Sport Nautique 216 Limited
For those boat buyers dedicated to maximizing the space in a direct-drive, Correct Craft has the Sport Nautique 216 Limited. It's the longest direct-drive in the company's lineup, opening up more legroom around the engine box while maintaining excellent water-sports performance.
Also unlike the shorter 196 and 206, this model has a removable cushion at the center of the rear bench that creates a step to the sun pad, lockable trunk and teak ski platform. That's not the only handy feature. The 19-quart cooler in the bow walk-through has dual access, the bilge and plug are easy to get to from the floor of the boat, and the recessed grab rails are everywhere. Big Faria gauges and a sweet, perfectly placed throttle knob make driving the 216 as much fun as skiing behind it.
The 216 has an elongated version of the TSC2 hull that has made the 196 such a phenomenal slalom performer, so the wakes are appropriate for even advanced skiers trying to conquer the course. The narrow 91-inch beam is also the same, keeping the wakes small and soft.
Great crossover capabilities are built into the 216, though you need the Team package to really tap into it. While the Limited brings you keyless ignition and a Clarion stereo, the Team's tower, rear ballast tank, Perfect Pass Pro Wakeboard and Kicker stereo upgrade are essential to cater to advanced riders.
-Correct Craft's longest direct-drive offers driving and skiing similar to those of its shorter hard-core slalom counterparts.
-Handling is super solid in choppy water.
-A narrow observer's seat is the trade-off for a wide walk-through.
-The convertible step in the rear seating makes getting to the platform easier.
-You can fit 74-inch skis and more in the lockable 17-cubic-foot trunk.
-The 216 accommodates both skiers and riders looking to advance their skills from the intermediate level up to the advanced.