Correct Craft Ski Nautique 196 Limited
Length 19 ft. 6 in.
Seating capacity 6
Fuel capacity 29 gal.
Test prop Acme 12.5×15.5 4-blade Nibral
Test engine PCM 5.7 Excalibur MPI, 330 HP
Top speed 45.3 mph 4,900 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 4.0 sec. 94.8 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 5.3 sec. 159.4 ft.
Noise levels (db) Neutral 64 D 67 R, 36 mph 87 D 93 R
For three-event skiers, the Ski Nautique 196 is a little piece
of heaven on earth. It’s no surprise that everyone from top
pro to pro wannabe claims this world-class machine as their boat of
Words like power, responsiveness, precise
handling, amazing wakes, style,
quality and reliability make up the everyday
vocabulary for Ski Nautique owners.
After years of studying wake shapes and water distribution
properties, and skiing behind everything known to man, Andy Mapple,
along with Correct Craft’s engineers and managers, introduced
the TSC2 hull in 2002. Some of the significant changes from the
original TSC hull include reverse chines, spray-relief pockets, a
dispersion tunnel and performance strakes. These innovations have
made the wakes as soft as possible and the spray at shortline
slalom nonexistent. The AWSA-approved Spyder Tower is a key option
for ski flyers and trick skiers.
Driving the 196 divine machine is equally as impressive as
skiing behind it because you can pull some Gs in this baby. It has
an uncanny ability to drive through high-powered turns with zero
prop slippage while virtually sticking to the water’s
surface. With the PCM Excalibur 330-hp engine, we were zippy out of
the hole, recording 5.3 seconds from 0 to 36 mph. Nautique’s
Smart Pod, an all-electronic keyless dash, has been redesigned. All
the essentials, such as the console, stereo remote and trick
ballast control, are all within easy reach of the driver.
this is a closed-bow high-performance skiing icon, the interior is
much larger than its measurements suggest. A 10-cubic-foot trunk
will hold a few 66-inch slalom skis, and there’s storage
underneath the observer’s seat that will house everything
else in your equipment arsenal. With all of your gear neatly
stowed, you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out in the
seats, which are backed by high-density, mildew-resistant foam and
If you’re serious about skiing at a higher level, you
seriously have to try the Ski Nautique 196.
•Rip over the same legendary wakes that have towed the IWSF
World Water Ski Championships for the last 10 years.
•Choose the Limited or Team Performance Package, and
you’ll not only enjoy the keyless ignition and Perfect Pass,
but you’ll drive at ease with Correct Craft’s complete
engine diagnostic system.
•The optional factory-installed rigid ballast tanks
(available in two sizes: 220-pound or 324-pound dual independent
tanks) are a must-have for trick skiers.
•A clamshell motor box allows easy access to the