Sport Nautique 216 Limited
When the kids aren't so little anymore and while you're still putting a premium on skiing, we suggest you consider the Sport Nautique 216. At over 211¼2 feet, it's Correct Craft's longest direct-drive model. That translates into more storage and more legroom. The rear trunk is a true standout; as one of the roomiest compartments in this class of boat, it easily holds a 70-inch slalom ski. Stretching out on the perfectly reclined observer's seat is a pleasure, with lots of area between it and the engine box.
As with all Correct Crafts, this 216 has an incomparable driver's console. The Limited package upgrade supplies the keyless ignition, as well as digital readouts and diagnostic information on big displays. The adjustable captain's chair is sweet and comfortable, with easy access to all the controls and the dual-access cooler in the bow walk-through. Speaking of the open bow, it too has terrific storage underneath, as well as side netting. The 216 is big enough for all that, yet it maintains an efficient size for maximum driving and skiing performance.
After our test set through the slalom course, we felt that this boat could easily be record-approved. The wakes are very impressive all the way through advanced rope lengths, with no shortline spray and only a slight touch of hardness at 22 and 28 off. It holds a great line through a powerful hole shot, and its overall handling represents what the Correct Craft brand is known for.
The Sport 216 opens the door to wakeboarding, whether you're a beginning or intermediate rider. The wakes have a smooth transition, and they aren't too big or too small. If you're more serious about boosting the size and scoring more air, get the Team package, which has a tower and ballast, among other wakeboarding amenities.
• The 216 is longer than Correct Craft's other direct-drives for more interior space, yet the same 91-inch beam preserves the exceptional handling.
• Serious slalom performance through the shorter rope lengths impressed our test team.
• Rear trunk rates a perfect 10 compared with those of all other boats in this class.
• Recessed grab rails, cup holders and speakers seem to be everywhere.
• Plenty of storage compartments with gas-shock struts make stowing gear easy.
Top Speed 45.8 mph 4,975 rpm
Accel. to 30 mph 4.1 sec. 97.3 ft.
Accel. to 36 mph 5.4 sec. 159.0 ft.
Noise Levels (db) Neutral 60 D 63 R, 36 mph 88 D 94 R
Length 21 ft. 7.5 in. Beam 91 in.
Seating Capacity 10
Fuel Capacity 30 gal.
Test Prop Acme 12.5 x 15.5 4-blade
Test Engine PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 HP