft.
Main lounge: 47 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 5 ft. 10 in.
Sun pad: 15 sq. ft.
Platform: 13 sq. ft.
The test team was most impressed with the ski wake at 15 off and 30 mph and with the wakeboarding wake at 65 feet and 22 mph. That latter wake had a good steepness for beginners and a width perfect for the angle of the ramp.
Overall: Versatile wake performance, especially for open-water skiers getting into the course and wakeboarders advancing their skills to the intermediate level.
With 375 hp engine (275 hp standard), Acme 14.5×14.25 four-blade prop
To 30 mph: 6.2 sec., 154.3 ft.
To 36 mph: 7.8 sec., 228.8 ft.
Top speed: 46 mph, 5,400 rpm
Bow rise: 17-degree angle during typical acceleration. Very good visibility for the driver through the windshield without the need for the bolster.
Tracking: Our test drivers thought the 211’s tracking was very responsive for a V-drive.
Turns: With a comfortable running attitude, speed and control held well into the turns.
Maximum G-force crossing wake at 22 mph/30 mph: 1.39/0.95
Vibration: As with all the Correct Crafts we tested, we enjoyed a solid ride with no rattles or creaks.