One of the most difficult things boat companies face is mastering the two extremes of water sports: the giant ramps needed for wakeboarding and surfing and the flat, soft wakes necessary for skiing in the same boat. How do companies pull this off? There’s plenty of debate about the best ways to accomplish this, but there seems to be some consistency among crossovers. They’re usually about 20 to 22 feet in length, they have a wide beam, and they are usually V-drives with a deep-V hull and a stern design that is relatively flat. Great crossover inboards all start with a well-planned, battle-tested hull, but no crossover is complete without wake-shaping gadgets like plates and ballast. It’s crucial to have some additional help with the hull if you’re going to move seamlessly from a small, soft ski wake to a peaky, bigger wake for wakeboarding and surfing.