This slick direct-drive Supra Launch 20 model is our choice to be the crossover sleeper of the Supra line, with wakes that can be tuned to please both course-minded slalom skiers and intermediate-level wakeboarders. At just over 20 feet in length, this multisport boat is a great fit for families looking for a maneuverable boat for a smaller lake or something that's easily trailerable behind most any vehicle. And Supra has continued to upgrade its quality and features, with new stain-resistant vinyl, durable stitching, better swivel board racks and improved night view of the gauges. Plus, Supra is upping the warranty to enhance the reliability reputation, with five-year engine and drive train protection.
We really liked that the Kenwood head unit and Kicker speakers came standard on this boat.
With the box seat tucked behind the driver, we had plenty of rear-facing seating for a direct-drive.
We found this wake to perform best for skiers at 32 mph. It was a little on the big side but still fairly soft. As the speed increased, the wake became smaller but gave up that softness. The wakeboarding wake appeared wide for a boat this size and the lip was a little abrupt. The Smart Plate allows the shape to be customized for either sport. Overall: Respectable crossover performance for skiing and wakeboarding.
Bow rise: 19.7 degrees during typical acceleration. The bow itself has a fairly low profile. We used the bolster for best visibility. Tracking: Noticeable side-to-side movement when towing a skier or rider. Turns: Not the most agile of direct-drives, but respectable.
With standard 325 hp engine and OJ XMP 13×11.5 three-blade prop
Recorded with driver and passenger turning through a double-up at the sport-specific speed.
Dry weight: 3,050 lb.
Draft: 22 in.
Storage: 48 cu. ft.
Load cap.: 1,480 lb.
Fuel cap.: 34 gal.
Bow: 17 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 6 ft. 5 in.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 1 in.
Main lounge: 63 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 15 sq. ft.
Platform: 11 sq. ft.
For more information, please visit www.supraboats.com.