Decked out in a hard-core graphics package and edgy styling lines, the MB Sports B52 V is suited for recreational wakeboarding and multisport versatility. Its 1,800 pounds of standard ballast give this wakeboard and ski boat the capability to churn up wakes that match its appearance. On board, MB’s signature attention to details such as comfortably sloped seat backs and billet appointments make this boat a pleasure for passengers as well. For 2007 there’s an additional 11 inches in the cockpit and four inches on the freeboard, creating a more spacious interior.
For 2007 the wakeboard-oriented B52 V features MB’s latest development, the Extended Wake Plane hull. A unique keel pattern with a molded-in piece allows the boat to get on plane quickly with minimal bow rise, even when the ballast tanks are full. The result is a cleaner, more efficient wake with steeper ramps for advanced moves. The wakes are also larger this year thanks to an increased ballast system, which adds up to 1,800 pounds of weight to this already hefty V-drive.
Meanwhile, the hull is also designed to minimize spray and flatten the wake when the ballast tanks are empty and the speed increases to 30 mph, for versatile skiing performance. Like the 220 V, which uses the same hull, the B52 V also has a lot to offer with regard to handling, remaining stable in rough conditions and turning with efficiency.
Dry weight: 3,400 lb.
Draft: 23 in.
Load capacity: N/A
Fuel capacity: 45 gal.
Storage capacity: 48 cu. ft.
Bow: 16 cu. ft.
Center: 16 cu. ft.
Rear: 16 cu. ft.
Platform: 10.5 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 30 in.
Sun-pad area: 20 sq. ft.
Base price: See local dealer
Engine: PCM Excalibur 5.7L, 330 hp
Prop: Acme 13.5 x 17 four-blade
Ballast: 1,800 lb. total
Two rear tanks: 900 lb. each
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Billet aluminum insert
Gauges: 5-inch Faria
Gas fill: Transom rear
Cooler: 32 qt., under walk-through
Cup holders: 14, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Fiberglass, removable
Graphics: B52 series package
Colors: 18 color options, two-color hull with pinstripe
Engine: PCM ZR6 6.0L, 375 hp
Tower: MB Pro Series
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Clarion deck, four speakers, amp, subwoofer, XM satellite radio
Trailer: Tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow cover, Bimini top, two-speed transmission
Also in this line: 220V
It has the same Extended Wake Plane hull, but wrapped in a more multisport, family-friendly persona.