Correct Craft Air Nautique 216
Length 21 ft. 7.5 in.
Beam 91 in.
Seating capacity 10
Fuel capacity 30 gal.
Test prop Acme 12.5×15.5 4-blade
Test engine PCM Excalibur 5.7L MPI, 330
Top speed 45.03 mph 4,800 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 5.7 sec. 136.4 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 7.3 sec. 212.8 ft.
Noise levels (db) Neutral 64 D 69 R, 36 mph 86 D 87 R
have it so easy. They can buy an armada of boats to satisfy their
every whim. For days they want to slalom, they have an elite ski
boat (and a butler/driver). When they’re feeling sassy, they
hop behind their wakeboarding-only model. For cruising days, they
have a cruiser — and so on.
the rest of us humble millionaires and thousandaires, Correct Craft
has the Air Nautique 216. With its high-end versatility, consider
it a billionaire’s water-sports fleet wrapped up in one boat.
For starters, company engineers stretched the state-of-the-art TSC2
hull to about 21 ½ feet. Next, they added a list of big-air
attributes, including a patented Flight Control Tower and dual
independent, factory-installed rigid ballast tanks. Those add an
additional 400 pounds of weight, filling quickly and quietly. The
overall result is a high-end towing machine that is just as capable
pulling advanced riders through their bag of tricks as it is
pulling advanced slalom skiers through the course.
Riders get a crisp wakeboard peak with a good kick, a long
transition and absolutely no wash. Our testers were stoked on the
large landing zone and the equally impressive double-ups. As for
the slalom crew, the dispersion tunnel and performance strakes of
the hull design really soften and lower the wakes at slalom speeds
and allow superior cross-course angle for skiers of all abilities.
Driving-wise, the boat was butter-smooth in chop, very responsive
through the turns, solid during double-ups and quick to react at
all times. We think the tracking represents inboard performance at
Speaking of fine, the interior is stocked with creature
comforts. The advanced Smart Pod has an all-electronic keyless dash
and 5-inch Faria gauges. The electronically released storage trunk
is a great spot to stow boards, skis and whatever else. A deep
glove box and a cooler in the bow walk-through offer special
storage. The legroom and walkways throughout the main cockpit are
exceptional for a tournament-level inboard. Bill Gates, eat your
appointments include plenty of removable coolers, cup holders, hot
plugs and more.
• The open bow
features its own speakers, cup holders, grab rails and even a
• Up to 10
passengers can lounge around in the boat.
• For those long
days on the lake, the Air 216 holds 30 gallons of gas.
• The instant-fill
ballast system is so quiet, you won’t even know it’s
filling — unless you look at the gauge conveniently placed
near the driver.