The Nautique SV-211 Team Edition is equipped to do it all. Decked out with Correct Craft’s driver-controlled stainless-steel plate called the Hydro-Gate at the stern, the SV-211 is capable of changing its running angle and as a result the size and shape of its wakes. Just slide the control to go from amplified wakeboarding ramps to mellow advanced recreational ski wakes. In fact, it’s the only V-drive with USA Water Ski class C tournament approval.
But for all the SV-211′s crossover ability, it’s hard to deny that the Air Nautique Team Package gives it an unmistakable wakeboarding attitude. With 730 pounds of ballast and the Flight Control tower, it will be hard to resist launching off the swells behind this versatile V-drive. But at least you know you have the option.
When it’s outfitted with Correct Craft’s Team Package (which includes a beefy tower, Perfect Pass speed control and additional ballast, among other features) the SV-211 screams for some wakeboarding action. But this boat’s style isn’t the only thing that makes it a wakeboarding machine. With wakes worthy of even our advanced riders, this V-drive will please most riders and their families. The shape is not only nice for wake-to-wake moves because of its long transition, it’s also versatile enough to suit riders from beginner to pro level with wide landing zones. Beginners should beware of the steep peak, though, which might be slightly intimidating at first. But every rider will appreciate the flat trough, which makes it really easy to edge.
When you first look at the Air SV-211 all tricked out with the wakeboarding-oriented Team package, it’s pretty obvious that you can expect a respectable wake from this V-drive. What is not so obvious is the impressive handling capability of this agile near-21-footer. Even with a rider in tow, this boat tracks like a champ. It stays solid through choppy water without heavy jarring, and we love the way the narrow deep-V hull cuts through double-ups and keeps the ride nice and soft. We also enjoyed how we could not only tweak the wake with the Hydro-Gate but could also adjust the running attitude of the boat on the fly with the quick move of a lever. The SV-211 boasts awesome maneuverability that made it one of our test favorites.
The SV-211 makes its 20-foot, 9-inch length and 93-inch
Beam: seem a lot more spacious than those compact numbers let on. The removable jump seat in the walk-through to the open bow provides an extra place to sit without wasting any useful space. There’s also a comfortable rear-facing seat back in the lounge to ensure no one misses the action behind the boat, as well as plenty of stylish touches, such as Faria gauges. Not only is the SV-211 a comfortable ride, it’s extremely quiet, evidenced by the very low decibel readings in neutral and cruising at 36 mph.
Base price: $57,544
Length: 20 ft. 9 in.
Beam: 93 in.
Seating capacity: 9
Fuel capacity: 38 gal.
Test Prop: Acme 13.25 x 16 4-blade
Test Engine: PCM ZR6 6.0L, 375 hp
Top Speed: 46.9 mph 5,300 rpm
Accel. To 30 mph: 5.0 sec. 115.7 ft.
Accel. To 36 mph: 6.2 sec. 173.4 ft.
Noise Levels (db): Neutral 59 D 58 R, 36 mph 85 D 86 R