Correct Craft may have made its name producing ski boats, but the Air Nautique 210 Team Edition proves the company is perfectly capable of building a legacy of wakeboarding machines as well. For the past few years, we’ve gotten used to standout wakeboarding performance from this V-drive, and this year was no disappointment.
As the tow boat of choice for professional wakeboarders such as Shawn Watson and Scott Byerly, the Air Nautique 210 packs a lot of power into its 21 feet of length. The legendary hull ensures awesome performance, and the killer stereo system, stylish graphics and massive storage only make the deal sweeter.
The Air Nautique 210 Team comes standard with all the essentials for killer wakeboarding sessions, including 850 pounds of ballast and a new beefy tower with board racks. What we found were respectable-size wakes with a firm lip that really kicks you. The steep transitions lend themselves to straight-up poppy moves like 5s and 7s, so if that’s your style this boat should give you just what you’re looking for. After our test session, we’d say these peaky wakes should give intermediate riders just the practice they need before adding some extra ballast and kicking it up to the pro level.
The wakes behind this V-drive are pretty impressive, but what really won us over was the Air Nautique 210′s handling performance. When we had a rider in tow we found that this boat was able to track with the best of them, holding a steady line. Responsiveness was also good, even when we had the 850-pound ballast tanks filled to capacity. But perhaps most impressive was the acceleration score to 36 mph, a 6.6-second run in 183 feet with the standard PCM 330-horsepower engine. It shone in other areas, too. The 210 sliced through chop with authority and had no trouble getting through double-ups. It even held its own through hard-banking turns.
The L-shaped lounge and open bow feature comfortably reclined seats and plush upholstery, and touches of luxury throughout make this boat as stylish as it is comfortable. Our testers loved the 10-inch Polk/MOMO subwoofer and Clarion digital stereo remote control, and they were also pleased with the storage, which provided plenty of room for gear. The helm of this ride is really set up for the driver. A low-profile dash offers excellent visibility, the captain’s chair is plenty cushy, and a wide throttle armrest makes long driving sessions a delight.
TEAM PACKAGE UPGRADE
This boat has got a lot to offer wakeboarders right out of the box, but to truly make it a rider’s dream come true, make your boat a Team edition like the one we tested. With a Flight Control tower complete with flight clips, and wakeboarding-flavored graphics among other perks, it’s guaranteed to make sure your moves aren’t the only thing turning heads.
Base price: $58,842
Length: 21 ft. 2 in.
Beam: 91 in.
Seating capacity: 10
Fuel capacity: 39 gal.
Test Prop: Acme 13.25 x 16 4-blade
Test Engine: PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 hp
Top Speed: 47.3 mph 5,100 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 5.3 sec. 118.2 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 6.6 sec. 183.4 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 58 D 59 R, 36 mph 90 D 91 R