Supra Launch SS
Possibly the most versatile Supra, the Launch SS has special appeal to active families looking to dive into water sports. On one hand, it has the ski performance and handling you'd expect from an inboard. On the other, it has the wakeboarding features you need to advance your skills.
On our test run, we experienced awesome tracking, especially with the hydraulic wake plate lowered for a smooth ride. Take off the standard Rad-a-Cage tower, and you might think this was a ski boat, particularly because it has a swivel-head pylon with new aluminum bracket. But that tower – along with the complete package of two-bag ballast, board racks, EFI, stereo, custom trailer and new gelcoat patterns – gives away the dual wakeboard personality. Whatever your sport, you'll appreciate the pleated interior, optional walk-through seating and storage, Teleflex tournament controls, and the in-floor oversized equipment locker, appropriately nicknamed “The Basement.”
Advancing intermediate skiers can challenge the course in the Launch SS with moderately flat, fairly soft wakes, though this large direct-drive works better for open-water skiing. This boat really compliments the multisport enthusiast family that desires versatility on the water.
For an inboard, the wakes have good kick with a shallow trough in the transition to let beginning and intermediate riders find their footing. The landing zone is nice and soft. With the boat maxed out with ballast, its wakes rival those of some V-drives in the Supra line.
-Laminated vinyl accents the sun deck.
-Subtle updates throughout include a four-spoke steering wheel and through-mounted horn.
-The dash and trim color are now charcoal.
-The SS vent comes polished for 2004.
-Double-up flip-up seats add a new dimension to the bow seating.
-The G&T vinyl has a stain-resistant top coat.