Air Nautique 216 Team
Sure, the Air Nautique 216 Team wants to please wakeboarders of all levels, but the driver may be the happiest person on the boat.
Why? At the core of this 216 is one of the best helms in the market. The keyless ignition seems like you're starting up a rocket. Working the sweet throttle knob is a breeze from the ergonomically designed seat. The Faria gauges provide a ton of info in five-inch readouts, and the 19-quart cooler is within reach. Best of all, you get to confidently pilot a quick, agile machine through any and all conditions.
The passengers aren't forgotten, though. A tricked-out Clarion sound system, along with multiple grab rails, cup holders and 12-volt plug-ins, cater to them. Storage space is built-in everywhere – under the observer's seat, in the open bow, under the sun pad – and it's mostly drainable and lockable. With the Team package fulfilling the riders' needs, this 216 is a crowd-pleaser.
It's not too much of a secret, but this wakeboarding boat actually has a great slalom hull, a longer version of the TSC2. Take it up to slalom speeds, and the wakes mellow out for skiers to fly across them from all angles. When the kids aren't riding, this could help get you ready for a ski tournament.
Slow it down and load it up, and the 216 starts churning out crisp peaks and long transitions with no wash for beginning to advanced riders. The ballast tanks alone add 400 pounds quickly and quietly. Pack in your friends, hook onto the Flight Control Tower, and you'll be soaring off double-ups as the boat powers through.
-Correct Craft combines exceptional direct-drive handling with as many wakeboarding features as will fit on a boat.
-The helm offers comfort and control for the driver that are tough to beat.
-With two speakers, cup holders, grab rails, 12-volt plug and a cooler in the walk-through, the open bow is a mini-party zone.
-Rear center cushion removes to reveal a step up to the sun pad.
-The lockable trunk has more than 10 cubic feet of storage space.