This Sunsport 24 V is the largest family boat Supra has ever made, stretching to 24 feet, with a maximum-trailerable width of 102 inches. It’s actually a slightly tamer version of the Launch 24 SSV wakeboarding machine that the company debuted to much fanfare for ’06. That connection has this 24 V uniquely positioned to appeal to people looking to accommodate loads of family and friends on bigger water while still maintaining exceptional wake performance. After all, no other family boat can claim to have towed some of the best wakeboarders in the world at the Gravity Games.
When this wakeboard and ski boat is maxed out with the full wakeboarding package, there’s really no difference between it and the Launch 24 SSV, except that it has a walk-through bow instead of a playpen. So whether the kids are just getting into wakeboarding or looking to practice for competitions, the Sunsport 24 V could be the ticket. Keep the extra ballast to a minimum, and the boat’s weight alone will kick up good-size wakes that aren’t as wide as you might think, thanks to special cutouts along the sides under the transom. They reduce the boat’s footprint in the water for easier wake-to-wake moves while keeping the beam super wide up top for passenger comfort. The handling is also great in whitecaps or through double-ups because of the Supra emphasis on deadrise and a drop keel, which creates a side profile not unlike a Ginsu knife–perfect for slicing through chop.
Overall, it’s a very stable ride for cruising the big lake while sprawling out on the innovative seating, including a mini bench behind the driver’s seat and flip-up seat backs throughout. Yet the Supra Sunsport 24 V is just waiting for you to unleash it for wakeboarding or wake surfing.
Dry weight: 3,950 lb.
Draft: 26 in.
Load capacity: 2,300 lb.
Fuel capacity: 52 gal.
Storage capacity: 130 cu. ft.
Bow: 10 cu. ft.
Center: 70 cu. ft.
Rear: 50 cu. ft.
Platform: 10 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 30 in.
Sun-pad area: 81 sq. ft.
Base price: $51,595
Engine: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 325 hp
Prop: OJ 13.7 x 17.5 four-blade
Wake shaper: On-the-fly adjustable plate integrated with PerfectPass
Pylon: Retractable, swivel
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Kenwood deck with MP3 input, six Kenwood speakers, dash remote, Sirius ready
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Vinyl-wrapped, deep aluminum bezel
Gauges: 5-inch Medallion with Smart Plate info center
Gas fill: Dual
Cooler: 81 qt., under seat
Cup holders: 12, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Platform: Removable fiberglass with rubber
Trailer: Tandem axle, disc brakes
Graphics: Three new ones: block, Celtic flame and brick
Colors: New charcoal color, four new gelcoat patterns, plus custom possibilities
Engine: Indmar Assault 5.7L, 340 hp with catalytic converter; Indmar 8.1L, 450 hp
Ballast: 1,950 lb. total
One bow bag: 1,150 lb.
Two rear bags: 400 lb. each
Stereo: LCD remote, Sirius subscription, 10-disc CD changer, tower speakers, amp, subwoofer
Misc.: Heater, Z5 cargo rack, bow filler cushion, Bimini top, LCD TV screen