Centurion's very able ski boat offers some of the flattest wakes in this brand's lineup thanks to a hull configuration that marries a shallow V with a wide beam. The result is a ski boat that impressed us with good lounge space around the engine cover, something rare in the world of direct-drives. The Centurion Air Warrior Falcon is also extremely deep, which makes for a safe ride with the kids. And for families who live on both sides of the water-sports world, the standard Double Up tower and optional ballast, wake shaper and cruise control packages will outfit the Centurion Falcon with all it needs to please the riders in the house.
The room around the engine box is ample for a direct-drive platform. With no sun pad, there's extra legroom for the rear bench.
The observer's seat flips up for storage underneath, with the seat base staying in place to keep gear in place.
Our test skiers found these wakes to be small with a shape a bit wider than a traditional slalom wake, but with a very flat table. And while the wake-to-wake transition looks rough, it is moderately soft and mellow. Overall: The wake is very good for a ski boat of this size.
Bow rise: 18.6 degrees during typical acceleration. The dash and windshield were both about average in profile. Tracking: It did the job as we pulled our skier through the test set. Turns: The shallow V is conducive to quick changes of direction, making fast work of retrieving fallen skiers.
With standard 315 hp engine and Acme 13 x 17.5 four-blade prop.
Recorded with driver and passenger turning through a double-up at the sport-specific speed.
Dry weight: 3,480 lb.
Draft: 25 in.
Storage: 32 cu. ft.
Load cap.: N/A
Fuel cap.: 45 gal.
Bow: 15 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 7 ft. 3 in.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 7 in.
Main lounge: 82 sq. ft.
Sun pad: N/A
Platform: 13 sq. ft.
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