Centurion's entry-level wakeboard boat model, the Air Warrior Falcon V is all-new for 2008. We liked the new hull design lurking below the water line that's been flattened out a bit for better multisport capability. And the standard Double Up tower, which is powder-coated for durability and good looks, offered enough headroom clearance for even our 6-foot-plus wakeboard boat testers. It also has interior room for 10 thanks to the width, even though this is a sub-21-foot wakeboard boat. With a lot of features coming standard on the Centurion Air Warrior Falcon V, it's the value that really makes this model stand out in our minds.
While the Falcon V's length is a conservative 20 feet 9 inches, the beam measures a wide 8 feet 6 inches.
Our test wakeboard boat had the new Double Up tower. It's made up of black-powder-coated swoops that frame the windshield.
When the wakeboarders on our test team got behind the Centurion Air Warrior Falcon V, they kept in mind what beginner and intermediate riders would be looking for. They found wakes at 70 feet that had good size with pretty defined ramps, if a bit on the steep side. Out to 75 feet, the wider wakes may stretch the abilities of those riders. The Switchblade wake shaper tunes in the shape further. Overall: A welcoming size and shape at shorter lengths.
Bow rise: 19.4 degrees during typical acceleration. The dash and windshield profile led to no surprises in the visibility. Tracking: We thought the line was strong enough for recreational-level purposes. Turns: Fairly responsive for this size boat, but tight turns in close quarters were challenging.
With standard 315 hp engine and Acme 13 x 17.5 four-blade prop.
Recorded with driver and passenger turning through a double-up at the sport-specific speed.
Dry weight: 3,780 lb.
Draft: 25 in.
Storage: 65 cu. ft.
Load cap.: N/A
Fuel cap.: 41 gal.
Bow: 15 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 7 ft. 3 in.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 7 in.
Main lounge: 59 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 19 sq. ft.
Platform: 13 sq. ft.
For more information, please visit www.centurionboats.com.