The V215 was a hit for Sanger right out of the gate. It debuted for 2004 and nailed just what families were looking for in terms of versatility, trailerability and comfort. The V-drive configuration fosters solid wakeboarding performance, especially when the V215 sports the Wake Series package of upgrades. Yet the wakes can soften up enough to be worthy of recreational skiers–as well as tubers, cruisers, whatever. The wraparound lounge, from the angled observer's seat all the way to the rear-facing seat back behind the helm bucket, makes the most of the 8-foot beam. The V215 looks to have another great year in '07.
In general, the smaller the boat is, the better it handles. But the bigger it is, the better it fits the family. The V215 strives to sit right on that line. Cruise the lake or tow a skier, and this medium-sized V-drive can make you think you're in a smaller direct-drive ski boat. It's V-bottom works with lifting strakes to promote a smooth, agile ride, and we've long been impressed with how well this boat can do hairpin turns, especially when not carrying weight. The wood construction in the hull contributes to a solid ride with vibrations minimized.
If family members are into open-water skiing and getting-their-feet-wet wakeboarding, the V215 satisfies as-is. But the Wake Series options, including a tower and up to 1,000 pounds of ballast distributed among the bow tank and two rear tanks, really make this boat something that young riders can grow with. The wakes feature rider-friendly ramps and crisp peaks, so launching is easy. And so is landing.
Dry Weight: 3,200 lb.
Draft: 26 in.
Load capacity: 2,350 lb.
Fuel capacity: 45 gal.
Storage capacity: 92 cu. ft.
Platform: 10 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 28 in.
Sun-pad area: 36 sq. ft.
Base price: See local dealer
Engine: MerCruiser 5.7L, 270 hp
Prop: Acme 13 x 12 three-blade
Driver's seat: Adjustable
Dash: Soft-touch vinyl, tilt steering wheel
Gauges: 5-inch Borg Werner
Gas fill: Starboard rear
Cooler: 45 qt., behind driver's seat
Cup holders: Stainless steel
Rub rail: Plastic
Platform: Removable, teak
Graphics: 5 in-gel choices, 4 stickers
Colors: 13 exterior choices, two base interior choices
Engine: MerCruiser 350 MAG 5.7L, 315 hp; Black Scorpion 5.7L, 330 hp; MX 6.2L, 340 hp; 8.1 LS High Output, 420 hp
Ballast: 1,000 lb. total
One forward bag: 500 lb.
Two rear tanks: 250 lb. each
Wake shaper: Bennett wake plate
Tower: Proflight Swoop, Big Chubby
Racks: Swivel, clamp
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Sony deck, four Sony speakers, remote, amp, subwoofer, tower speakers, XM and Sirius satellite radio
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Removable fiberglass with rubber
Trailer: Single or tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, Bimini top
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A smaller version of the V215, this boat is positioned as a great jumping-on point for the V-drive wakeboarding craze, with solid wake potential and some outstanding handling.
This is Sanger's biggest boat, stretching to 22 feet, 7 inches, with a 100-inch beam. It also maximizes the benefits of a deep-V hull and a cab-forward design, so the wraparound lounge is really huge.