We love testing boats like the Svfara SV3. Not only can we get excited about the ride behind it, but we can get just as excited about how comfortable it is to ride in it. Sfvara is known for their focus on comfort and style, and the attention to detail and unique features in the SV3 are a testament to that. The vinyl upholstery feels like leather, the lounge seating is inviting and spacious, the stereo is great and the features, like a hot-and-cold shower in the transom, add a little something extra. The wake is surprisingly big and meaty as well. It’s really a tossup whether we’d rather be behind the boat or in it.
Perhaps one of the best standard stereos around, seven Kicker speakers, a subwoofer and tweeters are all angled to target specific spots in the boat.
This Samson tower is composite fiberglass to match the hull and swoops forward as well. It even folds forward for trailering and storage.
Bow: 15 sq. ft.
Floor to tower: 6 ft. 10 in.
Gunwale height: 2 ft. 8 in.
Main lounge: 60 sq. ft.
Sun pad: 7 sq. ft.
Platform: 12 sq. ft.
Wakeboarding wake: 1,300 lb. factory ballast, wake shaper at 22.5 mph
The 1,300 pounds of ballast do well to make a big, meaty wake that doesn’t really need any aftermarket help, unless you’re a pro-level rider. Nice and narrow, this wake is beginner-friendly at shorter line lengths and is generally more suited to a mellow ride. Once we emptied the front ballast, we got a lot more pop.
Overall: The naturally big and mellow wake is great for beginners to advanced riders and can be tweaked for more pop if desired.
With [standard 330 hp upgraded engine] and [brand size x size blade prop]
To 30 mph: 5.9 sec., 147.4 ft.
To 36 mph: 8.1 sec., 253.1 ft.
Top speed: 42.9 mph, 5,200 rpm
Bow rise: 20 degrees during typical acceleration.
The bow stayed high for a considerable amount of time when pulling up a rider.
Tracking: The SV3 tracked nice and straight. Our driver only made minor adjustments when the rider edged.
Turns: We got sharp and crisp turns at high and low speeds. We could power turn at wakeboarding speed just as easily as we docked.
Gs crossing wake at 22 mph: 0.96
Smooth and quiet through double-ups.